Blitzortung Lightning Monitor

Get an overview of the current thunderstorm situation

Simple to use map based application visualizing real time full area lightning data provided by the blitzortung.org lightning location network project. The current thunderstorm situation at your fingertips.

Features:

  • realtime display of lightning data
  • display of historical lightning data of the last 24 hours
  • for regions Europe, North & South America, Asia, Africa 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 marker
  • alert function shows distance/direction of storms
  • background service for alerts
  • support for notifications, sound and vibration alarm
  • single stroke display for blitzortung.org participants

Please visit http://www.blitzortung.org 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. Blitzortung.org 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.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 2.0.13 (242) - Added on 2019-07-02

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 2.0.12 (241) - Added on 2019-06-08

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 2.0.12 (240) - Added on 2019-06-03

    This version requires Android 4.0.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access approximate location (network-based)
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • modify or delete the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to write to the SD card.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • read the contents of your SD card
      Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

    Download APK 3.3 MiB PGP Signature