Blitzortung Lightning Tracker APK

Version 1.26 -
Last updated: 2020-05-21

Displays near-real time lightning strikes and radar from around the world

Blitzortung Lightning Tracker apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.26 (19)
Apk Size6.59 MB
App DeveloperAnthony M Nixon
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up

Download Blitzortung Lightning Tracker 1.26 APK

App Description

Blitzortung Lightning Tracker is blitzortung,lightning,tracker,weather, 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 Anthony M Nixon website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.26 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 408+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Utilizes the Blitzortung lightning network to display near-real time lightning strikes and radar from around the world.

* Animated lightning strikes
* Lightning station locations and detections
* Mark favorite stations to show all their detected strikes
* Weather Radar tracks for the US, Europe, and Oceania
* Range circles to show how close strikes are

* Animate lightning strikes
All lightning strikes will be shown with an increasing ring
* Show detection stations
Lines will be drawn from stations detecting a strike to the strike location
* Display location
Your location will be displayed on the map
* Max strikes displayed
Maximum number of strikes to display on the map at a single time
* Time to display strikes
Length of time to display the strikes before they fade away

* Location permission only used locally on the device to enable you to zoom to your current location
* No personal information is ever sent from the device to any servers

* What information is this app collecting on me?
No personal information is collected from the device at all.
* Why can't I see my station?
To reduce the load on the device, stations are clustered when the map zoom is very small. By zooming the map in, more stations may be visible. To always show a certain station, hold down on the station's icon until the device vibrates. That will set it to always be visible.
* Ports
The following ports are used; Radar: 4550, Lightning: 8050-8090

App ChangeLog

  • Added enhanced radar details
    Made Radar transparent
    Fixed rare crash condition

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.

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.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Greg Campbell-avatar

    Generally quite useful. The major issue I have is the tiny square lightning icons that are VERY difficult to see in bright light, particularly when the radar overlay is enabled. PLEASE offer an option for larger, more visible markers! Thank you.

  2. Eileen Ferguson-avatar

    Eileen Ferguson


    Mid storm. Watching the lightening strikes all around us hearing the thunder and nothing showing on the app at all. Used to be my go to app but not if it doesn't work

  3. Chris Pollard-avatar

    Sat in the middle of a thunderstorm, open up the app and it shows... Nothing. Nada. Useless basically.

  4. Andrew Goloskof-avatar

    Andrew Goloskof


    Extremely useful, reliable but needs polishing.

  5. George Howarth-avatar

    The app used to work really well and used to work in the UK without any issues. Other apps have shown storms and lightning strikes in the UK, however this app doesn't where as the Blitzortung website does. Not worth using this app if you live in the UK which is a shame. Hopefully this will be "fixed" by the developers in the future.....

  6. Claude D-avatar

    At startup it shows the most recent lightning strikes in the area. However it finished updating it doesn't show any new strikes but it does remove old lightning strikes. When viewing the web site it does show new lightning strikes on the map. There is something wrong with the application where it doesn't read the arrival of new lightning strikes in the Android app. The refresh for lightning isn't working when the app is up and running but it does work well for the radar image.

  7. Paul Harris-avatar

    Lightning strike display is great, but the station display is poor at different zoom levels. When zoomed out, stations disappear from map. I understand this is probably to keep station display density constant to keep the app responsive, but even when fully zoomed in at location of my station, it doesn't show my station like it used to, even though it's the only one present in the selected display area. Seems it's been displaced by a new station 18km away from mine. Bug?

  8. Charles Sandy-avatar

    app not showing my location on map nor are range circles being displayed. both are selected in settings. time of strike would be helpful instead of just lat/long. Makes tracking of storm easier in the event the strike isn't witnessed on the screen when it happens.

  9. Xuexue Cao-avatar

    Very well-selected principles of operation. Nothing on the screen needs interpretation, the lightning strikes are shown clearly relative to landmarks and with an intuitive intensity display. Kudos.

  10. Andy Heer-avatar

    Doesn't show UK storms It used to work but despite showing storms over continental Europe it has stopped showing storms over the UK. I know from Facebook reports and from the lightningmaps web site that there are storms but this app doesn't show them.

  11. Kelly Jaques-avatar

    installed but before opening pop up opened and started to rapidly move back and forth across screen. impossible to read and definitely not accepting what looks to be a virus! uninstalled

  12. Matt Burrows-avatar

    Australia - another app notified me of lightning, This app,.....nothing. I'll stick with the other. Only useful thing is that it shows where the lighting/weather stations are in my area.

  13. Marty Fearo-avatar

    Just back from Spain where I got app on phone. Worked very well & gave us good warning of approaching storms developing in Med Sea. Strikes showing within 1-2 seconds. Easy to use & accurate.

  14. Niklas Kovalainen-avatar

    Niklas Kovalainen


    Update of strikes is irregular and not accurate. Also little strike-spots are too small to makeout in the map.

  15. Jon Steedley-avatar

    I love this it REALLY helps me keep track of local lightning so when lightning is close I can take precautions to protect myself & my property.

  16. Katsiaryna Maisiyenia-avatar

    Katsiaryna Maisiyenia


    nice radar not usable to me. can't read how far away lightning was. not showing my location on the map. too manh other good maps.

  17. Darren Hobden-avatar

    i loved this. But the weather radar has stopped working.

  18. Sean Sylvester-avatar

    since the update its relatively useless. no distance available nor sound and no rainbow colour strikes. Is there a reason for taking its main features away?

  19. Rebecca Morgan-avatar

    Biggest electrical storm my country has had in a very long time (over 11,000 strikes apparently) and this app only records 3!

  20. kevin tubbergen-avatar

    kevin tubbergen


    worked fine before the update. now it doesn't open up

  21. Tom Rogers-avatar

    App worked several months ago but now there are no strikes displayed whatsoever.

  22. John Lloyd Griffith-avatar

    John Lloyd Griffith


    Best app for live lightning strikes. most other apps dont work on my tablet....try it you wont be disappointed.

  23. Dave Goncalves-avatar

    Weather radar not displayed on map despite checking the option in settings

  24. Phil James-avatar

    During recent storms in the north of Scotland, this app steadfastly showed no activity. Delete!

  25. leon-avatar

    awesome but no longer shows rain / cloud weather. ☹️

  26. rm -rf /-avatar

    Dies not work on Samsung S8 since latest update

  27. Martin T-avatar

    used to be good. the website is much better

  28. Rocky Rocketdog-avatar

    Rocky Rocketdog


    Doesn't show UK storms anymore

  29. Derek Sands-avatar

    App does not work very well, if at all.

  30. Stephen Rice-avatar

    I cannot get anything just black &white pic

  31. Daniel Palmer-Harrington-avatar

    Daniel Palmer-Harrington


    I like it, also dependable.

  32. michael mikkee-avatar

    this apps does shows only google map.

  33. R Heineman-avatar

    Let's me know if lightning is in the approaching storms

  34. rob wulz-avatar

    Fascinating during a storm nearby.

  35. Patrick from Andrews-avatar

    Patrick from Andrews


    I use it summer and winter

  36. R Farmland-avatar

    would not open

  37. Jon Bole-avatar

    Doesn't work.

  38. Roy Smith-avatar

    just below average

  39. Mike Thomas-avatar

    lightning is important

  40. Dave Pickering-avatar

    Just Works!

  41. Melly Jayne Carter-avatar

    Melly Jayne Carter



  42. dan weinberg-avatar

    Can you add an option for raw radar data? I gave this an updated review. People need to understand that the slower your connection is the longer it will take to start. I have a gigabit connection so only takes 5 seconds to fully load. Weather radar (sweep) can take 5 minutes to process even on live tv. The sweep is just a software trick It is not real time.

  43. Paul Lazarchik-avatar

    On my Marshmallow LG G4 I had zero issues with this app. It worked great every time. Since installing on my new Nougat S7 the location marker and range rings do not show. I tried setting the resolution of the device down to see if that was the issue, but nothing I do will make them show. Other than that, it still works well.

  44. Glenn Talbott-avatar

    Looks fine, smooth and easy to use. However, it did not show my location on the map, nor did it show the distance circles. Still needs work. Also adding an alert for strikes within 10 miles would be nice. Question: Do the expanding circles around strikes represent speed of sound for thunder? Galaxy S7, Android 6.0.1, AT&T

  45. Will Woodgate-avatar

    Like the version on the website, this app does a great job of displaying lightning strikes and precipitation radar. Triangulation accuracy used to be quite poor for the UK, but it has gotten better in the past couple of years. I've tried several lightning tracker apps, and this seems to be one of the better ones.

  46. Tim Backer-avatar

    Not bad, needs minor fixes. App doesn't ask for location permission, so you have to go into settings > apps to give it permission - then location works. Also needs scaling options as on higher dpi screens the text and strike dots are microscopic. Unfortunately it appears to be abandonware.

  47. Robert Watson-avatar

    This is the best there is for Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) devices. I used Weatherbug with their Spark lightning tracker for many years, but recent versions have become too slow to the point of being unusable on my older device. Note that there is also a "Blitzortung Lightning MONITOR" app by a different author that I didn't like. Blitzortung Lightning TRACKER (this app) is the one to get.

  48. Marc Rylands-avatar

    Well despite ticking the boxes to get my location, all the range circles and all the rest of it, it shows nothing but s world map basically. What a waste of an app. If it doesn't work properly, then why bother developing it in the first place?!!!

  49. Reece Smith-avatar

    To move the center of the bullseye Circle put your finger, *ON* the red circle itself (NOT the center of the circle) and drag the circle so that it is centered where you live. This is an utterly fantastic application. If you want to know about lightning strikes near you - get this app.

  50. JR Hobbs-avatar

    Downloaded on to a Samsung Tablet 10.1 Note. All seemed okay at first, but then after exiting the app for a few minutes and then going back in, I noticed the blue squares of the detectors were missing. After a while they came back and then went again. This seems to be happening all the time. Also, only once have I ever seen the distance circles around my location, despite having the option for them ticked. A shame it has these bugs, as it seems more accurate than some other storm warning apps.

  51. Samuel Mortensen-avatar

    Samuel Mortensen


    The App simply doesn't work!!! While watching a very active thunderstorm for over 30 minutes, not a single lightning strike appeared on the app for my location. The app is supposed to track lightning doesn't!!!

  52. Robert McMurray-avatar

    Robert McMurray


    Good app but has issues. Occasionally quits to desktop and only 5 minute lifespan for displaying lightning works. Choose 30 minutes or 20 minutes and the strikes still disappear after 5 minutes.

  53. A Google user-avatar

    It was okay, a good reliable app. However I've had it just over a month and all of a sudden it doesn't show the precipitation, which is slightly disappointing for me and makes me question the reliability and validity of this entire app. Easy enough to use and would be perfect if the issues were resolved.

  54. Robert Harvey-avatar

    The show my location bit is broken, so I have to zoom by hand.

  55. R/ S-avatar

    I don't know why it's so hard for other devs to create something as simple and effective as this. They all want ads, or a monthly subscription, or both, or permissions to all your stuff. The only improvement that could be made would be to change the zone sizes. I'd like to know the strike count for 5 miles and 3. The nearest 10 miles is a bit far out when we have mountain ranges so close.

  56. Keith Lavallee-avatar

    Doesn't dectect my actual location even though there are options for distance circles. Unimpressed and uninstalled

  57. Jim Holland-avatar

    Really great app for global lightning tracking. Simple and easy to use. A must download for anyone who has a need for lightning strike information.

  58. Karl K-avatar

    To get my location and range circles to appear on my phone (running Marshmallow), I had to go into the system settings and enable location in the app permissions. Otherwise, works okay. Would be more useful if it had notifications for nearby lighting strikes.

  59. Jerry Dubose-avatar

    For some reason, it crashed and wouldn't let me back in. After I updated it, it wouldn't let me in at all

  60. Charles Sandy-avatar

    Lightning popping all around but the app doesn't show anything. The only thing that seemed to work was the weather maps but turn those off and the map is just a map.

  61. Stephen Green-avatar

    Shows location of strikes and which detector has monitored each strike. Shows distance of strike from your location. Strike location is animated. Accurate. Recommended👍

  62. Daniel Kapp-avatar

    Many youth sports cancel at a distance of 10 miles. Can you make a diameter ring of ten miles? That would make it awesomer.

  63. Patrick Larkin-avatar

    Can't get past splash screen on Samsung S7 active. Cool app on other Androids that work

  64. Lara Bee-avatar

    This app gives up to date weather information in the area, such as storms.

  65. Sean P-avatar

    Refuses to show my location. Fails to link strikes to tracking stations.

  66. Mike Butrovich-avatar

    Nice, but does not display my location or distance rings. This is supposed to be a feature.

  67. A Google user-avatar

    Sat on my porch watching lightning. Apparently this doesn't work in Arizona

  68. Mike Runyon-avatar

    Its storming in Florida, its summer so of course its storming in Florida. Great way to get a sense of distance when u hear thunder or see lightning. Low latency, just awesome.

  69. Kris K-avatar

    Great, simple, free app that does what its supposed to. If u want location to show - Go to SETTINGS - APPS -BLITZORTUNG - PERMISSIONS - LOCATION.

  70. Samuel frost-avatar

    It's a great app all it needs now is the thunder rings showing when the thunder will hit

  71. Mark Jones-avatar

    Fantastic and accurate. Addiction when the weather turns stormy

  72. Danny Staple-avatar

    We used this to observe storms in Richmond. Definitely works.

  73. A Google user-avatar

    Couldn't open it on pixel 2

  74. Stuart Burton-avatar

    I was sitting in the middle of a thunderstorm with flashes every minute but according to the app the sun was shining and there was no thunderstorm

  75. C f-avatar

    Brilliant app shows me where all the lightning strike are

  76. Dan Phillips-avatar

    It appears that Asia doesn't get lightning strikes.

  77. sarlo518-avatar

    Suddenly the app loads only up to the welcome screen and nothibg happens afterwards

  78. A Google user-avatar

    Rubbish. Abandoned.

  79. Wojciech Kruzel-avatar

    Wojciech Kruzel


    It's not showing my location like the old app did.

  80. D Mack-avatar

    Im in the middle of a lightning storm and it shows all clear you have got to be kidding me

  81. A Google user-avatar

    Works great on my S6 Edge

  82. Zul Fika-avatar

    wow..!! this lighting strike in real time..!!

  83. A Google user-avatar

    Does not show my location..

  84. Matthew Creighan-avatar

    Matthew Creighan


    It not working

  85. A Google user-avatar

    Be 5 stars if it had push notifications

  86. Robert Edwards-avatar

    Great app

  87. Debbie Jarvis-avatar

    stopped working

  88. A Google user-avatar

    Not to bad could be better

  89. Nichola Urwin-avatar


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  91. Wayne Bellringer-avatar

    Wayne Bellringer


    Superb app

  92. Francis Creese-avatar

    very good

  93. A Google user-avatar


  94. Scott Wiggin-avatar


  95. David Williams-avatar

    Following update no longer 'eats data' in the background - left the app running for several days... 500kb background, zero foreground use. I like the visualisation and it's the best of several similar apps I have tried.

  96. troy foreman-avatar

    Growing up in the lightning belt I would ride to the beach to watch the thunderstorms. I'm in the mountains now and photograph lightning. Great tool, very accurate.

  97. Censored Electric-avatar

    Censored Electric


    This is kind of slow. And it doesn't have a good layout. Hope to see it improve. But, it is good overall. Hope to see more!

  98. David Rawlinson-avatar

    David Rawlinson


    I like it, the layout is good, but I think there's a fault with the weather radar over the UK as it hasn't changed for days now. Everywhere else seems to be working fine though.

  99. Stefan Lundmark-avatar

    Stefan Lundmark


    Polls the GPS even though I've disabled the features which concern My Position. Wastes battery.

  100. Chris Hayes-avatar

    I work at night in central Oklahoma and can see lightening from many miles away ... this app helps me tell how close the lightening is so I can keep my crew safe