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Rain Alarm OSM Pro
 
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Rain Alarm OSM Pro

by Michael Diener - Software e.K.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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

What's new in version 3.8.0
  • Animated image can be shared

Product details

  • ASIN: B008K8HLOC
  • Original Release Date: 12 July 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,607 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Warns against rain
  • Up-to-date radar animation
  • Several widgets with different designs
  • Optional audible alarm or even speech output
  • Many customizable settings

Product Description

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.

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.

Extensions to Rain Alarm OSM:
* 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

Permissions:
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

Technical Details

  • Size: 3.8MB
  • Version: 3.8.0
  • 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-only access to phone state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g. GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g. Mobile-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
8 of 10 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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5.0 out of 5 stars works well for me 31 Mar 2014
By linda
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Good up to the minute app. Has helped out when doing outside work and need to know when rain is coming in. Very good.
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2.0 out of 5 stars . 4 Mar 2014
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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
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed 16 Feb 2014
By EB
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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 mountains where there is no wifi, then it is of little use to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate alarm 7 Feb 2014
By jean
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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 !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1st rate 6 Feb 2014
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it does what its expected to do when its expected todo it and it never seems to be wrong and gives u good warning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding app 6 Feb 2014
By LOUSBRO
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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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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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