Spok Mobile™ is a critical messaging / alerting application for use in healthcare, government, and public safety environments.
Some functionality requires a subscription / connection to a supported Spok system.
Attaching images to messages now works again.
In recent app versions, the image attachment upload would not start in some cases, and the progress would remain at 0%. This issue is fixed in this app release.
Ratings and Reviews
This app has many glaring flaws as pointed out in other reviews. I would add that the interface is primitive and not in keeping with the aesthetics of the new iOS. Also it requires many useless taps to call back a number. Page loading is slow. Ringtones that are provided natively with the app are all designed to give the user a heart attack. They are very annoying and extremely loud at the lowest setting.
App requires login every single time I need to use it for sending messages. Although this might have more to do with the institutional settings than the app itself.
The problem with these kind of apps is that the makers of these apps have very little incentive to improve their product based on user feedback because unfortunately the end user has no say in adoption of one app vs the other enterprise wide. That decision is made by the institutional IT folks who don't have to use these products like us end users.
This morning I unlocked my phone and it started going nuts with page noises. Sounds great, but the pages were 6 hours old from a very concerned and anxious patient. After she got tired of waiting for me to call back she just went to the emergency room and got admitted. The notifications don’t reliably come through unless the phone is unlocked. That’s a fatal flaw for an emergency response system. Needs a fix now. Also, needs to be able to alert audibly when the phone is on silent mode, which it can’t do.
Stick to your pager.
Needs more work
Seems like a first attempt, not sure why there is not improved functionality. Can only scroll backwards and not forwards. Multiple steps to 'delete all'. Can't see message from lock screen or Apple Watch. Feels like they paid a lazy teenager to program the app, but then lost his phone number.
- Spok, Inc.
- 46.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright 2017 - Spok, Inc. All Rights Reserved
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.