Help for Japan - Apps for the Japanese earthquake

When the world is faced with as massive and terrifying a crisis as Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the most valuable life saving feature of your phone is your phone. We sincerely hope these apps help anyone affected by disaster.

Apps for the Japanese earthqua

Earthquake!
Earthquake!
Large earthquakes are always followed by smaller aftershocks. View an interactive map of quake damage and rumble zones in the past 24 hours. Get notifications and feel vibrations representing magnitude when new quakes occur. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 268KB
Downloads: 69
Platform: Android
Earthquake alert!
Earthquake alert!
Here’s an alternate app for receiving quake notifications. Tab between a world earthquake map showing magnitudes and a list of the most recent earthquakes. Tap on a listed earthquake to share with friends and family, see more details, or go to the US Geological Survey website. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 271KB
Downloads: 90
Platform: Android
Seismo
Seismo
If you know how to read a seismograph, this is a very useful app. It’s a seismograph generator that shows x, y, and z components at the same time. Save and export features will be available in the next release. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 85KB
Downloads: 810
Platform: Android
Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake
Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake
This is a Japannese language (with English ) emergency disaster aid app thrown together in response to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Anyone displaced by the disasters can use it to register his or her name on Google Person Finder. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 141KB
Downloads: 33
Platform: Android
Color Flashlight
Color Flashlight
This app transforms your phone into a flashlight and distress signal. It can also be used to communicate via flashing text. Other modes include various colored lights, strobe light, scrolling text, white light, and police lights. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 184KB
Downloads: 872
Platform: Android
TuneIn Radio
TuneIn Radio
Stay connected to the latest earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear leak reports with this radio app. Radio stations are organized by genre, making it easy to find soothing or inspirational sounds if you're in need of comfort or a source of strength during this disaster and its aftermath. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 1.26MB
Downloads: 1,565
Platform: Android
Twitter
Twitter
If you’re anywhere in or near Japan, you can use this app to assure your friends and family that you're safe. Keep everyone informed of the real news as it happens--whether it's the situation at large or your own condition. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 6.3MB
Downloads: 60,038
Platform: Android, iPhone
FourSquare
FourSquare
Check in and share your location with family, friends, or rescue workers. Or use it to advertise safe areas. FourSquare was created for social connections and entertainment, but it’s during an emergency that this app really shines. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 2.4MB
Downloads: 12,420
Platform: Android, BlackBerry, iPhone
HYPERDIA JapanRailSearch
HYPERDIA JapanRailSearch
Due to widespread power failures, Japan’s rail service may not be running in your area. Use this app to find out when and where the rail service is operating. If you’re not Japanese and/or just want out of the country, you can search train and air routes, fairs, and timetables through this app. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 243KB
Downloads: 74
Platform: Android
ICE
ICE
In case of an emergency, you may not be able to communicate important information to rescue workers or hospital staff. Or you may be too shocked to remember where or how to find contacts on your phone. This bare-bones app stores your blood type, allergies, and two emergency contacts. more>>
License: Freeware
File size: 810KB
Downloads: 36
Platform: Android

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