Rain Alarm OSM

Rain Alarm OSM


This variant of the app is aimed at older devices. A better choice with more background map types is "Rain Alarm".

This weather app and widget are able to warn you against precipitation (like rain or snow) by a silent alarm. You can watch what is coming by the up-to-date radar animation. Even more convenient, the supplied widgets can help you monitor the precipitation situation without any alarms.

Useful assistant for everything outdoors like cycling, biking or hiking.

For the latest news follow us on Twitter: @rainalarm

The data used originates from governmental weather services. Works in the USA (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam), Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Finland, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Spain (including the Balearic and the Canary Islands), Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia.

Limitations to Rain Alarm OSM Pro:
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* Fixed update interval of 30 minutes
* Fixed search radius of 47 miles / 75 km
* Vibration within 47 mi / 75 km and notification only within 19 mi / 30 km
* Location update only on demand
* No manual location
* Fixed animation interval of 120 minutes, fixed animation rate of 30 min, fixed map transparency
* No customized alarms, no sound, no speech output
* Just 2 widget themes - only with a black background
* Sony SmartWatch only used for notifications (no widget and app)

Permissions:
INTERNET - loading precipitation data
VIBRATE - alarm
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION, ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - location
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - check connectivity
CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - Pro: optionally activate Wi-Fi when no other connectivity
WAKE_LOCK - occasional background service will not be interrupted by device sleep (otherwise you might not get alarms)
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED - initiate background service when device starts
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - cache will be stored on external memory to save space on internal memory

Recent changes:
3.8.13:
* better support for Android Wear notifications (app only in the Pro version)

3.8.10:
* Basic alarm sound option added
* Fix for Android 2.3

3.8.6:
* Fix for problems with one of the ad networks

3.8.5:
* Fixes for snooze functionality and manual positioning

3.8.0:
* Animated image can be shared
* Improved location detection

3.7:
* Support for Sony SmartWatch 2 notifications and Smart Wireless Headset
* Notifications for Pebble smart watch
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4.3
User ratings
4100
Installs
500,000+
Concerns
1
File size
4506 kb
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About Rain Alarm OSM
This variant of the app is aimed at older devices. A better choice with more background map types is "Rain Alarm".

This weather app and widget are able to warn you against precipitation (like rain or snow) by a silent alarm. You can watch what is coming by the up-to-date radar animation. Even more convenient, the supplied widgets can help you monitor the precipitation situation without any alarms.

Useful assistant for everything outdoors like cycling, biking or hiking.

For the latest news follow us on Twitter: @rainalarm

The data used originates from governmental weather services. Works in the USA (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam), Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Finland, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Spain (including the Balearic and the Canary Islands), Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia.

Limitations to Rain Alarm OSM Pro:
* Advertisement
* Fixed update interval of 30 minutes
* Fixed search radius of 47 miles / 75 km
* Vibration within 47 mi / 75 km and notification only within 19 mi / 30 km
* Location update only on demand
* No manual location
* Fixed animation interval of 120 minutes, fixed animation rate of 30 min, fixed map transparency
* No customized alarms, no sound, no speech output
* Just 2 widget themes - only with a black background
* Sony SmartWatch only used for notifications (no widget and app)

Permissions:
INTERNET - loading precipitation data
VIBRATE - alarm
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION, ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - location
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - check connectivity
CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - Pro: optionally activate Wi-Fi when no other connectivity
WAKE_LOCK - occasional background service will not be interrupted by device sleep (otherwise you might not get alarms)
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED - initiate background service when device starts
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - cache will be stored on external memory to save space on internal memory

Recent changes:
3.8.13:
* better support for Android Wear notifications (app only in the Pro version)

3.8.10:
* Basic alarm sound option added
* Fix for Android 2.3

3.8.6:
* Fix for problems with one of the ad networks

3.8.5:
* Fixes for snooze functionality and manual positioning

3.8.0:
* Animated image can be shared
* Improved location detection

3.7:
* Support for Sony SmartWatch 2 notifications and Smart Wireless Headset
* Notifications for Pebble smart watch

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User reviews of Rain Alarm OSM
ouch... fixed search radius of 47 miles/75 km is way too much and five bucks just for rain alarms (chance of rain is less than 25% anyway) is also a bit too much. AND.. the best: It tells me hours AFTER raining that there WAS rain! Classic!
Feb 10, 2011
great alarm very accurate. i love it
Jan 10, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Sep 16, 2014
Great I love this app
A Google User
Aug 19, 2014
LGE975 Good account of rain condition
A Google User
Aug 15, 2014
Reliable The widgets need a better work as it looks too outdated.
A Google User
Jun 30, 2014
Thanks a lot This saved my life, it warned me of tornado. A tree smashed my window but I was downstairs, thanks.
A Google User
Jun 9, 2014
Best ever weather app Best