What a useless piece of rubbish this app is. Every year it is changed and not once has it been any better for the user. It is so slow you couldn't wait for it to respond in an emergency. Yesterday there was a fire 690 meters from my home and I could not get any information at all. It is worse than not knowing. The notification is non existent. You need to be able to hear an alert!!! The map does not load correctly. We need to know where these incidents are!!!! How can you act to save yourself????? I think this App is getting worse.
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.
This App is NOT user friendly which defeats the purpose if your life depends upon it!!!! What a joke. Two apps ago I could readily use the watch zone and was constantly consulting it in summer as I live in a fire - prone area, and was able to readily zoom out and get the surrounding areas, and a sense of the overall picture. I need a degree to drive this app. It's next to useless. Slow to respond and I just tried to find out where the shark warning was and well ... a friend of mine might have been eaten by now.. I had to give up. It's trying to be too clever and include everything at the expense of simple access to essential information. Thumbs DOWN!!!
Disappointed in this app for a number of reasons. Test notifications do not work. Oh look the list goes on. In short I hope it's working soon. Fire Ready app was reliable. This one hmm not so much. HOW AND WHERE DO WE ACCESS TOTAL FIRE BAN INFORMATION FOR VICTORIA????? Just received a weather watch notification for tomorrow. It did not say that it would be a total fire ban day. Luckily I found out on the CFA website. The developers should be ashamed. Lives. You're dealing
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.
Busy and cluttered This app tries to cover too much. I just wanted a bushfire app to cover my local area. The home screen is over crowded and difficult to navigate. I am getting weather warning messages coming in late at night and in the early hours of the morning. I don't need my sleep disturbed for a possible storm 24 hours away, nor do I need it for a storm warning cancellation. Bring back a usable CFA FIre ready app for Victoria.
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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