Best network to talk to your fellow students 5/5
Honestly this app is one of the best social platforms simply because it connects students from campus to share events and concerns. It’s pretty much a campus exclusive Twitter.
UNSAFE FOR STUDENTS 1/5
This app is extremely unsafe, you can create an account without actually having a .edu email. You could literally make something up and it would allow you into the app, no questions asked. I have been harassed on this app for months now and the moderators have done nothing to help my problem, despite reporting this user who DOES NOT EVEN ATTEND A UC let alone the one I am enrolled at, and he is relentless. Very poor service, I don’t think I can continue using this unless something changes.
Great app! 5/5
Talked in person with the wildfire team! Highly responsive to feedback 😅
This app fills the void left behind from Yik Yak and does a even better job. A must if your on campus!
Perfect for communicating with fellow students 5/5
I love coming on this app everyday to see my college community communicate through the means of safety alerts, chatting for fun, getting helpful tips and even buying and selling items from others. I would seriously recommend this to anyone who doesn’t have it at my school and to those colleges that don’t have this amazing wonderful app.
Hit or Miss 1/5
Every other update messes up the app and causes crashes
The app keep crashing
Awesome app 5/5
I personally spoke with the creator of Wildfire. He really has great intentions and I personally love this app. It’s a great platform with no one calling each other out or exposing others. No bullying at all compared to other school apps that has no limitations and gives people the platform to harass others. This is a nice app to check what’s going on at school before your University even sends out a message to the public. It shows you that your fellow peers around campus truly care for your safety and to give you a heads up of anything dangerous. Definitely download this app, you’ll love it.
Need update 1/5
Force quit when I tried to reply the post
Best App 4 School Events 5/5
By 9th Grade Student
As a new freshman, this was an easy way to get into the groove of school. I’d defiantly recommend it if you’re bored and don’t know what to do on campus.
This is the best app for ANY campus updates or safety alerts!
By Alex Schemery
I love this app! As a freshman college student this app is amazing for finding out information about events, safety notifications, and meeting new people. It’s extremely helpful and informative.
Useful and Fun 5/5
This app is good for asking questions and chatting/getting to know the people on campus. Different people use it for different things so it’s a little disorganized, but it’s useful and fun. 9/10 would download again
This app bans anyone who does not take a hard-left political stance 1/5
People argue about politics all the time. This is especially true on this app. Students on campuses will bash anyone who is even a little conservative by calling them racist and sexist. While I certainly agree that the trump admin fits this category, it’s not reasonable to claim roughly 50% of the country is racist simply because they are Republican or conservative. I got 30 people reporting me for saying “conservative does not equal racist. Please treat each other with respect. You can have civil conversations without bashing other people’s beliefs.”
I got banned for this. I have been banned for about a month and a half now. I have messaged the creators 20 times over this time span. I asked them, “can you at least respond to me why I was banned?” And their response was, “you got banned because you were being disrespectful. You can certainly have an opinion, but you must keep it civil. I will unblock you within the hour, and hopefully you can behave.”
It’s been 2 weeks since then, and I have not been unblocked. Most of the posts are NOT emergencies. In fact, some posts are fake emergencies, claiming people aren’t students on campus, but who are actually just really tired and sleeping in the library. I know, because I knew a few of the students who were being recorded from HS. They DO study at the specified university. They are merely tired from cramming info for tests. Yet, the “emergency label” for these people would say stuff like, “BEWARE: this man is a known sex offender stalking women on campus. If you see this person,report it to campus police.”
The dude is a slightly autistic student studying history. They fell asleep in the library,and spend most of their time playing video games. Oh-and the guy is gay. He doesn’t even like women. But there existed 10 profiles saying they knew the dude. Either they’re fake profiles, or merely sheep herding around drama.
I’m still currently banned despite being told I would be unbanned. Most of the posts are political,and if you post anything ranging from a desire to moderate a conflict of die-hard leftists or rights insulting each other you get banned. If you’re a conservative= ban. If you’re a leftist, it doesn’t matter if you get 70 people reporting you, you’re fine, and will go 5 weeks without anything happening-and if something does, it’s a creator making a comment praising the post.
I’m a democratic socialist but I was raised by conservatives. I believe balance and civil conversations are necessary for peace. This is a app where leftists obliterate all contradicting profiles and posts, while dishing out labels such as racist and sexist for being even slightly conservative or requesting evidence of a specific political claim.
It’s basically an unpopular, non-profit version of Facebook, except the app censors non-liberals (of which I am one, but merely request centrist level respect).
Like Reddit for College Community 5/5
Like Reddit but more localized to your direct community and sphere of influence. Very well designed app. The owners of the app are very responsive to feedback. You can even text or call them!
Connects me to UCD 5/5
Needed this app to connect me to students on campus <3 however I have heard it rumored you don’t need to be a student to log in :/ I’m not sure if this true or not but we’ve been reporting them to admins so I hope they take care of us. Thanks!
Good App, but having a problem! 3/5
I like the app, but I’m having an issue opening it! Whenever I go to open the app, the Wildfire logo sits there to load like it normally does, but then the app just closes out to my home screen. I can’t seem to get it to work, no matter how I try to open it, please help!
Watch out for scams 3/5
This is good app but many of the post seem generated by bots and theres others post where people pretend to sell books, permits, iclickers, etc. Watch out because 99% are scams. If your going to buy something like join your university’ s facebook group or just ask a friend. I wish the creators of this app will fix the scamming problem.
Fun, but.... 4/5
By Yana Danielle
I can't seem to post pictures.... It's right underneath the campus chatter button, so I just end up clicking that. HELP!
Most useful app I’ve ever used for college 5/5
This app is seriously so useful I can’t stress this enough. It’s saved me money on textbooks and I’ve met some really great people on here to help with classes and college in general. I found people in the same major or same classes with the same teacher so panic befriending someone in class wasn’t a huge issue for me. Their main thing is safety which as a female I can really appreciate. Their app can get glitchy because it’s new, but the developers have literally responded to feedback and fixed the problem OVERNIGHT. Starting college for me was really hard for me with a super heavy load of classes and a job, but this app facilitates a campus wide support group. Without it I think I would have been depressed out of my mind or just wouldn’t have gone as far as I am today. Just download it and even if you don’t post keep it around for the safety feature
I ❤️🔥 Good intentions and good app 5/5
Having a platform to discuss campus issues and student life is an important part of college life. Wildfire is doing this very well by setting out categories and giving post prompts. Posts are indeed campus related and the whole atmosphere is positive. Votings are helpful and related to campus issues. This app fills the gap between twitter and facebook and surly did a better job than yikyak!
Decent UI but just seems useless 2/5
• Very basic menu.
• I got emails from the app even though I never signed up for them.
• Difficult to sort posts. Makes it hard to find worthwhile news.
• Can’t edit posts.
• Setup of interface is immature.
• Animations are nice.
convenient, inventive 5/5
such a good idea for an app. I get so much info and hw help daily. The UI is easy to use and quick to post.
Great App 5/5
I honestly love this app because it is like a twitter for your school. It notifies you whenever something is “breaking news” and is not overly annoying with notifications. It informed us students of what is going on at campus and allows us to communicate with others within the community. It’s an amazing app and totally worth downloading! Even as a freshman you’ll feel more apart of the school!
BEST APP EVER 5/5
This app is just super amazing! I love WildFire! It's gives me all my College news and answers all my anxiety filled questions. I swear the first day of school I was so nervous but I posted my questions on the app and everyone answered so quickly and washed my worries away. Whenever I have a question its the fastest way to get them answered. And people are so sweet, caring and amazing. I love it. I truly applaud the hard and amazing work out into it The aesthetics are amazing too. I really do love it. I can’t tell you how much I love this app. Truly. 💚
Disney Drama Updator 1/5
You will get more updates on someone having a crush then you will get from an active shooter.
Fake posts 1/5
You will see posts with up to 10k views after one hour, where all the other posts are between 100-400 in one day.
The posts with so many views will be pro-leftist only. This is a political app and not popular on campus.
I posted something pro trump and got banned. This app is biased.
Great customer service 5/5
I had downloaded the app previously but had to delete it due to storage problems and a new number. I had so many problems signing in after I change my number but customer service responded fast and swiftly. They did such a good job in helping me. Thanks yall
Win some, lose some 3/5
Keeps crashing when I attempt to open it. App was just updated
This app is super useful. Helps me feel more at ease with making friends on campus and is easy to use.
Can’t seem to create an account 1/5
I can’t seem to press continue on the sign up page. So I can’t make an account.
Very glitchy 1/5
By The Foxfeather from the north
I cannot register to the app. It doesn’t register my taps when i click continue and only when i re-enter the school i go to, it goes onto the next page but then i would have to do the process all over again.
All these reviews have to be fake I’m toasted rn and this app is a scam
Good app 5/5
Good app - they came to my school and spoke to me on how they could improve the app for me. Automatically gets a 5/5 for that.
This app is way faster than twitter for finding out about stuff happening. There was a fire near our dining area and I literally got an alert a minute after it happened.
By Leas Wanda Rous
Yik Yak w/o the toxicity. 10/10 would recommend
You dont have to check this app often but a few times a week it sends you notifications with really valuable information
Personally I love Wildfire and have been using it for almost 1 year now. I didnt like the new design but it's grown on me. Keep up the good work!
By Debriiisus Fert
I've met up with two people on this app. One was for homework help and they've been my homework buddy since. The other was for a movie. It's cool!
By This is ok.....
i’m super upset i can’t use this app considering i’m a new student on my college campus. i’ve restarted my phone, deleted and reinstalled the app but every time i begin typing in the search bar for my school the app crashes. please help me:(
By Dan Fauun11
I met one of the founders when they were on campus and he was very nice (and lowkey easy on the eyes). But he explained the app to me and I can't believe something like this hasn't existed before, I check it daily
Literally crashes when I type the first letter of my school. Tried to reboot my phone and nothing worked
Good information from app for community. Thanks! 5/5
My friends at NC State and UNC both have this app, but ECU isn't support. Rating 5 stars so you'll come here faster!!
Everytime I asked my friend what she was doing when she was on her phone, she told me she was catching up on "Wildfire". Finally decided to check it out and this is a pretty solid campus resource just to stay updated on everything happening on campus
Ok 👌 5/5
Thought it would only be about safety, but was really happy to see that they're a lot of campus tips and tricks that I didn't even know about! Like, free parking, it's so simple yet so useful to all of us. good work on this app tbh
I go to UNCG and kind of stumbled upon this app by accident. I was really surprised by how up to date the information is and how useful it feels. Def. keeping it around for the future!
By ReD JonsoN
Some changes need to be made to this app to make it more useful. It needs categories for different years and classes so it's not all on the main feed and cluttered. But overall, its a very valuable app and glad it exists.
I didn't except much from this app when I first downloaded it, but it sends me notifications anytime anything major happens at Berkeley. If it wasn't for this I wouldn't know half the stuff happening at this school
Walking back home in Austin makes me generally feel unsafe, but Wildfire makes me a little bit knowing what's happening around me. It's not a perfect app obviously, but it does the job better than most apps out there.