SkyCandy - Sunset Forecast App

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About this app

SkyCandy is a Sunrise and Sunset forecast app that uses your local weather forecast to predict if the sky will be beautiful and colorful at that magical time, or boring and dull.

SkyCandy is great for photographers, or anyone that wants to skip boring sunsets and see only the beautiful ones. There's also many more exciting features in SkyCandy! See the below list for all of the key features:

► Quality Predictions
SkyCandy uses a hyperlocal forecast to predict the chance of a beautiful Sunrise or Sunset based on known weather conditions that favor a beautiful sky at that magical time. Keep in mind that a high score (such as 80%) means that there is a very strong possibility Sunset will be beautiful, but it not a guarantee. The reverse is also true.

► Sun Direction Tool
Using the 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, SkyCandy can be setup to check the Sunrise and Sunset quality at multiple locations you save to a list, as well as multiple dates and events!

► 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. Tips are displayed automatically in-app but can be disabled in app settings.

► Community Gallery
See real sunset photos posted by other users of SkyCandy.

► Sunrise and Sunset Countdown Timers
Know exactly how much time is left until your next Sunrise or Sunset occurs.

► In-app Support System
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. That's less than the price of one cheeseburger every month! And unlike the cheeseburger, this is healthy for you and useful! Each subscription help us to continue app development and make the app even better.

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.
Updated on
Feb 11, 2023

Data safety

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App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

487 reviews
August 10, 2022
This app is awful. I haven't used it in awhile, because it was never accurate. Even the paid version. I tried it again today, hoping they fixed it. It says you get a free forecast every 3 hours, but it doesn't work. When you try to send feedback, the app crashes and closes. I will be deleting. Definitely not paying for this kind of service. It got so much worse.
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May 15, 2021
Wish I could say it was accurate but has not panned out well after numerous attempts (25+) comparing forecasts with actual sunsets. Even living in an area that gets excellent sunsets, it's not been very good. I do like the countdown feature. It would almost be better if it just showed a cloud forecast and cloud types likely. I'm a professional photographer so it would be amazing for this to work. Hope it improves!
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A Google user
April 23, 2019
good when it works, but unreliable. despite having paid for premium for the year, i regularly launch to get nagging upgrade notices which then (often) don't show if i close and relaunch. app regularly deletes my saved places forcing me to re add them over and over. forecast predictions aren't stable enough to be much good for sunrise without you waking up at 3 in the morning to check again just in case. I'm using 1.10.8 on OnePlus 6T.
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Dunbar Technology, LLC
April 23, 2019
Please submit a help ticket via in-app support so we can help you directly. Are you using version 1.10.8? hi please install the update which will be available later today and let us know if it fixes the issues.

What's new

• Many Bug fixes, stability improvements.
• Fixed some text and UI issues.
• Removed some annoying pop ups and advertisements.
• Due to staffing issues in relation to pandemic, we are removing tech support features and social links from the app. Sorry for the inconvenience.
• In a future release we will be adding in more help and tutorial features.