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The Equake App Widget monitors earthquakes and displays information about it at regular intervals, the information is updated each time a new earthquake is found. It can show maps and lists (which can be sorted) of earthquakes, you can find information and browse websites and it will alert you in case a strong earthquake happened.
I hope you will enjoy it and please feel free to email me with any suggestions, feature requests, bug reports or anything else you think may be useful, thank you.
Please note, this is an App Widget, to start it press somewhere on your home screen and hold it until a list pops up, then select Widgets and select Equake from the list.
When you first start Equake it will ask you for a few configuration options, you can leave them at the default or you can change them to your liking. Once you press "save" Equake will start.
The first option sets the amount of time between updates, the default is 5 minutes.
You also can choose the Magnitude level at which an alert will be triggered, this alert will show up in the notification bar and may vibrate your device and cause an audible alarm (depending on your system settings). The alert will remain visible until you clear it or quit the Widget. If you click on the notification it will take you to a web page with more information.
You can configure whether you would like a semi transparent background to increase readability or no background (the default).
The last option configures the minimum magnitude to monitor. If you prefer not to see all these magnitude 1.x earthquakes this will come in handy. The behaviour is such that you will only see the minimum magnitude or above on the homescreen and in the "map" and "url" tabs when you click "info". However the preset lists and maps (24 hrs, 7 days) will still show all earthquakes. You can create more specific maps or lists using the "Create Customized Map or List" button. If there has not been an earthquake of magnitude 2 or above in the last 24 hours the "map" and "url" tabs will show the most recent earthquake regardless of magnitude.
Click "Save" to save your preferences.
After that the Widget will start, it may take a few seconds before it will update, depending on your network connection.
When you click the "Info" button a screen will open with 4 tabs:
* The first tab shows a web page with more information
* The second tab will show a map of the location of the Earthquake displayed in the Widget
* The third tab shows a list of all the Earthquakes in the last 24 hours. If you click on a list item it will take you to a web-page with more information
* The forth tab provides maps and information about recent Earthquakes, the possibility to reconfigure, as well as information about the program itself
When you click the small red square you can force an update without having to wait for the next update.
- In Android 1.5 and 2.1, when you first run the widget and open a map, such as by clicking the "Info" button there is a crash. This is an Android bug, not a bug in the app. Once the app has run for a while the bug disappears and things work as normal.
The software is provided "as is", Without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.
- Fixed bug in retrieving weekly earthquake data that could cause app to "force close"
- Several bug fixes in the data processing code, which, amongst other things, will make it more rebust and fixes a potential crash due to data corruption
- Added display of local time in addition to the UTC, in that case it will be easy to find out at which time and date the earthquake occurred for your local area