iLightningcam 8.04


for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®

Take spectacular pictures of lighting strikes with your iPhone!

All lightning images on the entire webpage are taken

with iLightingcam with an iPhone or iPad.


© copyright by Helmut Ringl and Florian Stiassny


Original iLightningcam image, taken with iPhone 4s, iLightningcam 3.4, Texas, Truman Cope. Even after years, this still one of the best shots, we have received from our users.  

compatible with:

iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus,          iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad Air 2


iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Lightning is dangerous!


A lightning storm is life threatening for you and your phone!!! Take care using this app! Do not take any risks and avoid exposure to thunderstorms!


Use this app only in lightning and storm protected places. You are solely responsible for your actions and adverse consequences. Read full safety warning in the instructions page, before using this app. It is not for children, as they may have not the ability to protect themselves against lightning or the associated storm.

The assistant guides you to the proper settings. It enables newbies and pros to achieve perfect images.


True ISO control for iPhone allows for proper exposure. Without it, images will be overexposed!


Lightning speed - never miss a lightning, shutter lag < 0.01sec !!! Without it, you might be too slow ...

Complete Overexposure


taken without ISO Control

Perfect Exposure


taken with ISO Control of iLightningcam


medium strength  

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Stunning Lightning Images!



iLightningcam is the first photo app that enables everyone to take spectacular pictures of real lighting flashes and strikes with an iPhone!



iLightningCam 8.01 uses true real-time recognition of lightning strikes. Once recognized, your iPhone takes a picture of the recognized lightning.

And yes - your iPhone is more than fast enough! All you need is a good view on a real thunderstorm and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.



Download the lite version of iLightningcam, it is free.



Test it with the sparks of a lighter or a real storm, then form your opinion!



Pure Photography!


    iLightningcam is not another filter app. It is all about taking the most spectacular images you can imagine. You need a real thunderstorm though - and patience!

It is coded in assembler  and C++ for ultimate speed. It is available since three years and we have more than 160 000 users. In this time, we have caught more than 1500 lightnings strikes.


With every lightning storm we experience, we learn more about the behaviuor of the image sensors for the iPhone and the iPad and bring these experiences constantly to our users with regular updates, arriving at version 8.04 now.


Good luck!



Stunning Lightning Images!



iLightningcam is the first photo app that enables everyone to take spectacular pictures of real lighting flashes and strikes with an iPhone!



iLightningCam 8.01 uses true real-time recognition of lightning strikes. Once recognized, your iPhone takes a picture of the recognized lightning.

And yes - your iPhone is more than fast enough! All you need is a good view on a real thunderstorm and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.



Download the lite version of iLightningcam, it is free.



Test it with the sparks of a lighter or a real storm, then form your opinion!


Pure Photography!


    iLightningcam is not another filter app. It is all about taking the most spectacular images you can imagine. You need a real thunderstorm though - and patience!

It is coded in assembler  and C++ for ultimate speed. It is available since three years and we have more than 160 000 users. In this time, we have caught more than 1500 lightnings strikes.


With every lightning storm we experience, we learn more about the behaviuor of the image sensors for the iPhone and the iPad and bring these experiences constantly to our users with regular updates, arriving at version 8.04 now.


Good luck!



iLightningcam 8.04


for iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®

Hompage Besucherzähler

iLightningcam in action!



Watch iLightningcam on an iPhone 5s

Gabbster 73  Amazing app [Version 8.04]   ★★★★★

16th Feb 2015

I've had this on my iPhone 5 for a while now and having tried other so called lightning apps for the iPhone, Ilightning cam is in a league all of its own, it far surpasses anything else out there, takes incredible shots. If I could give it 6 stars I would. A must buy for any storm enthusiast ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️


RVR57   Amazing!! [Version 8.04]  ★★★★★

13th Jan 2015

That's all...just amazing lightning pictures from an amazing app! With every update this app just keeps getting better.APPLE


FANBOY!  Great app [Version 8.04] ★★★★★

13th Jan 2015

I love using this app, on iphone 6 the video mode is missing so that could be fixed... But great app it does work if you are patient enough.


Bzerkone Great app [Version 8.03]  ★★★★★

27th Nov 2014

Great app! Works and easy to use! Takes amazing pictures!


Pietervw Great app & great support [Version 8.03]  ★★★★★

24th Nov 2014

Always wanted to be able to take pics of lightning. This one does the job! Had great support from Helmut & Florian.

Thanks for a great app & thank you for the support!


The First Photographer Ausgezeichnet [Version 8.03] ★★★★★

23rd Nov 2014

Beste Foto App Store , endlich mal keine weitere sinnlose Filter App. 8 MP mit dem 6 er, die Bilder sind unglaublich! 100% Empfehlung


Mummy Red Bird Wow!! [Version 8.03] ★★★★★

22nd Nov 2014

I've just used this for the first time and am blown away! LOVE IT!! Easy to use and so fun.


WITstudent   Needs update for iPhone 6/6+ resolutions [Version 8.03]  ★★★

19th Nov 2014

I love the app but by now it should support the new iPhone screen resolutions. -2 stars for that, it's been long enough!

iLightningcams latest reviews!






The Perfect Shot



iLightningcam enables you to get the perfect shot. But it is still you, who finds the right viewing angle, the right position and the right settings and the perfect storm. And be sure, your friends and the community will appreciate your images. All you need is patience and an iPhone or iPad. One last time - be careful, lightning storms are life threatening!

coded by


Florian Stiassny

Helmut Ringl


Webdesign: Helmut Ringl

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

The Perfect Shot



iLightningcam enables you to get the perfect shot. But it is still you, who finds the right viewing angle, the right position and the right settings and the perfect storm. And be sure, your friends and the community will appreciate your images. All you need is patience and an iPhone or iPad. One last time - be careful, lightning storms are life threatening!

coded by


Florian Stiassny

Helmut Ringl


Webdesign: Helmut Ringl

Perfect Exposure


taken with ISO Control

of iLightningcam


heavy strength

Watch iLightningcam work!


    iLightningcam on an iPhone 5s out of a car, 2014. Don't forget to turn the volume on, however, if you are at work, turn it off !!!