SkyCandy - Sunset Forecast App

SkyCandy - Sunset Forecast App

SkyCandy - Sunset Forecast App

By Dunbar Technology, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2017-08-21
  • Current Version: 2.2.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 81.37 MB
  • Developer: Dunbar Technology, LLC
  • Compatibility: iOS 12.1+
Score: 4
4
From 137 Ratings

Description

SkyCandy is a Sunrise and Sunset forecast app that uses your local weather forecast to predict if the sky will be beautiful and colorful at that magical time, or boring and dull. SkyCandy is great for photographers, or anyone that wants to skip boring sunsets and see only the beautiful ones. There's also many more exciting features in SkyCandy! See the below list for all of the key features: ► Quality Predictions SkyCandy uses a hyperlocal forecast to predict the chance of a beautiful Sunrise or Sunset based on known weather conditions that favor a beautiful sky at that magical time. Keep in mind that a high score (such as 80%) means that there is a very strong possibility Sunset will be beautiful, but it not a guarantee. The reverse is also true. ► Sun Direction Tool Using the Sun Direction Tool, drop a pin anywhere on the map to know exactly which direction the Sun will be at any time, any date, and any location. Great for photographers that are scouting a photo shoot location and want to know what direction the Sun will be in when they are taking photos. ► Daylight Phases and Times Get the exact times for Sunrise, Sunset, Golden Hour, Blue Hour, and more! ► Multiple Locations* With the premium subscription, SkyCandy can be setup to check the Sunrise and Sunset quality at multiple locations you save to a list, as well as multiple dates and events! ► Today Widget* Enable a today widget that shows your quality score, time of sunset, and live countdown timer until sunset. ► Alerts & Notifications* Configure automatic alerts and notifications for when the Sunrise and Sunset is going to be high quality at your location. ► More than 50 tips, tricks, and facts SkyCandy comes with more than 50 tips, tricks, and facts that will help you take your Sunset photography to the next level. ► Community Gallery See real sunset photos posted by other users of SkyCandy. ► Sun Countdown Timers Know exactly how much time is left until your next Sunrise or Sunset occurs. ► Ad-Free Experience We don't believe in putting annoying advertisements in SkyCandy. Instead, we rely on the optional subscription from our users to help support it and keep it running. ► In-app Support Having issues using the app, or can't seem to find something? Just check out the in-app FAQ and knowledge base, or contact us in-app for tech support. ► And Many More Tools! Many more useful weather, Sunrise, and Sunset tools are also included. Some of the tools and features listed above require a premium subscription. Premium subscription is $2.99 monthly or $29.99 annually ($5+ savings for annual) and can be purchased in-app. Each subscription helps us to continue development and make the app better. The premium subscription includes a free 7 day trial, and is billed on a monthly or annual basis unless you cancel the subscription. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. If you do not wish to continue your subscription after the free 7 day trial period, it is your responsibility to cancel your subscription before the billing cycle begins. Subscriptions may be managed by you in your iTunes account and auto-renewal may be turned off by going into your Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. Terms of Use: https://www.photographersarsenal.com/mobile-app-terms-of-use/ Got an idea to make the app even better, or is the app missing a tool that you would like to see implemented? No problem, just contact us using the in-app support and we can add it! APIs used: Dark Sky Sunburst by SunsetWx * Indicates that premium subscription is required for this feature.

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Reviews

In app subscription

2
You only get a same day prediction for your current location. If you want to see other locations or days, you must pay a subscription fee. Just use the internet. It’s better.
By Superstellar188818

Worth it.

4
When you’re dealing with the weather, you’re dealing with lots of uncertainty. Understanding that these predictions are based on the weather is key to assessing the accuracy Kane usefulness of this app. Nothing is perfect predicting the weather, except hindsight. I tested this app for several weeks before paying for it. I also compared it to another site that gives daily forecasts of sunrises and sunsets. They were pretty comparable with their forecasts and accuracy. As a photographer, it is a worthwhile investment for the forecasts. No, it’s not perfect, but I think you have to be a special kind of thick in the head to expect weather based predictions to be 100% accurate. Another thing about this forecasting game, using the app can help you learn the tendencies in your area about how sunrises / sunsets develop. When they are going to peter out, or blossom into glorious colors. Using data to educate yourself and learn how to better predict a sunset, what a novel concept. 🙄 It’s a tool that helps me decide if I go shoot or not. With it, I have had more success getting pretty sunset shots. Therefore it’s worth it.
By kdaphoto

Disappointed

2
Can’t add other locations. Contacted but no reply. Was going to do premium but not now
By Lavendarone

I was excited about it. But meh.

2
It was wrong more than right. Got sick of using it and missing gorgeous sunsets for photography. I liked the tips and tricks they gave me more than the predictions. Uninstalled 👎🏻
By kking10

Gives past forecasts

2
Frequently gives forecasts for the previous sunrise or set, rendering it useless.
By frustrated photoer

Not good

1
This app says the same thing every day and is very rarely accurate. The free version is a waste so don’t even think about paying for it!
By Kris12678

Total scam do not purchase

1
So you will try to use the skycandy more than twicein a day, it will ask you to buy it. Why buying it is a scam; Each days prediction will continuously change. Mon - wed it tells me thursday night will be an amazing sunset 95%. Day of it drops to 30%. When you have the free version your prediction stays the same for the day. When you pay for the app, predictions are constantly changing by a huge variance of %, making the app totally useless Highly disappointed. What the heck were you guys thinking!
By Bayarean

Bought paid version rarely works

1
Everytime i check the wheels are spinning and never actually delivers the result.
By keeksm

Incredibly inaccurate

1
Predictions are very inaccurate. There are days I’ve missed beautiful sunsets because this app predicted a lousy sunset. Got up early this morning to do a sunrise photo shoot, since Sky Candy’s prediction seemed pretty positive. Nope. The cloud cover is so high that the light is struggling to get through. No color whatsoever. I check Sky Candy fairly regularly and they always seem to be off...this is not a once in a while thing.
By IAFSFW123

A must have for any outdoor photographer

5
When you first open the app, you are greeted with a friendly guide that explains the core features of SkyCandy. Nice touch! From there, it's easy to make your first sunset quality prediction with an easy to find button on the main screen. The app will use weather data at your location to determine if your next even (sunrise or sunset depending on what time it is) will be beautiful or ugly. This is not foolproof - sometimes it's wrong, but most of the time it's right. It really depends on the weather! They look for certain things in the weather forecast that are good indicators of a beautiful sky at sunset time. So while it's not always accurate, it's better than stepping outside in the morning and taking a random guess. The premium subscription unlocks a lot of additional features, such as the ability to see the sunrise and sunset forecast for up to 5 days into the future, and for multiple locations. Also included is a handy widget, and more. The developer is very active and very helpful. I've had some issues with bugs and crashes, and contacted him using the in-app support. It's always been taken care of fairly quickly and issued an app update or helped me out with any problems. He's a photographer himself that is just trying to help other photographers out there achieve better photos with this innovative idea. If you go on the developer's website, you see that he also gives back to charity a portion of all subscriptions to help make the Earth a better place. Very thoughtful. Overall, this has been an incredibly useful app for me and has vastly improved my landscape photography. No longer do I have to drive around aimlessly for hours while hoping for a good sunset. Now I can know ahead of time if the sky is going to be beautiful at sunset time, and then I can head out to my best spots to take beautiful sunset photos I can fill my instagram feed up with! I highly recommend this app to all outdoor photographers, or anyone at all that frequently watches beautiful sunsets.
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