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Rating: 4.6 (464) Cost: $9.99 Downloads: 10,000 - 50,000
Whether you are scanning reflectivity for a mesocyclone's tell-tale hook echo, trying to pinpoint the landfall of a hurricane's eye wall, or looking for small features like velocity couplets in the storm relative radial velocity product, RadarScope gives you the power to view true radial NEXRAD weather radar on your Android smartphone or tablet.
RadarScope displays tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flash flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service. When warnings are in effect, you can tap the warning button in the upper right corner to browse the list of active warnings, select a warning to view the details, and even zoom to the selected warning on the map.
Pinch or stretch to zoom in and out on the map. Drag your finger to scroll around. Use the Options menu to select one of the 156 different radar sites, or to plot your current location. Tap the play button to download and animate over the last six radar images. Display the names of over 25,000 cities and towns on the map as you zoom and scroll. Drag your finger over the color legend to see the data value associated with each color. Use a long press on a warning to read the release from the National Weather Service, or on a radar site to get detailed status information. Take screenshots directly from your device and send them via GMail or SMS. With the installation of other third-party applications, you can share your images via Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and more.
You can display Level 3 radar data from NOAA's public access web site or from your AllisonHouse subscriber account. Meanwhile, RadarScope will retrieve and display updated data automatically and intelligently (approximately every 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the radar scan strategy).
RadarScope has been tested on the following phones: Casio Commando; HTC Desire HD/Droid Incredible/Droid Incredible 2/EVO 4G/Inspire/myTouch 4G/Sensation/Thunderbolt; LG Genesis/P999/Thrill 4G/Thrive; Motorola Admiral/Atrix 4G/Droid/Droid Bionic/Droid RAZR/Droid X/Droid X2; Nexus One/S; Samsung Captivate/Droid Charge/Epic 4G/Fascinate/Galaxy S/Galaxy Nexus/Infuse 4G; ZTE Warp.
It has also been tested on the following tablets: Acer Iconia A500; Samsung Galaxy Tab; Toshiba Thrive; Motorola Xoom.
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JOHN - 2011-10-07
Goes beyond commodity weather radar to provide additional details useful to the meteorologist in all us.
esarlls3 - 2011-10-05
Would be nice to have national composite overlay.
Steven - 2011-10-09
This is extremely impressive since the new update! HIGHLY recommend.
Brian - 2011-08-25
Works wonderfully on my HTC Sensation and Asus EeePad Transformer. Cities aren't showing up though even though its checked in the display... Otherwise everything else works perfectly!
Devin W - 2011-08-26
RadarScope is recommended by a former KC meteorologist (thanks B.T.!), but it was only available on the iPhone at that time (morning of the Joplin Tornado). Received an email that it was available, and purchased it. I have an antiquated Motorola DROID and it works flawlessly! It is what I need for severe weather tracking when camping and travelling. Smooth & dependable! Well worth the $, and I don't usually purchase apps.
James - 2011-09-01
Use it more and is much better then PYKL3. Really looking forward to go storm chasing with it. Would like for Spotter Network to be on there.
Joey - 2011-08-25
The performance will vary based on your phone, but this app is fairly snappy. Downloads data quickly, lots of products (reflectivity and velocity tilts, rainfall, VIL, Echo Tops), AWIPS-ish color scale. I highly recommend this app to any fellow meteorologist, student or weather enthusiast.
jcowan - 2011-08-27
If I had to pick either this or PYKL3 now, it would be PYKL3. I'm keeping this, but I wouldn't rely on it in the field yet: I've already had a FC.
Skivvies - 2011-08-27
Welcome to Android Keep up the support... App runs well, hopefully it will soon be up to snuff with its iPhone counterpart. PYKL3 still has some advan
roberGregory - 2011-09-09
So, my iPhone bites the dust within the last month. Thinking I'm never gonna see RadarScope again - unless I buy another iPhone. Well, I take the plunge, buy and android device, searching through weather-apps, comparing them to RadarScope, and none really like it - whatsoever... yet two days ago, I see RS as an available app and purchased it hands down no questions... This app is amazing, cant wait for it to mature on android... It is amazingly informative and accurate. thanks for porting to the droid world
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