Rain Alarm

Contains adsIn-app purchases
46K reviews
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About this app

This weather app alerts you when rain is approaching. The alerts are a reliable short-term forecast based on near real-time data. This app is more precise and reliable than a traditional forecast.
It is very useful for all outdoor activities – including cycling, motorcycling, hiking, gardening, BBQs, picnics, dog walking and DIY.

• Alerts to every type of precipitation, whether rain, snow or hail
• Alert as a notification with vibration and/or sound
• Simple and easy map overview
• Handy widgets in different sizes and themes

The data is collected from governmental weather services. Supported countries:
Americas: USA (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam), Canada, Bermuda, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Brazil
Europe: UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Spain (including the Balearic and the Canary Islands), Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, Ukraine
Asia: Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, India
Oceania: Australia, Fiji

In-app purchases:
• No more ads
• Multiple alarms and additional settings
• Animation settings and overlay transparency
• Multiple locations and additional settings (for alarms)
• More widget color schemes
• Same functionality as separate paid app

Also available for other platforms: https://app.rain-alarm.com
Follow us on Twitter for the latest news: https://twitter.com/rainalarm
Updated on
Nov 26, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App activity and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
46K reviews
Josh Vogler
June 5, 2022
I expected a little more customization for a paid app. I've patiently waited for about 6 months to see if any updates came through with added features, and there has been no updates. Option to have the app use more data and download the overlay for more zoom levels automatically would be better. Every time you change zoom level, there is a long delay before animation will play smoothly. 13 frames is the max. Would be nice to replay the whole day since I've downloaded the frames anyway.
17 people found this review helpful
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Michael Diener - Software e.K.
June 7, 2022
There is always work going on for the app and mainly the background server. Updates to the server don't require app updates. Thanks for your suggestion! For many devices the amount of working memory is limited and that is why the current limit is 13 for the amount of frames. I'll look into this again in the future. micha@rain-alarm.com
A Google user
December 1, 2019
Used to be a great app, then a couple of years ago the developer added more advertising. Now there are so many ads that it's no longer a radar app, it's advertising delivery system with a map. You get a banner ad that's always present. You get a mandatory, timed pop up ad every time you close the settings window. Several of the program's features must be purchased. Developer says "sorry if I made you upset". Response: thanks for being so condescending... Sorry if my review made you upset
63 people found this review helpful
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Michael Diener - Software e.K.
December 2, 2019
I'm sorry if my reply made you upset. For the record: Ads have been in the app since the start and have massively been reduced since Jan 2019. If you don't like ads, then instead pay for our service or just use another app. All basic features are free and will stay free and the app warns reliably this way - the proof is you using the app for years.
Kevin Powell
August 16, 2020
I used this app at work & really liked it. Most weather apps aren't very accurate in my area due to being in a valley between mountains. This app works in real time & simply does a great job at what it claims it does. I'm happy to find it again. The radar is easy to use & understand. It even has a weather forecast for upcoming days. It has a good bit of options to customize the search distance & intensity of rain that will trigger an alert. I only wish there was better widgets with a forecast.
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What's new

• Optimizations for Android 11 and 12
• Rounded corners for widgets (also Android 12)
• Coverage for Brazil

• Optimizations for Android 10 and 11
• Removed Firebase Crashlytics

• Weather conditions and forecast available
• Added support for India + Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu translation
• Added support for Denmark + Danish translation
• Added Dark Mode (theme) functionality (automatic or manual)