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Rain Alarm OSM Pro

by Michael Diener - Software e.K.
Rated: All Ages
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Price: £2.90 Price inclusive of VAT if applicable.
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Languages Supported:
Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.1.0
  • New data available very 5 minutes instead of 10
  • Animation rate can be adapted in 5 minute steps (only useful for countries where we get 5 minute data from the weather service)

Product details

  • ASIN: B008K8HLOC
  • Release Date: 12 July 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,058 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • warns for any type of precipitation, may it be rain, snow or hail
  • warning as notification, vibration and/or sound
  • precipitation map view
  • widgets in different sizes and themes

Product Description

This weather app warns you when rain is currently nearing. Instead of forecasting it warns using almost real-time data, which is more precise than any forecast can be. It is an useful assistant for everything outdoors like cycling, biking, hiking, gardening, BBQ, picnics, walking the dogs, home improvement and more.

Features:
- warns for any type of precipitation, may it be rain, snow or hail
- warning as notification, vibration and/or sound
- precipitation map view
- widgets in different sizes and themes

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The data used originates from governmental weather services. Works in the USA (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam), Canada, Mexico, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Finland, Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Spain (including the Balearic and the Canary Islands), Slovenia, Croatia, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia.

Compared to the free version this app has the following enhancements:
- No advertisement
- Many customizable settings, like update interval, search radius, animation interval
- Customizable alarm conditions and notifiers (notification, LED, sounds, speech output, vibration patterns)
- More widget themes
- Support for Android Wear and Sony SmartWatch 1 + 2

Permissions:
Photos/Media/Files - cache will be stored on external memory to save space on internal memory
Wi-Fi connection information - check if there is connectivity
Connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi - Pro version: optionally activate Wi-Fi when no other connectivity
Device ID & call information - needed for licensing mechanism - only the device ID is used

Technical Details

  • Size: 5.1MB
  • Version: 4.1.0
  • Developed By: Michael Diener - Software e.K. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g. Mobile-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • Read-only access to phone state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g. GPS) location
    • Access the vibration feature
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressed. 1 Feb. 2014
By jim
Verified Purchase
Very slick little app...successfully allowed me to predict the hardcore rainfall here in the UK at the moment, right down to the minute...

I wont be needing the National News weather reports anymore (they get better info than this, so how do they get it so wrong so often?)...

You cant argue with a near live radar picture of incoming inclement weather..

I have disabled all the alarms and constant connectivity, preferring to use it when I need it, rather than having the widget working in the background consuming resources...but the function is there to warn you of rain if you ever needed it. I mention it because this is active by default. I think that for non-techie people (who might not be in the habit of configuring everything to their tastes) it might cause some issues with resource use and unexpected alarms ringing on their devices. The only thing I would say can be improved or developed would be to to make it more clear exactly what functions are running as default...I really doubt many people will require 'alarms' all the time, warning them of rainfall...but Im being ultra picky regarding that.

I have no hesitation giving this 5 stars. Easy to use, good looking, accurate and brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Handy App 2 Feb. 2014
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I live on a Scottish island, where the weather can change very quickly. This app has helped me avoid more than one soaking - either by dressing appropriately, or by staying indoors with a wee dram!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well 26 April 2013
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I had used the free version for a while and found it very useful as a guide to local weather in the short term. The paid version has some nice extras and it is nice to have no ads. I can't think of any real drawbacks or things that needs improving. Using on Galaxy S3.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OSM PRO Excellent stuff! 2 Feb. 2014
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It works plain and simple,I'm a weather enthusiast and I've seen lots of weather apps competing for the same space in forecasting method,but OSM PRO breaks the mold,the widget is great and is on my home screen for rapid reference.Very impressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect 2 Feb. 2014
By merman
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Such a simple but effective app. It gives me the chance to place a window of time on my activities. Would get 5 stars if it it had a wind direction arrow feature as well so that I don't have to use two apps for one job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rain Alarm 2 Feb. 2014
By R. WARD
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It seems pretty accurate, if something is. Down to a few kl so thats good50km away I/E 30miles you are warned, and you can see where about in you area the rains going to fall,this area is adjustable. So thats good
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding app 6 Feb. 2014
By LOUSBRO
Verified Purchase
Regular alarms and accurate! Maps very clear and showing the rain movement directions and mass! Location updates very quickly so all in all a great app!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful app 21 May 2014
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Great app, and the additional features in the paid for version are handy... and it seems fair to support the developers...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome app very useful
Published 3 months ago by Remus
2.0 out of 5 stars It's basically nowhere near as good as the Rain Alerts app that I use...
This app uses low quality, clunky graphical images of the projected rain clouds. This makes it hard to see definitively where the rain should be occurring. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Protaan
5.0 out of 5 stars Your own personal weather service
I recently got a new phone and this was one of the first things I put on it, it's that useful. As well as alerting me if rain is near (how near is up to me) via a distinctive... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Ian
1.0 out of 5 stars Not accurate for UK
Got this as we are prone to flooding when we get heavy prolonged rain, but I realised that I know when its raining without the app telling me.
Published 9 months ago by Billy
5.0 out of 5 stars works well for me
Good up to the minute app. Has helped out when doing outside work and need to know when rain is coming in. Very good.
Published 11 months ago by linda
2.0 out of 5 stars .
this wasn't really what i wanted, i tried it because it was free. deleted it fairly quickly once i realised it wasn't for me
Published 12 months ago by chris bridge
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed
May be it's me or the tablet but I am not impressed. It only appears to work if connected to the internet and in view of the fact that this is more use to me when in the hills and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by EB
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate alarm
Excellent alarm , seems very accurate so far but then the weather at the moment is so wet even I could predict when it's going to rain !!!
Published 12 months ago by jean
5.0 out of 5 stars 1st rate
it does what its expected to do when its expected todo it and it never seems to be wrong and gives u good warning.
Published 12 months ago by noel barker
4.0 out of 5 stars rain at your fingertips
really clear xx and shows where its moving live best rain check yet keep up the good work love it
Published 13 months ago by Roger holloway
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