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.
Should be 0☆ Still hasn't improved WTF - CFA FireReady much better Fire season and this app is woeful. Defaults to current location, not watch zone; sometimes just shows all of Vic. Alerts are always out of date and that's when they're even sent. Clunky, confusing & being used to capture consumer data - shame on you VicGov. This is not just a bit of fun, we rely on these apps to keep us informed so we can keep our families, animals & properties safe. If you live in hire fire danger area keep your AM radio handy, look out your windows & be prepared. This app will not help😕
Working now. Sort off OK. Got the watch zone worked out. Still not happy with not beeing able to choose alert sound, vibrate and volume. Three short almost silent beeps didn't quite grab my attention, I'm afraid. The elderly would have some problems. Looking forward to the next update.
Is this really going to help protect us? I believe all the intentions are there to help inform us, but when you cannot properly navigate the app, like edit watch zones, on non-standard or older platforms, you start to feel very nervous. Even scrolling the what's new page did not work, finally managed to get rid of it though . Make sure this app is properly tested before releasing updates and have a broad coverage of the Android platforms. Come on Vic. government, put your money where your mouth is.
Still the slowest after reporting slowness more than 2 months ago. The most critical application on my phone yet it is frustratingly slow. Probably the slowest application altogether. Instead of getting the junior tea boy to make this they should have hired a professional. ZERO stars would be a better rating
Hate this app and want fire ready back! Live in the country and feel extremely unsafe considering I don't receive notifications at all when I have a fire nearby. I see it on Facebook and have to open the app to check and then it doesn't even show the things properly. Unreliable and unsafe! You should be ashamed of ruining a great app that helped save lives!
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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