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Dark Sky - Weather Prediction, Reinvented

A project in Troy, NY by Adam Grossman & Jack Turner

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Down-to-the-minute weather prediction for your exact location. Accompanied by stunning high-resolution radar animations.
Backers: 1203
Average Pledge Per Backer: $33

Funded: $39,376 of $35,000
Dates: Oct 26th -> Nov 30th (36 days)
Project By: Adam Grossman & Jack Turner
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Latest News

The New Dark Sky

January 27th - via:
So it's been more than two years since you folks helped fund the creation of Dark Sky. Today, we've released the biggest update in the app's history. It's been completely rewritten from scratch with an all new design, extended 24-hour and 7-day... (Read More)


March 26th - via:
We’re extremely excited to announce that today we launch Forecast, a new global weather service. Check out the full announcement on our blog. Forecast includes the hyperlocal rain forecasts from Dark Sky, along with extended forecasts, and even a... (Read More)

Top-secret Dark Sky Weather Project

March 11th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

How a Real-Time Weather App Took Kickstarter by Storm

February 5th - via:
Back in Oct. 2011, two developers, Adam Grossman and Jack Turner, put a video on Kickstarter with an ambitious goal: help them bring their magical-looking short-term weather prediction app to the public. The app is called Dark Sky, and it's a weather app with a very cool twist: It just offers short-term, hyperlocal forecasts. (Read More)

Looking back at Kickstarter's greatest hits of 2012

January 10th - via:
Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding site, has assembled a list of 2012's greatest hits which we've narrowed down to five of the more technology-related projects. Conspicuously absent from the company's official selection is the massively popular Form 1 3D printer by Formlabs, which features game-changing technology that quickly sparked a patent suit by 3D Systems. (Read More)

Kickstarter Pledges Topped $320 Million In 2012; Site Names Year's Top Projects

January 9th - via:
Kickstarter, the crowd-funding site that pairs indie-minded entrepreneurs with online investors, funded more than 18,000 projects in 2012, according to its end-of-year analysis. The site says more than 2.2 million people pledged nearly $320 million, with 17 projects raising more than $1 million. (Read More)

The Best of Kickstarter 2012

January 8th - via:
From groundbreaking projects to inspiring stories, 2012 was a year of many memorable moments on Kickstarter. To celebrate the year that was, our team put together this look back at some of our favorite projects and moments. We hope you enjoy! (Read More)

From pizza museums to Sundance films: Kickstarter projects collect $274M in 2012

January 8th - via:
It was a big year for three-year old Kickstarter, the crowd funding platform that’s transformed how people view raising capital at initial levels. The company broke down some of its stats and success stories for 2012 in a year-end presentation. (Read More)

Dark Sky is Go!

April 17th - via:
Hello backers! Thanks to you all, we did it! Dark Sky is available in the iTunes App Store right now: Each of you should have already received an email with a link to download the app;... (Read More)

We're almost there...

March 28th - via:
Hi, Backers!We're just about there! Dark Sky has been released to our crack team of beta testers, and while we still have a laundry list of tasks to do and bugs to squash, we aren't far from the finish line. (Looks like we won't hit our original goal... (Read More)

Yet Another Update!

February 13th - via:
Dark Sky update time! A few things (this update has some images, which don't seem to get sent with the update emails. So be sure to click the link to check it out on the website)... 1) We're excited to announce that we're bringing on a third fella,... (Read More)

A couple things to show

January 4th - via:
Hi folks,Dark Sky update time! We've been hard at work on both the interface and the backend infrastructure, but we wanted to highlight two things: 1) The iPhone interface. You've seen the radar animation on the iPad in our original Kickstarter... (Read More)

Holy Cow -- We did it!

November 27th - via:
It's a Thanksgiving Miracle! Over the weekend we surpassed our funding goal, thanks to all of your ludicrously awesome support. Over a thousand of you pre-ordered a copy of Dark Sky. The fact that you were willing to drop cold hard cash on an... (Read More)

Human readable text summaries

November 17th - via:
Since launching the project, we've had a number of people come up to us and say: "Hey, that graph is sexy, but sometimes I might just want a quick text description of what the weather is going to do over the next hour." For a while now, we've... (Read More)

How Dark Sky Works

November 7th - via:
So we passed $10,000 today... thanks to all our backers for getting us this far! Since launching this project, we've had a lot of people ask us how Dark Sky works. The answer is simple: Evil voodoo magic. Just kidding. We've written a blog post... (Read More)

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