NEW DELHI: Earlier this year, Apple acquired the popular weather app Dark Sky and as part of the acquisition, it was announced that the iPhone maker will shut down the app for Android platform in July.

However, the shutdown was delayed for a month but now the app has officially been discontinued. The app is no longer accessible to Android users and the subscribers of the app who have made purchases are eligible for full refunds.In an update on its blog post, the company said, “The Android and Wear OS apps shut down on August 1, 2020. Subscribers who were active at that time will be receiving a full refund. Weather forecasts and maps on the Dark Sky website remain active.”

This means that both Android and Android-based smartwatch users will not be able to use this app. However, readers must note that the functionality of the app on iOS platform remains unaffected as it continues to be available for purchase in the App Store.

Back when the Cupertino-based tech giant acquired Dark Sky, it was said that the app’s API will continue to function till the end of 2021 and they will not be accepting any new signups to use the API.

At the time of the acquisition, in an official blog post, Dark Sky co-founder Adam Grossman said, “Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy. There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone.”