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pressureNET is not beautiful or even directly useful (many other apps have much more functionality) but I am obliged to promote this app because it helps scientist to get atmospheric data from our devices. Do your part in helping advancing science!
Apposaurus: Developed by /u/cryptoz, this app crowd sources pressure information from barometers that are found in some smartphones. The information is anonymous, and is sent to researchers and forecasters to help with forecasting models, and to better understand atmospheric conditions on the ground. Negligible impact on battery.
PressureNet boasts a community of fellow citizen scientists helping to create the most accurate real-time, hyperlocal weather forecast.
PressureNet uses barometric sensors built into select Android devices (see if yours is listed below) to automatically detect changes in atmospheric pressure, predicting hyperlocal weather activity before it occurs. We incorporate your sensor data into our own weather models, which produce local temperature forecasts for you, our users.
Not only does your automatic sensor data make your weather forecast more accurate, but we also incorporate user-reported weather conditions to train and correct our models. Our forecast accuracy improves as more users join!
Note: Temperature forecasts are for North America only right now. We will be adding more locations as users request them. Send us an email to let us know you're interested! firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NEW: Crowdsourced sensor data reflects real-time hyperlocal weather forecast for the next few hours.
- Report real-time weather changes in your area to other PressureNet users.
- Pressure drop/rise alerts: notifies you when your pressure starts to fall -- indicating oncoming clouds, rain, and good weather ahead!
- Home screen widget allows for user submitted weather updates and displays real-time barometer readings and hourly/on-demand pressure changes.
PressureNet works with the current list of Android devices:
Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6
Galaxy Note, 2, 3, 4
Nexus 4, 5, 6, 10
LG G3, G4
RAZR MAXX HD
Xiaomi MI-2, MI-3
HTC One (M8)
New features added to PressureNet every week.
Don’t see a feature you want? Tell us to add it at email@example.com