If this Emergency Alert app is supposed to be all-purpose, the Wildfire functionality needs to be beefed up. Unfortunately the Red Cross “Wildfire” app no longer works under the new IOS, and, this all-purpose Emergency app doesn’t handle fires adequately.
Think about the Napa area fires this last October-what the functionality the app could have had that would have made things better for people who, it turned out, had little or no warning to evacuate from the fast-moving fires.
So useless it’s dangerous 1/5
By Sonoma Cate
I uploaded this days before the October 2017 Northern California wildfires and set it for alerts for my city: Santa Rosa. As dozens of people died and 3,000 structures burned around me, I received no alerts from the app. When I opened the app, it reassured me that “All is well” and there were no alerts for my area. Thank goodness I was getting Nixle alerts from the county sheriff. This app should be removed from all sites where it is available.
Worthless App 1/5
By Chipman the Big Bird
No alerts for anything unless I open the app. What happened to the Notifications feature? Useless app. App Needs a major updating and bugs fixed.
Needs other than natural disasters 4/5
Should include active shooter or terrorist type events. Was in Vegas this weekend when the mass shooting happened. So should be able to report information on events like that. Provide information such as collection points, relocation points, family check-in capability....
Does not work 1/5
I have a huge wildfire close enough that I have been notified of possible evacuation and this app only says "all is well." I have notifications on and all the wildfire options selected. I have my notification radius well within the limits of the fire and there is still nothing. No notifications of any kind or hint that anything is amiss. If this app worked it would be great!
Nice, clean layout, but it won't let me add locations overseas. It says it can't even find Tokyo. I'm military and I need to monitor places overseas. Please help or fix.
Awesome app 5/5
I like that I have an app to alert me of ANY danger coming my way! We live near a flood zone AND a snow belt, not to mention all the severe thunderstorms! This app is awesome!!
Perfect design, but with bugs 4/5
At some point I stopped getting notifications. And my saved info/locations disappeared. It'd be nice if there was iCloud backup.
Otherwise, I love the app. Sleek and easy to use app, that's surprisingly comprehensive. Great to stay safe and in-the-know. No matter where you live, it covers important events in your area. Gives event-specific suggestions on how to prepare. Very well thought out design.
Not easy to use 3/5
I find this app difficult to use. Even setting up my locations is cumbersome.
Too many alerts!!! 1/5
By Apple Fan JCE
All day long I am being bombarded by Emergency Weather Alerts for cities in California, Arizona and Nevada that are more than 200 miles away. There are alerts every few minutes so I am going to have to remove the app and there doesn't seem to be a way to turn the distant alerts off.
Can't open anymore 1/5
The latest version won't allow me to even open the app. It just crashes every time. I'll likely just delete it
Very helpful 5/5
By Coolie T
I think this app is so helpful in educating people by using the quizzes! It's kind of fun, too, if you're "competing" with someone else to see who gets the most right answers! I also like being able to track where loved ones are in an emergency situation.
Doesn't work anymore 1/5
App doesn't work anymore, keeps saying no internet connection or can't find location. Too bad it was my go to app for weather alerts.
Latest version has bugs 2/5
This was a great app for the previous version. I recently upgraded to the latest version. App version 1.5 will not allow you to send out messages and keep track of who responded. The previous version worked just fine. Any chance that you can revert this back? Stuck on the Thumbs up option only. I've uninstalled and reinstalled. Tested on a friends iPhone and same issue. I have a friend with the older version and all works just fine. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Zero Stars on iPad for Version 1.5.3 1/5
By Mick Gator Fan
OK on iPhone, but still has big problems on iPad.
On iPad, the map now only shows open shelters in monitored areas. No shelters, no map. Want to track a hurricane on iPad? Too bad. Somebody goofed big time.
Great Application 5/5
This is a great app. It keeps me informed abt oncoming and current severe weather situations, and allows me to keep in touch with my family and friends. I love that it shows a weather radar and also if needed lists shelters I can go to in an emergency.
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME on this app!! 1/5
This app does not send alerts or notifications to my phone which in turn makes it totally useless. I see alerts on my iPad, but that doesn't help me if I'm in my car or at the store because my iPad is at home. If it worked as the developers say it does, it would be exactly what people need. But since it DOESN'T work, and even the developers can't seem to make it work - I'm sorry to say this but don't download this or any other of the related apps (I have them all and none of them send alerts or notifications).
Best app online
I love this app and all but I am no longer getting notifications on my phone anymore from this app
Self shuts down 2/5
Cannot even set up the app to use... just keeps closing down.
Amazing but 5/5
I wish you can Change the sound so that it sounds. Like Thor is an emergency
This app is great, provides information that I need. This app is also accessible with the VoiceOver screen reader.
Works but won't go away! 4/5
The app works for general warnings, but they are very general. The one issue I have with it is that I cannot delete the old alerts showing in View Old Alerts. The response I got from the app folks is that "...they don't take up much room on your device." The point is, I don't need old alerts! Please fix this issue.
Great App! 5/5
By Jesus is my Savior!!!
I love this app, and it's always been very functional! This a must-have and highly needed warning tool (tornadoes are all too common around my area). I definitely recommend this app!
Plus, it alerts me when there are serious weather issues in the various places that my family and friends live.
While I cannot speak for the others having issues with this app, I definitely sympathize with each of them! Living in a rural area, known for tornadic activity, I completely understand the importance of needing to know have accurate, timely reports regarding 'your weather activity' or that of your family or friends...ASAP!
However, I haven't had any problems, and this app works perfectly for me! I have alerts set up to cover several locations, other than my own, with some that are 12-14 hours away, and so far, I've never had a single issue. I'm praying it stays this way too 🙏🏻!
Not good outside of USA 1/5
I'm travelling to South America next week where there are major floods. Im unable to add anything outside of the USA and my current location. This is useless as I want to be aware of issue ahead of time, Not when I'm in it!!!
wish there was more 3/5
By Trizz de boss
If there were more features I probably would have given this a higher Rating. One such feature would probably be the radar/map for weather. seeing what kind of weather we might get can be helpful. Also when I first got it I was looking for something specifically, if a nuke was launched, would it let me know? I don't think so. due to the progress of NK missile testing g I feel as if that's one thing I should be prepared for, and I also think that is something they should add.I do like how they can add other people and the weather alerts, although I have not gotten one, because I literally just got it.
Doesn't work don't waste your time 1/5
No notifications doesn't deserve one star I have all the notifications for every category on for each individual location and I never received any notifications about the thunderstorm watch and the tornado watch that was in effect from last night until 5AM this morning.
Alerts Not Loading 2/5
Downloaded app because I moved to a new area of the country and there are tornado warnings and watches in effect. The app does issue alerts to my iPhone, but I have found three points of frustration: (1) the app automatically uses my current location. I set up my city as a location for when I travel away from my family but I receive double alerts for my city even after turning off and deleting the current location from my alerts. (2) When trying to view alerts, they do often do not load and I receive an error message. (3) I live in a city with Burroughs. When I expand the radius to cover the whole city, I receive multiple alerts for the same overlapping area.
Always get triple alerts notifs 3/5
By Spencer E Holtaway
Not sure if it's the app or the NWS but I get 3 of the same alert for flash flood warnings every time.
get it 5/5
it is a very good app, i use it almost every day. yes there are a couple of bugs but honestly it works fine. the tests are a really good thing to add in there which is pretty clever to because it shows you what you know and how to prepare for it. ITS A GOOD APP GET IT.
Not accurate 2/5
My location -- right now -- is under an ENERGENCY EVACUATION WARNING but the map shows absolutely NO weather problems even though area around me have already been evacuated! This would be a great back if it worked. Also I needed to add another location to "watch" and there is no easy way to add another location. I had to delete all of my children and start over in order to add another location! Not cool considering this is in the middle of emergency evacuation preparation. That's ridiculous. Not user friendly.
So disappointing- downright dangerous if people believe this app is a real safeguard. 1/5
So bad that I'm shocked. Apparently GREENWICH Ct does not exist in this system... Wow. Nothing works. Waste of time. Complete throw away app. So much promise, absolutely zero functionality.
Need to add location to alerts 3/5
Please add location to the alerts.
I track many locations but these alerts don't tell me where the alert is located.
This is a must-have request in my opinion.
Love it 5/5
I find this app very helpful. Especially because I have multiple locations I want to be aware of.
Location fix?? 1/5
Why do I get alerts from Reno, Nv when I am on the East Coast? Why wouldn't you be able to set a distance for your area and turn off other locations. Quite annoying.
Very difficult to navigate 1/5
Great idea, if the app were useable.
Suggestion: have the developer sit down with a few users and see how to make the app user friendly.
Example: after adding the first zip code and contact, it's impossible to get back to the main page to add another location and contact. ?? Seems like a very basic and necessary function.
Is it possible that the app isn't designed to work on an iPad Pro?
Never has worked 1/5
Sorry but I can't seem to ever get this app to work. Can get notices, sound ect...... my other alert app works just fine. So this one goes into the delete cloud file. Sorry.
Need improvement 2/5
I like the idea of this app, but need improvement for the execution of it. For e.g., when using "family safe," it just texts your family to see if they are safe or not; Doesn't provide the info on why I'm asking if they are safe or not (i.e. share details of emergency alert.) It's a problem because even if they are safe at the time, they could become in danger later if they aren't aware of what danger that might hit them. I would love to add extra info on why I'm using "family safe" to my family and inform them of the possible danger they might face.
Crash crash 2/5
By S mata
Great when it works. But only works when u check it. There is not point if it does not alert you because it fails to load.
This app is amazing keep up the good work 😄
Has never worked 1/5
The alerts always fail to load this app has never worked
iPhone app works but Watch app does not 3/5
I have no problems with the iPhone app. But the Watch app never opens, just crashes. Makes it a less than useful app for me to use. I would use it again if they fixed the Watch app.
New Update Crashes Constantly 5/5
UPDATE: the latest app update corrected the crashing problem. The much anticipated new features are much appreciated and work flawlessly.
I was thrilled to read the description of the most recent update, as it addressed many if not all of my concerns and then some. Sadly the app crashes constantly. How troubling at a time when there are weather warnings in my area. Please dig under the hood their folks, and straighten up that code. We're counting on you with our lives!
Crash, crash crash 1/5
Revise the 11/16 upgrade at once. The app is now useless.
By Snowboarding Cat
I can't open the app because it keeps crashing me on my iPod touch 5.
Assumes a US location 1/5
This app was advertised in NZ, but the references are all to US locations. Can't pick a location to monitor on the map. Not user friendly.
Carol Newton 1/5
New version of the app crashes when I try to open it.
Did a reset. Any suggestions?
Crashes when opening on iPhone 6 & iPad mini
You messed it up‼️‼️‼️ 1/5
Good job with the update guys now all it does is crash when you try to open it‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️
IMPSSIBLE TO USE‼️