Location App for SpotterNetwork


This app will be updated for the March 2020 announced changes! For the 2020 season this version will function. By Nov 2020 it will be updated to the latest Android version and will include the reporting functions. Rapid Report will be rolled into this app at that time. Chaser Location will live on as your solution! Update your location to SpotterNetwork automatically. Open it up set your SN user id in the settings, close it down and it runs in the background. Rock Solid. Run it for months! Updates your location, speed, and direction to SpotterNetwork just like the windows client. Set update times from 2 minutes to longer with the onscreen slider. Also use the Celltower triangulation instead of GPS to save on battery power.

Also includes a button to launch the SpotterNetwork Reports page in your cell phone browser. Authenticate once and save your cookies in the browser and it will launch into the Reports page with your GPS coordinates already filled in.

In Settings add your SpotterNetwork Spotter ID to the setting menu. Be sure to add your encoded number/characters, not your Name or Callsign.

Be sure to also get Rapid Report for Storm Chasers. The first app to provide a simple mobile interface to the new SpotterNetwork reports API. Chaser Location is the official Android client app for SpotterNetwork.

*** Important! *** Android phone vendors (Samsung, Nokia, etc) have added battery life optimization in Oreo and Pie versions and are killing background processes. You must disable this battery saving feature on a per app basis. Vendors and versions are slightly different but basically you follow this (this is for Samsung Galaxy 8 and 9):
Go to Settings -> Apps -> find Chaser Location in the list -> press Battery (Allow background activity may be checked, ignore that setting! ) -> press Optimize Battery usage -> set pulldown to All -> Find Chaser Location in the list again and UNCHECK the setting.

That will let it run in the background without being killed off after a couple hours.***

Note: If you are not seeing your location on SpotterNetwork or any of the feeds but this app shows success. Please go to the SpotterNetwork website and manually enter your starting position once. New accounts must do this only once and then you will show.

Also: Be aware that you must submit 5 quality reports before you will show up on the map. Please make sure you meet this requirement before looking for your dot on the map.

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What's New

Be sure to also get a copy of Rapid Report - the first app to post reports directly to Spotter Network using the new interface!

First app to use the new SpotterNetwork location API. Also now update your location frequency right from the main screen with a handy slider.

If you get ChaserTV userId errors, do an uninstall and clean reinstall and re-enter your SpotterNetwork ID.

Fixed a bug that may have been affecting some users randomly on certain return strings from SN.
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Additional Information

Eligible for Family Library
Eligible if bought after 7/2/2016. Learn More
February 22, 2014
Current Version
Requires Android
1.5 and up
Content Rating
Interactive Elements
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