WORLDS FIRST REAL-TIME NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT APP LAUNCHES

A UNIQUE algorithm has been developed with ‘global first’ technology for a newly launched app, which helps users chase down the Northern Lights by eliminating the guess work and only working in real-time. 

WORLDS FIRST REAL-TIME NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT APP LAUNCHES

The Live Aurora Network app is linked to a network of six HD cameras situated in hand-picked ‘dark sky’ locations around Iceland and Norway and Alaska, with more to follow in Canada, the current locations include one overlooking the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, another overlooking the Kirkjufell mountain, one situated at Lofoten Links golf resort in Norway and one at Alaska’s heritage lodge, a remote lake front lodge.

Users visiting Iceland, Norway and Alaska can take advantage of a one button click to either get directions to these locations with little to no light pollution, where the Northern Lights are particularly spectacular, or book an overnight stay with Live Aurora Network’s partnered Airbnb site at each location.

WORLDS FIRST REAL-TIME NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT APP LAUNCHES

The Live Aurora Network app development had input from NASA space physicist Dr Liz MacDonald, who spearheaded a project that makes scientific use of crowdsourced aurora data. Such collaborations enhance research return from the Live Aurora Network observations. Our science advisors include Dr Melanie Windridge, the bestselling author of Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights, and Dr Tamitha Skov, known as spaceweatherwoman. Along with other Aurora experts that contributed to the development of the app.

Live Aurora Network is the only truly real-time video alert app available globally – the unique algorithm not only detects the aurora borealis, but visually grades it based on the strength of the aurora. Users can choose the level they wish to be notified at so that they need only hit the road for displays they deem suitable. 

The top selling Aurora notification apps currently on the market are based on the global Kp index which runs from 0-9 and is based on magnetometers around the world. This is problematic for local aurora alerts, and not the most effective parameter for knowing when local auroral activity is highest, as many other factors including weather, light pollution and visibility can come into play.

Live Aurora Network pushes out alerts in real time, thanks to software designed to detect the colours of the Aurora, while grading the density and percentage of the sky that is showing the lights. This is especially helpful when users are looking to find breaks in the clouds!

WORLDS FIRST REAL-TIME NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT APP LAUNCHES

In a double global first, Live Aurora Network is the only app with full Sony A7sii HD live cameras that can operate at extreme ISO (well over 25,600 ISO) and stream at 30 frames per second directly to the app interface.  This eliminates the need for time-lapse, meaning users can watch the aurora dance in real time and feel fully immersed in the experience, without ever getting close to the Arctic Circle.

WORLDS FIRST REAL-TIME NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT APP LAUNCHES

Additionally, you can take a Screen shot of each location that can be shared socially straight from the App.

Users will soon be able to view a time-lapse video of the previous night’s aurora show and a later release will have access to a live chat function, for users to ask questions of the NASA and aurora experts.

Steven Collins, Co-founder at Live Aurora Network comments: “My brother and I spent countless evenings driving miles and miles to stand in remote Icelandic fields, getting soaking wet, hoping for a chance to see a glimmer of the northern lights. Now, with the help of our app, visitors no longer have to go through this and can see the aurora in its full glory with no guesswork.

WORLDS FIRST REAL-TIME NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT APP LAUNCHES

“We launched the app based on our passion of viewing and enjoying the northern lights. We’ve been able to develop the app to such a stage that it has a 100% accuracy rate, meaning that visitors to Iceland, Norway and Alaska will never be disappointed in their search to see the aurora – our technology ensures that a push notification is delivered to users as soon as the aurora is visible.

WORLDS FIRST REAL-TIME NORTHERN LIGHTS ALERT APP LAUNCHES

“Users of the Live Aurora Network app can choose the grade of aurora that they’d like to be notified about, and will be sent a push notification when it appears. The quality of the live video feed means that users can choose to sit back and enjoy the show from the comfort of their own home, or get live directions from their location in Iceland or Norway to the viewpoint.”

The unique app was built after securing £100,000 in funding from private investors.

The Live Aurora Network app can be downloaded for a one month trial, with a subscription of £0.99 per month from both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

For more information visit www.LiveAuroraNetwork.com

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