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

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.