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.
Worse than Fire Ready app Can't save Watch Zone for an address I give it. It merely tells me to save a Watch Zone where I am currently located. Had a fire within 5km of my location last night and no notifications received even though I had s Watch Zone setup. Fire Ready app was heaps better and a lot more reliable.
Freezes, won't quicksave, conditions unreasonable It wanted me to set up an account, but the conditions are unreasonable and unnecessary. I can't adjust zones and do a Quicksave, since it freezes every time I try. And even though it seems to have a Home zone set, I don't get notifications for my area. Plenty of room for improvement.
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!
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.
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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