Not a friendly app All l get is the warnings and updates but when l want navigate on the map the incidents move but cannot navigate to the incident Have deleted app. Need a help menu to guide new users
Dangerous No matter what I do it won't send me any notifications about anything on my Galaxy S3 (android v4.4.4) . Then ages kater it sends a whole heap of notifications all at once.. Would be dangerous to rely on. Also no maps display. Official government app- what can I say!
Useless App We actually had the major bushfires 5 km from our house and didnt know 3 days before xmas. A neighbour called me to see if we evacuated. We were so angry at ourselves for relying on an app to save our lives. It forever stops sending notifications. Then i have to either delete the app and download again or sometimes it will reset if i ask for a test notification. Why have an app at all if it is constantly turning itself off. I hear about fires on social media and then reset the app to give me more info.
Has become useless This app now only notifies you of incidents in your watchzones which only works sporadically on my Galaxy 5s. According to a response from EMV the latest version 4.1.0 will not notify you of incidents near your current location if you travel outside your watchzone, bad luck if you are travelling in Victoria.
It's crap Drains my battery I never get the warnings on time eg, driving along the Hwy straight into the fire fighters, fighting a grass fire. I was turned around and detour around got to my drive way and then this dumb app msg me of the fire I just spent the last hour driving around. Good one government another stuff up. Do not rely on this.
See the bigger picture I don't need all the bells and whistles just alerts when I'm in danger and this app provides just that. Then I have all my other devices, radio, TV, social media and the paper to find out other information. That's how lucky we are these days. The people commenting with anger and disappointment, grow up! If this FREE app saves one life or even a house it's saved much more hurt and anguish then the petty problems you're having. A common problem with apps not working is the user not being tech savvy enough.
What's New in Version 4.1.0
• Update icons to use the same images as VicEmergency
• Include “Community Updates” as a warning type
• Fix issue where “Incident may have expired” may be incorrectly displayed when tapping or swiping a new Push Notification
• Support “Contained” status for warnings from multiple sources
• Improve messaging for Total Fire Ban and Fire Danger Ratings
• Reactivated planned burns display original date and time
• New minimum supported version of Android is 4.0.3
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