Lightning

Lightning


The original Android Lightning distance calculator. Press the top button when you see the flash, press the bottom one when you hear the thunder. The distance is shown in Miles and KM, up to 20 Miles. If you like, you can also start and stop the timer with the Camera button, trackball, or D-Pad.

Fun and educational, it's also useful for outdoor activities where lightning may be a hazard (handy for lifeguards, referees, playground helpers, etc.).

Not recommended for artillery spotting...


Suggestions welcome - please email me.

This App will never contain annoying ads - ever!

**** SECURITY NOTICE ****

Lightning uses the following permissions ONLY:

Storage
Modify/delete SD card contents. Not that it really *does* anything with the SD card...

System tools
Prevent phone from sleeping

Phone calls
Read phone state and identity

The last one is a result of building for Android 1.6 compatibility - Lightning does *NOT* actually access the phone information in any way.

Recent changes:
Chinese (zh) localization courtesy of Ndoo.net

New feature: The History page shows the elapsed time between now and the last entry (up to 99 hours). This is a convenient way to tell how long it's been since the storm has past. This was a user-request - keep them coming!
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About Lightning
The original Android Lightning distance calculator. Press the top button when you see the flash, press the bottom one when you hear the thunder. The distance is shown in Miles and KM, up to 20 Miles. If you like, you can also start and stop the timer with the Camera button, trackball, or D-Pad.

Fun and educational, it's also useful for outdoor activities where lightning may be a hazard (handy for lifeguards, referees, playground helpers, etc.).

Not recommended for artillery spotting...


Suggestions welcome - please email me.

This App will never contain annoying ads - ever!

**** SECURITY NOTICE ****

Lightning uses the following permissions ONLY:

Storage
Modify/delete SD card contents. Not that it really *does* anything with the SD card...

System tools
Prevent phone from sleeping

Phone calls
Read phone state and identity

The last one is a result of building for Android 1.6 compatibility - Lightning does *NOT* actually access the phone information in any way.

Recent changes:
Chinese (zh) localization courtesy of Ndoo.net

New feature: The History page shows the elapsed time between now and the last entry (up to 99 hours). This is a convenient way to tell how long it's been since the storm has past. This was a user-request - keep them coming!

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 5, 2015
USA only Sadly in miles so not much good for most of the world.
A Google User
Jul 31, 2015
Let's get the "right foot in front of the left. What is this guy talking about? Either you pay for or He already paid for His. 1- you pay for man made fireworks display, His is free and specialized in His own way.2- fireworks streak into the evening sky,His "streak lightning from cloud to sky and back again. 3- Areal display, the boom and the aftermath, sheet lightning within the clouds, His created path. You choose the way you prefer, I'll choose His own with nothing to deter. His is always free.
A Google User
Jul 3, 2015
Awesome Its cool it warned me about lightning and I took a pic my sis posted on Instagram and got 3 million likes
A Google User
Jul 2, 2015
With me being a storm spotter for the Tonawanda, NY area, this is a very helpful app to calculate the time between the lightning flash and the crack of thunder afterward and it is also a very helpful app to calculate the distance between you and the thunderstorm. If I were you developers, keep up the good work. Thanks
A Google User
Jun 23, 2015
Does this work