Blitzortung Lightning Monitor

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About this app

Simple to use map based application visualizing real time full area lightning data provided by the 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 participants

Please visit for more information regarding the community based lightning location project.

The raster display ensures a fast performance of the application even if there is a very high thunderstorm activity. 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 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 network. Further information can be found here Thank you!

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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
Mar 27, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

5.87K 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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Michael Baron
April 16, 2023
Does what it says on the tin. Alarm options are spartan and lack granularity, however. That's the only thing holding back that last star.
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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

- fixed direct data mode
- reverted back to Android SDK 32 to avoid broken notifications