By Black Box Development
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Lightning Finder displays current lightning strikes in near real time for the contiguous 48 States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, portions of Central America and the Caribbean Islands for one year from your purchase date, renewable annually.
Version 1.7 adds the ability to view lightning history for up to one hour. This is the only lightning app in the app store to offer this feature.
Unlike other lightning applications, we offer a complete national lightning strike map designed for full resolution on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Use standard gestures to move around the national map, pinch to zoom in and out. Investigate storm cells and lightning strikes nationwide with radar and cloud cover overlays as well as radar looping. The map can be viewed in Standard, Satellite or Hybrid mode. All strikes are colored coded so you can visually determine its age. Red is 0-5 minutes, orange 5-15 minutes and yellow is older than 15 minutes.
Use your current location or enter a zip code of interest to display detailed lightning information with a displayable safety perimeter showing the 3, 6 and 10 mile safety boundaries. All strikes within a 25 mile radius of your current location or configured zip code are displayed with full accuracy. Outside of your area, regional strikes are displayed with 10 mile resolution. You may change your zip code as often as you like to view areas of interest.
Use the included alarm service to configure Text Messaging alerts based on your location or configured zip code. This service will send an SMS message to your phone when lightning is detected within your safety perimeter. All major carriers are supported for Text Messaging.
Also included is a current weather display and 7 day forecast for your area.
Lightning data is provided in 'near real time' by the North American Precision Lightning Network. Lightning data is not guaranteed nor is the timeliness of delivery. Do not use this application for personal safety. This application only maps lightning strikes that have already occurred and does not predict future strikes or locations.
-Near real time lightning map of the contiguous 48 States, Mexico, Puerto Rico, portions of Central America and the Caribbean Islands
-Full map features and standard gestures
-Radar and Cloud Cover (Infrared) overlays
-Color coded strikes.
-Text message alerts
-iPad and iPhone4 compatible in full resolution
-Current weather and 7 day forecast
Lightning Finder is now a subscription based service so you get one full year of service from your purchase date or renew date. Each year of service is $5.99 and is charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
What's New in Version 1.7
iOS 7 support
Ability to view historical lightning strikes up to 1 hour
Updated supported carrier list for text messages
Pool Lifeguard Review
I work at a private pool In South Florida where we have isolated storms intermittently thought the summer. This application has been invaluable. We have a lightning alarm on our pool deck and the alarm feture on the application will go of before the alarm on the deck.
I give it 4 stars because I had some issues renewing my subscription. But the customer service emailed me back rather promptly.
I have two versions of iPad: the first version and the 4th version. Your latest update is iOS 7 compatible which is fine on the newer iPad but the app won't download on my old iPad. Does this mean your app is no longer compatible with the first iPad? Does this mean I have to delete your app from my first iPad?
I'm very disappointed because making it compatible for one version shouldn't keep me from using it on the older version of the iPad, should it??
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Sep 25, 2013
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 2.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Black Box Development, LLC
- © 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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