Gehirn Web Services launched an iOS app known as “Tokumu Kikan NERV Bōsai Apuri” (Secret Organization NERV Disaster Prevention App) on September 1, which is “Disaster Prevention Day” in Japan. The free app offers updates about pure disasters similar to earthquakes and tsunamis in actual time and offers push notifications each time the hazard stage within the consumer’s space has elevated. It racked up over 10,000 downloads in a single day, and the developer has announced plans to launch an Android model within the coming days.
Anime followers may be aware of “NERV” because the particular group on the heart of the Neon Genesis Evangelion
collection that fights to defend the planet, however those that are actually into their Eva lore could know that Gehirn was the organization that was NERV’s predecessor. Based on its website, the real-life Gehirn started up in 2010 and prides itself as a company that “makes Japan safer.”
The app is an offshoot of the Twitter account “Tokumu Kikan NERV“, which first launched in 2011 to supply catastrophe prevention data following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The account has over 760,000 followers on the time of this text’s publication.
The app at the moment has a 4.9 ranking on the app retailer, and evaluations are positive. Hopefully, the real-life Nerv is not caught up in any world-ending conspiracies as it really works to guard Japan, one push notification at a time.