Darksun Weather

Darksun Weather

Understand the shape of the weather at a glance.

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Darksun Weather UI
Darksun Weather UI
Darksun Weather UI
Darksun Weather UI
Darksun Weather UI

Context-sensitive. Hyperlocal. Adapts to your 📍location, 🕐️ time, and 🌈 weather conditions.

Zero clutter.

Designed to make weather data useful for you in your daily life.

Dark mode 🌓 light mode.

Tune things as you like, in-place. Goodbye settings screens 👋.

Built for you.

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Questions and Answers

What is Darksun?

Darksun is a user-friendly weather app offering hyperlocal weather data. It is designed to make weather data useful for you in your daily life, and help you understand the shape of the weather at a glance.

What are Darksun's features?

  1. Easy-to-use, clean, intuitive interface
  2. Adapts to your location, time, and conditions to display relevant information.
  3. Visualizes weather data through shape, proximity, size, and color.
  4. Allows you to quickly view temperature, rain, and wind.
  5. Keeps detailed weather info behind a simple tap, remembering your preferences.
  6. Makes it effortless to compare weather across multiple days.
  7. Supports viewing and saving multiple locations.
  8. Offers minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts for your location (supported by certain premium weather providers).
  9. Automatically adapts to your device settings (light/dark mode, units, time display).
  10. Optional subscription to premium weather sources.
  11. Compatible with both iOS and Android phones and tablets.
  12. Supports Family Sharing (iOS) and Google Play Family Library (Android).

Who is Darksun for?

Darksun is perfect for individuals of all ages seeking a simple yet comprehensive weather app with a single purchase and no ads or subscription required*.

Whether you're planning outdoor activities, seeking timely weather updates for your commute, or exploring new locations, Darksun's user-friendly interface and detailed information cater to all your needs. The app's visual approach and customization options make it easy for everyone to keep up with both local and remote weather conditions.

Enjoy all the benefits without the hassle of a subscription, and share with the whole family with Family Sharing (iOS) and Google Play Family Library (Android).

* Optional subscription available for premium weather sources

How does Darksun compare to Dark Sky?

Dark Sky was a beloved weather app, known for its hyperlocal forecasts, minute-by-minute rain predictions, and iconic interface. After Apple's acquisition in 2020 the app was discontinued and its data integrated into the iOS Weather app, in a shockingly convoluted way. That left devoted users—including us!—seeking a worthy successor.

Since then, various spiritual-successor apps have adopted Dark Sky's iconic interface. However, Dark Sky's allure extended beyond individual features. It encompassed the complete fusion of information design, data, and user experience. At the same time, Dark Sky wasn't flawless. There were many aspects of its design that could be improved upon.

Darksun's guiding principle is:

"Help users understand the shape of the weather at a glance, and make weather data useful in people's lives."

Infomation design and Use Experience is high on our agenda. While creating Darksun, we made the following deliberate design choices:

  • No ads. Don’t nag users to subscribe.
  • Focus on the core experience and do it well. Don’t try to be everything to everyone. The absence of features that might complicate the experience is a feature in itself.
  • Zero clutter UI—no popups, nested navigation, modals, or even settings screens!
  • Visualise weather data according to the guiding principle.
  • Allow for light customisation where it makes sense.

A prime example of prioritizing essentials and offering customization is that most users likely don't require weather details for 12am–6am or air-pressure data. Therefore, this information is hidden by default to save space, but is readily available for those who need it and will remain visible without the need for constant toggling.

In terms of weather data, noone can replicate Dark Sky’s weather data / API. The closest thing is Apple Weather, but it's not free.

Darksun's one-time purchase unlocks all core features with a free, high-quality weather data provider (Yr.no). Users then have the option to subscribe and get access to additional premium providers. Regardless, Darksun remains fully functional and will never nag you to subscribe.

We believe Darksun delivers a unique experience, and we hope you agree.

How do I get Darksun?

Darksun is available on the App Store for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Google Play for Android (phones and tablets).

What does Darksun cost?

Darksun is available to download via an one-time purchase. There is an optional subscription available that unlocks premium weather services.

Are there adverts?

Darksun has zero ads.

Can I share with my family?

Yes. With a single purchase, up to six people in the family can download and enjoy Darksun with Family Sharing (iOS) and Google Play Family Library (Android). Subcriptions are not shared.

How do I request a feature?

You can request a feature by sending us an email.
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