As in an hour before that apocalyptic hurricane rolls into town. Nah, kidding. Like most apps, Dark Sky is a small time project between a couple of developers. It hasn’t gone live yet though, since Adam Grossman and Jack Turner are still looking for the funds ($35,000) to get it off the ground.
Dark Sky, which sounds ominous and cool at the same time, is an area specific weather forecasting tool that harnesses radar to predict what’s going to rip across the sky where you are.
The coolest part is Dark Sky is accurate to within an hour, meaning it leaves ample time for the user to grab a raincoat or pop open an umbrella. The immediacy that makes it so compelling has to do with it being very accurate. Instant weather is easier to pinpoint than trying to predict what will happen over a lengthy span of time.
The interface is pretty neat too, being a radar feed slapped on top of a location specific map. Hey, it’s got its own Kickstarter page.
And a video: