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 1.3.4:
- fixed various errors
- accelerated backend service

Version 1.3.2:
- fixed NPE

Version 1.3.1:
- do not require location manager, when not active

Version 1.3.0:
- fixed Android 2.2 incompatibility
- fixed sound notifications
- enabled Hardware acceleration (1.3 only)
- background operation starting with boot
- reworked structure with separate app service
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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 1.3.4:
- fixed various errors
- accelerated backend service

Version 1.3.2:
- fixed NPE

Version 1.3.1:
- do not require location manager, when not active

Version 1.3.0:
- fixed Android 2.2 incompatibility
- fixed sound notifications
- 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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Android Market Comments
A Google User
17 hours ago
Help me storm chase up and down the country.
A Google User
Aug 26, 2014
Say... this is pretty cool! I have been watching out for an app just like this one for a couple of years now. I just began using it and it appears to be working just fine so far. At this point I couldn't be more pleased!
A Google User
Aug 25, 2014
Not specific enough
A Google User
Aug 20, 2014
Stinks It doesn't indicate any lightning where I am currently surrounded by it. No lightning shown over the US.
A Google User
Aug 19, 2014
Usefull app Really helping during hiking.