Thinks i am 20km from where i really am. Pathetic notification sound that i can't hear or change. Fire ready app far superior. Do the computer nerds who create these so called wonderful things even test them before forcing them on the unsuspecting public who lives may depend on accurate information. Nobody obviously takes any notice of comments about poor app performance. Fix it or get rid of it. I will go back to looking out the window for smoke. That saved me from black Sat fires
Slow, unresponsive, almost unusable I had the CFA app installed, and it worked perfectly. That app was automatically replaced by the VicEmergency app without so much as a by-your-leave. The VicEmergency app is possibly the slowest, most user unfriendly app I have ever used. Warnings sometimes come through after the incident has already been resolved. Switching between watch zones (mine, my mum's and my daughter's) is hit and miss, with the app responding in unpredictable ways. Changing settings is a nightmare as the app often freezes.
Bring back the FireReady app. This is not very user friendly and not easy to set up. I have now added the VicFire app to supplement this rubbish app to provide me with the additional info I need living in Regional Vic. Please sack the bureaucrats who developed and 'tested' this app. Oh and to a few of the people who rated this app highly... I recognise a few names from the hierarchy in my volunteer emergency service days... Need I say more.
FEAR!!!! Boy who cried wolf? Install, set watch zone, notification every 10 minutes for incidents inside and outside of watch zone, Alerts turned on for emergencys only! In my area only! and i get three for what the state fire rating is going to be for the next two days, that is not emergency information regarding emergencys, thats fear mongering... fire ready app worked and was user friendly.... this is more difficult to use and navigating to anywhere but where the alert has sent me is a nightmare.
Terrible I don't usually complain about apps but I feel like this is important. This app is ultra slow for starters. Every single time my phone has notified me of an incident in my area I've immediately opened it to be sent to the statewide map with a message that the incident may no longer be valid. I'm not running some old POS phone with old firmware. This app is just awful. Get a refund from the company you overpaid to make this and get somebody better to do it please. This one could cost lives.
S7 owner. Not really user friendly. Dose sorta work when you go in to the main app. But it glitches with opening with notifications. Plus takes forever to load. They should have never scrapped the old app! S7 owner. Not really user friendly. Dose sorta work when you go in to the main app. But it glitches with opening with notifications. Plus takes forever to load. They should have never scrapped the old app!
Here's what's changed in version 5.02:
- State alerts will now be visible on the home screen for all users
- Fire ratings / bans will now be visible on the home screen for all users
- Opening an incident from the list view will now display in the list
- You will now see a message when opening an expired notification
- Optimised transition between the splash and home screens
- The alert tone volume has been increased
- Other fixes and improvements to the performance of the app
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