Alpenglow: Sunset Forecast 4+

Golden Hour Times & Reminders

Andrew Yates

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


We all know what it's like to miss the perfect shot, and Alpenglow aims to help you capture stunning photos at sunrise and sunset. With both reminder notifications and Sunrise/Sunset quality forecasts, we will let you know exactly when to go out in the morning or evening to get that perfect shot!

• Sunrise, Sunset, Golden Hour, and Blue Hour Times.
• Sunrise and Sunset Quality Forecasts. Available up to 4 days into the future with - Alpenglow Plus or Pro.
• Sunrise and Sunset Reminder Alarms.
• Adjust when Alpenglow delivers your Reminder Notification.
• Custom Location Selection to help plan your next photography trip.
• Quickly switch dates using the arrows or the Date Picker.
• Submit Field Reports; reports will be used to improve Sunrise & Sunset Color Forecasts.
• Sun Direction Map, see where the sun will rise and set for any location.
• Sunrise, Sunset, and Magic Hour Times Home Screen Widget.
• Sunrise & Sunset Forecast Widget for Alpenglow Pro Users.
• iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets, including Sunrise, Sunset & Magic Hour Times and Sunrise & Sunset Forecasts.
• Share Quality Forecasts with Friends & Family.
• Support for Light & Dark Mode.
• Dynamic Type support throughout.
• Also available on your Apple Watch, including Complications for your favorite Watch Face.

Alpenglow will always be free to use, with the ability to unlock additional features with Alpenglow Plus and Alpenglow Pro.

By supporting the development by sending a tip, you'll unlock Alpenglow Plus, gaining access to the additional features...
• See Quality Forecasts further into the future. You'll have access to forecasts for up to 4 days into the future.
• Alpenglow will use a more accurate location to retrieve forecasts, all while keeping your position on your device and never stored online.
• The elevation for your location will be retrieved to calculate more accurate Sunrise, Sunset, and Magic Hour times.
• Select from your recently searched locations, allowing you to quickly check the forecast/times at your favorite spots.
• Adjust Alpenglow's Color Scheme by adjusting the Primary Color.
• Customize the Alpenglow App Icon with Alternative Icons.

Alpenglow Pro unlocks everything from Alpenglow Plus, along with extra features that incur ongoing server costs and additional resources to maintain.
• Forecast Notifications when a Sunrise/Sunset is forecasted to be above your defined threshold.
• Forecast Home Screen Widgets, keep an eye on Sunrise/Sunset forecast(s) right from your home screen.
• Outlook Home Screen Widget, showing you the Forecast up to 4 days into the future.
• Forecast Lock Screen Widgets, check the next Sunrise/Sunset forecast from your Lock Screen.
• Forecast Apple Watch Complications.
• Outlook Complication for the Infograph Modular, Modular Compact Watch Faces.

Share your feedback via the Feedback option in the app or via social media...
Twitter: @alpenglowapp
Instagram: @alpenglowapp
Reddit: r/Alpenglow
TikTok: @alpenglowapp

I'd love to see your Sunrise and Sunset shots on Instagram, just tag #alpenglowapp.

Sunrise & Sunset quality forecasts are provided by

Alpenglow Pro Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of each period. Your iTunes account will automatically be charged within 24 hours before the end of the current period unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Subscriptions may be managed by the user, and auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your iTunes & App Store Account Settings after purchase.

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What’s New

Version 8.2

- New interface when using Shortcuts to fetch Sunrise & Sunset times.
- Added Forecast Shortcuts for Alpenglow Pro users.
- Updated various localizations.
- Improvements to trial flows.
- Bunch of improvements behind the scenes to speed up future development.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

ChrisK0338 ,

Polish and Product Pride

Long time photographer, and when I’m feeling lazy and don’t want to check more data and detailed forecasts, this is great. Bought lifetime to support and also just because yay, no subscription! Price may be steep to some for lifetime, but hey, the days of one-time purchases are gone, so the developer even giving us an option is great. Subscription prices are definitely reasonable, too.

One thing I’d ask for is (contradicting my own review) for a bit more data. I can hop into one of my many weather apps and see exactly why a sunrise/sunset is going to be good/bad, but sometimes, it’d be nice to get the breakdown of info in the app.

Next, a page layout for locations. Obviously, conditions don’t vary much over the course of a couple miles, but as someone who regularly makes trips halfway across Texas (which is many hundreds of miles), conditions vary greatly, and it’d be great to just swipe between pages for each location. For example Houston, Austin, and Dallas… Really no complaints about the app, especially considering this is made by one person. Polish you rarely see nowadays. Much love and respect from a fellow nerd. 🙏

Lastly, I’d love a combo large widget, with times AND quality forecasts on it. We have a large times widget, but I’d love to see a large one that combines quality forecasts and times. Would be so nice, so useful, and undoubtedly beautifully designed. Please! :)

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the review and the feedback. I’m working on the next big update so can hopefully make a bunch of that possible. 😁

Doug ha ,

Update: Great App and Great Support

I tried to edit my 2 star review. I initially gave it two stars because I was not hearing back from AlpenGlow support. However, they were trying very hard and they found me via twitter and asked if I was the 2 star review and wanted to help resolve my issues.

Within minutes we connected and got my issues resolved. So. Great App/Great support. They went above and beyond to find me when the messages from the apple store were not reaching me for whatever reason.

Developer Response ,

Hi Doug. I've responded a couple of times but unfortunately not heard back from you regarding your previous purchase on the Play Store. Is there another email we could try? Feel free to drop me another email to and happy to get things sorted for you.

josh lyman ,

I wish this was better

It seems like the person/team behind this app put a lot of effort and research into their methodology, but unfortunately it just doesn’t work. None of it: 1) the app - I don’t get alerts for the threshold I set. When I tap the widget for the day’s forecast it takes me to a forecast from whenever it was the last time I opened the app. I would care less about the second point if the first worked properly - and I pay for this version. And 2) the forecasts themselves. The only ones consistently nailed are obvious rainy/overcast times. Too often there’s a spectacular event on a 20-30% predictor, and too often a dud on the higher ends. I know it’s still a bit of a crapshoot in predicting, but isn’t the whole point in having a methodology that is BETTER than a crapshoot? This ain’t it. At least for the midwest. Maybe this works better out West when there are fewer meteorological factors or something.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review Josh. I've just pushed an update to Apple that will roll out soon to resolve the issue of the app showing previous dates after having the app backgrounded for a few days.

In terms of the quality predictions. I'm currently working on a project to hopefully increase the accuracy of these which I'll hopefully be sharing in phases with the US being the first. If you'd like to help with this effort, please submit field reports and these will help in improving the future accuracy of the app.


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