Register your account online and log in on the app 1/5
By Poor cancellation policy
I would have rated 0 stars if I could. The registration process for this app is horrible! If you try to register a new account on the app, then you get in an impossible situation where you get brought back to the start screen, but no mention as to why you were not able to correctly register. I discovered, you can avoid this by going online to their website to register. Then, log in on the app. The whole app is not graphically pleasing and looks circa 1999. Sad that an emergency app is so poorly created both in its registration process and its visual appeal.
School district recommended this junk app. I don’t receive actual notifications but I get the test message.
This is unreliable and I won’t count on it in an emergency. Don’t bother if you absolutely require it.
Flash alerts messenger 1/5
Does not work with latest iOS update for iPhone 8. Freezes and has to be reinstalled. It will work once then freeze again. Wash rinse repeat.
New and improved 5/5
Upgraded UI, better organization of relevant info, and generally nicer aesthetics. All for free!
Fantastic service! 5/5
So nice to have the peace of mind!
Crashes on iPhone 7 1/5
Can't register an existing account. The attached button won't click. Can't create a new account. Crashes.
I had it on my note 5 and switched to the iPhone 7s plus that app keeps force shutting down it won't even let me register. Pls fix
No updates for iPad. 2/5
Need updates to function properly
Please update!!! It slows down my iPhone☹️thank you!
Won't link 1/5
Will not link the app to my account, keeps exiting out out of the app when I try to link the account to the app.
Deleted, does not work at all!
Doesn't Allow Registration 1/5
Doesn't work - when you open the app and enter your credentials, it just lets you select the "Register Device" option and doesn't do anything. Real buggy...
Not compatible with iPhone 5s 1/5
Unable to link existing account (blue link button doesn't work) and can't use the create an account option because my account already exists. Guess it's back to the good old news reports for adverse weather announcements. Also, the app needs to be updated by the developer as it says it'll show down my phone's operation. Moot point for me since I'm deleting but for others who had success with the app, good to know.
Barely works. iPhone 7 Plus hates it. 2/5
This app was last updated Nov 5, 2012!!!
I do get the emails but, the app itself always crashes and always tells me that it will drain the battery faster until the developer updates the app.
Are there any plans to update this to a 64bit version??
Update for ios10 1/5
No push notifications on iPhone 7. Phone says app is outdated and needs to be updated.
This program is worthless 1/5
I have had nothing but a headache with this app. I think that money paid to programmers for this should be returned and used to create a grant awarded to a high school student/s with the best app replacement. For surely a high schooler could produce a better app than this.
Can't even create an account 1/5
By The Gerharts
It keeps saying to select a region and when you do you don't have an option to create an account. It keeps going in a loop. Please fix this with our tax payer money.
Notifications work 4/5
I get notifications. It lists other local info. That's pretty much it.
I did all of my account setup on the web site, so I don't know if any of that works from within the app. It sounds like that part doesn't work as well, so I just avoided it. Honestly, subscribing to feeds is pretty clunky on the web site, but desktop web browsers are more accommodating of clunkiness.
This app causes the "will slow down your phone" warning, meaning it is only 32-bit. It hasn't been updated in four years. I'm generally of the if it isn't broken, don't fix it school, but it might be time for the developer to recompile. One of these years, Apple is going to eliminate 32-bit support from iOS. It might be a good idea to check where the source code is.
Doesn't work 1/5
Click register, enter email and password, but "attach account" link is dead. Can't get past that point. Useless
No notifications!!! 2/5
Had no problems in the past year, suddenly I only receive emails and no notifications on my phone anymore!
Won't let me link my account 1/5
App won't let me attach my email account. I can't even click on the button in the app to do so. When I try to create a new account, of course it won't let me because I already have an account. Please fix this!
Crashes, not useable. Just take it off the store! 1/5
By Biology Instructor
I will continue to check the flashalerts via the web as this app does not work at all. Shame on the developers, and double shame on Apple for letting so much junk into their store.
I just downloaded this and it does not open at all. Keeps crashing when I try to open it.
Can't create account 1/5
When you try to make an account it tells you you have to chose an organization first, which takes you away from creating an account. Then when you finish selecting an organization it takes you to the login screen which you cannot log in because you still don't have an account. So you go to create an account and it gives you the same bull shot about choosing an organization. What crap. I can't believe this is what my kids school chose to use.
I was excited to use this app, but whenever I tried creating an account the app would crash on me. Making me start all over, only to have it crash again.
Needs an update 2/5
App hasn't been updated in over 4 years, and it looks like it. Also gives an error on iPhone 7, "FlashAlert may slow down your iPhone. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility."
Works for me 5/5
We have nearly 3" of snow tonight so I was expecting to see something from my app. I received a push notification showing the info and there was a badge on the app saying I had 1 alert to view. Seems to be working fine for me. I read a lot of negative reviews and was skeptical to bother downloading it. I hope it helps to know I have an iphone 6 with ios10. Good luck!
I could do anything. Unstable, crashes in under thirty seconds. Tried three times. Uninstalled.
Don't get it... 1/5
When I try to make an account, it crashes my phone and its IMPOSSIBLE save your self from the hassle of signing up it takes FOREVER
I would give it 0 stars if I could
Keeps crashing 2/5
By Army wife 29
I have been trying for weeks to get signed up. Every time I fill out the information, it crashes before I can submit my info. I have deleted the app and re downloaded it, I have turned my iPad off and back on again. I don't know what to do. I used it last year to get school closure info for my kiddos, and I loved it, very convenient when I can get it to work.
Great App 5/5
Great App. I just saw that buses are on snow routes tomorrow.
Doesn't appear to work on iPhone SE 1/5
Installed 3x and it wouldn't link to my account. Done trying.
Installs fine, alerts work! 5/5
Developer's website says that they found a bad setting and things are working now. Works for me!
Attach my account 5/5
If the "attach my account" button does not work the first time, uninstall the app and reinstall it. It did not work at first, but after reinstalling it worked great! If you are creating an account, I suggest doing it on a PC or any computer, but do not use an iPad, iPhone, or any tablet because it may crash. Works fine on webpage, too.
Horrible, crashes constantly 1/5
Can't get it to work.
Clunky. Buggy. Difficult to navigate. I tried to add a new alert, and the selection menus were not working at all. I had to delete the app, it is unusable.
Updated review 5/5
Use the trouble shooting tool when trying to link and get messages. Solved my linking problem. Back up to 5 stars.
No Notifications 2/5
We have been using FA for several years with reasonable success. Unfortunately, after switching to a new IPhone, I no longer get push notifications. The new one is a 5s. I've tried deleting and reregistering, and the site shows my phone. I've emailed with their tech support, and after checking all the settings, the answer given to me was that another app or program must be interfering. Okay...no fix? Apparently not. Not even a suggestion as to what might be interfering, since all the apps I have were on my old phone, except for the ones Apple added to the 5s and most recent updates. Does FA just not work with Apple anymore? Frustrating!! Especially the non response in the end.
Great for weather closures! 5/5
I love that I get an alert when places I subscribe to are closed or delayed due to weather.
Worked great last year.... Now does not 1/5
Flash alert worked great on my IPhone 5 last year and was a big help as I drive a school bus and it is nice to have a heads up about snow days etc.
But now on my IPhone 6 it does nothing when I enter my correct username and password (and yes they ARE the correct ones).
The logo that you tap to continue appears to be broken as it gives the options to "cut, copy, paste, etc." rather then simply accepting the entered username and password.
Needs major update or replacement 1/5
Such a promising app, but just doesn't work.
Login problems 1/5
I have an account but the app will not let me sign in. I wanted the app for the push alerts/texts since email isn't always checked. Unfortunately without being able to log into the app, this feature is worthless. I'm deleting it now.
Doesn't work 1/5
Not able to attach account or subscribe to new alerts. App is useless. Uninstalling.
Not worth it 1/5
Can't add my account. Very frustrating.
Doesn't work 1/5
App flat out doesn't work. It won't let you log into it. I'll change my rating if the developers can figure this out and fix it.
No support... 1/5
After successfully registering on my iPad, I cannot register my IPhone - I enter my email address and password press add and nothing happens, not even an error message. I know the app isn't frozen because I can press any other option and it works. And I cannot find anything on tech support on the app or on their website.
It does work 1/5
I attempted to login after just making an account on the Internet. And it wouldn't even let me link the account or login into the app!!! Broken and uninstalled it.
Disappointing - Very poorly executed 1/5
I have successfully created an account, and successfully linked it to this app. I then managed to subscribe to one local fire department. Now, after successfully logging in, I want to add additional subscriptions. I'm asked to select a region; when I do this a scroll wheel appears. The app does not let me select ANY of the options on the scroll wheel; they ALL seem to be inactive. When I try to simply back up to the previous screen, back up, the app brings me back to the login window, and I have to log in all over again.
For an app that is supposed to be providing potential life and death information, this is an unacceptable travesty.
Won't link my account 1/5
Followed directions and set up account but will not let me log into app, button does nothing!
Setup almost worthless 1/5
After multiple attempts to "attach" this App and my account, the only way I got it to work was to try to set up a "new account". Of course the App told me my email address was already associated with an account, but at least then it allowed me to log in from the App. But that was the ONLY way I could get this set up. Stupid.