Blitzortung Lightning Tracker

Blitzortung Lightning Tracker Free App

Rated 4.08/5 (574) —  Free Android application by Anthony M Nixon

Advertisements

About Blitzortung Lightning Tracker

Utilizes the Blitzortung lightning network to display near-real time lightning strikes and radar from around the world.

Features:
* Animated lightning strikes
* Lightning station locations and detections
* Mark favorite stations to show all their detected strikes
* Weather Radar tracks for the US, Europe, and Oceania
* Range circles to show how close strikes are

Options:
* Animate lightning strikes
All lightning strikes will be shown with an increasing ring
* Show detection stations
Lines will be drawn from stations detecting a strike to the strike location
* Display location
Your location will be displayed on the map
* Max strikes displayed
Maximum number of strikes to display on the map at a single time
* Time to display strikes
Length of time to display the strikes before they fade away

Permissions:
* Location permission only used locally on the device to enable you to zoom to your current location
* No personal information is ever sent from the device to any servers

FAQ:
* What information is this app collecting on me?
No personal information is collected from the device at all.
* Why can't I see my station?
To reduce the load on the device, stations are clustered when the map zoom is very small. By zooming the map in, more stations may be visible. To always show a certain station, hold down on the station's icon until the device vibrates. That will set it to always be visible.
* Ports
The following ports are used; Radar: 4550, Lightning: 8050-8090

Never Miss An Update!

Follow Android Blip on Facebook / Google+


Download / Install

Download and install Blitzortung Lightning Tracker version on your Android device!
Downloaded 100,000+ times, content rating: Everyone
Android package: org.blitzortung.lightning.tracker.app, download Blitzortung Lightning Tracker.apk

All Application Badges

Free
downl.
Android
4.0.3+
Bug
buster
For everyone
Android app

App History & Updates

What's Changed
Added enhanced radar details
Made Radar transparent
Fixed rare crash condition
More downloads  Blitzortung Lightning Tracker reached 100 000 - 500 000 downloads
More downloads  Blitzortung Lightning Tracker reached 50 000 - 100 000 downloads

What are users saying about Blitzortung Lightning Tracker

H70%
by H####:

Can't get past splash screen on Samsung S7 active. Cool app on other Androids that work

K70%
by K####:

Refuses to show my location. Fails to link strikes to tracking stations.

O70%
by O####:

Nice, but does not display my location or distance rings. This is supposed to be a feature.

P70%
by P####:

Fantastic and accurate. Addiction when the weather turns stormy

M70%
by M####:

Brilliant app shows me where all the lightning strike are

B70%
by B####:

It's a great app all it needs now is the thunder rings showing when the thunder will hit

Q70%
by Q####:

Does not show my location..

G70%
by G####:

Be 5 stars if it had push notifications

S70%
by S####:

Range circles and location don't seem to work.

T70%
by T####:

Superb app

U70%
by U####:

Growing up in the lightning belt I would ride to the beach to watch the thunderstorms. I'm in the mountains now and photograph lightning. Great tool, very accurate.

J70%
by J####:

I don't get it for all that!!!

W70%
by W####:

On my Marshmallow LG G4 I had zero issues with this app. It worked great every time. Since installing on my new Nougat S7 the location marker and range rings do not show. I tried setting the resolution of the device down to see if that was the issue, but nothing I do will make them show. Other than that, it still works well.

Z70%
by Z####:

Looks fine, smooth and easy to use. However, it did not show my location on the map, nor did it show the distance circles. Still needs work. Also adding an alert for strikes within 10 miles would be nice. Question: Do the expanding circles around strikes represent speed of sound for thunder? Galaxy S7, Android 6.0.1, AT&T

A70%
by A####:

Like the version on the website, this app does a great job of displaying lightning strikes and precipitation radar. Triangulation accuracy used to be quite poor for the UK, but it has gotten better in the past couple of years. I've tried several lightning tracker apps, and this seems to be one of the better ones.

R70%
by R####:

Downloaded on to a Samsung Tablet 10.1 Note. All seemed okay at first, but then after exiting the app for a few minutes and then going back in, I noticed the blue squares of the detectors were missing. After a while they came back and then went again. This seems to be happening all the time. Also, only once have I ever seen the distance circles around my location, despite having the option for them ticked. A shame it has these bugs, as it seems more accurate than some other storm warning apps.

J70%
by J####:

To move the center of the bullseye Circle put your finger, *ON* the red circle itself (NOT the center of the circle) and drag the circle so that it is centered where you live. This is an utterly fantastic application. If you want to know about lightning strikes near you - get this app.

Y70%
by Y####:

Good app but has issues. Occasionally quits to desktop and only 5 minute lifespan for displaying lightning works. Choose 30 minutes or 20 minutes and the strikes still disappear after 5 minutes.

F70%
by F####:

It was okay, a good reliable app. However I've had it just over a month and all of a sudden it doesn't show the precipitation, which is slightly disappointing for me and makes me question the reliability and validity of this entire app. Easy enough to use and would be perfect if the issues were resolved.

C70%
by C####:

The show my location bit is broken, so I have to zoom by hand.

U70%
by U####:

Downloaded on to a Samsung Tablet 10.1 Note. All seemed okay at first, but then after exiting the app for a few minutes and then going back in, I noticed the blue squares of the detectors were missing. After a while they came back and then went again. This seems to be happening all the time. Also, only once have I ever seen the distance circles around my location, despite having the option for them ticked. A shame it has these bugs, as it seems more accurate than some other storm warning apps.

V70%
by V####:

Doesn't dectect my actual location even though there are options for distance circles. Unimpressed and uninstalled

D70%
by D####:

For some reason, it crashed and wouldn't let me back in. After I updated it, it wouldn't let me in at all

W70%
by W####:

Many youth sports cancel at a distance of 10 miles. Can you make a diameter ring of ten miles? That would make it awesomer.

Z70%
by Z####:

Great app

A70%
by A####:

Following update no longer 'eats data' in the background - left the app running for several days... 500kb background, zero foreground use. I like the visualisation and it's the best of several similar apps I have tried.

R70%
by R####:

Growing up in the lightning belt I would ride to the beach to watch the thunderstorms. I'm in the mountains now and photograph lightning. Great tool, very accurate.

J70%
by J####:

This is kind of slow. And it doesn't have a good layout. Hope to see it improve. But, it is good overall. Hope to see more!

Y70%
by Y####:

I like it, the layout is good, but I think there's a fault with the weather radar over the UK as it hasn't changed for days now. Everywhere else seems to be working fine though.

F70%
by F####:

Polls the GPS even though I've disabled the features which concern My Position. Wastes battery.

C70%
by C####:

I work at night in central Oklahoma and can see lightening from many miles away ... this app helps me tell how close the lightening is so I can keep my crew safe

E70%
by E####:

This update is so much better. The previous one would hardly ever open. And it just stay on the title screen. Thank you.

N70%
by N####:

Love the app. Wish it had alerts for lightening in the area. I also wish it had a better range circle so it's easier to tell the distance the strike is from your location.

H70%
by H####:

I don't get it for all that!!!

K70%
by K####:

Works great on my phone. This is a very helpful app.

O70%
by O####:

Great real time lightning information. Please include an alert function to advise about nearby lightning.

X70%
by X####:

Its only fair at best... 7-7-16

P70%
by P####:

Does what it says

M70%
by M####:

Wow

B70%
by B####:

Excellent layout


Share The Word!


Rating Distribution

RATING
4.15
574 users

5

4

3

2

1