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GetOutCast, a Windows Phone weather app for photographic potential

GetOutCast is a relatively new weather app for Windows Phone 8 that focuses on how the weather will impact your photography.  GetOutCast rates the photographic potential for the date and offer up a brief weather forecast.  The first release of GetOutCast focuses on sunrise and sunset predictions with future updates delivering landscape, astrological, lunar, and other photographic subjects.  

GetOutCast is an interesting concept and that could come in handy when planning a photographic outing.

To get the most out of GetOutCast, you will need to register with GetOutCast.  Registration is currently free for a limited time and will unlock the seven-day forecast page.  Registration will also carry over to the GetOutCast website.

GetOutCast Main Pages and Live Tile

The main pages for GetOutCast includes a Today Page that outlines the weather impact on the current sunrise/sunset times, a Daily Page that offers a seven-day forecast, and an Info/About Page.  Each forecast will show the sunrise/sunset time, a weather icon illustrating the expected conditions, a brief description of what to expect with from your sunrise/sunset and a photographic rating.  The photographic rating ranges from 1-10 with 10 being the best conditions for a photogenic sunrise or sunset.

At the bottom of the main pages, you will find four control buttons that allow you to refresh the forecast screens, set the forecast location, view the About screen, and access the GetOutCast settings.  Settings currently are limited to turning on/off the app’s Live Tile.  GetOutCast’s Live Tile will display a seven-day forecast with photographic ratings for each day.

GetOutCast Web Site

Again, the first release for GetOutCast concentrates on photographic forecasts for sunrise/sunset times and conditions.  Future updates will add forecasts for other photographic subjects such as astronomy, lunar, landscapes and more.  To get a feel for all the photography forecasts GetOutCast can provide, you can visit the GetOutCast website (opens in new tab).  Hopefully, after a few updates, the Windows Phone app will reflect the entire content of GetOutCast’s website.

While not everyone will see the appeal of GetOutCast, if you spend a lot of time outdoors with the camera, the app could help you schedule your photo outings better.  GetOutCast is a free app, available for Windows Phone 8 devices.  Registration with GetOutCast is required to open up the full app and is free for a limited time (no word on pricing after a limited time expires).

You can find GetOutCast here in (opens in new tab) the Windows Phone Store.

QR: GetOutCast

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

18 Comments
  • Not available in Australia for the Lumia 1520... :'(
  • Lol paul i just found the same thing, region change incoming
  • Glad to hear... This app i feel will be invaluable for me... :)
  • Just looking at the website looks like they only support the us for forecasts, cos lets face it only Americans take pictures of the sky!! Frustrates the sh*t outta me that nothing good ever seems to work in Australia
  • I'm sure Auz will be supported soon, they prob testing to see if it has potential before it goes global..i have family on the gold coast n they take piks of the sky lol
  • Hey guys. We're working to perfect the US forecast because the data is most reliable. But we LOVE our counterparts outside the states. And we're working on that next. But we're picky and perfectionists, and want to make sure the data is top notch before we release it. So it's coming! PROMISE. Mair -- GetOutCast
  • Worldwide support is planned, but right now its US only because its the only country I have access to affordable feeds for the weather data.  The trouble I have for outside the US is that the data rarely has enough different data points for me to give a reasonably accurate forecast. That being said, I have been looking for a world wide weather data, perhaps I could just focus on specific countries.  I will do some research and see what is available for Australia (along with Canada, and the UK as other posters have requested).
  • Not available in Canada on Lumia 1020 Black Update
  • I can hear it now from the whiners who complain that we have too many weather and photo apps. Haha. I'm about to install and register!
  • I thought this is for the entire world to use. I guess it's just limited to the US as of the moment. I still registered anyway.
  • Interesting idea and something I may have to try out!  I am just starting to get into photography, so this will be useful.
  • Hrm...app won't even launch now.i was able to register etc, clicked on enable live tile, app crashed and now it won't launch...
  • No available in the uk...?
  • Doesn't seem that way :-/
  • Worldwide support is planned, but right now its US only because its the only country I have access to affordable feeds for the weather data.  The trouble I have for outside the US is that the data rarely has enough different data points for me to give a reasonably accurate forecast. That being said, I have been looking for a world wide weather data, perhaps I could just focus on specific countries.  I will do some research and see what is available for the UK.
  • I've been playing around with hereweather for the past few weeks . works rather well, this app after install crashes out to start screen..
  • Why is Google Chrome being used for the screenshot of the website? Now that I've noticed that, it's kind of bothering me, seeing as this is a Microsoft website, pretty much...
  • Not available in India Lumia 520....