Blitzortung Lightning Monitor

Blitzortung Lightning Monitor

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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
- support for regions Europe, USA 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/US, please participate in the network. Further information can be found here Thank you!

Project Repository:

Please note that version 1.1.0 does not work on devices where freed wakelocks do not ignore the timeout if they are already free, but crash the application instead. This is solved with 1.1.1.

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.

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Recently changed in this version

Version 1.3.2 (Android 4.0+):
- fixed NPE

Version 1.3.1 (Android 4.0+):
- do not require location manager, when not active

Version 1.1.3 & 1.3.0 (Android 4.0+):
- workaround for Android wakelock timeout bug
- fixed Android 2.2 incompatibility
- fixed sound notifications
- use AlarmManager and WakeLocks to ensure background service operation
- enabled Hardware acceleration (1.3 only)
- background operation starting with boot
- reworked structure with separate app service

Comments and ratings for Blitzortung Lightning Monitor
  • (69 stars)

    by John Reed on 18/06/2014

    Excellent App

  • (69 stars)

    by Aleksander L on 15/06/2014

    But some of my colleagues think that there's some magic and they where disappointed that this app don't predict lightings... Facepalm...

  • (69 stars)

    by Dean Craig on 15/06/2014

    drains battery

  • (69 stars)

    by michel lortie on 13/06/2014

    Always crashing

  • (69 stars)

    by Adrian Cuzman on 13/06/2014

    ..but drains the battery, 24/7 service even if notificarions are off, that's a deal breaker... uninstalled for now..

  • (69 stars)

    by Alan Cordwell on 08/06/2014

    This is an excellent app that is well designed and works very well, and I thoroughly recommend it. The only problem I've had was missing tiles in one of the satellite map zoom levels. Switching to street map and back didn't help. In the end I had to uninstall and reinstall the app to fix it. This issue started at about the time I did the 4.4.2 to 4.4.3 upgrade. But this minor issue does not detra

  • (69 stars)

    by Neil McGonigle on 08/06/2014

    Since most recent update, this uses as much battery as my screen does!? :(