Namazu Alert

Namazu Alert


This is an earthquake alert application with push notifications.

You can browse the latest earthquake information in Japan on your Android
smartphones.

Although it is still in the experimental stage, you will also be able to
receive the latest earthquake information with the push notification
feature. However the feature does not guarantee that you will receive
notifications for all earthquakes. Please make sure you use it as substitute
tool when there is no alternative way to find the latest information. You
need to activate this feature first from Setting.

Please note that all the information for recent earthquakes shown in our
lists and push notifications are our initial findings. They may be different
from official information.


About KeepAlive interval
Please try not to change the settings from default. If you change it, push
notifications might fail to reach to your mobile or the battery could run
out faster.
If your router has NAT timer, NAPT, or TCP timer setting, making Wi-Fi
KeepAlive value about 1 minute smaller than the router's setting could
decrease use of the battery.

About current location issue
There is a chance the distance between your location and the epicentre is
not shown. This is because this app estimates the distance based on your
last location being recognized by Android. So if you have never used apps
which require GPS, your current location cannot be recognized and you will
receive alerts for all areas. The positioning process takes time and
positioning after receiving our alert is too late to reflect your location
on our information.

Recent changes:
Added EQ record views.
Added AD network support.
Fixed problems for Android 4.0 (ICS).
Fixed other minor problems.
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4.2
User ratings
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Installs
1,000,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About Namazu Alert
This is an earthquake alert application with push notifications.

You can browse the latest earthquake information in Japan on your Android
smartphones.

Although it is still in the experimental stage, you will also be able to
receive the latest earthquake information with the push notification
feature. However the feature does not guarantee that you will receive
notifications for all earthquakes. Please make sure you use it as substitute
tool when there is no alternative way to find the latest information. You
need to activate this feature first from Setting.

Please note that all the information for recent earthquakes shown in our
lists and push notifications are our initial findings. They may be different
from official information.


About KeepAlive interval
Please try not to change the settings from default. If you change it, push
notifications might fail to reach to your mobile or the battery could run
out faster.
If your router has NAT timer, NAPT, or TCP timer setting, making Wi-Fi
KeepAlive value about 1 minute smaller than the router's setting could
decrease use of the battery.

About current location issue
There is a chance the distance between your location and the epicentre is
not shown. This is because this app estimates the distance based on your
last location being recognized by Android. So if you have never used apps
which require GPS, your current location cannot be recognized and you will
receive alerts for all areas. The positioning process takes time and
positioning after receiving our alert is too late to reflect your location
on our information.

Recent changes:
Added EQ record views.
Added AD network support.
Fixed problems for Android 4.0 (ICS).
Fixed other minor problems.

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User reviews of Namazu Alert
Namazu works really well, but it is missing an important feature. Here south of Tokyo, I'm consistently getting a 2 second or so faster warning than the SMS-CB (area mail) warnings some docomo and au customers have. And Namazu gives concise info on the quake (distance, depth, richter magnitude, and the Shindo magnitude near the epicenter (called "maximum magnitude" in the app's settings)). However, this app does not tell me what the Shindo magnitude will be for my location. This would be the single, easiest, most relevant information. I get too many "false alarms" now. If local Shindo scales could be made the default notification setting, then this app would be perfect! This is all from an android 2.1 Xperia X10, and the battery life seems to be OK. The app will even override silent mode settings and blare out a warning if you want it to.
Apr 13, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 2, 2014
Bom
A Google User
May 8, 2014
Doesn't alert on time Simply fails to alert in time. Yurekuru Call in comparison still delivers earthquake alerts in time for me to prepare. I get alerts minutes, if not hours, late with Namazu. The difficulty of setting this up properly also doesn't help much in this regard. If you're counting on this for a lifeline I suggest another app, namely Yurekuru.
A Google User
Mar 19, 2014
Was great. Now "fails to obtain data". That's the error msg I keep getting now. Opening the dev's webpage reveals current earthquake alerts but nothing shows anymore in the app. I like this app and use it a lot. Pls fix...
A Google User
Nov 16, 2013
great, but please add support for 4.0
A Google User
Oct 6, 2013
Nice Does this app requires internet connection?