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JMWS " Japan Early Missile Warning System App" is the only system available in Japan that alerts Japanese Citizens against an upcoming missile threat from North Korea.
A North Korean Missile can reach mainland Japan in less than 10 minutes!
With less than 10 minutes for an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile to reach mainland Japan, we have a window of opportunity to prepare and evacuate.
Ask yourself these questions:
What would I do in these 10 minutes?
Do I have an escape route?
Where do I go in the case of a missile reaching Japan?
Can I pinpoint the exact location of my friends and loved ones before the attack happens?
At Meta Studios, we asked ourselves all of these questions and realised we were completely unprepared, this was a scary thought knowing that we didn't have a contingency plan. We did not know the evacuation routes and most importantly, we didn't know what to do and how to protect ourselves and our loved ones in the case of a nuclear or biological attack!
On the 28th of August 2017 North Korea fired a missile across Hokkaido. Japanese citizens received a nationwide alert SMS via the J-Alert System. The Alert advises citizens of an incoming Missile, yet it doesn't provide more relevant information.
We built our App from the ground up. We thought about the worst case scenarios in order to minimize possible casualties, raise awareness and a Plan B in case of the inevitable.
Meta Studios requires your support and feedback to enable us to fully develop the Emergency Missile Warning App. By contributing, you are not just protecting yourself, you are also helping secure the lives of other citizens in Japan.
Less than a month ago the North Korean regime fired an ICBM across Hokkaido Japan. The tension between the United States, Japan and North Korea is escalating.
On September 20th 2017, Trump spoke against North Korea at the United Nations, increasing conflict with possible repercussions, putting the World in state of Alert.
As the world prepares for the inevitable, our creative team at Meta Studios Creative Agency. K.K took the initiative to develop an App that will Alert Japanese and Foreigners living in Japan against an upcoming missile to Japan.
Massive Features Integration:
We built the App from the ground up. We have liaised with Government Agencies and undertaken extensive market research to develop an App that no other Emergency Systems that can match.
Ask yourself: Do I know where the safety Shelters, Bunkers and Emergency Evacuation Centres are located? The most likely answer is NO. This is why we compiled the largest database of Shelters in Japan for you to easily find and locate.
There are thousands of shelters in Tokyo Metropolitan Area, yet most people in Japan don't know how to find one. It is critical that we address this problem as accessing Bunkers, Shelters, Emergency Evacuation Zones and Hospitals is crucial to saving lives in the case of an attack, tsunami or an earthquake.
The Japanese Government spent millions of Yens in creating infrastructure and response systems in the case of an Emergency.
There are also underground stations, parking lots, underground malls and basements that are useful in the case of an emergency. Prepare yourself and be ready to find one with our App!
Ask yourself: Would I know how to find my friends and family in an emergency scenario? The answer is most likely NO. This is why we have integrated a JMWS system for you to share your location and easily pin point the last known location of your loved ones.
Sharing your location at all times restores peace of mind while also enabling you to locate your loved ones at all times. You can add friends using social media and communicate directly within the App Platform for quick and easy communication.
The Meta Studios team built a Social Network Engine from the ground up. We recognise that communication is crucial, especially in the time of crisis. This is why all of the components of the App are connected to the Social Network Engine, enabling you to share photos, chats and location within the platform.
We connected our Social Media Engine directly to Facebook and Twitter API enabling faster communications, so you never miss anything!
If North Korea fired a missile to Japan, how would I access instantaneous information? Looking for a TV or waiting for online news can be time consuming.
This is why our App integrates directly to the LIVE Emergency Broadcast System in Japanese and the Pacific Command Network in English for all foreigners and tourists living and visiting Japan.
We currently have two stations signed up in English and Japanese and are in the process of adding more stations.
The Japanese Cabinet Website "kokuminhogo" has a series of comprehensive PDF manuals designed to show exactly what to do and where to go in case of a Missile Attack to Japan.
Our App integrates the PDF Manuals, ready to be accessed directly from your Cell Phone!
The National Cabinet website Kokuminhogo crashed due to heavy traffic when PDF Manuals were released. Thousands of people were unable to download the instructional manuals released by the National Cabinet Security.
These manuals are integral to informing people about exactly what to do in case of a Missile Attack to Japan. The problem is citizens don't have reliable access to these life saving informational manuals.
This is why we have the manuals available within the App. We have designed a system to assist the National Cabinet website by allowing users to download the PDF Manuals directly from our server, alleviating the massive influx of users at a time.
Our goal is to assist the Japanese government by releasing more future manuals and have them easily accessible for Japanese Citizens and foreign tourists while in Japan.
Marking "Yourself Safe" its crucial to letting your extended network know you are safe. As demonstrated on Facebook and various other platforms, marking yourself safe is an effective way to alleviate worry from your loved ones and prompt fast response in case of a missing person.
Users will have the option to mark themselves safe, report injuries and report a catastrophe. We anticipate future releases will integrate a JMWS Platform an option for users to report directly into emergency services such as Fire Department, National Guard, Local Police Etc.
With the advancements of technology, users often feel more comfortable texting and making online reports rather than making phone calls.
Our goal is to create an API System that enables seamless communication between users and government agencies. While undertaking Market Research we discovered the lack of Apps and options for the modern world to file a missing person.
We aim for the near future releases to include the Heat Map function. This function will inform users when a report has been filed, where and what is going on in the specific area.
With your help and support we will be able to make all of these features available for you!
If the Cell Phone Towers are down, how would I communicate with nearby friends, coworkers or students? Not many people would know what to do in this scenario.
This is why we are in the process of integrating an option for users to communicate via offline bluetooth chat.
We have seen Bluetooth Chat Apps completely revolutionize emergency situations in the past, including massive floods in South East Asia and Earthquakes in Latin America.
Bluetooth communication could be the only window available if networks are down or are taken down by an EMP Blast which is know that North Korea is working on creating Magnetic Pulse bombs.
Our goal is to prepare for all possible scenarios, and have the options, infrastructure and the support from the people and the government to make our app a reality!
We designed the interface and user experience based on the latest technological user graphical experience [ G U I ] optimized for IOS 11 and upcoming Iphone X, our talented team of Graphic Designers in Tokyo put together a minimalistic, responsive material design interface.
As technology has advanced so have the design elements that make our day to day life devices, most of this settle changes under the hood have to exponentially progress
Here at Meta Studios Creative Agency we work hard to provide users with the latest trends, fashion and responsive designs making user experiences enjoyable and easy to use.
Since the App inception it has undergone massive redesign, user experience prototyping and wireframes motion flow.
We test our App Design Elements and Functionalities before we code them using the latest Design Tools such as Sketch, Flinto, Invision and more.
We are a team of Designers, Photographers and IOS Architects, based in Tokyo, Japan.
Our goal is to raise enough funds from people like you, to help us run monthly server costs and maintain an app of this magnitude.
With your support, you are helping young entrepreneurs fulfil their dreams and help thousands of people.
Our Creative Agency needs your support to launch our application to the market. An App of this magnitude costs hundreds of thousands of Yens not including monthly server and maintenance costs and programmers.
Our mission is to make our App available across Japan with the potential to save thousands if not millions of lives in case of a ballistic missile attack to Japan.
We hope North Korea, Japan and the United States come to a peaceful resolution and open diplomatic channels, but if the conflict continues, and we are faced with War, most people in Japan and the United States aren't prepared for War or yet any type of Emergency Situation, having access to your cellphone has the potential to save your life and the life of your loved ones.
By helping our studio develop our App, you are helping to build a system that will make a difference and save lives.
Where are we standing?
As of October, 2017, our App is now undergoing Beta Testing, the UX | UI is optimized for IOS 11 and Iphone X devices.
We had a meeting September 2017 with the House of Representatives at the Diet Building in Tokyo, we presented our App to them and we are awaiting to receive an answer to gain access to the J-Alert Api and possible launch support.
How much is your safety worth?
We came up with the concept and the App for that specific reason, we believe our safety is worth so much, we want to make sure there is a Plan B and preparedness in the case of an Emergency.
For the price of less than a bottle of tea or a movie ticket, you can secure a real plan B in case of War against North Korea..
By helping our campaign, you will receive a token of appreciation for helping our App project, you will be featured inside our App Appreciation Credits, as well as in our website as well as in the sponsorship section of our website, users will also receive various merchandise such as hats, t-shirts, stickers, early download release, yearly discount subscription discounts and more!
Be unique wearing our JMWS App T-Shirt, made of 100% Cotton made in Japan, we are fashionistas for sure we want to make sure our users and friends wear our merchandise proudly!
Unique Cap! make a statement, wear it proudly!
Unified Society towards a common objective!
By Supporting our project we are working together as a unified society towards the common goal, to raise awareness of the global situation that has the potential to be on the brink of War, working together creates a powerful impact on society allowing entrepreneurs come up with solutions to the problems we are facing in our society.
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Want to know more about JMWS?
Visit our website: japanmissileapp.co.jp
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JMWS Designed by Meta Studios Creative Agency K.K 株式会社 @ Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
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Risks and challenges
We are currently facing challenges to receive access to J-Alert System, we hope within the next weeks to receive access and with your help and contribution our team can fully code and release our app available to the Japanese public!