AusRainAR is an augmented reality rain radar visualisation and rain alarm app for Android phones

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AusRainAR Screenshots

Loading Screen


The loading screen lasts about 5-10 seconds – depending on your internet speed and how many of the images are already cached.

Augmented Rain Display


After loading the radar images, the app launches straight into the augmented reality display, where you can look around and see the rain. The slider along the bottom allows you to move back and forth in time to see the movement of the rain up to an hour in the past.




The settings allow you to change which radar imagery you are viewing, along with customising your location. Using GPS location may mean the application loads a little slower (particularly if you have only just turned your GPS on), but your location will be more precise.

Interactive Map


The map interface allows you to see the radar locations which are available. Clicking on a radar will select that radar as the active radar.


The map also shows your current location relative to the selected radar. You can click and drag your location anywhere to see the rain from that location.


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AusRainAR is an Android phone app which displays real-time Australian Rain radar data as an Augmented Reality overlay – enabling anyone to simply look around and see the rain where-ever it is. A built in rain alarm warns of approaching rain – with options to customise how soon and how often to warn of rain.

AusRainAR is simple to use – simply start the app and it will detect your location to find the nearest rain radar, and you can then look around and literally see the rain in whichever direction you face. A distance calculator shows how far away the rain is, and with a swipe you can rewind time to see the past hour’s rain unfold in the skies.
AusRainAR presents radar imagery sourced from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in a unique and easy to understand way – no need to study vague maps to figure out where you are, and try to guess where the rain is. With AusRainAR, you can be notified of approaching rain, then see the rain in the sky in the direction you look.
Visit AusRainAR on Google+