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Rain Alarm - FREE

by Michael Diener - Software, Version: 3.4.1 , 2528 KB  

Package name: de.mdiener.rain.usa , Last Update: 2012-03-01 20:45:22


1739 ratings (4.221 average)

>250,000 downloads


What's new in this version (3.4.1):

* Fix for rare issues when started from widget
* Fix in ad provider

Description

This weather app and widget are able to warn you against precipitation (like rain or snow) by a silent alarm. You can watch what is coming by the up-to-date radar animation. Even more convenient, the supplied widgets can help you monitor the precipitation situation without any alarms.

Useful assistant for everything outdoors like cycling, biking or hiking.

For the latest news follow us on Twitter: @rainalarm

The difference to "Rain Alarm OSM" is the background map, which is here Google Maps and for the other version OpenStreetMap.

The data used originates from governmental weather services. Works in the USA (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam), Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Spain (including the Balearic and the Canary Islands), Slovenia, Croatia.

If your device did not include Google Maps and you have installed it in a non-intended way, the app might not work. Please use instead Rain Alarm OSM, which does not require Google Maps.

Limitations to Rain Alarm Pro:
* Advertisement
* Fixed update interval of 30 minutes
* Fixed search radius of 47 miles / 75 km
* Location update interval at most every 24 hours
* No manual location possible
* Fixed animation interval of 120 minutes
* Background update cannot be disabled
* No customized alarms
* Alarms without sound (only with vibration and notification)
* Just 2 widget themes - only with a black background

Permissions:
INTERNET - loading precipitation data
VIBRATE - alarm
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION, ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - location
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - check connectivity
CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - Pro: optionally activate Wi-Fi when no other connectivity
WAKE_LOCK - occasional background service will not be interrupted by device sleep (otherwise you might not get alarms)
RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED - initiate background service when device starts
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - cache will be stored on external memory to save space on internal memory
READ_PHONE_STATE - needed by ad networks and to generate anonymized device ID

Keywords: doppler, radar map, thunderstorm, outdoor, weather, rain alert, snow, precipitation, thunderstorm, outdoor, hiking, biking, cycling, motorcycle, bicycle, convertible, regen-alarm, regenalarm, rainalarm

Last comments from Android Market

Gregory (*****)
Awesome

Topking (*****)
Been using this for a while now, and is accurate and useful. A small problem recently following an update was quickly fixed, excellent support.

Richard (***)
Much better with google maps.

tami (*****)
Works perfect for rain warnings when out motorcycle riding!

mdxyz (*****)
@Rob did it improve? I was fixing some server setting that could have caused the problem.

Kerry (****)
Above average overall quality, below average radar detail when zoomed

Rob (**)
@mdxyz Error downloading images. No Internet connection / try again message. I use wireless, working fine, and all other phone apps are ok.

Jozef (*****)
Fantastic

marcelo (*****)
Its a great app I am not having problems love the new map its accurate

Oliver (***)
Better app before update - map now too complex and stutters, and Adsense intrusive.

Rain Alarm screenshot 1 Rain Alarm screenshot 2

Apps from the same developer

Rain Alarm OSM Pro Warns you against you against rain by alarms. With widget & animated radar map.
Rain Alarm Pro Warns you against you against rain by alarms. With widget & animated radar map.
Rain Alarm OSM Warns you against rain by notification and vibration. With animated radar map.

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