Blitzortung Lightning Monitor

Blitzortung Lightning Monitor


Simple to use map based application visualizing real time full area lightning data provided by the blitzortung.org lightning location network project. The current thunderstorm situation at your fingertips.

Feature summary:
- realtime display of lightning data
- display of historical lightning data of the last 24 hours
- support for regions Europe, USA and Australia/New Zealand
- lightning strike time color coded
- reduced data volume and fast response
- current lightning strike time and lightning count
- optional user location display
- alarm function shows distance/direction of storms
- alarm background service
- support for notifications and vibration alarm
- single stroke display for blitzortung.org participants

Please visit http://www.blitzortung.org for more information regarding the community based lightning location project. http://www.blitzortung.org.

The raster display ensures a fast performance of the application even if there is a very high thunderstorm activity. Blitzortung.org participants can visualize all stroke locations individually.

If you would like to contribute to a translation of the software in your language, please do not hesitate to contact the author of the software.

Note to Australian/US west coast users: The blitzortung.org network is currently concentrated on the eastern part of the continent. If you would like to help to extend the coverage to other parts of australia/US, please participate in the blitzortung.org network. Further information can be found here http://blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?page=2. Thank you!

Project Repository: https://github.com/wuan/bo-android

Please note that version 1.1.0 does not work on devices where freed wakelocks do not ignore the timeout if they are already free, but crash the application instead. This is solved with 1.1.1.

Using the GPS location provider in combination with the background service can lead to high battery use. Please use the network or the passive location provider for background operation.

Recent changes:
Version 1.3.2 (Android 4.0+):
- fixed NPE

Version 1.3.1 (Android 4.0+):
- do not require location manager, when not active

Version 1.1.3 & 1.3.0 (Android 4.0+):
- workaround for Android wakelock timeout bug
- fixed Android 2.2 incompatibility
- fixed sound notifications
- use AlarmManager and WakeLocks to ensure background service operation
- enabled Hardware acceleration (1.3 only)
- background operation starting with boot
- reworked structure with separate app service
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4.3
User ratings
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Installs
100,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About Blitzortung Lightning Monitor
Simple to use map based application visualizing real time full area lightning data provided by the blitzortung.org lightning location network project. The current thunderstorm situation at your fingertips.

Feature summary:
- realtime display of lightning data
- display of historical lightning data of the last 24 hours
- support for regions Europe, USA and Australia/New Zealand
- lightning strike time color coded
- reduced data volume and fast response
- current lightning strike time and lightning count
- optional user location display
- alarm function shows distance/direction of storms
- alarm background service
- support for notifications and vibration alarm
- single stroke display for blitzortung.org participants

Please visit http://www.blitzortung.org for more information regarding the community based lightning location project. http://www.blitzortung.org.

The raster display ensures a fast performance of the application even if there is a very high thunderstorm activity. Blitzortung.org participants can visualize all stroke locations individually.

If you would like to contribute to a translation of the software in your language, please do not hesitate to contact the author of the software.

Note to Australian/US west coast users: The blitzortung.org network is currently concentrated on the eastern part of the continent. If you would like to help to extend the coverage to other parts of australia/US, please participate in the blitzortung.org network. Further information can be found here http://blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?page=2. Thank you!

Project Repository: https://github.com/wuan/bo-android

Please note that version 1.1.0 does not work on devices where freed wakelocks do not ignore the timeout if they are already free, but crash the application instead. This is solved with 1.1.1.

Using the GPS location provider in combination with the background service can lead to high battery use. Please use the network or the passive location provider for background operation.

Recent changes:
Version 1.3.2 (Android 4.0+):
- fixed NPE

Version 1.3.1 (Android 4.0+):
- do not require location manager, when not active

Version 1.1.3 & 1.3.0 (Android 4.0+):
- workaround for Android wakelock timeout bug
- fixed Android 2.2 incompatibility
- fixed sound notifications
- use AlarmManager and WakeLocks to ensure background service operation
- enabled Hardware acceleration (1.3 only)
- background operation starting with boot
- reworked structure with separate app service
User reviews of Blitzortung Lightning Monitor
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A Google User
Saturday 2:58 PM
Nice app. You'll need an anorak with this. I'll hold judgement on 5 stars for now, Until I get an alert. Keep up the good work. It is a great looking app.
A Google User
Friday 11:41 PM
Good
A Google User
6 days ago
Use to be great :( I liked this app before the update...now I don't get any alarms or lightning detection :( what's gone wrong ???
A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
Strikes still not showing up WuAn, is the North America strikes still not showing up? I noticed the same thing the other day as Charles and a member of the Blitzortung site as well. I noticed the updated time so I uninstalled the one I had and installed the updated one, still nothing showing up in the USA? what gives, this is one of my favorite apps.. thanks for the work on it !! 7/18/14.
A Google User
Jul 20, 2014
Very marvellous Does what it says on the tin