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Lightning - FREE

by Mark Anacker, Version: 1.11 , 122 KB  

Package name: com.closecrowd.lightning , Last Update: 2012-09-08 06:17:10

285 ratings (4.340 average)

50,000-250,000 downloads

What's new in this version (1.11):

Chinese (zh) localization courtesy of

New feature: The History page shows the elapsed time between now and the last entry (up to 99 hours). This is a convenient way to tell how long it's been since the storm has past. This was a user-request - keep them coming!


The original Android Lightning distance calculator. Press the top button when you see the flash, press the bottom one when you hear the thunder. The distance is shown in Miles and KM, up to 20 Miles. If you like, you can also start and stop the timer with the Camera button, trackball, or D-Pad.

Fun and educational, it's also useful for outdoor activities where lightning may be a hazard (handy for lifeguards, referees, playground helpers, etc.).

Not recommended for artillery spotting...

Suggestions welcome - please email me.

This App will never contain annoying ads - ever!


Lightning uses the following permissions ONLY:

Modify/delete SD card contents. Not that it really *does* anything with the SD card...

System tools
Prevent phone from sleeping

Phone calls
Read phone state and identity

The last one is a result of building for Android 1.6 compatibility - Lightning does *NOT* actually access the phone information in any way.

Last comments from Android Market

Ben (*****)
I always wanted to make this app, but I was also going to include a call to the compass and allow you to plot where the lightning theoretically was.

Richard (*****)
Validated on HTC Evo. No ads! Going to use this app to teach my kids about the relationship between thunder and lightning. RMB

Hope (****)

marc (****)
Couldn't update this app on first try. There was some issue at first. Tried again later and it worked. Now all is well.

Richard (***)
Had to un-install original then reinstall to get it to run. Works now. MOTO Droid

Mike (*****)
Fix digital signature from last update.

brad (*)
update 1.3 not signed correctly wont install on moto droid and doesnt work anymore :( but i restored it with appmanager now i got the old version

Milton (*****)
4 stars for the quality off the app+1 star for the nuclear weapon ranging comment

mark (****)
Does the job. thanks.

Benjamin (*****)
Great app. I use it for fireworks!

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