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Aurora Buddy Pro

Aurora Buddy Pro

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

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The most feature complete northern lights app for Android now has even more features!

- 15 minute updates
- Filter by time (only receive alerts between 8pm and 4am)
- Auto-configure alert levels for your current location
- Europe, North America, Asia, and South satellite images of Aurora activity
- Whole world satellite data of energetic Aurora particles
- Latest solar X-ray image
- Three day planetary KP graph
- Solar wind speed readings
- Space weather alerts from the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
- Ad free!

This app gives you updates and alerts for the short-term Aurora Borealis (and Aurora Australis) forecast from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. Great for knowing when to get outside to see the northern lights.

Aurora Buddy Pro can look at the current weather so it will only alert you when the viewing conditions are best - no more being alerted when the sky is too cloudy to see anything! Additionally, Aurora Buddy Pro can use your current location to set the alert level - no more guessing at what level you need in order to see the Aurora!

You can view the most recent satellite data for both the North and South poles, as well as the most recent short term predictions on a map for 5 areas (Do a long press on the image to select.)

Ideas and requests for features which you would like to see in the app should be either emailed to me, or left in the comments. Thanks!

IMPORTANT: If you use any task-killing software, make sure Aurora Buddy Pro is in the ignore list. Also, always exit the app with the "home" button rather than the "back" button!

Free version here:

NOTE: Weather feature currently unavailable

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Recently changed in this version

- Now limit alerts to between 8pm and 4am (can be disabled in settings menu)
- Added the Ovation satellite views.
- Fixed a problem with alert levels when using current levels.
- You can now pick the notification sound!
- Alerts now have the option to behave like an alarm.
- Added the option to use the current aurora levels rather than the one hour prediction. This value matches the data on the satellite images.
- Added an option to disable notifications for space weather alerts.

Comments and ratings for Aurora Buddy Pro
  • (56 stars)

    by patrick wilson on 23/02/2014

    Ovation maps are almost a year old and won't update

  • (56 stars)

    by Wendy Dickson on 16/11/2013

    I wouldn't recommend this app. Location and weather doesn't work. People should be refunded for this app. It's not good enough. Disgusted!!

  • (56 stars)

    by Zael Porthisius on 03/10/2013

    Not happy with the functionality of this ap. Needs some serious work. Has good potential, though.

  • (56 stars)

    by George White on 10/06/2013

    It was it barely is no longer useable..please fix, since I paid for it.

  • (56 stars)

    by Peter Hulbert on 06/06/2013

    Ovation charts need updating to the new type please used to be a 5 star app

  • (56 stars)

    by Mark Augustyn on 13/04/2013

    Still can't get weather. Would be perfect if alarm would sound only when clear.

  • (56 stars)

    by A Google User on 12/03/2013

    It used to work fine but now it won't get my location now local weather rendering the app a bit useless....please fix it to what it was because I paid