Alpenglow: Sunset Prediction 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 incredible photos at sunrise and sunset. With reminder notifications and Sunrise/Sunset quality forecasts, Alpenglow 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 reminders to suit your needs.
• Custom Location Selection to help plan your next photography trip.
• Quickly switch dates using the arrows or the Calendar Date Picker.
• Sun Direction Map, see where the sun will rise and set for any location.
• Sunrise, Sunset, and Magic Hour Times Desktop Widgets.
• Sunrise & Sunset Forecast Widgets for Alpenglow Pro Users.
• Interactive Widgets, allowing you to toggle between Sunrise & Sunset.
• Sun Direction Widget.
• Support for Light & Dark Mode.
• Also available on iPhone, iPad and 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.

With Alpenglow Pro you'll be able to...
• See Quality Forecasts further into the future. You'll have access to forecasts for up to 4 days into the future.
• Get Forecast Notifications when a Sunrise/Sunset is forecasted to exceed your defined threshold.
• Interactive Forecast Widgets.
• Outlook Widget, showing you the Forecast 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.
• 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.
• Share Alpenglow Pro with Family Sharing.
• Unlock Forecast Apple Watch Complications.
• Outlook Complications for various 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 9.1.3

- Fixes for location permissions and fetching.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 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. 😁

Axilrod1 ,

Love the idea, but dont rely on it 100%

I was so excited after finding this app, but after almost a year of using it I’ve found it can do more harm than good. I cant tell you how many times I’ve seen Good or Great as the forecast a few days out that gradually get reduced to fair or poor. Seriously 90%+ of those that ive seen ended up dropping to fair or poor. Then on the flipside there have been some absolutely killer sunsets when the apps forecast said poor or fair.

What prompted me to write this was the other night. It had been raining all afternoon and was going to clear up about an hour before sunset, and more often than not thats a recipe for a crazy one. I left home but forgot my drone, was trying to decide whether I should turn around or go. Looked at the app and it said “20% poor.” Of course then I missed one of the best sunsets ive seen in this city with a crazy rainbow. Its my fault, my instinct was that it was going to be good but the app nudged me the other way.

My advice is to use this as a quick look to see what theyre forecasting, then check the weather yourself. If it rains all day and clears up towards the evening, be ready!

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear Alpenglow led you to miss a good Sunset.

I’m actively working on improvements to the forecasting as unfortunately weather forecasts themselves can be incorrect and sunrise and sunset forecasts are based on those which can throw things out.

I’m also planning on adding some functionality to use local weather stations to use real world conditions closer to an event to determine whether to increase or decrease a prediction.

Hope you see some improvements in the coming months.

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.


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