Solstice shows you how much more or less daylight there is in your location today compared to yesterday, as well as how much to expect each month as the year goes by.

Enjoy daily notifications and widgets to look forward to brighter days.

What’s New

Version 1.4.3

Version 1.4.3 of Solstice fixes a bug which prevented the Countdown widget from updating at appropriate times.

Despite its familiar appearance, version 1.4 of Solstice is chock-full of improvements and new features.

**Onboarding and Location**
- The onboarding screen has been redesigned to allow new users to choose to use the app without turning on location access
- Additionally, you can now use the app after revoking location access. It will continue to use your last cached location, or you can enter a location manually. Note that on watchOS, location access is always required.

- You can now schedule notifications at a time relative to sunrise/sunset. For example, “15 minutes before sunrise”.

- The countdown widget has a new design that cycles between different sky colours throughout the day.
- Widgets have been updated to handle large dynamic type sizes

**Bug Fixes**
- The app has previously marked the June and December solstices by their dates alone, rather than their exact times. This has been fixed in this version, counting down to the exact time of the next/previous solstice.
- The Apple Watch complications did not reliably update to show the most recent data. This has been fixed.
- General performance and reliability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Bob Wright ,

Great utility for daylight aficionados

Love it. Simple, adds value to my phone, and has continually improved since release without losing its vision.

Thank you for making this. Please add an optional subscription or tip jar so I can support it!

Developer Response ,

Hey Bob! Thanks so much for your kind review. You may be pleased to hear that in the v1.3.1 release, a new page has been added to the Settings view where you can learn more about my motivation for developing the app, and optionally leave a tip via In-App Purchase. (Thanks for the suggestion!)

Parankush ,

Very cool!

I like looking at this app in anticipation of longer daylight coming this Spring and Summer. It tells you how much more daylight today has compared to yesterday, but that’s about it. I wish I could see more data - like how much more sunlight this week had compared to last week. Also, I wish I could compare locations. Like how much more sunlight does Los Angeles get today compared to Miami?

Developer Response ,

Hey Parankush! Thanks for the feedback and the suggestion about being able to compare locations; I’ve thought about allowing people to choose a location on a map instead of using their location data, which could also be a way to enable this idea. No promises, but this is on my mind!

maxestes ,

Huge fan of axial tilt

I grew up in the far north with my father always keeping track of and sharing the change in daylight each day. This is a delightful widget for my home screen.

App Privacy

The developer, Dan Eden, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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