App not opening 1/5
Hello i love this app whick i had once on this same cell it froze and i deleted app but now when i try to open app again it just takes me back to home screen. Cell is updated. Can u give me a idea of what problem might be??
This app is incredible 5/5
By Russell rr 909
I know about every police matter going on in my city at all times now. Awesome for journalists.
I'm dissatisfied. I do like the idea of the app but.. I feel as if it's not enough. The app focuses on more of the places that are payed more attention to. For example if there is a robbery in the Bronx the app is supposed to keep you updated.. but but instead they just inform you twice and you don't hear about the situation again. So your left curious. But If there was a robbery in manhattan you would get updated every two seconds. And I don't appreciate that. No matter where a person is they should feel safe. And I think this app needs to step their game up ASAP
Why you need my phone number????? 1/5
By Lans NY
I don't understand that why you guys need my phone number! Make it with email address or something else but my phone number?? No it's not gonna happen !
This app is so helpful, it should be required. Great to have accurate, real-time information about incidents happening around my city and particularly those near me. Can't recommend Citizen highly enough.
Uninstalled immediately 1/5
This application requires your phone number, which is a privacy concern and unnecessary. Super shady. It also defaults to using your full time location (obviously needed for notifications) but you can change it to only when using the app. Too bad.
Bad new update 1/5
Ever since it said to update the app it hasn't been working :/.. fix and would get 5 stars.. cool app that gives the power to the people.
NYC meets APB with Technology 5/5
I love being alerted of something happening within my neighborhood and surrounding Borough. My location is set to on and wherever I travel within the 5 boroughs I receive an alert of incidents within my circle. Had this App for a little over 4 mths and it's only getting better. Download the App and you won't be disappointed
Crashes at startup. 1/5
By Seriously Needs Update
Wow, good idea dumb implementation 1/5
Just because I do not live in NYC it does not allow me to use the app.
But super duper user friendy developer, maybe my gf, mom or sister lives over there. Or maybe I am working in NYC. why would you blocking it?
Is this real? 3/5
Why does this app remind me of a tv show called apb
I live in Newark and work in New York City but it wouldn't let me see the crime in NYC.
It's a game changer 5/5
This will probably help propel the world in a better direction. Can't wait until it's available everywhere!
A MUST HAVE FOR CITY RESIDENTS BUT NEEDS IMPROVEMENT 4/5
First of all, let me just say... I LOVE citizen. It's truly become an important part of the fabric of New York City and I am constantly telling my friends about this application. Honestly, if you live in this city and love it as much as I do, this is an essential piece of equipment to keep you aware of the world around you, ESPECIALLY in a time where everyone has their headphones in and is more oblivious to the world around them. There is no time like the present to BE present with the ongoing issues that continue to happen here.
I really think this app could use some serious updates especially when it comes to user personalization. For starters, there should be a personal option to pick and choose your radius and then categorize them based on your preferences (i.e., home, work, current location, etc). Not implying that it's not worthwhile to see all the goings on around you BUT I would personally like to be able to categorize my alerts in terms of importance instead of being notified of something that's 1.5 miles away (in NYC that's quite a good Distance).
Second, I think that there should be a user-to-user option to verify a report. There's been some rather questionable things I've seen in areas around me that I'm not positive about the security or validity of those (this is completely speculative and I could be inaccurate about their own inner workings as far as how they go through these themselves, but I'm not certain)
Overall, there is room for improvement, but I think that everyone should have this application, especially if you're living in a major city. There's nothing more crucial now than to be aware of what's happening around us, and Citizen really gives that control back to the people. Way to go guys, I'll continue to promote your brand as much as I can.
Great app but keeps crashing 2/5
By Phanis Veron
I love this app but for the past month it won't let me in because it keeps crashing. Hope the problem gets fixed because this app is so useful.
READ THE TERMS!!!!! 1/5
By John Modest
Don't agree right away, know your rights and the rights you're giving up before agreeing.
Love this app. 5/5
Fantastic app. 5/5
Live in NYC. Never realized how much crime happens on the daily. It's almost too crazy to believe. Love the real time feature. Keep up the good work.
Needs to expand 1/5
Sounds useful but its not in my area
IPhone 5 not working 1/5
IPhone 5 app does not work
App for most major cities? 1/5
I live 15 miles south of Baltimore. I also do not work where I live and travel extensively. Anyway I can change the location? Total waste of space on my phone if I am not able to be up on the times.
Only nearby locations? 4/5
Please make it work so that I can enter a zip and get alerts for that zip, instead of only working nearby my present location. The manual entering of location does not work to this end. Thanks!
Saved me more than once 5/5
Walking my dog in a neighborhood that borders some not so nice areas, Citizen has saved me more than once from turning down a street with criminal activity occurring -- they send you a notification if something is happening nearby.
Citizen is great for assessing the crime rate of a place before you venture into that area. They also provide updates as the situation progresses (it might start as "Physical fight at X street and Y avenue", but it'll quickly be updated to "Two males assaulting a female at X and Y" and eventually "Police are on the scene" or "Upgraded to domestic dispute", etc.) It may even include details like "both males are described as wearing green track suits and carrying grey backpacks." Or if a vehicle is involved, its make and model.
I cannot wait for Citizen to expand into more areas. Thank you Citizen!
Miss Brooklyn 5/5
By Queen Sybil
This is a five star app available in the NYC area and it's on point! I will be reporting as well if I see or hear something. Love it!
Not available 1/5
Don't make me download to find out if it's available. Great way to get one star.
By This is a good app i think
Hope it comes to my city I've heard a lot of good things about this app and how its used
Best App for emergencies I've seen 5/5
I rated this app 5 stars because it makes me more aware of what's going on around me. It can reduce risk of you getting hurt or into trouble. You are responsible for keeping yourself safe and this app helps with that. I get alerts for everything that goes on around me, without being spammed with alerts from places NOT around me. The alerts tell me everything from a fight that breaks out to a power outage or electrical fire.
Suggestions: make it so you can type in an an address, area, or zip code onto the map to get info on that area instead of having to scroll to it.
Feeling safer 5/5
Great for avoiding dangerous areas in my neighborhood!! Helps me be more aware of nearby crime taking place that might be too small for the news to report but still dangerous enough to try to avoid
Maybe the designer of this app should've thought to give the option of putting in the zip code instead of just location services. Quite moronic.
MUST DOWNLOAD 5/5
By Kinda obsessed only a lot
This app may not be 100% accurate in terms of location but it's about 90% accurate and that's really dependable. Though it has not saved my life per say, it allows me to know about what is going on around me. Ever wondered what those five ambulances rushing past you were going towards? Download this app!
It keeps Crashing 1/5
My mom got the app and I thought the concept was really cool but I can't even use it. The app keeps crashing and I'm frustrated. It's very annoying. The app seems great but if only I could use it
The app keep crashing, why? 5/5
I download this app because my daughter mentioned to me, since I downloaded a can't getting to open it keep crashing, far I went just to add my # and that about it... why???
Needs work 1/5
Problems signing up tells me I'm gonna keep having problems. I enter my whole phone # n it says I need to enter a US number😒 doubt T-mobile gave me an intl number. Good idea, maybe I'll give them time to get the software right then try again
Kinda important 5/5
The idea is great. The app? So far it's doing its job. I live in Harlem and the app has been there for me late nights when I'm coming home from work or school. So far, I haven't hit any glitches! That's good news.
This is the first app I review 5/5
Yes I agree also, it's been long overdue. But other than that I don't care what anyone else saids. This is a MUST HAVE if you live in NYC. The app is very well updated and organized. From your mobile, you have the benefit of knowing exactly what's happening around you and anywhere in NYC, so take advantage.
Just installed can't open 1/5
By Bklyn Ang
I just installed this tonightgo to open closesright away right now uselessgot it to be aware of my surroundings. Hope it's just a bugplese fix
Needs Filters ASAP 3/5
By Todd Maciejewski
The app is great. But I don't need to see things that happened three days ago let alone eight months ago. Let's get some filters to adjust the times we see.
How don't you have this yet? 4/5
My absolute favorite app. It helps me keep in the know about how animals are slowly preparing for their coup on humanity. Only missing one star because of how often I'm left wondering what happened.
add email registration 1/5
By Chuk Jin
Want to know my phone number
Doesn't work anymore 1/5
Was working great the past month now the app just crashes whenever I try to use. Hopefully it's just a bug and they make a new version?
Long Overdue MUST HAVE APP 4/5
An app like this is long overdue. The news doesn't cover everything that happens everywhere, so this is a MUST HAVE APP.
My only problem is that there is no follow up to the alerts. It tells you shots were fired in your area and that the police are responding, but that's all. It doesn't say if there were arrests made, casualties, etc.
Now that I know what's happening around me, I'd like to know there's something being done about it.
Crashing & Closing 5/5
By Willow trees
After having this great app for months today it just keeps closing every time I try to open it, hopefully their just doing a update/upgrade and it will be up and running soon....
Great idea, terrible execution 1/5
The idea is fabulous but the app is a waste of time.
I live in a remote area so my immediate area is not covered which I understand. What I don't understand is why there is no feature to change location because I know where I am living is safe but I was traveling to an unfamiliar area of NYC that I wanted to get information about.
I can't even create an account.
I wish you well with this but not being able to create an account or changing location seems like that should be in version 1.0
I put my location as Brooklyn and it says not available in my area yet
Great App 5/5
By Princess Bebi
Love the app!! It informs me when something is happening within my surroundings whether I'm at work or at home. Highly recommend this app.
Just becomes useless, crashing on iphone 4s 1/5
Keep crashing on loading screen when open :(
So far, so good 4/5
Seems like it's still in the development stage, but I like the concept so far. It would be great if you could filter the time of incidents...like I'm not so concerned about seeing something that happened 4 months ago. I'd rather be able to focus on the now. I realize it's a preference, but that would make this app better for me.
So helpful!!! 5/5
Now that I've officially tried the app it is so cool! I literally am hooked and so curious as to the crimes going on in my area. The support team was also very helpful !
Needs more coverage 1/5
How about the other parts of NY???
Queens,Brooklyn,Bronx,staten island,Long Island, upstate NY????
It's a big state. It's not just Manhattan!