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 1.3.4:
- fixed various errors
- accelerated backend service

Version 1.3.2:
- fixed NPE

Version 1.3.1:
- do not require location manager, when not active

Version 1.3.0:
- fixed Android 2.2 incompatibility
- fixed sound notifications
- enabled Hardware acceleration (1.3 only)
- background operation starting with boot
- reworked structure with separate app service

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

    by Charles Moore on 16/08/2014

    This app does the job. I have watched several cloud to ground strokes nearby the homestead appear seconds after the strokes. I have been thinking of making my own node so I can contribute to this great system. To be honest some less intense strokes do not appear but this is not the apps fault. I never go sailing without it :)

  • (51 stars)

    by David Morgan on 16/08/2014

    Can't wait for Lightning . Fire up this app every time and bore anybody who will listen with strike updates

  • (51 stars)

    by Anders Westin on 14/08/2014

    Hi I´ve been used your app for some month know , one thing that rely annoying me is every time I open the app the map is refreshed and if you are out in the bush with bad connection it takes forever to update , is it possible to cache the map from the last postion? Oh sorry forgot to write I loves this app

  • (51 stars)

    by Julie Pout on 14/08/2014

    Love this but as of yesterday since my Note 3 did an update, I'm not getting alarms. Edit-location service works differently. ☺

  • (51 stars)

    by Matt Black on 13/08/2014

    So much wakelocks.. :(

  • (51 stars)

    by StiltonNinja on 10/08/2014

    Provides real time information that many weather apps don't. From data you can interpret direction and intensity of approaching storms. Highly recommended for outdoor activities

  • (51 stars)

    by Phoenix AZ on 09/08/2014


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