So You Like to Know How Close Lightning is to You!

WeatherBug recently updated the feature called Spark on our popular Android and iPhone apps, effectively turning your smartphone into a personal lightning detector.

Spark in WeatherBug for Android

Spark in WeatherBug for Android

Giving you the precise distance of lightning strikes to your current location and/or saved locations, Spark helps you stay safe from lightning, which is especially important if you or your loved ones spend a lot of time outdoors.

Credit: twofivesevenzero via Flickr

Credit: twofivesevenzero via Flickr

The app also color codes how safe you are. A green number indicates that you are safe, but as the key approaches red your risk increases. A map is available if you want to see exactly where and how many strikes have been detected by the WeatherBug network.

Numbers on lightning bold indicated the number of strikes detected.

Numbers on lightning bolt indicated the number of strikes detected.

WeatherBug users are finding Spark useful and have been expressing it through social media. We are absolutely THRILLED! =)

Here are Twitter posts from a few of our users. Thank you so much for the love:

Credit: John DJ King via Twitter

Credit: John DJ King via Twitter

Credit: Chuck Wilson via Twitter

Credit: Chuck Wilson via Twitter

Credit: Gregg & howard Buck via Twitter

Credit: Gregg & howard Buck via Twitter

Credit: Donald via Twitter

Credit: Donald via Twitter

Credit: cdorobek via Twitter

Credit: cdorobek via Twitter

Credit: Jodi Spangler via Twitter

Credit: Jodi Spangler via Twitter

Credit: Corey Pieper via Twitter

Credit: Corey Pieper via Twitter

But don’t take their word for it, try it for yourself!

Download WeatherBug w/ Spark for Androidhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aws.android

Download WeatherBug w/ Spark for iPhonehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weatherbug/id281940292

 

Upload your favorite Spark screen captures on Twitter with @WeatherBug and #knowb4 in your tweet!

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