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Description

Summon a thunderstorm light show using your Philips Hue lights. Watch your lights pulse and flash to the sounds of a storm.

THUNDERSTORMS

• Strong Thunderstorm — Heavy rain with frequent lightning and thunder nearby

Lights pulse quickly to the sound of heavy rain. Booming sounds of thunder accompany bright flashes of light.

• Normal Thunderstorm — Steady rain with a full range of lightning and thunder

Lights pulse to the sound of rain. The sound of thunder can be heard from various distances. The closer the lightning, the louder the sound, and the brighter the flashes of light!

• Weak Thunderstorm — Light rain with occasional lightning and thunder far off

Lights pulse slowly to the sound of light rain. Dim flashes of light are followed by soft sounds of thunder.

• Passing Thunderstorms — Rain and lightning intensity changes as the storms pass

Lights pulse and flash at different rates to correspond with the current strength of the storm.

SETTINGS

• Change the color and brightness of your lights
• Toggle rain sound effects
• Change rain audio (default, heavy rain, steady rain, light rain, rain on tin roof)
• Set rain volume
• Toggle rain light effects
• Change rain pulse rate (default, slow, medium, fast)
• Target lights for rain light effects
• Change rain transition effects (pulse, fade quickly, fade slowly)
• Change the color and brightness of the rain light effects
• Toggle thunder sound effects
• Set thunder volume
• Change delay lightning
• Toggle delay thunder
• Toggle lightning light effects
• Target lights for lightning light effects
• Change lightning transition effects (random, flicker, flash, pulse, fade quickly, fade slowly)
• Change lightning/thunder occurrence (default, occasional, normal, frequent)
• Change the color and max brightness of the lightning light effects
• Change starting storm for Passing Thunderstorms (weak, normal, strong)
• Change cycle time for Passing Thunderstorms (15 min, 30 min, 60 min)
• Toggle background sounds (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
• Set background volume
• Change default end state (on, off, revert)
• Change sleep end state (on, off, revert)
• Auto-start, Auto-stop, and Auto-restart thunderstorm (auto-restart activates auto-start and auto-stop)

LIGHTS / GROUPS

Select one or more lights for your thunderstorm light show on the Lights/Groups tab. Choose a group that you set up using your Philips Hue app, or create a new group in the Thunderstorm for Hue app. To edit a group in the list, swipe the item to the left and tap the pencil icon. When you add, remove, or change lights, pull down the list to refresh.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

• Sleep Timer with audio fade out. Sleep End State setting lets you choose what happens to the state of the lights when the sleep timer ends.
• Bluetooth and AirPlay supported via Control Center. Delay Lightning setting lets you choose how much time to delay the lightning to compensate for the wireless audio delay.

Please contact me at support@thunderstorm.scottdodson.dev if you experience any issues. I'd love to hear your thoughts and appreciate you taking the time to rate and review the app. I want to continue to improve Thunderstorm for Hue and create a great experience for you and future users. Thank you! —Scott

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Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jun 22, 2016 (over 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Mar 28
2020
(Current)
Version 5.0.0

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- fixed compatibility issue

Mar 19
2020
Version 4.4.2

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- updated Groups tab

Mar 12
2020
Version 4.4.1

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- added toggles to thunderstorms for clarity
- added Auto-restart under Settings (auto-restart activates auto-start and auto-stop)
- added audio fade in
- enabled mix audio with other apps

Nov 03
2019
Version 4.1.1

Need help? Please email support@thunderstorm.scottdodson.dev

[4.1.1]
- added Unreal to Lightning/Thunder Occurrence under Settings

Oct 28
2019
Version 4.0.2

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[4.0.2]
- fixed orientation change bug

Mar 24
2019
Version 4.0.0

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[4.0.0]
- added AirPlay support via Control Center
- added lights/groups refresh when app opens
- added Sleep Timer countdown
- added Sleep End State (Off by default)
- added local storage backup
- added official Hue icons
- added current group/light link to Groups/Lights tab
- added slide to edit Groups
- changed Default End State to Revert
- fixed rain pause for lightning strike
- fixed horizontal scroll bug
- prevented Default End State on mode switch

Dec 29
2018
Version 3.2.2

Need help? Please email support@thunderstorm.scottdodson.io

[3.2.2]
- fixed menus bug
- fixed revert lights bug

[3.2.0]
- added Delay Lightning under Settings to compensate for wireless audio delay

[3.1.1]
- added ability to edit groups
- updated for iOS 11

[3.0.0]
- added Passing Thunderstorms mode
- added audio fade out at end of sleep timer
- added "Random Selected Light(s)" to Lightning FX Targets
- added Flicker to Lightning Transition FX
- added Lightning/Thunder Occurrence under Settings
- added "Lights End State" under Settings (on, off, revert)
- increased thunder delay times when toggled on
- improved rain audio
- updated login process

[2.2.1]
- moved Sleep Timer toggle to header
- updated More tab

[2.2.0]
- added Flash, Random to Lightning Transition FX
- added Background Sounds under Settings (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
- added Rain Audio under Settings (overrides default)
- added volume control for rain, thunder, and background sounds

[2.0.0]
- added Random Group/Light to Lightning FX Targets under Settings
- added "Revert lights" button under Settings (changes lights back to their original settings before you opened the app)

[1.9.0]
- added Lightning Transition FX under Settings (default is Fade Slowly)
- updated About screen

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Oct 23
2017
Version 3.2.0

Need help? Please email support@thunderstorm.scottdodson.io

[3.2.0]
- added Delay Lightning under Settings to compensate for wireless audio delay

[3.1.1]
- added ability to edit groups
- updated for iOS 11

[3.0.0]
- added Passing Thunderstorms mode
- added audio fade out at end of sleep timer
- added "Random Selected Light(s)" to Lightning FX Targets
- added Flicker to Lightning Transition FX
- added Lightning/Thunder Occurrence under Settings
- added "Lights End State" under Settings (on, off, revert)
- increased thunder delay times when toggled on
- improved rain audio
- updated login process

[2.2.1]
- moved Sleep Timer toggle to header
- updated More tab

[2.2.0]
- added Flash, Random to Lightning Transition FX
- added Background Sounds under Settings (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
- added Rain Audio under Settings (overrides default)
- added volume control for rain, thunder, and background sounds

[2.0.0]
- added Random Group/Light to Lightning FX Targets under Settings
- added "Revert lights" button under Settings (changes lights back to their original settings before you opened the app)

[1.9.0]
- added Lightning Transition FX under Settings (default is Fade Slowly)
- updated About screen

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Sep 28
2017
Version 3.1.1

Need help? Please email support@thunderstorm.scottdodson.io

[3.1.1]
- added ability to edit groups
- updated for iOS 11 and iPhone X

[3.0.0]
- added Passing Thunderstorms mode
- added audio fade out at end of sleep timer
- added "Random Selected Light(s)" to Lightning FX Targets
- added Flicker to Lightning Transition FX
- added Lightning/Thunder Occurrence under Settings
- added "Lights End State" under Settings (on, off, revert)
- increased thunder delay times when toggled on
- improved rain audio
- updated login process

[2.2.1]
- moved Sleep Timer toggle to header
- updated More tab

[2.2.0]
- added Flash, Random to Lightning Transition FX
- added Background Sounds under Settings (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
- added Rain Audio under Settings (overrides default)
- added volume control for rain, thunder, and background sounds

[2.0.0]
- added Random Group/Light to Lightning FX Targets under Settings
- added "Revert lights" button under Settings (changes lights back to their original settings before you opened the app)

[1.9.0]
- added Lightning Transition FX under Settings (default is Fade Slowly)
- updated About screen

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Sep 15
2017
Version 3.0.0

Need help? Please email support@thunderstorm.scottdodson.io

[3.0.0]
- added Passing Thunderstorms mode
- added audio fade out at end of sleep timer
- added "Random Selected Light(s)" to Lightning FX Targets
- added Flicker to Lightning Transition FX
- added Lightning/Thunder Occurrence under Settings
- added "Lights End State" under Settings (on, off, revert)
- increased thunder delay times when toggled on
- improved rain audio
- updated login process

[2.2.1]
- moved Sleep Timer toggle to header
- updated More tab

[2.2.0]
- added Flash, Random to Lightning Transition FX
- added Background Sounds under Settings (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
- added Rain Audio under Settings (overrides default)
- added volume control for rain, thunder, and background sounds

[2.0.0]
- added Random Group/Light to Lightning FX Targets under Settings
- added "Revert lights" button under Settings (changes lights back to their original settings before you opened the app)

[1.9.0]
- added Lightning Transition FX under Settings (default is Fade Slowly)
- updated About screen

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Apr 27
2017
Version 2.2.1

[2.2.1]
- moved Sleep Timer toggle to header
- updated More tab

[2.2.0]
- added Flash, Random to Lightning Transition FX
- added Background Sounds under Settings (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
- added Rain Audio under Settings (overrides default)
- added volume control for rain, thunder, and background sounds

[2.0.0]
- added Random Group/Light to Lightning FX Targets under Settings
- added "Revert lights" button under Settings (changes lights back to their original settings before you opened the app)

[1.9.0]
- added Lightning Transition FX under Settings (default is Fade Slowly)
- updated About screen

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Mar 23
2017
Version 2.2.0

[2.2.0]
- added Flash, Random to Lightning Transition FX
- added Background Sounds under Settings (birds, cicadas, crickets, frogs)
- added Rain Audio under Settings (overrides default)
- added volume control for rain, thunder, and background sounds

[2.0.0]
- added Random Group/Light to Lightning FX Targets under Settings
- added "Revert lights" button under Settings (changes lights back to their original settings before you opened the app)

[1.9.0]
- added Lightning Transition FX under Settings (default is Fade Slowly)
- updated About screen

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Feb 13
2017
Version 2.0.0

[2.0.0]
- added Random Group/Light to Lightning FX Targets under Settings
- added "Revert lights" button under Settings (changes lights back to their original settings before you opened the app)

[1.9.0]
- added Lightning Transition FX under Settings (default is Fade Slowly)
- updated About screen

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Jan 07
2017
Version 1.9.0

[1.9.0]
- added Lightning Transition FX under Settings (default is Fade Slowly)
- updated About screen

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Jan 04
2017
Version 1.8.1

[1.8.1]
- added Auto-start and Auto-stop under Settings (default is Off)
- improved rain and thunder audio
- fixed FX Targets bug

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Dec 23
2016
Version 1.7.1

[1.7.1]
- fixed Lightning FX Targets bug
- added About screen

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Dec 20
2016
Version 1.7.0

[1.7.0]
- added FX Targets for rain and lightning effects under Settings (default is All Selected)
- changed Rain Transition FX default to Fade Slowly

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Dec 02
2016
Version 1.6.0

[1.6.0]
- added max brightness slider for lightning under Settings (default is 100%)

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Nov 13
2016
Version 1.5.0

[1.5.0]
- added Rain Transition FX under Settings (default is Pulse)

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

[1.4.4]
- improved rain light effects
- improved thunder sound effects

Oct 29
2016
Version 1.4.7

[1.4.7]
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off
- updated light status messages

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

[1.4.4]
- improved rain light effects
- improved thunder sound effects
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off

Oct 28
2016
Version 1.4.6

[1.4.6]
- fixed bug that prevented groups from refreshing

[1.4.5]
- improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

[1.4.4]
- improved rain light effects
- improved thunder sound effects
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off

Oct 13
2016
Version 1.4.5

improved lightning and thunder synchronization when Delay Thunder is off

Oct 07
2016
Version 1.4.4

- improved rain light effects
- improved thunder sound effects
- fixed background mode bug when rain audio is off

Sep 24
2016
Version 1.4.3

fixed brightness bug after lightning strike

Sep 19
2016
Version 1.4.2

fixed brightness bug after lightning strike

Sep 09
2016
Version 1.4.1

- improved rain light effects

Aug 24
2016
Version 1.4.0

- added Delay Thunder option under Settings (off by default)

Aug 11
2016
Version 1.3.0

- prevented consecutive thunder sound fx
- added hue bridge connection check
- fixed brightness preview

Jul 20
2016
Version 1.2.2

- improved rain audio loop

Jul 08
2016
Version 1.2.1

- added Sleep Timer
- added log out button under Settings
- fixed brightness for distant lightning

Jul 01
2016
Version 0.1.4

- fixed http request retry when lights timeout
- fixed rain mute when resetting to defaults
- fixed header and footer borders

Jun 25
2016
Version 0.1.3

- added the ability to manually enter the IP address of the Hue bridge
- enabled lights off
- fixed rain brightness bug
- added fallback for bad http requests

Jun 22
2016
Version 0.1.0

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