Earthquake Buddy by The App Collective Pty Ltd (iPhone)
Released: Sep 1, 2012
Version: 1.0.0
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Earthquake Buddy

The App Collective Pty Ltd
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

***The only app designed to give your exact location to 4 friends in the event of an earthquake over 5.5 in magnitude.

***A revolutionary app to save lives in earthquake countries.

This is not a quake-chasing app! EARTHQUAKE BUDDY is much more! This app will pin-point your location as SOON as a 5.5+ earthquake strikes, and send an instant, geo-tagged mapped email to 4 chosen friends.

*** Globally endorsed by U.S. Disaster Expert, Prof. Ed Blakely, (Hurricane Katrina, Haiti and Japan quake): "Simply a life-saver Earthquake Buddy far surpasses any app in its class I have ever seen. I urge everyone in an earthquake zone to buy this app."

If you live in a quake zone or have friends or family travelling through quake areas, EARTHQUAKE BUDDY is a must-buy app. Using high-tech algorithms and by using community support and engagement, EARTHQUAKE BUDDY helps find missing friends and loved-ones immediately after a quake.


No in-app purchases required. Once you install the app, you will be asked to enter details of 4 buddies who will receive an INSTANT email showing YOUR GPS mapped position - as soon as a quake over 5.5 happens. Action is instantaneous and automatic. You need do nothing and the map is sent! You can also manually post to SMS, facebook and twitter as well.

Life Matters!

Earthquake Buddy also allows you to record a special video/audio message to be sent to your loved ones should you not be found after a quake. It also includes tips in a quake and a bright torch to help guide you after a quake.



How do I use Earthquake Buddy?

Earthquake Buddy is a high-tech app, but easy to use!

You will be asked to invite 4 friends or family members who live in the same town or city - BUT DO NOT LIVE OR WORK AT THE SAME PLACE AS YOU. These Buddies can find you if you are trapped or lost in a quake. You may also choose an overseas parent or guardian as a Buddy if you’re travelling and will only be in a quake zone for a short period of time.

In a major earthquake, your Buddies will be automatically sent an email showing a Google map of exactly where you are. This email is sent instantaneously as soon as an earthquake over 5.5 Richter is registered. Importantly it is sent from our secure server and does not rely on your handphone in order to be sent.

Buddies can also receive an SMS, a Facebook post or a tweet with the same details. Earthquake Buddy will guide you to send these alerts to your Buddies.

When a quake hits, all you have to do is contact your buddies as soon as you can, and tell them that ‘you’re OK!’. If your Buddies do NOT hear from you after 30 minutes, then they know where you are and can come and find you and/or tell Emergency Services that you are trapped or missing at the place shown on the map.

You will be guided to choose these 4 ‘Quake Buddies’ either from your phone’s contact list, or from Facebook. Choose them carefully as these are the people who can save your life in a quake.

Once invited your Buddies can be seen on the Home Screen.

Your invited Buddies are asked to ‘agree to be your Earthquake Buddy’ with a relevant explanation. As soon as they agree, a green light is displayed next to their name on the Buddies page. If a red light is displayed, you can send them a reminder. If a friend does not agree to be your Earthquake Buddy, simply find another person whom you trust and ask them.

That’s all you have to do!
Our verdict: Meh!
  • Earthquake Buddy is a poorly rated app (2.5-star).
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