This app is NOT better than texts. Traffic alerts do not show when you open the app, and it won't let me leave it without hitting the home button. It is probably great for anyone that wants their voice on the radio, I however only want to listen and get updates, which do not happen. This seems more like a data mining effort than a service for listeners.
If I don't look at the traffic notification as soon as it's available, I'll miss it and can't see it later. I like to see what's going on with traffic when I leave work, but while I'm at work I can't look at my phone. So I can see that several alerts have popped up, but they're gone when I open the app to read them. It would be nice to be able to access a history of the last few alerts. I prefer getting the text alerts.
App asks for waaaaaaaaay too many permissions. You don't need my mother's phone number. You don't need my location. You don't need access to pictures on my phone. You don't need to be able to call somebody. You don't need to be able to listen to what's going on around the phone using the microphone. This app should be using the newer android permission model. I wouldn't mind giving permission for some of these things when I needed it, but not a blank check up front. Traffic updates don't work unless you allow access to your location, and there don't appear to be alerts anyway. It looks like it's just the same thing you can get with google maps. Weather push notifications are by county, which is much too broad. This app has big problems. Thanks KRMG for giving it a go, I do appreciate it, but find another developer.
I agree with a previous reviewer regarding the traffic alerts. They are useless b/c the text of the alerts is gone by the time I get a chance to look at them. I like to see what's going on with traffic when I leave work. When I check before leaving, I can see that there are several alerts but they're gone when I open the app to read them. It would be nice to be able to access a history of the last few alerts. Also, I prefer getting the text alerts because with Bluetooth, my car's entertainment system will convert text to speech and read the alerts to me when they come in during my drive. I have no other use for the app so I am uninstalling.
The texts were far better as far as accidents were concerned... on this app? It wants you to plan a route? Not helpful at all!
Disappointing I have tried to get traffic notifications on this app long enough. It won't exit or close when I want it to. I'm gone.
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