Blitzortung Lightning Monitor

3.6
6.44K reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Simple to use map based application visualizing real time full area lightning data provided by the blitzortung.org lightning location network project. The current thunderstorm situation at your fingertips.

Feature summary:
- realtime display of lightning data
- display of historical lightning data of the last 24 hours
- for regions Europe, North & South America, Asia, Africa and Australia/New Zealand
- lightning strike time color coded
- reduced data volume and fast response
- current lightning strike time and lightning count
- optional user location display
- alarm function shows distance/direction of storms
- alarm background service
- support for notifications and vibration alarm
- single stroke display for blitzortung.org participants

Please visit http://www.blitzortung.org for more information regarding the community based lightning location project. http://www.blitzortung.org.

The raster display ensures a fast performance of the application even if there is a very high thunderstorm activity. Blitzortung.org participants can visualize all stroke locations individually.

If you would like to contribute to a translation of the software in your language, please do not hesitate to contact the author of the software.

Note to Australian/US west coast users: The blitzortung.org network is currently concentrated on the eastern part of the continent. If you would like to help to extend the coverage to other parts of Australia/South America/Asia/Africa, please participate in the blitzortung.org network. Further information can be found here http://blitzortung.org/Webpages/index.php?page=2. Thank you!

Project Repository: https://github.com/wuan/bo-android

Using the GPS location provider in combination with the background service can lead to high battery use. Please use the network or the passive location provider for background operation.
Updated on
Aug 10, 2022

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3.6
6.44K reviews
Benjamin Haskin
June 6, 2020
The app currently is great. I use it to track lightning in storms when I storm chase. Learning the minute key isn't very hard. Once you use it a bit it becomes easier to understand what type of lighting storm your dealing with when understanding the numbers and size of storm. It's a great app overall and I would recommend that storm chasers use it. Now it only tracks lightning, so there's no other radar settings than the lighting radar.
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John Conrades
August 29, 2022
Great app, easy to use once you get through all the settings. Gives you many options and settings, but once you get through them works nicely. Suggest you set raster size to "auto" at first. Only problem I have is getting app to notify me when app is not active.
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A Google user
June 7, 2019
Bring back satellite maps! I love this app. Well I did until this update! The map no longer has the option for satellite view. The new style looks awful.Every major road is a wishy washy red and look like veins. I never thought I minded the look of veins until now! Or it looks like the stuff in War of the World's that creeps over the ground although that makes it sound cooler than it is. As other users have said, it's now painfully slow to load and the colours on the map are the same as strikes!
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What's new

- Global data mode
- Local data mode
- Auto raster size
- Internal improvements
- fixed alert distance calculation
- detect do not disturb setting
- fixed Map loading for Android 4
- fixed permission handling