Every shiny new iPhone comes with a Weather app for a reason. Weather is universal. All of us can benefit from having it at our fingertips. That stock app will give you the current conditions, a weekly forecast and any weather warnings. What more do you really need? By most accounts that is all we really need when if comes to weather. At least that is what we have come to expect from the weather information available to us.

The smartphone has changed the paradigm.

Dark Sky is THE app for weather in a mobile world. It does not settle for what we got before, but instead gives us real-time and future forecasts that are so precise it is scary. The killer ability to predict rain/snow down to your exact location is worth the price of admission. The first time I was outside in the spring and got a notification that said, "moderate rain in 10 minutes and lasting 25 minutes", I was sold.

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