Colours. .. To the guy down the list. . The colours don't mean much. . More of an indication of threat level to people and property. Some of the blue ones are bigger and out of control in comparison to yellows etc.. just make sure you read the attached labels.. and if you're that close. Leave. Yesterdays fire up the mountains jumped 6km just due to hot ambers floating in the heated air.. same fire.. massive distance. . Containment lines failed.
Useful within its limits Excellent for NSW and Tas. Have found it good. Only two requests 1) Does not cover other states. There is another app that does SA but for I cannot find one for Vic that supports my tablet so would appreciate the NSW guys pulling their data through as well if possible. Planning the drive down the Hume in summer often, and would like to be able to check status of all fires on the route. Same for the drive Canberra-Adelaide. 2) Will not switch to landscape on the tablet. Since I have the tablet on a stand this makes it awkward to use the app as I have to physically alter the tablet's position.
What do colours mean? Whats the yellow tree mean? Safe area? Unsafe area? We hav a catastrophic warning with a local fire front 18km away. Hav used this app 2 stay aware of situation. All day our fire symbol was 1of few red symbols. Thrs 100's of fires & most hav blue. 12am ours changed 2 yellow but no othr info changed. Thrs no key 2 explain the colours. Does it mean downgraded? Upgraded? Or nothing at all? Dont kno whethr 2 feel relievd or more worried! Evn so, having seen the lack of info in 1994s fires this app deserves a 5.
Really good app Really good app works smoothly defiantly faster than trying to load up the internet map from the website but from a Firefighter here I think it needs the option to show and hide prescribed burns so if someone sees a fire they can look at this map to see if it's been reported or if it's a HR / prescribed burn off before calling the local fire comunications centre
It's 2015 Great idea, very useful and possibly life saving. However the UI is very dated and really unreliable when zooming in on the map. A refreshed design is definitely in order.
Excellent! Why isn't this app used across Australia? It's especially noticeable crossing into Qld which has nothing to compare with this.