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Receive alerts of Gravitational Wave Events from the LIGO/Virgo Collaboration (LVC) on your iPhone.

This is an app for both the LIGO/Virgo Community and the general public. It provides low latency alerts using the Open Public Alerts currently being deployed by the Gamma-ray Coordinates Network (GCN) through GCN/LVC Notices (https://www.ligo.org/scientists/GWEMalerts.php). To receive alerts using the app just select the category of alerts you wish to receive - it's that simple!

The app will download all O3 events and counterparts as they are reported through a GCN Notice in addition to any related GCN Circulars. The app database is pre-populated with selected Notices and Circulars from all previous O1, O2 and O3 events. The app retains Notices for one Mock Event reported through GCN for testing purposes. (For information on LIGO/Virgo Collaboration GCN Notices see: https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/lvc.html.)

The app also has a public Message exchange bulletin board and some interesting Links. The Links provide information on Gravitational Waves and the LIGO and Virgo observatories.

What’s New

Version 1.8.2

Version 1.8.2:
Fixed bugs in file initialization in Version 1.8 and 1.8.1
Version 1.8:
Added delete function for Message, Notice and Circular.
Added change-Event function for Notices and Circulars.
Automatically corrects faulty Event trigger numbers for Counterpart Notices.
Event Messages table only shows Events with messages.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

bugjar ,

Love this app

While I am not an astronomer or astrophysicist, I am delighted that the scientific community created an app to allow ordinary people like myself to share in the potential discovery of new GW events. While the communications are very technical, I look forward to seeing new events.

Xioxygen ,

Love this app to tracking the latest GW

I am not an astronomer but I use this app several times a day.

This app is easy to use.

Few more suggestions.

1. Should be okay to delete/hide event by swiping to the right. Like some email app.

2. Maybe mark different events by colors?

3. Add personalized filter to see a certain event like BNS only :)

Anm8t ,

Armchair physicists unite!

What an amazing idea! Cannot wait to see what’s in store from LIGO and the depths of our universe! Let’s go!


Peter Kramer
10.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Peter B. Kramer 2018


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