Rain Alarm Pro
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Rating: 4.5 (703) Cost: $4.00 Downloads: 10,000 - 50,000
This weather app and widget are able to warn you against precipitation (like rain or snow) by an 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.
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The difference to "Rain Alarm Pro 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, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Spain (including the Balearic and the Canary Islands), Slovenia, Croatia, Argentina.
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 Pro, which does not require Google Maps.
Extensions to Rain Alarm:
* No advertisement
* Customizable settings
* Update interval, search radius
* Location update interval, manual location, GPS, mobile networks
* Animations interval
* Background update can be disabled
* More widget themes
* Customizable alarms
* settings for time frame, distance, strength, area, sound, vibration, notification
* Sony SmartWatch used for notifications, widget and app
INTERNET - loading precipitation data
VIBRATE - alarm
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION, ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - location
ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE, ACCESS_WIFI_STATE - check connectivity
CHANGE_WIFI_STATE - 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 to generate anonymized device ID
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Thomas - 2011-09-28
Thar she blows!!! Man this app tell me how far and how wide the storms are!!! It also rings ya phone like a real phone call. Downgrade stars to 1
zen - 2011-09-20
Have had this for a long time now and must say that it is a very good app, well supported and frequently updated. Worth buying.
Mark - 2011-09-24
This is a really cool app, but sometimes Its radar data is suspects. In Atlanta, Rain Alarm Pro will day there are heavy rains, sky is blue and clear.
jimmysparkuk - 2011-09-19
Sweet,also works very well in conjunction with 'Rainy Days' whice fills in the holes in the radar that 'Rain alarm' has over France for instance･
stephen - 2011-09-24
Great app, very accurate. Those that don't think so have water on the brain.
Rickey - 2011-09-01
9-1-11 Like this app. Seems to work great. Glad to see another radar that is comparable with WeatherBug. Motorola I1 Android 1.5.
Emile - 2011-08-31
Very accurate. Simple yet efficient. Provides more info than other apps (proximity, area). One more star than OSM version due to better zoom level.
Alexis - 2011-09-04
Douglas - 2011-09-19
Rain Alarm Pro is a solidly excellent tool upon which you can depend. It is a great planning and emergency preparedness tool.
thomas - 2011-09-19
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