My Lightning Tracker is the best app for monitoring lightning strikes all around the world in close to real-time. With a sleek modern design, you can watch thunderstorms as they occur. You can also receive push notifications whenever strikes are detected in your area.
- Displays lightning strikes all around the world!
- See a history of hotspots where lightning strikes occur most often!
- View more detailed information about where the thunderstorm is occurring on a map.
- Receive lightning alerts when a storm is nearby so that you can monitor it live.
- Share a strike with your friends so that they can see where the thunder & lightning is happening too!
- Full support for the latest iPhone and iPad models.
If you want the most efficient way of keeping up lightning strikes and thunderstorms, then My Lightning Tracker is the right app for you. This version is similar to apps such as Blitzortung, Lightning Cast, Spark and Live Lightning.
- A weather radar has been added to the app.
- You can now double tap on the slider thumb on the settings screen to manually type in your notification radius.
- Several small bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Great lightning detection! Would like to see “saved location” feature!
This is one of the best lightning detection apps out there! Reliable strike data, color coded time dots, and nice push notifications. I would love to see the ability to add some saved locations to the app and send push notifications based on those saved locations. You can manually turn off the auto-update location feature to have the app just fixed on one point and notify based on that point but then you lose current location notifications. Having a saved location in addition to current location would help me to monitor lightning at a sports practice location for example.
Reliable lightning alert app but could use a little tweaking
This app for seeing detected and getting alerted of real-time lightning strikes is pretty good and actually does its job alerting you about them for the most part through push notifications. And the alerting time interval and radial distance settings are also a very good and useful +.
But, I really wish that the push notifications alert messages would also include the DISTANCE of the nearest / latest strike instead of just displaying that lightning was detected. Then, the alerting aspect would be A Lot more useful if this was also included every time the app is set to alert you, despite the radial distance set from the location. Because, I'd also want to know how close is the latest strike. Especially if the storm(s) are headed toward the set location for push alerts.
Updated review (was: Latest update is broken)
Update: the developer responded to this review to let me know that there was a temporary issue that caused a disruption. I got the sense it was a problem external to the app. It seems to be fine now and I give high marks for the developer that took time to respond.
Previous 1 star review text follows...This used to be reliable, but the latest update seems to have completely broken it. Will alert me, but not show me lightning strikes on the map. Then it hangs when I try to select my location. If I move the map and then relocate myself (when I can get that feature to work) it will then show strikes. Kind of useless now.
Developer Response ,
My apologies for this. This was caused by temporary disruption which has now been resolved. You should not experience this again. If you have any further problems, it would be great if you could open the app, go to Settings —> More and then tap the “Report problem with app” button.
- JRustonApps B.V.
- 80.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 jRustonApps B.V.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.