Citizen: Nearby Safety Alerts

Citizen: Nearby Safety Alerts

  • Category: News
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 0.942.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: sp0n, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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4.5
22,202 Ratings
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Citizen: Nearby Safety Alerts App

Joining the Citizen safety network will give you instant access to information about crimes near you. The Citizen technology will send you real-time push notifications to alert you of crimes that are close by. Users write to us every day telling us how Citizen is changing how they engage with their neighborhoods. Citizen notifications have prompted users to evacuate burning buildings, deter school buses from departing a school during a nearby terrorist attack, or even rescue their neighbor’s baby locked in a hot car. You may receive a notification of a crime in progress before the police have responded. This app is meant to keep you safe and protect you. Please use Citizen responsibly. Real-time Alerts: Location-based notifications help you avoid potentially dangerous situations. Live Video: Go live from the scene or watch an incident unfold from different angles. Incident Details: Receive continuous updates on incidents and chat with other Citizen users.

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Citizen: Nearby Safety Alerts app reviews

  • Not a safe app 1/5

    By fucktheracist
    Filled with racist people, and the fact you can record from your house, you are considered a snitch. Also do you research on Josh .
  • Don’t Waste Your Time - ZERO stars 1/5

    By BlessedJI
    Forcing me to enable notifications and tracking of my location — bye! And the app developers can save their textbook response for someone else. Was just fine w/o the app! Word of advice: I think some people would be fine just paying a subscription fee rather than the app using deceptive payment models coupled with fear mongering as if we were all born yesterday.
  • Fake news!! 1/5

    By amymariiee
    I’ve only had this app for about two weeks and there have already been multiple instances in which the app reported an issue right where I was and nothing was actually happening. All it is doing is scaring people with false crime reports. There have also been instances in which it claimed major crime events happened in my city (i.e. 8 people being shot in broad daylight) but there is no mention of such an occurrence on any news outlet. Then a refinery literally explodes a few miles away and no alert from the app (even though it reports other fire activity). Save yourself the time and worry and don’t download this app.
  • Forces you to allow notifications and location sharing 1/5

    By thmthe4th
    I love(d) this app, but I deleted it briefly and tried to redownload and now it won’t let you use it without turning notifications on and always sharing your location. I’m definitely not saying it’s malicious, but being aware of crime in your area shouldn’t require sharing that much data.
  • Always Allow, No Thank You 1/5

    By PoppaRoo
    This App requires you to ‘Always Allow’ location services. The Developer should make that clear and direct statement upfront.
  • Insanely Aggressive Location Tracking 2/5

    By kovu_159
    Absolutely will not let you register or log in without full time location tracking. Installed then shut it off right after, there’s no reason not to give users the choice. Bad design and should be forced to change by Apple.
  • Why won’t it work unless you let it always have access to your location? 1/5

    By omgitsjess
    Every time I try to set the location services on this app to “only while using,” I can’t proceed. Seems a bit shady to me..
  • They are a scam 1/5

    By Steve42359
    They are not honest up front that they only cover a few cities. Before they tell you this they want you to send invites to friends and relatives. They are just collecting data for scam operations. If they were actually an honest application they would have been honest up front that there is 90% chance they do not cover your area.
  • Have to make an account now?? 1/5

    By Whatsername11
    Y’all requiring a lot of personal information (location / phone number) — I had to delete the whole app. Make an option to go into the app and view w/o commenting or making an account and I’ll re-download. Bummer used to love this app
  • Good app but... 3/5

    By lol4466
    So the app seems like an amazing idea and I really like it. The only problem is it is not in my city (Houston) and I want to get alerts. I know there are emergencies happening but I don’t get any notifications. Can you expand to Houston cause I want to know what is going on.
  • Waste of my time 1/5

    By wasteofa
    What’s the point of this app? I get 5 cities to follow 911 calls and none that I live in. Uninstalled. Pointless app.
  • Deleting... 1/5

    By BoooGah
    I’ve deleted this app for two reasons: 1) O other option that to keep location services on ALL THE TIME. Who in their right mind would do this? How did this version even make it to the App Store. 2) you must give your phone number. This is not even remotely necessary for the app to function. So for those two reasons, this app is gone (along with the constant anxiety of all of the alerts).
  • Good app until the required permissions update 1/5

    By citizen_has_bad_ux
    Devs ... You can verify my location when I open the app, you don’t need it at all times. Fix your infuriating notification and location permission walls and I will happily update to 5 stars
  • Fundamentally broken 1/5

    By Tinalsapp
    React system is spammable, maps don’t work properly, private accounts are invincible to reporting, attempting to view the profile of a non-private user crashes the app.
  • Location on 1/5

    By Tomixrider
    I will be deleting this app because it won’t even run unless you set the location to be constantly on. Who in the right mind would do that? It’s so unfortunate because it used to be helpful.
  • Enable location always??? 1/5

    By Jess905
    Not a fan of having my location ALWAYS enabled. DELETED!
  • Amazing 5/5

    By suhhbreenuhh
    I think you guys should create a widget for this app so we can just slide over and see what’s going on
  • Always allow location 1/5

    By Du6s
    Only way to use this app is to always allow location. Not cool.
  • No choice: location always on 1/5

    By Djifvjffc
    Why the option when it won’t let you chose anything but always allow location. If I want to know what’s up I’ll open the app.
  • Sketchy practices 1/5

    By LA Music
    Even though the option is there to only let the app track your location while you are using it, the app actually only works if you allow it to track your location always. It relentlessly takes you back to the “allow always” option. Silly. Why not let people use it when and how they want to use it?
  • Can’t Use 2/5

    By K80leist
    Tried to download this several times and it won’t accept any password I make, I’ve tried countless of combinations and it never lets me continue
  • Change for the worse 1/5

    By WJ Hayes
    I loved this app. Past Tense. Since it’s latest update, you can only use it if you agree to share your location with them. There is no reason why this needs to be mandatory. So I will be removing it from my phone. Updated: June 2019. even though I received feedback from the developer telling me I didn’t need to always share my location with the App, this is comply incorrect. The App *WILL NOT* allow you to proceed unless and until you agree to allow the app to always track your location. The app is staying off my phone.
  • “Always allow location” 1/5

    By Steve56437
    This app will not work unless you “always allow” location. This is something I let no app do. Would rate 0 stars if allowed.
  • Always on issue 1/5

    By DiolvisG
    I downloaded the app but hate the idea of having my location always on. Didn’t even get to try the app because it’s FORCING me to have my location always on. That means data been use and battery been used. Will try if I’m able to just use my location only when using the app. And I know the developers explain the reason for this but I do not trust them with that much data either.
  • Horrible stalking app 2/5

    By Dude0u812
    If you don’t allow them to stalk you, you had better love only seeing New York crime when you open it. Gone are the days it would open to your city. Hell, I’d even be happy if it opened in my state. Guessing that their business model is to rent out location data. They deliberately say they don’t “sell” your data- but pretty sure none of the stalking apps technically “sell” your information- they lease it out. So to passive-aggressively push you toward allowing them to stalk you, they open it to a location thousands of miles from you and make you scroll across the country to find your area. They still get a couple stars, some of the comments are hilarious and it does inform you occasionally of active issues in your area (once you scroll and scroll and scroll to find your city).
  • Should add more locations!! 3/5

    By jariel brito
    I would really like if they add more locations. I’m in Scranton, Pennsylvania. And they have Philadelphia’s crime reports but not Scranton.
  • Forces you to always allow location usage 1/5

    By mitorez
    The app forces you to always allow location usage. Do not use for that reason alone. I can’t believe this app made it past an Apple review.
  • Not real time and only shows few crimes 2/5

    By gkkbhch
    I know for fact there are way more crimes happening in my area than the app leads on to show. Sometimes i will see the same 3 crimes for over a week like there isn’t 100+ crimes going on daily. I switched to neighbors for ring.. doesn’t show crime the same way but will at least let you know when multiple gun shots are heard etc
  • Requires always allow location 1/5

    By jeffdavidpeterson
    The app prevents user until you always allow location. This is unacceptable.
  • DOESN’T WORK!! 1/5

    By BigSexyBubba
    Keep redirecting me to Baltimore, MD, which is NOWHERE near where I live. Once I can get it in my neighborhood, it states there are “2 Nearby” but give no information. The app is a complete joke and waste of time. Deleting!!
  • Deleted. They require a phone number. 1/5

    By diverkle
    Not worth it.
  • Unusable app - constant location tracking 1/5

    By Liuhenry
    The latest update blocks all access to the app unless “Always Allow” background location access is turned on. Not sure why this is necessary, since being able to see alerts on a map and getting notifications by neighborhood was working perfectly fine. Deleting the app 👎
  • Misleading 1/5

    By Big mix 72
    First off forces you to always allow location (I think not) then the description does not tell you that it is only available in certain areas. Not until u looked in the FAQ. Total waste of time and space.
  • Annoying Lovation Services Popup 1/5

    By Appsobadihadtowriteareview
    Annoying popup asking if I want location services and notifications EVERY single time I open the app. I’m so close to deleting the app because it’s so annoying.
  • Always on + notifications = nope 1/5

    By Iantolee
    No thanks. Getting rid of it
  • Too much for too little 1/5

    By trublubeej
    I love the idea of the app but having to always allow location and notifications is a big turn off. Then when you are scrolling the "recent" reports is really just what is closest. I didn't see a way to filter the results to just show whst was today only. Not really worth the hassle.
  • Requires location even when app is not active 1/5

    By Ur madre
    Just when you thought an app couldn’t possibly get more Big Brother, they block access unless you consent to share your location 24/7. No thanks.
  • Not for out of LA! 1/5

    By Fitcakes
    Looks like this app isn’t for users out of LA. Won’t work for me at all here in AZ! Bummer!
  • Stopped working 1/5

    By Exit14a
    This app was great when it actually reported crimes in my city. Now it’s giving me reports for NYC instead of here in Jersey. Uninstalled.
  • Used to be great, u can longer use the app unless you give them your location at all times. 1/5

    By Edwin17132003
    Used to be great, u can longer use the app unless you give them your location at all times. I love the app but if you are forcing me to turn on my location and change my settings to “always allowed” then I’d rather not use this app.
  • Privacy issues 1/5

    By jonmitz
    Unacceptable to require location always on. I won’t use this app anymore.
  • Extremely aggressive in requiring location and notifications. 1/5

    By SilverKittyKat
    I don’t care to have this app give me notifications, I just wanted it to see what’s up when I see police activity or hear sirens. But there is no way to use it unless you give it “always” access to your location and allow notifications. Instant uninstall.
  • Forceful 1/5

    By cityofnyc
    This app is completely inappropriate. It forces you to chose always for the location setting and the alerts setting. Why put the option there if you’re going to force people to chose one option. That’s not right. Who do they think they are? This will be reported.
  • No load! 1/5

    By AppleAntDude
    Stuck on blank black screen and splash screen on my iPhone 4S (iOS v9.3.5)! 😒
  • Needs tweaking 4/5

    By Staya
    Great concept. Two issues need to be addressed: 1) The developers need to enable “filtering of events” so that the map only shows events from the time frame the user designates. For example, you should be able to filter for events that have occurred in the past 24hrs. Or even events that have occurred over the past 2hrs. Or even a map that shows only events that have been reported within the past 30 minutes... 2) In baltimore we frequently get reports of carjackings etc that are 10 hrs off from the the time that it actually occured. The app states that “carjacking was reported on june 6” but does not report the time that the carjacking actually was called in to 911, or even the time that the victim states it occurred. Instead, it gives a time many hours later.
  • Location always needed to be on. 1/5

    By anagsbi
    Terrible request for an app to have. Why?
  • The best app 5/5

    By Marilyn1170
    My nephew recommended me this app and told me that I was going to really like it, and sure enough I definitely do.
  • Always Use Location? No thanks 1/5

    By Misskris311
    Downloaded because I heard so many great things about the app. When I tried to change my location from "always on" to only when the app is in use, I did get a pop up like the developer commented on other reviews, however even after dismissing it, I was not allowed to continue on. It just kept prompting me to change the settings on my phone. There are no apps that I allow to always have my location and I am not about to start now. How am I supposed to trust this company if they lie about something as small as being able to dismiss a pop-up?
  • Nope nope nope 1/5

    By aaaaaasnowbird
    It won’t work without constant access to your location. Big privacy and battery no no. Buh bye!

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