May 28, 2011 in News (F)
[prMac.com] Montreal, Canada - ORION Microsystems has released iQuakeMini 2.0 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. iQuakeMini displays graphic heatmaps of earthquakes as they happen around the globe. Quakes are represented by multicolored spots and areas on different types of Maps. Basic information is provided directly on the maps but more details are available on a List of recent earthquakes, with links to internet sources like USGS.
The unique feature in iQuakeMini is the option to select up to three areas on the globe, and to receive alarm notifications on the iPhone, iPad or wifi iPod, when an earthquake occurs in these areas. Day and Night settings allow filtering of information during night hours if needed.
Maps and snapshots of the screen can be posted to Twitter, Facebook, Emailed or saved in the Photo Album. The Info is linked to an internet based "Breaking News" page updated in real time when major events occur.
A free but limited version called iQuakeLite, with no notifications, avalaible on the iTunes Store since iPad grand opening has been downloaded by thousands of users. This is what they say:
* "I love this app! I am a fifth grade teacher and I have been using this app daily".
* "I like this app....I check it out several times a day."
* "Love love love the fuzzy blur marking the earthquakes, that's a nice touch!"
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 5.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iQuakeMini 2.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. $1.99 Special introduction price from May 28 to June 5.
ORION Microsystems was founded in 1987. ORION Microsystems has been engaged in consulting and developing software and firmware (BIOS) for rugged mobile computers used in civilian and aeronautical applications. The firm is also known for its Antenna Simulation software NEC4WIN sold on Internet since 1995. Copyright (C) 2011 ORION Microsystems. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.