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.
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.
Used to be great I used it for nearly 2 years. I got great alerts and great photos, would have said ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. But after re-installing it on my new phone (same phone, model and number) it never alerts me now never updates and doesn't show the map at all, for weeks. I'm going to uninstall it because it's useless now. Fix it!!! I relied on this app a lot
Can't update on demand With the newest update my "update now" option disappeared for my galaxy s6 active. I'm super disappointed since I used that feature often. Some of the data is often unavailable, which is a bit of an annoyance. I do like the app overall, just a couple things really kill the usefulnes.
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
Used to be great, now worthless Used to be my goto app for the lights, over the past year it has become completely worthless. The app is broken and does not follow settings anymore, I.e. it DOES NOT NOTIFY of higher indexes, and it does not even refresh its own information. Now I have to manually refresh to see what it claims current n forecast conditions are, which are no longer even close to accurate anyway. Save the money and just check the n.o.a.a. ovation website. Same information, but ACCURATELY and CONSTANTLY maintained unlike this
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
Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights LIVE: See live pictures of Aurora Borealis.