Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Web Secret 438: Dark Sky

A couple of months ago, I was invited to attend the 2016 US Open tennis tournament.

Except for the main stadium, the Open is an outdoor affair. So nothing chills an attendee's heart more than a forecast of "scattered showers."

What does that mean?

Fortunately, one of my fellow guests had the Dark Sky app.

Dark Sky is the weather app of your dreams - it alerts you up-to-the-minute with what nonsense Mother Nature has in store, its severity, and how long it will last - right over your head.

The app also provides unique radar imagery, unbeatable accuracy, and hyper-localized results.

This does not come cheap - about $4.00 in Apple's app store.

But there, at the Open, it made all the sense in the world. We knew that at a specific time, we could safely leave Arthur Ashe Stadium and watch matches in the open air Grandstand court.


Black Sky.

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