Quake NZ provides updates of the latest earthquakes across New Zealand. The app features a live tile feature which automatically updates with the details of the magnitude and depth of the latest quake as well as a map view of the location.
Marker Metro was commissioned by Marker Labs to build this app for the new zealand marketplace as there was no locally focused apps to provide earthquake related information.
We decided early on to make use of live tiles to notify the user of the latest quakes. With the new Windows Phone 7.5 background agent features, this allowed us to keep the tile updates very frequently and allow us to provide up to date information to the user without then having to even open the app.
Quake NZ has established itself as a top News and Weather download within the New Zealand marketplace.