By Lux Optics Incorporated
*Skylight is a service that requires a paid subscription to show you forecasts* Do you ever wish you could know when those magical, gorgeous sunsets happen? Skylight is the new app from the Apple Design Award winning team of friends behind Halide Camera and Spectre that magically predicts what the quality of light in your evening will be. Skylight not only tells you when important events like golden hour and sunset happen, but does something magical: with the help of lots of weather and environmental data, machine learning and a pinch of magic, the app gives you a brief forecast. Is it going to be a clear, great golden hour and spectacular sunset, with a scarlet lingering afterglow, or a dim and cloudy glow on the horizon? Checking the app or widget will help you get out the door when you are chasing the light. POWERFUL PREDICTIONS The Skylight prediction model uses many atmospheric factors near your location to make a prediction about golden hour, sunset and afterglow. Golden hour is the period of time directly before sunset, when the light is at its most beautiful. The sunset period, when the sun starts touching the horizon, is a stunning daily moment when colors can be at their most dramatic. Finally, the afterglow of a sunset is the period of time when the sun’s light can still color the sky and clouds in beautiful, vibrant colors. Weather forecasts only tell you if you are likely to see clouds, or low visibility. With a quick, scannable forecast and extra information about conditions, Skylight takes out the guesswork when it comes to the most beautiful light of the day. Whether you are trying to plan a photoshoot or simply love beautiful sunsets, Skylight can be a fantastic utility to check every afternoon. GORGEOUS DESIGN Skylight is made by Lux, a group of three friends with a passion for making gorgeous, innovative apps. We previously brought you Halide Camera, the Apple Design Award winning camera app for iPhone and iPad, and Spectre, the iPhone App of the Year of 2019. Skylight builds on our tradition of making thoughtfully crafted, beautiful products. The app’s colors and iconography changes with the quality of light, and every feature and screen was designed with care. HANDY TOOLS Use the beauitful, quick app as it is or place one of Skylight’s widgets on your home screen to stay informed about the light near you. FROM YOUR TINY TEAM We truly love making apps — it’s truly our dream to create something like Skylight, and we hope you love it. If you like the app and the work we put into it, we’d love to hear from you with a review or rating, or a message! Thanks for your support — we couldn’t do this without you. COMPATIBILITY Skylight is available on iOS 15 and above, for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and newer devices. PRIVACY AND LOCATION Skylight needs Location Services to create forecasts for your local light. Skylight uses background location services by default for constantly updating forecasts and to update your local forecast requiring you to repeatedly open the app. Just a note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
It’s been accurate for my location, which is not an easy place to predict weather. My only request is that you include sunrise as well. Then I can know if I need to get up early if the sunset is looking mediocre.
What a clever concept and so well designed for easy interpretation. Has been right 6/7 days this week which is very impressive given volatility of Mother Nature. Able to plan a nice outdoor dinner with my wife thanks to the app which ended quite well. Thanks guys
As title states; this is another shameless cash grab by the same team that bait & switched people into paying for a "pro" camera app with rudimentary features that can't compare with the existing iOS Pro camera apps into paying a extortionate pricing substitution. Same thing with this app, there are hundreds of existing apps doing the same thing but they'll trick you into paying another extortionately priced subscription for a mediocre copycat app. Really sad
Paid the money, thinking I’d get more than just sunsets. Nope. That’s literally all you get. Day of sunsets. No forecasting, no sunrise, no nothing. Wasted $10. I give zero starts.
Cannot do anything functional without doing an in-app purchase.
I’d like to be able to see sunrise data. Additionally I’d like to see better descriptions. It will say “Good” but then tell you visibility is poor. I just got the app today so I will need more time to gauge accuracy.
More weather apps should be like Skylight.
Stoked to see the Lux team come out with a new app - and what do you know, it’s phenomenal & elegant and just a joy to use! So nice to have a heads up as to if I should take my camera out on my evening walks!