Paid for this app when it was new, now it wants me to pay a monthly subscription for increased accuracy. Nope. I’ll use a competitor.
This is a great app and pretty accurate as well. One nag is that it hides the scores for the events (sunrise, sunset, etc) after the event has taken place. There is no reason to do so, and you may want to see how an event was rated after the fact.
This is a well organized and well designed app that shows an array of helpful information for the photographer. However, it makes assumptions that the user would already know how to make the most of its features when it should take the approach of trying to help the user as best it can. For example, the joyride explains the sky and light indices however there is no resource for the user to remind themselves of what those features mean outside of the joyride. Secondarily, the scoring system is not defined—how am I, the user, to interpret a sky index of 8 versus 6, for instance? Furthermore, its additional features are again not defined. What is the target on the map? Why is it positioned where it is? Am I to go there for the best possible photo? Best photo according to what metric? The developer would also do well to ask themselves how they can best set the user up for success. What are the definitions of the terms within the app? How am I, the user, to compare one index to another? How can I best use the map to my advantage? What can I look for in the weather integration to maximize my success? Overall, this app is a well-designed start to a truly useful app. But to get there it needs to consider the user in addition to just providing data for data’s sake.
I pull this app out most often while in the wilderness, and it doesn't work there because it requires internet. This app is basically one large math equation that should be able to run on the iPhone. Even a slightly less accurate "offline mode" would be better than it's current broken form.
Just got this and one thing I immediately noticed was a sunrise after 8:30 pm lol. That needs to be changed to sunset. Sunrise is morning! All the details available in this app are awesome!
I have an iPhone X. Please update for compatibility.
It’s almost not usable at all, it doesn’t score right there’s huge black bars of the top in the bottom, it’s super frustrating. Definitely not worth four dollars. If I could get my money back I would.
I haven’t tried the weather portion of the app, but for looking up the golden hour based on location it works fine for me. I am not a professional photographer, but when I travel I like to use it try to get a better shot than I might have normally.
This app has proved itself to be very useful. I've lost count of how often I have wasted my time and energy to get to a location to shoot a sunrise or sunset only to be let down by a boring sky. This app won't guarantee you a great shot, but it will greatly improve your odds. I highly recommend. My only question is: how do you generate revenue, with no IAPs and no ads? Update: lowering my review. Too many times I’ve left my camera at home because this app said “forget it. Overcast” only to find stunning clouds filling the sky. My window would be a better predictor if there wasn’t a giant tree in front of it.
Great app for photographers, fast and simple to use.