Blitzortung Lightning Monitor APK

Version 2.1.3 -
Last updated: 2020-07-22

Blitzortung Lightning Monitor apk

APP Information

Download Version 2.1.3 (272)
Apk Size3.34 MB
App DeveloperWuAn
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.0.x and up

Download Blitzortung Lightning Monitor 2.1.3 APK

App Description

Blitzortung Lightning Monitor is blitzortung,android,weather,lightning,monitor, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit WuAn website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.0.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 2.1.3 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 1589+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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
- 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 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/South America/Asia/Africa, please participate in the network. Further information can be found here Thank you!

Project Repository:

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.

App ChangeLog

  • - Global data mode
  • - Local data mode
  • - Auto raster size
  • - Internal improvements
  • - fixed alert distance calculation
  • - detect do not disturb setting

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

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.

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.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. mrbdub940-avatar

    Great app. I use it all the time.

  2. Bigpond CableGuy-avatar

    Bigpond CableGuy


    blitzortung lightning monitor Love this app. Has great data, and it has inspired me to purchase a Blitzortung Lightning Detector to contribute to the data. I wish everyone would get over the openmap situation, if you don't like it go and find an app that provides the 'boring outdated google maps' that costs the developer to provide to you, at cost. I am very happy with this app and will continue to contribute to this amazing science hobby. Thanks guys great work on keeping up with all the bad reviews, and thank you for this app.

  3. Ian Evans-avatar

    blitzortung lightning monitor apk Best app ever until the recent map update. What have you done. The satellite map was clear and excellent. This new map is absolutely awful low resolution and places written in local dialect? It looks like a child drew it. Why ? Please bring back the old map Google satellite may be outdated but its clear and precise. At least give us the choice. Trust me you've shot yourself in the foot with this one

  4. Sue Percy-avatar

    blitzortung lightning tracker Bring back satellite maps! I love this app. Well I did until this update! The map no longer has the option for satellite view. The new style looks awful.Every major road is a wishy washy red and look like veins. I never thought I minded the look of veins until now! Or it looks like the stuff in War of the World's that creeps over the ground although that makes it sound cooler than it is. As other users have said, it's now painfully slow to load and the colours on the map are the same as strikes!

  5. David Johnston-avatar

    blitzortung lightning detector kit I have used Blitz happily for years. It appears that the developers have taken it off Play store and turned off data delivery, so my beloved app no longer works. Supposedly it has been migrated to some place called F-droid. But I cant find any way to download a replacement app or even figure out how to use F-droid. So it appears that this wonderful app is effectively no longer available, even for us loyal users. Such a shame.

  6. Richard Wyatt-avatar

    blitzortung lightning detector Previously rated this app a 1 star due to the map changing from an informative Google earth style to a childish difficult to read OS style. Today I have come to use it and its not displaying any lightning information and an exclamation mark triangle in the top right. This app has been great for ages and now it seems wrecked. I've downloaded blitzortung from the play store from a different author and guess what. It's working and it's a Google earth style map...... Bye bye guys..... Uninstalled!!!

  7. Hughes Bidaite-avatar

    blitzortung lightning detector uk The lightning tracking is accurate and sophisticated, but the map is very slow to load (even on fast wifi) and just looks like a blurred pixellated mess. Previous map for older version was significantly better and loaded/zoomed instantly. UPDATE following reply - as constructive feedback, why not have a 'download offline map' option as part of the app? Much better than the first impression of a really fuzzy map.

  8. van Valdis-avatar

    Hey there. On your site it says that you're retired from Google Play, but as I can see you still answer the questions, and there's no dates as to when. BTW if you're still can ignore the feedback here but don't leave us without updates please :) I would have missed a couple of thunderstorms passing by if I didn't have your app with alerts set up...

  9. Tony W-avatar

    Update from my previous review: Maps are crude and low res and lack contrast...horrible to look at. Rude reply by developer which is a shame. The resolution is so poor you cannot read some of the town names (what few there are) even with the resolution at highest. (as per their suggestion) Only just seen previous reviews by others. Sad. Going to delete app. Pity. RIP

  10. CHB-avatar

    edit from 4 to 1 star: this app works when it wants. I can't get any infomation and wants location acces. So... i can't see the database without providing location. Data mining or stupid design? I don't care aboute notofication and i don't think this stupid operating system needs location acces to have a map with 150 logos on it.

  11. Kelly Jaques-avatar

    maps are no longer detailed which is difficult to see where exactly the lightning strikes occur. If there is an error in the app as the developer don't you think you should fix it? It appears however that the entire app has changed. I've since uninstalled. it's not as good as it was.

  12. Marin Pitton-avatar

    Despite "worse" map in new version I downloaded app from F-Droid store and it works great. After all of this years having no problems with the app it's unfair to be so critical for some issues and still having a solution to have the app for free. So thank you guys and keep on the good work!

  13. Andy Banks-avatar

    Terrible update. This worked fine until you updated to this version. There's no more option for map satellite view, the maps now take ages to load and resolve fully and the colour is truly terrible. Far too light all over. Please restore this back to the previous version. It was great and did not need changing

  14. M E-avatar

    Was good...until the update. It is now really slow to load, difficult to see strikes against the map colours - no sat. view anymore (that i can find) ... Shame. Bring back the old map as i think i may have to uninstall otherwise, it's not great as it is.

  15. SDRS-avatar

    It seems that very recently the look of the Maps & god knows what else has been changed. If it had remained as it was, it would have scored 5 How can I revert it back to how it was?

  16. Wendy Larkin-avatar

    I used to love this app till the June 2019 update! The new map view is awful and I'll be continuing to use the old version. Sad, as other than that it's excellent

  17. Martyn Rigby-avatar

    Very poor map quality and just shows how many strikes in any particular area rather than individual locations of contact. Please listen to your comments and revert back to how it used to be, NOT BROKEN

  18. R G-avatar

    🌩️👍🌩️I've tested almost all the Lightning tracker apps and this one is the best, Thanks to a lot of customization and notifications. Hope there will be more. App is free and no ads. 1 thing would be nice : showing stations. Shame it's leaving the playstore due to some entitled and uneducated subhumans 😔.

  19. Rosa Foulger-avatar

    Not liking this app since its recent update. The Maps are terrible in dark or light and there is no other option. The info you need is all there, but looks horrible, please change it back again.

  20. David Gosnell-avatar

    Great concept, but lags too much to be useful. Surely using the same data feed as e.g. LightningMaps or even the Blitzortung website, but lags badly (like several minutes) behind both with displaying latest events.

  21. Ray Buckler-avatar

    Very useful as well as a fascinating glimpse of world weather.

  22. Bryan Weaver-avatar

    Overall this has been a good and stable app until the last two updates. Blank screen or if not blank freezes, even after uninstall and reinstall. Please fix.

  23. Martin Carter-avatar

    Was a great app until the last update. now it doesn't seem to work properly if at all. keep getting error messages and don't show the storm I was watching

  24. P JO-avatar

    I can get real time lightening maps online, this thing loads every 60 seconds which seems a bit rubbish when I can just go online and see real time on blitzortung. shame the app isn't as good as the website

  25. William Pietschman-avatar

    William Pietschman


    Its Pretty Good... and would be better if one could get the "strikes Per" on the left side of the display to disappear, as it somewhat obsucates the map...

  26. Sussex Weather UK-avatar

    Sussex Weather UK


    Was a massive part of my UK weather page on Facebook as loved the detail in towns, reliability and accuracy.....however your new update is disappointing and would rather pay monthly before the update.

  27. Andy fromtheUK-avatar

    Definitely the best live lightning app on the market. I use this all the time for my lightning photography. A must for all weather fans!! 😊

  28. Tim Magnus-avatar

    The best lightning monitor! I've set it to monitor lightning activity near me in the background and it works great! (just remember to exclude the app from any battery optimization)

  29. Geoff Heldon-avatar

    Looking at developer response, I immediately uninstalled. Clearly they don't care what people have to say. Hard to care about a thing when it's creators don't. EDIT: I guess I need to clarify what I mean. When a developer responds with: "Do you want to motivate us with the one star? No problem, we removed the app from play store and stopped data delivery. So you can stop complaining about the map." There is something wrong.

  30. Miranda-avatar

    this app is a very good implementation of the web site. The ability to add alarms for a radius is very nice as well.

  31. Dan Lewis-avatar

    As of late the application fails to display any lightning data. There is a triangle with an exclamation point on the top right of the map.

  32. Vladimir Krajnak-avatar

    Vladimir Krajnak


    Took quite a while to load the first time, but patience paid off - the new version is a lot more responsive and quicker to navigate. Would it be possible to use openstreetmap files already downloaded on the device, such as the ones used by osmand?

  33. Andriy Vovchyna-avatar

    Andriy Vovchyna


    Satellite map gone :( This isn't navigation app, what is the reason to observe all these roads and streets ... and it's loading so slow now

  34. Terry Byrne-avatar

    What have you done with this app ? It was really good until you updated it.!!! If it's not broke then don't fix it . A good app ruined, shame. Do us a favour , put it back as it was, i think you would please a lot of people who have used the app in the past .(found another one ). Works 10 times bettet !!! Bye.....

  35. Adrian Neagu-avatar

    After the last update, the map does not appear, and the application loads hard.

  36. Larry Shone-avatar

    when I look in F- Droid and look for Blitzortung it says it is there but cannot open it, only uninstall.

  37. Morbidity Phoenix-avatar

    Morbidity Phoenix


    it works fine, but detracting from score due to removal of satellite maps.

  38. Sam Snelgrove-avatar

    it was a brilliant app until the update... the map doesn't load and it's horrible! bring back the old map!!!

  39. tcd55nyy-avatar

    Will not run on Android, Samsung 9s. locks up phone. Tried app on several phones, same issues.

  40. Brain Dead Administration-avatar

    Brain Dead Administration


    Great Program. Doesn't stop lightning, but, it will tell you where it is striking lightning.

  41. carol campbell-avatar

    Don't work since latest up date all I get is a blank screen .I have 3 time uninstall and 're install still not working

  42. John Simons-avatar

    Excellent app been using it for years. not sure about the new map but still the best lightning tracker out there

  43. Paul Thomas-avatar

    What have you guys done to this app since the update. Looks like a 3 year old has done it. Change it back quickly as this now is a joke

  44. Nkosinathi Koos Masango-avatar

    Nkosinathi Koos Masango


    Poor than the old one version which could show buildings in an area.

  45. C R-avatar

    Used to be great. Not worth the risk of sideloading future updates. Oh yes and the developers comments are down right nasty. bye bye.

  46. Niklas Kovalainen-avatar

    Niklas Kovalainen


    Minimum raster size is 5km and would like the app to indicate strikes where they hit not a regional hit count

  47. Ivailo Kotev-avatar

    i have been using this app for years. since the last few updates, it's not showing anything. sorry. i was your fan!

  48. Czarandom-avatar

    Map doesn't seem to be working for north America.

  49. Wayne Ummels-avatar

    this site is not good it doesn't show any lightning strikes whatsoever it says between 70 to 80 strikes when I looking here in Australia nothing has been signed

  50. Matthew Sydes-avatar

    began opening itself and start up and then crashing.

  51. Simon White-avatar

    not working... not a single strike, but the webpage says otherwise.

  52. Craig-avatar

    What the hell have you done to the app. Terrible, was really good before update. Now so laggy.

  53. Jack-avatar

    disappointed with the update. The map looks old and tacky bring back satellite map please

  54. Miss Cadets-avatar

    What happened? No lightning shows in southern Ontario and its all over...? Nothing registers anymore

  55. lee a dorney-avatar

    Great Application but the map is now not Satellite

  56. Jonathan Trigg-avatar

    It is down again for the second time in three days can you fix it

  57. FRED H-avatar

    Have been using it for years. Now useless since last update. Am uninstalling.

  58. Dennis Read-avatar

    ok i have updated my rating about this app to a 3 star it work well but i still dont like the style of map

  59. Julie Pout-avatar

    I'm not sure when this started but i no longer receive a notification icon. am i missing something somewhere?

  60. Peter Dyke-avatar

    sounds like the lack of a satellite map is a mistake by the comments and your response of change hurts was not helpful so I'm avoiding sorry

  61. John Lee-avatar

    working well, works as expected

  62. R Rossi-avatar

    Very helpful app.

  63. Frank Loughrey-avatar

    use to be great app now one of the worst since it was updated

  64. Gjermund Jensvoll-avatar

    Gjermund Jensvoll


    Android Q no workie

  65. Jurģis Skaris-avatar

    its pretty damn accurate

  66. Nova Lux-avatar

    Lets put it in this way. Shortly, its a great ap

  67. Daniel Warren-avatar

    it does not work very good

  68. Dave Pickering-avatar

    Does what it says on the tin.

  69. Andrew Harrison-avatar

    Andrew Harrison


    Great for wind turbine techs

  70. A D-avatar

    Disappointed in the update

  71. Gustavo Verlang Kramer-avatar

    Gustavo Verlang Kramer


    doesn't work

  72. Gary Fay-avatar

    love this app

  73. Anthony Horn-avatar


  74. paul treneary-avatar

    Great app

  75. paul harmsworth-avatar

    paul harmsworth


    Thanks for the info, concerning metric, but there is no way to set raster to miles, its only in kmh.........thanks for your help, i now have it in mph,...i now give 5 stars

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  78. KevJ Smythton-avatar

    Was a 5 star since last update. New map is shambolic why would you guys change the map. So now you guys have turned the data off is this correct.

  79. D R Oliver-avatar

    What's with the not having a map displayed without an external SD Card installed? Uninstalled application. 👎

  80. George Mair-avatar

    When it required access to my files and photos I refused. It stopped. I've uninstalled it. Excellent app, but privacy issue after June 2019 update.

  81. Ben Funnell-avatar


  82. AngryBirds FreezeKing-avatar

    AngryBirds FreezeKing


    the app was better before update. the app keep showing an error at the top.right corner and wont show the lightning on screen. please fix.

  83. Micky D-avatar

    I'll hold judgement on 5 stars for now, Until I get an alert. Keep up the good work. It is a great looking app. Edit : 5 stars. ;) I'd like to see wind direction & speed added if possible.?

  84. Steve Masters-avatar

    krone k a

  85. Tim Tricker-avatar

    Since updated does not work at all!

  86. A Google user-avatar

    I like this app a lot and I am grateful that such information is available so easily for free. In the latest version I do not like that place names on the map are in the local script of each country - developers please consider improving on this.

  87. Peter Machala-avatar

    Does not work now at all without storage permission.

  88. Ross Randall-avatar

    Excellent real time lightning tracking app.

  89. Santhosh Vishwamitra-avatar

    Santhosh Vishwamitra



  90. Elmer Kloppenburg-avatar

    Elmer Kloppenburg



  91. Richard Payne-avatar

    since you have changed the mapping it has changed a lot of things. I am in the UK we have had bouts of storms over the past 3 days and does not pick up any lightning from ones we had recently. if any way to bring back the satellite map in a future update this will be great. And can you see why no tracking is working in the UK.

  92. Tom Rogers-avatar

    For years I've relied on this app, in conjuction with some others, to alert me of the proximity of storms to protect delicate mountain top equipment. It has only failed once during a period of severe storms due to an unforeseen data outage. I highly recommend this app. Support is fantastic.

  93. Rio Wong-avatar

    Shrines thunder exists but no warning for Asia which has already been selected

  94. Paul Sorby-avatar

    Beware the coming storm! Now I can see it before it arrives. Well done excellent work.

  95. Cata S-avatar

    Last time I checked alerts were not working properly...will give this app another shot today though!

  96. Stephen Wilby-avatar

    For some reason not displaying today's storms in East Midlands normally pritty good.

  97. charles moorehead-avatar

    charles moorehead


    Not showing any lightning in North America, while there's lightning in the Midwest at the time...

  98. Zach Webb-avatar

    App usually works, not showing anything in NA.

  99. FatMan Camping-avatar

    pretty good all around tbf

  100. Boris Pirc-avatar

    No live lightning as on pc