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App: Rain Gauge

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Category Weather
Requires os version:Android2.1 and up
RAIN GAUGE Rain Gauge is an app that displays observed precipitation at your current GPS location or any given address currently available for Android tablets & smartphones. It is the ideal app for weather enthusiasts, farmers, fishermen, gardeners and anyone else who has an interest in current and historical precipitation. Information is only provided at this time for the 48 Continental United States and Puerto Rico.

The app features a graduated rain gauge that fills with water to the sound of rain to accurate, real-time precipitation levels, as recorded by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and refills if tilted on its side. Historical durations, detailed charts and 24 hour precipitation map are easily accessed from the same screen for quick reference. Precipitation data can easily be shared through Email, Facebook and Twitter, and an active community takes part in recommending updates to the app.

Why Rain Gauge?

OFFICIAL PRECIPITATION DATA (NOAA) Rain Gauge is the only app on the market with real-time access to official, national precipitation data, as recorded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Whereas other rainfall-oriented apps are mere journals for manually recording localized rainfall, Rain Gauge queries data from the strictly-monitored NOAA database. It uses an intermediary server to compile and distribute the data to users' devices. NOTE: Rain Gauge data comprises all forms of precipitation, not just rain.

STORE MULTIPLE LOCATIONS Users have rapid access to their list of favorite locations, allowing quick reference for geographical places of interest.

HISTORICAL DATA Rain Gauge presents its information in an amazingly intuitive format, with a simple, user-friendly interface and single-touch access to a breadth of historical periods, ranging from a single day to a year.

CHARTS AND MAPS Comparative line graphs detail precisely when and how much precipitation occurred in any period of time, and visual maps indicate regional precipitation.

SOCIAL DATA SHARING Local Information can easily be shared as text through a variety of channels, including Email, Facebook and Twitter.

ONGOING DEVELOPMENT Rain Gauge is currently in its first stable release, though additional updates are frequently added. The Rain Gauge community is actively involved in development of the app, and users communicate with developers via an in-app suggestion box.

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