Monday, May 20, 2013

Android App for monitoring natural disasters

You can monitor natural disasters around the world, as published by the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System - www.gdacs.org with this Android App. The app shows the latest natural disasters like earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tropical cyclones, tsunamis and floods as color coded icons in a list as well as on a Google Maps backdrop; the icon colors indicate the alert level - green, orange, and red. The icon will look more transparent the older the event was published. 

The list view can be used to sort the natural disaster events according to the date time, region, and disaster type. 

Clicking on an item on the list will bring up more details about the disaster event.

To view more information about the event, clicking the Browser button will open up the source GDACS web page with more details, as shown below.

On the other hand, clicking the Map button will bring up a Google Map view of the event, as shown below.


Download the app from the Google Play store. 
Get it on Google Play

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