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Halide Creator Launches 'Skylight Forecast' App That Predicts Great Sunsets

Halide Creator Launches 'Skylight Forecast' App That Predicts Great Sunsets

Posted May 16, 2023 at 8:17pm by iClarified
Lux Optics, the creator of the popular Halide camera app, has announced a new 'Skylight Forecast' app to help users predict great sunsets.

The Skylight app is now available in Early Access to Halide users ahead of its public release. To unlock Skylight, open Halide's settings or enter the code from Halide.

Do you ever wish you could know when those magical, gorgeous sunsets happen? Skylight is the new app from the Apple Design Award winning team of friends behind Halide Camera and Spectre that magically predicts what the quality of light in your evening will be. Skylight not only tells you when important events like golden hour and sunset happen, but does something magical: with the help of lots of weather and environmental data, machine learning and a pinch of magic, the app gives you a brief forecast. Is it going to be a clear, great golden hour and spectacular sunset, with a scarlet lingering afterglow, or a dim and cloudy glow on the horizon? Checking the app or widget will help you get out the door when you are chasing the light.

Halide Creator Launches 'Skylight Forecast' App That Predicts Great Sunsets

Powerful Predictions
The Skylight prediction model uses many atmospheric factors near your location to make a prediction about golden hour, sunset and afterglow. Golden hour is the period of time directly before sunset, when the light is at its most beautiful. The sunset period, when the sun starts touching the horizon, is a stunning daily moment when colors can be at their most dramatic. Finally, the afterglow of a sunset is the period of time when the sun's light can still color the sky and clouds in beautiful, vibrant colors.

Weather forecasts only tell you if you are likely to see clouds, or low visibility. With a quick, scannable forecast and extra information about conditions, Skylight takes out the guesswork when it comes to the most beautiful light of the day. Whether you are trying to plan a photoshoot or simply love beautiful sunsets, Skylight can be a fantastic utility to check every afternoon.

Gorgeous Design
Skylight is made by Lux, a group of three friends with a passion for making gorgeous, innovative apps. We previously brought you Halide Camera, the Apple Design Award winning camera app for iPhone and iPad, and Spectre, the iPhone App of the Year of 2019. Skylight builds on our tradition of making thoughtfully crafted, beautiful products. The app's colors and iconography changes with the quality of light, and every feature and screen was designed with care.

Halide Creator Launches 'Skylight Forecast' App That Predicts Great Sunsets

Pricing and Availability
Skylight is available on iOS 15 and above, for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and newer devices. It will cost $1.99 a month for launch. However, if you sign up for an annual subscription, you can lock in a $9.99 a year rate, and get a one week free trial.

You can download Skylight Forecast from the App Store at the link below.


Halide Creator Launches 'Skylight Forecast' App That Predicts Great Sunsets
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