Fotocast is revolutionary and powerful real-time hyperlocal weather forecast app tailored for professional photographers. Fotocast has weather info like any other high-rated weather forecast app, but is custom made for photography with many additional photography weather tools you won't find in any other app. And best of all, it's ad-free!
▶ Introducing Fotoscore™
See a simple score from 0 to 10 telling you if conditions outside are optimal for photography, based on your photographer type!
▶ Real-time Minutely Hyperlocal Forecasts
Never get your camera wet again! See precipitation information minute by minute, configure alerts when rain is starting, and more! Not all regions supported.
▶ Photo suggestions based on weather conditions and the gear you own!
See helpful photography tips automatically based on weather conditions and the type of photographer that you are! Save your photography gear into the intuitive database and configure which weather conditions you need them for!
▶ Photo Session Manager
Program your future photography sessions into Fotocast and get notified when bad weather is expected. Don't wonder if you and your clients will get wet at that park you are shooting at next week!
▶ Intuitive "Daylight Phases"
See the times for blue hour, golden hour, high noon, sunrise, sunset, and more... like never before. Designed just for photographers.
▶ Trip Log
Record your photography session mileage on the go.
See photos from other photographers automatically based on your current weather condition and photographer type for quick inspiration on the go!
▶ Sunrise & Sunset Quality
Know if sunrise or sunset is likely to be colorful & beautiful based on weather conditions that have been known to affect the quality of the sky at that magical hour. Powered by Sunset.Wx.
▶ Alerts, Notifications & Customizations
Configure more types of weather alerts than any other weather app. Want to know if the wind speed is going to be low at your favorite pond or lake so you can get some nice reflection shots on the water? Fotocast has you covered. Want to know if it's going to be foggy so you can take some creatively killer shots? Fotocast does that too! The interface of Fotocast is fully customizable, as well. Pick any color you want to use as a theme, and hide weather conditions that aren't important to you!
▶ Animated Radar & Maps
Track the path of precipitation around you with animated radar. Fotocast also includes many other weather maps for any type of weather condition... even a light pollution map for night time photographers!
▶ Almanac (Historic Weather)
With Fotocast's built in Almanac, you can research what the weather conditions were on any day for many years in the past. Take it a step further than any other weather almanac by automatically analyzing weather conditions on that day for the past 50 years, and produce an average weather condition!
▶ Sunny 16 Rule Indicator
Automatically changing Sunny 16 rule indicator based on current weather!
▶ Photography Calculators
There are more than 10 handy photography calculators!
▶ Sun/Moon Direction Tool
Plan your outdoor photography by knowing which direction the Sun will be in at any time, on any date, any location!
▶ A lot more!
There's a lot more features and tools for photographers we can't fit into this description! Download Fotocast today to see what the hype is about.
Some features require a subscription of $4.99/month or $29.99/year for Fotocast Premium. Subscriptions are charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and automatically renew each month or year, unless turned off in your iTunes settings 24 hours before the end of the current period. Any unused portion of the trial period, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. You may manage subscriptions and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
Fotocast v2 is here! This is a MAJOR update with a lot of new improvements, bug fixes, and other changes. Here's the highlights of what's new: There is a better UI throughout the app, and easier to use, especially on the Sun + Moon direction tool. Speaking of that, the Sun + Moon direction tool now automatically rotates based on which direction your phone is facing in real life, and the time automatically updates based on your current time! This update also gets Apple Watch support, so you can see the weather on your Apple Watch after you connect it to the app. Moon rise and moon set times are now on the main screen, and speaking of the main screen - you can now fully customize that tab to hide items you don't want, or show ones that you do. The hourly views now have sunrise and sunset times next to the graphs and it's also now easier to directly contact us in the app. My Photo Spots should now work flawlessly, and also there are a lot of new options for what you can do with that. Photo Inspiration screen will now automatically load to the correct category for the type of photographer you are and current weather condition. There are new alerts and notifications, as well as other new convenient features. Those are just a small sampling of the changes in this major update. For a full list of changes (and there are a lot more we couldn't fit here!) like and follow us on social media to see the latest news, updates, photography tips, and deals. Thank you! :)
Ratings and Reviews
WARNING! More bugs than usable features
Attempt to edit gear causes app to force close.
Address search results in “my photo places” cannot be selected and improperly displays in user interface.
Use of the camera in the “my photo places” results in force close of app.
In app support fails to send on both WiFi and cell connections without any indication and requires that you delete your support message to go back to the app.
I used this on the iPad Pro 11. I have no doubt that this list does not represent the entirety of bugs present in this application. I experienced a force close for the first 5 features I tried to use and decided it best to remove the application and put a warning to future users.
The app looked promising but turned out like every other poorly coded, subscription or micro transaction apps that litter the App Store. Rest assured knowing that the subscription creation/ in app purchases is functioning properly. You will have no issue getting the app to accept your money, but this is a near complete list of functioning features, generously made available through this app.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your patience and understanding. 😔
A Must-have for any photographer
If you are going to use a weather app and you are a photographer, why not use one designed just for photographers? I found this to be even more accurate and useful for my photography business than other top rated weather apps.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review! 😊 If you have any ideas for any improvements or new features, feel free to contact us at any time.
Awesome app for photography!
I use it everyday and it has never let me down in planning out my photography. The weather forecasts are spot on, but there’s so many other tools and features that are incredibly useful.
- Dunbar Technology, LLC
- 207.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Photographer's Arsenal
- In-App Purchases
- Fotocast Premium Monthly $4.99
- Fotocast Premium Annual $29.99
- Fotocast Premium - One Time $19.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.