great app I use this app 24/7 so I'm alerted to kp fluctuations during the day so I'm prepared to notify people at night. The kp map needs to be adjusted though. Many people miss great shows because their number is too high. Amy-- Aurora Borealis Notifications
Best aurora alert Best alert out there, does Borealis and Australis. However, very conservative default Kp values for alerts - recommend lowering them to avoid false negatives.
I have been using Aurora Alert for well over a year now and have found it to work almost perfectly, assuming, of course, that you have a connection. It begins alerting you when there are auroras possible, low on the northern horizon (Aurora Borealis, obviously). If there is an auroral storm you receive a different sounding alert. I haven't seen any auroras using this app, but I have missed a couple through ignoring the alerts it gave me.
Alert doesnt work It has potential. The alerts dont work on this app. Fix this and i will re evaluate
No data / alerts for Hobart I am in New Zealand and therefore most interested in the data for Hobart but I never see anything for Hobart on the graph page and activity always says 0 (Quiet) even though there was good activity last night I could see with the naked eye, no alerts nor could see any data beyond the global Kp. I had my threshold down to 6kp and still nothing. Have checked all other settings and GPS and can't find any reason for this. Seems like a great app otherwise so will update rating if this is solved.
Definitely the best Aurora Alert app I've found. When comparing the data coming through here, it was matching very well the NOAA data. Customisation was excellent EXCEPT for one thing. Would it possible to add an option to update data daily? The ability to keep up to date quickly is excellent when the atmosphere is cranking, but for those many days where the Kp is 1-3, this app drinks juice (not hugely) for no benefit. I end up turning updates off. Include this option and it's 5 stars all the way.
In 1.06: Users now have the option to restrict updates to WiFi networks only, and also restrict updates to just night-time hours as selected in the "Alert Times" section. Optimize your battery usage even more!
A dozen K-Index locations were added for support in the southern hemisphere and Europe.
Display options were added to tweak the graphical interface.
Users now have the ability to manually enter a location in Over Settings > Override Location
Get AuroraWatch UK status notifications, view recent data and report sightings.