is dark sky free?

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Hi all!

I was reading the latest AppleVis Unlimited and seen an update for Dark Sky. I also seen that it was free. However, when I went to the app store, it's still showing that it's $4 USD. Can anyone confirm if it's free, or not?
Because if it's free, I might take it for a spin. Thank you very much in advance! :-)

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Submitted by zeirus-fr on Thursday, July 1, 2021

Hi dawn Woman!
Let the sun be shining you! <<smile>
Try to install app.
If the system asks to confirm purchasing, then cancel simply.
Cheers!

Submitted by Dawn πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦― on Thursday, July 1, 2021

In reply to by zeirus-fr

Hi!
I never thought about that. Mainly, because I have it set up to confirm all purchases, including free ones. Can't be too careful. But, I will try that. Thank you!
Cheers!

Submitted by Dawn πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦― on Thursday, July 1, 2021

Well, darn. When I got to the screen you get when you purchase something, it said $4 USD. in the price. O well, @ least I have Weather Gods. πŸ˜”β˜ΊοΈ

Submitted by David GoodwinπŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦― on Thursday, July 1, 2021

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

You are indeed correct that it's still a paid app.

I wrongly thought that it went free when it was purchased by Apple. This was not the case.

And, despite the VoiceOver improvements in the latest update, I wouldn't recommend buying it as there is still much that's not accessible - for instance, two of the tabs on the bottom menu bar and the hourly forecasts for days other than the current one (which is revealed when double-tapping on a day, but is not β€˜seen’ by VoiceOver).

My hope is that the latest update is a sign that full VoiceOver support is on the way.

Submitted by Dawn πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ¦― on Thursday, July 1, 2021

In reply to by David GoodwinπŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦―

Hi David!

It's ok. Stuff happens.
I guess that's what we get for thinking. lol πŸ€£πŸ˜‰

O man. Then I'm glad it's not free so that I'm not tempted to spend money on it. Besides, even if I did, I'd still stay loyal to the Weather Gods. Because they're top-notch, especially when it comes to accessibility. Plus, I think they'd be angry with me if I didn't. lol πŸ˜‰πŸ€£

Thank you for the confirmation, and for saving me money, and frustration. Like you, I hope full VoiceOver support is on the way.