Aurora Alert

Aurora Alert


Aurora Alert is an app designed to alert you when you have the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis in your area (aurora australis in the southern hemisphere.). It is designed to work "right out of the box", without any configuration needed from the user. This design makes Aurora Alert an ideal app for all users. Novice users benefit from the automated nature of the app, while intermediate to advanced users can enjoy an abundance of data at their fingertips.

Features:
- Automatically alerts when auroral activity is high enough
- Current auroral activity based on Kp and history graphs
- Auroral oval map customized for all locations
- NOAA Kp predictions within the next few hours
- 3-day aurora forecast
- Solar wind and IMF data
- Configure when you can be alerted based on sky darkness
- Filter out alerts based on current cloud cover
- Several local K-indices available for the most up-to-date activity
- Moon phase calendar included

When first launching Aurora Alert, it will find your location from GPS or cell networks, and then configure your settings based on the results. Users can then adjust any settings, if they wish. Aurora Alert will then update in the background, as often as you wish, and will alert you to possible aurora sightings when the conditions are favorable. You’ll never miss a chance to see the northern lights again!

Aurora Alert is configured to run as efficiently as possible. Automatic updates will download only 5KB of compressed data per update, which spares users of downloading needless data against their limits. It also runs only when it needs to, and no more, which helps save battery life and frees up for RAM for other apps. Note that since Aurora Alert needs to update in the background, certain task killer apps can prevent it from updating. So if you run any task killers, Aurora Alert will need to be on the ignore list in order to keep updating.

For more screenshots, see the website link below. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Recent changes:
In 1.06: Users now have the option to restrict updates to WiFi networks only, and also restrict updates to just night-time hours as selected in the "Alert Times" section. Optimize your battery usage even more!

In 1.04:
A dozen K-Index locations were added for support in the southern hemisphere and Europe.
Display options were added to tweak the graphical interface.
Users now have the ability to manually enter a location in Over Settings > Override Location
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$1.99
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4.8
User ratings
74
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
1
File size
3915 kb
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About Aurora Alert
Aurora Alert is an app designed to alert you when you have the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis in your area (aurora australis in the southern hemisphere.). It is designed to work "right out of the box", without any configuration needed from the user. This design makes Aurora Alert an ideal app for all users. Novice users benefit from the automated nature of the app, while intermediate to advanced users can enjoy an abundance of data at their fingertips.

Features:
- Automatically alerts when auroral activity is high enough
- Current auroral activity based on Kp and history graphs
- Auroral oval map customized for all locations
- NOAA Kp predictions within the next few hours
- 3-day aurora forecast
- Solar wind and IMF data
- Configure when you can be alerted based on sky darkness
- Filter out alerts based on current cloud cover
- Several local K-indices available for the most up-to-date activity
- Moon phase calendar included

When first launching Aurora Alert, it will find your location from GPS or cell networks, and then configure your settings based on the results. Users can then adjust any settings, if they wish. Aurora Alert will then update in the background, as often as you wish, and will alert you to possible aurora sightings when the conditions are favorable. You’ll never miss a chance to see the northern lights again!

Aurora Alert is configured to run as efficiently as possible. Automatic updates will download only 5KB of compressed data per update, which spares users of downloading needless data against their limits. It also runs only when it needs to, and no more, which helps save battery life and frees up for RAM for other apps. Note that since Aurora Alert needs to update in the background, certain task killer apps can prevent it from updating. So if you run any task killers, Aurora Alert will need to be on the ignore list in order to keep updating.

For more screenshots, see the website link below. Your feedback would be appreciated.

Recent changes:
In 1.06: Users now have the option to restrict updates to WiFi networks only, and also restrict updates to just night-time hours as selected in the "Alert Times" section. Optimize your battery usage even more!

In 1.04:
A dozen K-Index locations were added for support in the southern hemisphere and Europe.
Display options were added to tweak the graphical interface.
Users now have the ability to manually enter a location in Over Settings > Override Location

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A Google User
May 9, 2014
Best aurora app! (I have tried several, both paid and free. This is the one I kept!)
A Google User
Feb 22, 2014
Perfect Takes into account not only Aurora activity but also lightness and cloudiness. The forecast is a wonderful feature too.
A Google User
Feb 1, 2014
Fabulous Love it love it, easy to use, easy to understand well done, personal input if I may, a funky aurora moving image would be the cherry on top , but just my thought, if you like aurora and don't have this app then your crackers ,well worth the price, thank you
A Google User
Jan 28, 2014
Good info, obscure UI The most important feature to me would be the auroral map, but it took me about 30 minutes to figure out how to access it; you need to slide the display window in the "Conditions" tab with your finger. Better UI (some kind of visual cue for sliding the display window?) or documentation would be good.
A Google User
Jan 13, 2014
Best aurora notifier out there! Ive downloaded almost every other aurora app and this is the best one I could find!