Dark Sky: From Kickstarter to App Store Success

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 [iTunes link], and it’s a weather app with a very cool twist: It just offers short-term, hyperlocal forecasts. Using the app, you can find out if it will rain or snow in the next 15 minutes in your given location. Moreover, you can find out how long it is projected to rain and look at real-time radar maps.

On Kickstarter, Dark Sky raised almost $40,000 from 1,200 backers. When the app launched in April, it was immediately praised for its interface design and functionality.

By the time the team rolled out version 2.0 in August, the app had sold more than 35,000 copies.

Read more at Mashable

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