SkyCandy - Sunset Forecast App 4+

Sunset Forecast

Dunbar Technology, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 418 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Your sunset adventure starts here. Use SkyCandy to know if the sky will be vivid and colorful at sunrise or sunset, and skip the boring, gray sky.

SkyCandy is great for photographers, or anyone at all that enjoys a beautiful sunset! There are no annoying ads and it's completely free, but you can unlock some extra tools and features for a very low-cost subscription fee to help support us and keep the app running. A full list of features can be found below:

► Sunrise + Sunset Forecast
Using your local weather data, we can determine if the next sunrise or sunset at your location will be vivid and colorful, or drab and dreary. With the premium subscription, you can also see forecasts for up to 5 days, for any location.

► 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, you can save near infinite amounts of custom locations for the forecast, and get a five day forecast! (free users are limited to 1 location and daily forecast)

► 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, great for photographers who want to know when they will run out of light.

► 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:

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.

What’s New

Version 2.5.3

A few crash fixes and stability improvements in this update. We are aware of an ongoing issue that prevents a small amount of users from using the app on the newest iOS version, we are working on a fix for this and will have news soon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 Ratings

kdaphoto ,

Worth it.

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.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your review, kdaphoto. I am glad you are happy with my app and I hope you continue using it. If you have any great ideas for new features in the app or ways we can improve, feel free to reach out to me at any time! :)

OfficerBrooks ,

Has proven not accurate in my area

The app is rated at almost 4.5 stars which actually surprises me after using it for some weeks.

I’ve had the app for almost a month, and I understand how completely unpredictable the weather is, however, in my area, there has been numerous beautiful sunsets/sunrises and each time the app has said there’s only a 20ish percent chance of a decent sunset/sunrise. The highest score I’ve recorded was 28%.

It seems as though it is completely guessing. For example, there was some residual rain storms from one of the hurricanes in my area recently, the rain ended a few hours before sunset. These conditions can often be a decent indicator of a colorful sunset, so I checked the app and it said there was a 20% chance. Luckily I didn’t trust that, as the sky was incredible that night and I was able to capture some great photos.

That being said, the app is well put together and easy to use. There are a couple other features that would be helpful, so for example if you need to know exactly what time the sun will be in a particular part of the sky, this app will tell you and that part is accurate.

I really wanted to like the app, and perhaps it works better in other areas, however I have found it completely unreliable as far as choosing whether to go shoot photos or not.

Saltybeats ,

Great app but not working right now

It’s very difficult to get in touch with you guys your email is not working. So the only way to get you guys to make sure that this app is working because right now it is not is to leave a review. I love the app and I use it for work can you please make sure that it’s working because right now it’s stuck on the home screen and it doesn’t work. Thanks

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