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 warns you when rain is currently nearing. Instead of forecasting it warns using almost real-time data, which is more precise than any forecast can be. It is an useful assistant for everything outdoors like cycling, biking, hiking, gardening, BBQ, picnics, walking the dogs, home improvement and more.

Features:
- warns for any type of precipitation, may it be rain, snow or hail
- warning as notification, vibration and/or sound
- precipitation map view
- widgets in different sizes and themes

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.

There is also a paid version of the app named "Rain Alarm OSM Pro" with the following enhancements:
- No advertisement
- Many customizable settings, like update interval, search radius, animation interval
- Customizable alarm conditions and notifiers (notification, LED, sounds, speech output, vibration patterns)
- More widget themes
- Support for Android Wear and Sony SmartWatch 1 + 2

Permissions:
Photos/Media/Files - cache will be stored on external memory to save space on internal memory
Wi-Fi connection information - check if there is connectivity
Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi - Pro version: optionally activate Wi-Fi when no other connectivity

Recent changes:
4.1.1:
Fix for gray overlay problem in case the device's time and/or time zone was not correct
Fixed Wi-Fi proxy problem

4.1.0:
New data available very 5 minutes instead of 10

4.0:
User interface slightly modernized
Option to get fewer alarms
Zoom buttons optionally visible

3.8:
* Animated image can be shared
* Basic alarm sound option added
* Better support for Android Wear notifications (app only in the Pro version)
* Android 5 fixes
* Intensity scale can be persisted
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4.3
User ratings
5491
Installs
500,000+
Concerns
1
File size
5489 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 warns you when rain is currently nearing. Instead of forecasting it warns using almost real-time data, which is more precise than any forecast can be. It is an useful assistant for everything outdoors like cycling, biking, hiking, gardening, BBQ, picnics, walking the dogs, home improvement and more.

Features:
- warns for any type of precipitation, may it be rain, snow or hail
- warning as notification, vibration and/or sound
- precipitation map view
- widgets in different sizes and themes

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.

There is also a paid version of the app named "Rain Alarm OSM Pro" with the following enhancements:
- No advertisement
- Many customizable settings, like update interval, search radius, animation interval
- Customizable alarm conditions and notifiers (notification, LED, sounds, speech output, vibration patterns)
- More widget themes
- Support for Android Wear and Sony SmartWatch 1 + 2

Permissions:
Photos/Media/Files - cache will be stored on external memory to save space on internal memory
Wi-Fi connection information - check if there is connectivity
Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi - Pro version: optionally activate Wi-Fi when no other connectivity

Recent changes:
4.1.1:
Fix for gray overlay problem in case the device's time and/or time zone was not correct
Fixed Wi-Fi proxy problem

4.1.0:
New data available very 5 minutes instead of 10

4.0:
User interface slightly modernized
Option to get fewer alarms
Zoom buttons optionally visible

3.8:
* Animated image can be shared
* Basic alarm sound option added
* Better support for Android Wear notifications (app only in the Pro version)
* Android 5 fixes
* Intensity scale can be persisted

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
Mar 9, 2015
Ok Ok
A Google User
Mar 2, 2015
Rain alert Weather
A Google User
Dec 29, 2014
Very good app, but... From new version i got only more agressive full screen advertising, nothing else. Would go back if I could. (Edit) Thanks for reply. Updated to new version. App is great and very helpfull. 5 stars
A Google User
Dec 18, 2014
Rain alarm Great way to see it coming
A Google User
Nov 19, 2014
Accurate App I love the app but, can you make the widget bigger so that it is easier to read :-D
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