Lightning Locator

Lightning Locator

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With this application you can measure the distance between you and the point of impact of the lightning and visualize on a map all possible locations of this point of impact.

Operating instructions :
-Touch the screen a first time when you see the flash of lightning.
-Touch a second time when you hear the thunder.
==>The distance from you to the impact point will be displayed and you will have the possibility to choose to view the result on a map, view the measurements history or make a new measurement.
On the map a blue circle indicate where the thunderbolt has fallen.

How does it work ?
This application uses the difference of speed between light and sound, in fact the light of the lightning reaches you almost instantaneously while the sound takes several seconds to run through the distance between you and the place where the thunderbolt has fallen.
By measuring this duration, this applications calculates the distance ...

This application can be store on SD card !!!
Activation of the GPS is not necessary but with it you can be located more precisely rather than by means of cellular networks.

A paid version without ads is available.

Available languages :
Send me an e-mail for an other language.

Keywords: lightning, storm, thunder, thunderbolt, map, localization, measurement, calculation, distance

Tags: mapa de truenos, lications foudre, impacts foudre, sylvain potuaud, carte historique foudre, lightning storm impact map, carte impact foudre, lightninglocator, foudre.

Recently changed in this version

-New mode: Automatic mode: your phone do the measurement alone, it detects the flash with the camera and lightning with the microphone! I await your return to this mode of operation, email me ;)
-Advanced Mode renamed Orienation mode
-Updated Google Maps API v2
-Updated AdMob API
-Updated API
-Fixed bugs

Comments and ratings for Lightning Locator
  • (67 stars)

    by mati kaare on 04/06/2014

    Veel ei tea?

  • (67 stars)

    by Joe S on 01/04/2014

    Does exactly webcast it says in the description. Thank you for developing an app like this.

  • (67 stars)

    by Checkina Coulibaly on 19/02/2014

  • (67 stars)

    by James Taylor on 22/10/2013

    Love the automatic distance calc. Just needs high res photograph capture and its 5 star

  • (67 stars)

    by Richard Martin on 15/09/2013


  • (67 stars)

    by Anterro Ahonen on 09/05/2013


  • (67 stars)

    by Rann B on 09/04/2013

    I like it however the google map is broken