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Offline parkernathan

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iPhone App for Blitzortung
« on: March 02, 2019, 01:03:15 AM »
A while back I had an iPhone app on my phone where I could see lightning near me from Blitzortung. I don't have that particular app installed at the moment. Does anyone have one they recommend I can install to see Bliztortung lightning near me?

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Re: iPhone App for Blitzortung
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 02:44:00 AM »
Hi Nathan...To the best of my current knowledge, there are no 'official' IPhone Blitzortung Apps currently available...that work.  There are multiple reasons ... a massive server upgrade, and resulting database issues from new processing algorithms last fall.. Google's change from Free Maps to 'Credit Card Required', and some Legal protests to Apple a couple of years ago because of improper / unrestricted access, and some unauthorized data access from a couple of large 'organizations' have resulted in changes to raw data access for non-operators, and certain types of 3rd party usage.
The 'best' applications are going to come from a legitimate operator, or associated approved 3rd party with the right skills and permissions to apply for Non-Commercial use. 

Meantime, suggest simply access https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#
or one of the maps on Blitssortung, e.g.http://en.blitzortung.org/live_dynamic_maps3.phpattached
 

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Re: iPhone App for Blitzortung
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 04:41:20 PM »
Hi Nathan...To the best of my current knowledge, there are no 'official' IPhone Blitzortung Apps currently available...that work.  There are multiple reasons ... a massive server upgrade, and resulting database issues from new processing algorithms last fall.. Google's change from Free Maps to 'Credit Card Required', and some Legal protests to Apple a couple of years ago because of improper / unrestricted access, and some unauthorized data access from a couple of large 'organizations' have resulted in changes to raw data access for non-operators, and certain types of 3rd party usage.
The 'best' applications are going to come from a legitimate operator, or associated approved 3rd party with the right skills and permissions to apply for Non-Commercial use. 

Meantime, suggest simply access https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#
or one of the maps on Blitssortung, e.g.http://en.blitzortung.org/live_dynamic_maps3.phpattached

Sounds good. Thanks for the links. I'll take a look at those links.
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Re: iPhone App for Blitzortung
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2019, 03:49:28 PM »
I have an app that work in the 3 regions

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/live-lightning/id541468577

not sure it is on the US store though ... I could ask the dev if needed.
Blitz station 1104 region 1, system RED

 

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