Description

Rain Alarm reliably warns you of rain or snow approaching your location using push notifications. Instead of predicting probabilities, we use real time data to warn you as soon as precipitation approaches you.

The app displays and animates the latest Doppler-radar images from many weather services around the world.

Rain Alarm is useful for everyone that likes to spend time outside and doesn’t want to get caught in the rain!

In the following countries we provide service:

Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Spain (incl. Balearic and Canary Islands), Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Iceland, USA, Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapur, Philippines and Brunei.

For help, suggestions or complaints: rainalarm@avilessoftware.com.

What’s New

Version 4.19

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Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

BN701 ,

Very Annoyed

So in the latest release you’ve taken away the sleek, simple look that used to be so easy on the eye and now want me to pay for features that used to be included. I’m not against paying for things - I already payed to remove ads, for instance - but to downgrade something and demand money to get back to where I was happy creates very a bad feeling. If this weren’t such a useful app I’d be looking for alternatives. As it is, you now get three stars instead of five.

Developer Response ,

Hi BN701, thanks for your comments. Please contact us using the option "contact developer" from the help menu. Best regards, Carlos.

edburton ,

Buyer beware: Post-purchase downgrade

I paid for adverts to be removed from this app some time ago as I found the 8 hour animated display very useful. They have now downgraded the animation to be a small fraction of what it was and you now have to pay extra to get the 8 hour animation back. Without the 8 hour window I do not find the app useful. The developer thinks that this is fair because they say I only paid for adverts to be removed. I think this is not fair because I paid for adverts to be removed only because I found its features useful. If those features are removed then it is no longer the app that I paid to remove ads from. If I pay to unlock the features I used to enjoy there would seem to be no guarantee that they won’t remove more features and place them behind additional pay walls in the future. It’s a good app, but I strongly object to the practice of moving essential features behind a pay wall after one has paid to remove ads from those features. If the legacy features were unlocked for the legacy users that paid to remove ads from them then I would of course amend my review, until then; one star, buyer beware.

Developer Response ,

Hi edburton,

thanks for using the app. Not so many thanks though for the inaccuracies and the accusation of not being trustworthy and the implicit statement that we are cheating our users.

I'll try to clarify some things. Here's the first one:

You have never paid for this app because it is a free app. 

You probably paid for removing the ads. Until recently this was the only possible in-app purchase.

We have now added more features and some that were for free are now paid. These features that were for free had to be charged for now because they were causing high operational costs. In order to unlock all these paid features at once you have to buy the Additional Settings item. It only costs 1$ for all this to be unlocked. We have also added new free features, like the Apple Watch Extension or the ability to snooze the alarm for 1 or 2 hours.

Now, you and all other users of this App have all the guarantee in the world that if you pay for something, we are not going to take that away from you. In your case, since you paid for removing the ads, you are still without ads. You paid for that, you keep that.

What we can't guarantee is that when we make changes, these are going to be fully understood by everybody. When making changes to an app there is always the risk of misunderstandings and that surely has happened in your case. We could have done a better communication, that is probably the cause of all this anger. That's on us and we apologize for that.

In any case, what we are not going to accept is a completely out of line accusation of us not being trustworthy. This is completely unacceptable and I request you to reconsider your review and to rephrase it. You can criticize all you want (and we welcome criticism) but trying to harm our reputation on purpose is not acceptable and makes your review not trustworthy.

Cornish Carrot cruncher ,

The app has been ruined

What was simplistic in it’s beauty and functionality has now been ruined by over complicated settings and the app is now garbage, it appears this developer like most has the “change for change sake” bug, this has completely ruined what was a perfectly functioning app, also being charged twice for functionality We had before and that I paid to remove the ads on so I could enjoy that functionality while making a contribution to the dev seems like robbery to me and is a sure fire way to loose customer base, I am now dumping this app and looking for another because it’s ruined.

Developer Response ,

Hi Cornish Carrot cruncher, thanks for your comments. We are sorry that you don't like the app. We haven't "changed for change sake". Rain Alarm is offered in different platforms and the changes we have made respond to the need of making Rain Alarm for iOS converge with the rest of versions. The app works just as before and it is still perfectly functioning. Some features that were for free in iOS but paid in Android have become paid as well (for just 1$). On the other hand your claim that we are charging twice for the same functionality is just plain false. If you removed the ads before you won't have to pay for that again. We are not thieves. We take our work very seriously. Best regards, Carlos.

App Privacy

The developer, Carlos Aviles Software, has indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Information

Provider
Carlos Aviles
Size
56 MB
Category
Weather
Compatibility

Requires iOS 12.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Basque, Catalan, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Traditional Chinese, Urdu

Age Rating
4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Remove ads £2.99
  2. Everything £7.99
  3. Additional Settings £1.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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