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Initial release 8 October 2011; 5 years ago (2011-10-08)[1]
Stable release
3.0 / 31 January 2013; 4 years ago (2013-01-31)
Written in Java
Operating system Android
License GNU General Public License[2]

PressureNET is a crowd-sourced reporting network for barometric pressure data.

It works by having many users install it on cell phones that contain air pressure sensors (barometers) and GPS sensors. Once the location is known from the GPS data, it is able to send messages back to the server with the air pressure for that location on earth. With enough users running the application it is possible to create useful, global pressure data. It uses open source software running on Android phones, to collect data from locations around the world. The data is available on a public website.[3][4][5][6] [7]

With the announcement in September 2014 that the first apple device with a barometer (iPhone 6) was to be released, work started on an edition of the app for that platform [8]

PressureNET cooperates with Sunshine for the iOS App. The Android App still exists.[9] [10]

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  1. ^ "Announcing pressureNET". Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "pressureNET Repository at GitHub". Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Gohring, Nancy (1 February 2013). "App Feeds Scientists Atmospheric Data from Thousands of Smartphones". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Kar, Saroj (3 December 2012). "PressureNET: Android Open CrowdSourced Weather Network". SiliconANGLE. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Gohring, Nancy (8 January 2013). "Android app could help scientists predict the weather". Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Beeler, Carolyn (8 January 2013). "Sandy silver lining: Storm helped app developers inch closer to 'nowcasting' weather". NewsWorks. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Смартфоны помогут прогнозировать погоду (Smartphones help predict the weather)". "Вести" интернет-газета" ("VESTI.RU"). 17 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
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  9. ^ "". Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "PressureNet at Google Play". Retrieved 27 April 2016. 

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