Category Archives: App Engine

New App Engine Pricing may kill Earthquake Alerter

To send immediate alerts of earthquakes to users of my Android app Earthquake Alert, I use Google App Engine as the processing backend for C2DM (cloud to device messaging).  Since this was recommended by the Google Android team, I thought it would be a great option.  However that all changed when Google changed their pricing model for App Engine. Continue reading

Earthquake notifications using C2DM and App Engine

ea_customIn order to enhance my Earthquake Alert! Android app, I wanted to be able to alert any user’s phone when an earthquake occurs anywhere in the world that matches some pre-defined filters.  The end result was the Earthquake Alerter add-on app and it uses Google’s C2DM and Google App Engine to accomplish.  This post describes how I accomplished this. Continue reading