* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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.
The following ports are used; Radar: 4550, Lightning: 8050-8090
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.
Doesn't dectect my actual location even though there are options for distance circles. Unimpressed and uninstalled
For some reason, it crashed and wouldn't let me back in. After I updated it, it wouldn't let me in at all
Many youth sports cancel at a distance of 10 miles. Can you make a diameter ring of ten miles? That would make it awesomer.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Polls the GPS even though I've disabled the features which concern My Position. Wastes battery.
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
This update is so much better. The previous one would hardly ever open. And it just stay on the title screen. Thank you.
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.
I don't get it for all that!!!
Works great on my phone. This is a very helpful app.
Great real time lightning information. Please include an alert function to advise about nearby lightning.
Its only fair at best... 7-7-16
Does what it says
Lightning around me but not really showing it onthe map
I had no idea that there are so many strikes happening. I am continually amazed. Thanks for the info
A great app, but it would be nicer if the animated strike circles expanded at the speed of sound...
Is this the only live view? Other apps seem to be on a five minute poll.
Radar messing up again...
Can you add an option for raw radar data?
As an amature radio operator this works great. When I hear lightning crashes I can see where they are. Would be nice to see entire map active instead of searching zones though. Would like to put this on TV with a smart TV app or at least the ability to "cast" to the TV as my android does with youtube and other apps.
Blitzortung published the required ports for the App to work through WiFi on a restrictive firewall promptly and courteously. They actually appologized for not publishing the information earlier and were very polite and extremely helpful once the problem was reported. The response was that the port information should have been documented long ago and that this was an oversight error on the part of Blitzortung. Never have I encountered such a helpful and extremely proactive and helpful response! Now that I can access it from home using WiFi to reduce data usage ... thumbs up! Thanks The only other request would be to modify the app tp first try WiFi (if connected) and if the connection cannot be made, switch to the Android Data mode for the Android and NOT just issue NO CONNECTION and fail.
Blitzertung has had a website for years and I have been a fan since first discovering it. To now have an android app that I can have on my Kindle Fire and Asus Nexus is a winner all around. Glad to see it got the Android treatment. Highly recommended to all...this app has been running flawless on both devices. Granted there is a procedure to do on the Fire to get apk's running right and even that is easily found online. Thanks for keeping it free!
It's losing connection. Worked the 1st day just fine. Uninstalled and installed it again. Same thing.
Works with nexus 7 could use high detail storm images also works with HTC desire 626
Lightning hit a tree in my yard and closest strike was 6 miles away.
Why doesn't TASMANIA have a station but other nations do.? They are part of Australia too mate
What a wait of time
5 stars ! Working perfectly. Thank you.
Best lightning app ever!
Have had lightning overhead and all around and closest strike shows hundreds of miles away...don't understand why it's not picking them up. TV stations show 20-30+strikes in area and there are ZERO strikes showing on my screen. Galaxy S4. Maybe I need a new phone??? Or it just isn't working right. Sorry! I tried it for a year on older version and 5 months on newer version...2 versions with same outcomes. Zero.