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RadarScope

by Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Price: $9.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.1.6
  • Version 2.1.6
  • • Fixed a bug which addresses caching of current data.
  • • Annotations have been adjusted to account for higher density screens.
  • • County names are again displayed in the watches/warnings list.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0094IHG8S
  • Release Date: September 6, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,175 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • View raw Level 2 and Level 3 radar data rendered in its original radial format for a high level of detail
  • View the latest reflectivity, velocity, and other radar products from any NEXRAD radar site in the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico
  • View tornado, severe thunderstorm, and flash flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service
  • View storm tracks, or use your optional AllisonHouse subscription to add SPC day 1 outlooks, storm reports, summarized lightning, and watches.
  • View the locations and details of storm chasers using the Spotter Network

Product Description

RadarScope is a specialized display utility for weather enthusiasts and meteorologists that allows you to view NEXRAD Level 3 radar data and severe weather warnings. It can display the latest reflectivity, velocity, and other radar products from any NEXRAD radar site in the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. These aren't smoothed PNG or GIF images, this is real Level 3 radar data rendered in its original radial format for a high level of detail. For those National Weather Service radar sites which have been upgraded with dual-polarization technology, RadarScope displays most of those products as well.

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/Commando/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; Kindle Fire; Samsung Galaxy Tab; Toshiba Thrive; Motorola Xoom. Please visit our web site for more information.

Technical Details

  • Size: 14.8MB
  • Version: 2.1.6
  • Developed By: Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product! December 3, 2012
This works great on my phone and Android tablet and is very easy to use!

Just be sure to try the "select radar" on and off or you'll miss the city names.

I run it with Allison House integration too.
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71 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Two Best Radar Apps for Android and Kindle Fire September 30, 2012
By DonD
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Radar Scope is the only app available for phones or tablets that displays High Resolution Level II reflectivity and velocity, the two most important parameters for identification and tracking of tornadoes. It will also display the lower resolution Level III data. Combine this program with PYKL 3 and you have the complete package for mobile radar. Now available for the Kindle Fire HD.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for weather enthusiasts or novice users October 16, 2012
By Bruce C
By far the best Radar software for a mobile platform. I use this program storm chasing and the Spotter Network integration is excellent.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Radar App Available September 7, 2012
By IS
Great to see this app added to Amazon. I've had it for years and it is awesome. When I really need to know if it is going to rain I pull this app out. It's better radar than I can find anywhere.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RadarScioe December 17, 2012
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Really handy when traveling or planning an event. Like being able to see what is coming my way. Clear and accurate.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Radar December 19, 2012
By 2Dogs
Verified Purchase
I noticed that the TV weathermen used RadarScope on the Mobile phones to update everyone on the weather. I decided to try it. I now have it on my Kindle Fire and My Mobile phone. It is really accurate and great.I would recommend this to everyone.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent app December 3, 2012
Never a problem with this app. The only way to get better radar info is to have your own radar dish.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks! Been waiting for this! September 7, 2012
I have used this constantly on my iPhone, and wanted it for my new Android Tablet -- This app is amazing, and it is the first thing I look at when I want to see thunderstorms and where they are moving/forming. This app is one of my most used apps, and well worth the cost!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Also looks like it has capability to monitor transgulf migration of...
This is for weather geeks...and I'm a weather geek. Also looks like it has capability to monitor transgulf migration of avifauna which I will definitely use... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Charles Brasier
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent radar. I'm still working on figuring it all out.
Published 11 days ago by r_rich3
5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and fast weather radar viewer
Plenty of radar options, easy to use and fairly responsive. Good detail too.
Published 11 days ago by Glynne
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best for Kindle
This is the radar app that I depend on when rough weather comes our way. It's not as good as the OS app, but it's still the best for Kindle.
Published 15 days ago by BillD
5.0 out of 5 stars BlackBerry Q10
Unfortunately BlackBerry and Weather Decisions Technology have not released RadarScope as a native app for BlackBerry. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money!!!
I am very disappointed with this app. For the price it should be able to do much much more. The app limits how closely, or or much the map can be expanded showing detail relative... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Doug Diamond
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars
very nice radar for my phone, now when im away from home i can check radar for rain and threats
Published 24 days ago by carl woolsey
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best radar apps out there!
I had been reluctant to spend $10 on a radar app but finally gave in as I was tired of the unreliable Weatherbug radar I have been using for years. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Liefer
4.0 out of 5 stars Radarscope
This is a great app. I enjoy the overlay of cities and poplar radar. It's very interesting to see a storm front moving. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Louise Kidder
5.0 out of 5 stars a must-have app for the Midwest
This is the most detailed radar I've used. I have used this to tell friends and family where a dangerous storm is heading and to avoid storms myself.
Published 1 month ago by Danny Beavers
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