Climate Timeline replace provides ‘MyRadar’ information from new homeowners; removes Darkish Sky, different sources
Final November, it emerged that Climate Timeline was acquired by a brand new developer following the app being pulled from Google Play on account of rising API prices. ACME AtronOmatic has since launched its first replace, which removes all third-party climate information sources.
ACME AtronOmatic maintains its personal information supply and as promised in November has completed “retooling Climate Timeline to get it to work with our personal inner APIs.” The largest characteristic of 12.Four final week (and bug fixer 12.4.1 on Tuesday) is that “All climate information for the USA is now offered by MyRadar.”
In keeping with a number of early customers (by way of Reddit), third-party information sources — like the favored Darkish Sky and different country-specific choices — have been eliminated and are now not selectable in Climate Timeline. The up to date app description additionally now not mentions different climate suppliers.
This replace has but to be extensively launched with most nonetheless on 12.3. These on the most recent model can see the up to date launch notes within the Play Retailer.
Final September, unique developer Sam Ruston pulled Climate Timeline on account of dwindling gross sales that might have required a brand new in-app subscription mannequin to take care of prices. As an alternative of IAPs, the app was pulled to permit current clients to proceed utilizing it.
It’s not simple being an indie developer. For a undertaking as large as Climate Timeline it takes numerous sleepless nights making an attempt to maintain everybody blissful. I hope you perceive that this choice was not a straightforward one.
Present Climate Timeline homeowners might be grandfathered into the “Advert Free” tier, whereas the app can even be re-released at no cost with promoting. On the time, ACME famous how “the feel and appear would be the identical,” with the give attention to the brand new information supply. The corporate touts a “patent-pending ‘Nowcast’ rain prediction algorithm.”
As of right now, the apps have but to be publicly launched for obtain or buy, and are solely accessible to current customers.
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