Quakes - Earthquake Notifications
By Eric Lu
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Want to see the latest earthquakes?
Download this app to visualize and get notified of earthquakes.
Browse the seismograph chart, map, or list to see when and where earthquakes have occurred.
Push notifications are not text messages, may not be sent for all earthquakes, and arrive after earthquakes occurs. To completely disable notifications, or to limit the alerts, launch the Settings application and go to Notifications > Quakes.
Earthquake data is retrieved from http://earthquake.gov
What's New in Version 3.0
Classic list view for iPhone: rotate device to landscape for world map showing earthquakes
Fast-browsing bar for iPad: Tap or drag to quickly view high-magnitude earthquakes
This app. has seen its ups and downs over the years, with each new update striking fear as to whether or not it will be a better performer or totally crash my system. Its been so good during the good times that I've always hung around for the (usually) timely fix when it does get broken. For at least the last 4 months it has performed flawlessly and is HIGHLY recommended. My only wish now, is that the world map could be continuous so that one didn't have to stop panning the view at one edge of the world and go back all of the way to the opposite edge to see the next portion of the globe. This is the only earthly or heavenly map that still makes me do this. Despite this annoyance, I am always amazed at the up the minute earthquake updates and positional accuracies that this app. provides. Keep up the good work!
Where're are the detailed location names?
Quakes used to be my favorite app and have had it both on my iPad and iPhone since it first came out and recommended it everyone I know. Version 3 is bust, however. I live on the coast of Southern California and on all list screens any quake 1.0 or higher gets listed as "California" and I have to drill down to figure out where it was in relation to my location. Even on the default map it is awkward to figure out the exact location without lots of zooming, especially on an iPhone because everything is now generically labeled by broad region labels, e.g. California, Alaska, Washington, or China, Japan, Mexico, etc. in list view it almost impossible to figure out any quake trends by specific location. In earlier versions the location of the quake was much more detailed.
Also, while it is fine to set the message notification level, the main list screen shows all quakes above 1.0 magnitude so the list is really long and very unspecific as to location -- not only for California but the rest of the world. It would be nice to set the lower limit a bit higher.
Last, while the map is impressive, it would be nice to have the option to set one of the lists as the default screen.
If you can fix these new changes or let us access the earlier versions you'll get a big five star thanks,
Wrong Road Locations
I haven't looked everywhere of course, so I will just address the Cobb, California area. Cobb is where Highway 175 and Bottle Rock Rd. converge. Which by the way is in the wrong location on Google Earth, & I've been trying to get them to correct for years.
In addressing road names in the wrong locations, I am talking about roads off of Bottle Rock Rd. If anybody there really cares, you will look at your map & plainly see that there are roads with the same name mostly on the west side of Bottle Rock Rd. Other than having Cobb located in the wrong location, Google Earth have those road names correct. If you care to have a correct map, you'll look at their map, and correct the road names on your map..
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- Category: Weather
- Updated: Aug 16, 2013
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 0.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Eric Lu
- © 2013 Eric Lu
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.