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Ciel photo-weather app gets 6tag sharing support for Instagram in latest update

Ciel is a free app that allows you to tack on current weather and location information to your photos for sharing on social networks. It’s a bit of a fad right now, though when traveling around or laying at the beach, it’s a fun way to rub it in to your friends and family. Ciel actually goes beyond just weather though as you can share location information (via Foursquare) or even ratings in case you’re a coffee shop.

Version went live in the Store late Friday night and while it brings the usual fixes and enhancements, one big addition is the ability to share the image directly with 6tag for Instagram support.

Ciel works by having you snap a photo or using an existing one from you library. You can then add various overlays to the image, including weather, location or ratings (e.g. if you were at a bistro). Users can then save the image or share directly to Foursquare, Tumblr, Facebook and Marmelo.

With the previous update, users could also pass the image on to Instagram via Instagraph but it now looks like the Ciel developers opted for the more popular 6tag app instead. That makes this a pretty powerful combo if you use both apps and it’s the first time we’ve seen a developer do this with 6tag.

Ciel version changes

  • Fix Instagram sharing without caption
  • Improve performance
  • Improve Lens integration
  • Improve saving and sharing algorithm

Ciel is a free app that comes with numerous built in templates. Users can optionally purchase more templates via the Ciel store to further enhance the app, including adding Thai and Chinese language support. It’s a fun app and while many don’t get the purpose of sharing weather, business ratings or location info via photos, it’s still good to see Windows Phone users having a solid choice for these kinds of apps. Personally, we think this is the best of the bunch.

Pick up Ciel for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store. Thanks, zhoulhas, for the tip

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Daniel Rubino
Executive Editor

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • This app is so goddamn beautiful! 
  • Nice app!!!
  • Looking all through the settings can find how to add 6tag lol.
  • Hit the paper airplane ('share') and then the 4th icon i.e. the camera 
  • Thanks Daniel. My mistake was not selecting a photo first to share, figured cause i had FB, Foursquare already setup it was easy as just adding 6tag. Thanks again
  • Speaking of updates,,, the Voxer update is supposed to be coming this week❕❕❕ I'm so excited☑☑☑☑ Aren't you❔
  • I thought the same thing. I set up the others and couldn't find the 6Tag/IG one.
  • Cool, trying it right now
  • Lol, i thought i was going nuts.
  • Daniel while you're pounding out articles why not write a quick one on Mobilligy?! User's will appreciate it! :)
  • While you're at it you could write one about how I'm so damn handsome. Users will love it!!
  • Need more info in my weather app. Cute isn't going to cut it, need information.
  • Long a go.
  • One thing I uninstalled weatherpro for this. Weatherpro couldn't find location most of times. This one right away
  • When i upload to 6tag then share to Facebook, the photo go to my Facebook personal but i choose to my fanpage, anyone with this problem?
  • 6tag + tagram + ciel = powerfull app
  • Omg, this font on all of my tiles.... So elegant. Hopefully gdr3 will have font changers.
  • Nice... use it all the time.
  • Plz stop this now, tiered of this instagram news, plz bring some good ones....
  • Doesn't work. Crashes everytime it attempts to access location on my 928.
  • Same here. It's a shame WPCentral is promoting an unstable app. I've uninstalled it after it crashed twice in a row: once after trying to locate after startup and then immediately upon opening it again.