Michael White 5/5
By Kahlebs Grandpa
I’ve been enjoying this app for about a year from the perspective of one who photographs lightning. It does a good job of alerting me of local lightning strikes. The recent addition of radar is a big help. The only things I could ask for is a 15, 30, 60 minute playback to better see where it’s coming from and where it’s going. Otherwise, best lightning related app!
Love it 5/5
Surprisingly accurate and reliable free app that I use constantly. Been looking for something like this a long time.
Nice app 5/5
Latest upgrade made this an even better app.
Great App 5/5
Great app, quick and accurate. A “Home” location would be nice, so one could see activity at home when not there.
They tried to take my private information!!!!!!!! 1/5
By Blitzy Lady
Do not get the app is bad
Been watching a chunk of country for a hour. According to the app it’s getting lit up. Still haven’t seen a strike or heard any thunder
Great App 5/5
I worry about wildfire a bunch. Live next to a Wilderness. I wish there was way to recall the strikes hours later
Very helpful!! 5/5
This app is great - we have dogs who are terrified of lightning and thunder, and it really helps to know that’s it’s headed our way. If storms have not been forecasted, or if we have a bright blue, sunny sky, yet a storm is just five miles away, it gives us time to get the Thundershirts out and the calming treats started! Also, we watched on the app’s map once, as lightning moved right up our street, and it’s very accurate. It said we had a strike 70ft. away in our backyard, and we sure did. The accuracy is amazing!
Great for warnings. 5/5
I downloaded this app to give me a heads up on lighting so I can get some pictures. It’s great for that. Does what it’s supposed to do. Can’t ask for more than that.
Very useful. 4/5
We found the trial version so useful, we’re going to support this by purchasing the application.
Florida lifesaver! 5/5
By Cerebus 208
Outstanding tool for living outside in Florida. Great app to warn of lightening in the area on relatively clear days!
Better than the Weather app 5/5
By C Aird
This app is awesome, especially for outdoor enthusiasts! You can set it to alert you when there is lightning in the area. Lightning equates to rain almost 95% of the time!
Trust your gut, not your App 2/5
I kept checking this lightning app as I saw a dark sky approaching. The App didn’t say there were any strikes, and I trusted it so I stayed in the pool, however within minutes there’s a massive storm with bolts of lightning everywhere- not sure how/why this happened. Lesson learned - trust your gut, not your App.
Random red location indicators pop up all over. When I tap on my actual location, with a blue dot, the map jumps to a lightning strike.
I set distance six miles radius and the Alarm (sound of thunder). We get a lot of hit and miss storms in the summer and this way I don’t have to stay in the house.
I can look at radar and decide to go for a walk and then a pop up storm can occur.
When I hear the alarm I get inside.
No Distance to Strikes! 1/5
Terrible app. The whole point of a lightning tracker is to tell you how far away the nearest strike is. You have to guess based on a graphical depiction. WeatherBug Spark is way better. I just wish the Spark portion of WeatherBug was a stand-alone app.
My lighting 5/5
Good for general location and good for notifications to get inside
Lighting App 5/5
Works great for me, love this app
Too many crashes 1/5
App crashes constantly on my iPad
Force closed 5/5
It forced closed. I have no other apps open, and it is not storage. Please fix.
What happened to the Pro version 3/5
By Diss a pointed
I had the pro version but the alerts were not working so I deleted and installed and now there is no option for pro. 😢
Does what I want 5/5
I have been very please with this app after trying others that were disappointing.
Thank you for an app that works well.
Lightning App 5/5
It’s a great tool to have available at all times.
Highly recommended notification ! 5/5
By rick 1233
I really like the thunder notifications when there is an indication or lightning within my area . It is the work horse for us at public events !! I’m so happy this was available and recommend it to all my friends and coworkers!!
KaBoom⚡️We live in an area where storms come faster than Accuweather reports The lightening App has really helped us navigate the storms and strikes and has kept us alerted to storm movements. We work outside and it’s been very beneficial to myself and my crews! And despite the danger it’s just fun to see all those stikes! 😃Thanks
Dot Color Meanings? 3/5
What’s a red dot vs a yellow dot?
By 2 time dog
Push notifications not working 5/5
Had the app open during a thunderstorm. Watched the map update with nearby strikes. Never received a notification of lightning in the area. I adjusted the radius multiple times but no change. Unable to report a problem because the link isn’t working.
Update: notifications don’t sound when the app is open. Since I left my original review I’ve had to reset my phone and change some settings. The next storm came through and I received several notifications. I work outside so it is extremely helpful having this app to stay safe. Thanks for the app!
Gotta have it. Works great.
Not accurate 3/5
I originally had a 25 mile radius and the Push Notifications became overwhelming, so I struck it down to 10 miles. I got a Push Notification for strikes 5-6 miles beyond my 10 mile radius. There are no strikes within my radius. During another storm I could clearly hear nearby strikes yet Push Notifications didn’t get sent.
iPhone XS max 5/5
I love it ... more than the thought could be had!
With this app for life!
Great app for staying safe when there is lightning 5/5
Love this app. It’s very useful for knowing when there is possible danger of lightning especially when we are swimming. Sometimes it’s just overcast and one thinks it’s safe to be swimming but this lets me know right away to get out of the water.
Great Warning Lightening App❣️ 5/5
Keep track of your safety while out and about or just walking the dogs!
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Lightning help me get my dogs out before the storms 5/5
Helps with getting our dogs out before rain storms
Weather apps predict
But Lightning tells up exactly what’s happening
One of my all time favorite apps, can request warning sent via when lighting strikes within a chosen parameter up to 199 miles, detailed map with zooming shows exactly where it hits. And these are free features !
Great information! 5/5
Like to see how close the strikes are to our house.
Updated review (was: Latest update is broken) 5/5
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.
Seems to work correctly 5/5
By Brush 571
I am a wildland fire engine capt. I keep track of many variables to assist my crew in preparation of possible wildfires, I have recently downloaded this app for tracking lighting.. App seems to work as it is intended along with notifying me when a bolt is as close or far as I set the miles to strike Notification.. very simply, if you don’t like it delete it or if you like real time notifications use it...
Great app! 5/5
By Rancher Dan 66
Love the heads up for lightning. Live in an arid area and need to be aware of potential fire starts.
Fun App 5/5
Interesting to know what’s happening around you.
Works Great!!! Our dog freaks out when their is Thunder & Lightning, this app helps us to determine when to give him his anxiety medication. Again , this is a great app!!!! Thank You!!
App can’t tell my location. 1/5
It stopped working. Can’t tell my location.
Great app 5/5
Living in the mountains, this is a great app to keep you up to date as to where the storm is and where it’s headed.
One Of my favorites 5/5
This app has come a long way. Today I’m watching thunderstorms march across the US Midwest. With thousands of strikes shown on the screen the app started to lag… so I’m here to upgrade and check out the stability improvements!
I love the lightning alerts and adjustable alert radius. I only need to remember to open the app when I’m working out of town to reset the alert location.
I love being able to zoom in on a single strike to see how close it may have been to populated areas!
I wish the “thunder” alert sounds were louder or more noticeable. I don’t always hear those, so I’ve been using the whistle sound. A nice crackly thunderclap should do the trick…
Davis Wx. 5/5
By Davis 6351
Hope is work well for me.
Great safety tool 5/5
We are on well sites and are required to shut down when lightning is within 10 miles. My lightning tracker helps us do that safely and gets us going again when the lightning moves away!