First, a short disclaimer. GNW is not a game where you nuke countries. When you run the app, look for your current location. The app searches the nearest sensor and shows whatever it has to show. The nearest sensor usually is the nearest nuclear power plant, so be prepared to remind how close it is.
Mundane people would find quite difficult to understand what the numbers mean, so there's a understandable explanation of each measure and what are the harmless limits. You can access to that sensor's graphics and location, in case you want to check that things aren't getting worse, through a useful user interface.
Maybe the result is somewhat paranoid, because the radioactivity dial gauge (a sort of Geiger counter) marks to yellowish green so I don't know if it's better to bury myself underground or continue as if nothing was happening and I haven't ever downloaded Global Nuclear Watch. Anyway, no matter how you look at it, this app also aims to raise awareness about how exposed we are to nuclear radiation and how close we are to a potential source of trouble.
In the meanwhile, a proper app if you take current times into consideration, and a smart use for our beloved Android devices. This Pro version gets you rid of ads and allows to place a widget on your desktop, in addition to help Ag-3 a little bit to investigate and develop further.
by Peter , Appszoom
Jun 07, 2013