CodeRED Mobile Alert
By Emergency Communications Network, INC
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Thousands of public safety organizations across the United States and Canada use the CodeRED community notification system to initiate emergency notifications. The CodeRED Mobile Alert app enables subscribers to receive these notifications directly to their personal cell phone whether at home, on the road, or traveling around the country. Alerts are initiated by authorized public safety officials to deliver location-based notifications and are not issued by OnSolve or its staff.
Free alerts available*
- Missing persons
*PLEASE NOTE: If the public safety agency covering your current location is not subscribed to the CodeRED service, you will not receive alerts through this application. If your city or state does not currently subscribe to CodeRED, contact your local public safety organization today to let them know your community would benefit from this service.
• Enable location services on your phone.
• The app also features the ability to view local radar footage for the past hour and satellite imagery of the previous 24 hours.
• The CodeRED Mobile Alert app comes with a complimentary 30-day trial of CodeRED Mobile Weather Alerts that automatically notifies U.S.-based subscribers of severe weather. The optional CodeRED Weather Warning add-on is $0.99/year, but it is NOT required to purchase in order to receive emergency, general, and missing person alerts.
• Your app account and the account you create for your community’s CodeRED system are NOT associated with each other. You must create separate accounts.
Questions or issues regarding the app? Before writing a negative review, please contact us – we’re here to help! Email us at email@example.com or call toll-free at 866-533-6935.
What's New in Version 126.96.36.199
Impenetrable UI design
This is a hideous app design to subject people in emergency situations to. It appears to be easy to miss important information.
When I adjust the map it shows 19 or 20 warnings for my area… But I can’t see any of those warnings. The net is that it alarms me and then won’t let me see the information. If I do bring up one warning, it will only let me show one, Is not an entire list. There’s no way to navigate the list on the cell phone.
The backend directions of this may be better for the emergency management folks, but it’s really horrible for the people they need to get the notices to.
UPDATED: Re the developer’s response: I get the concept you’re working from but strongly suggest you get some different UX folks to do a review of this for feedback to your UX team. I would also strongly advise that you put your blind testers under some sort of strong pressure while testing to see how well they comprehend your interface under those conditions. Under those conditions it becomes completely opaque. Please, please, please take the feedback on this app to heart and make some adjustments and tweaks to it. You’ve got a valuable start but I fear someone’s going to miss lifesaving information (as I might have) if you don’t work it through some more. I had to go to other less-opaque sources of information during the Northern California wildfires to understand what the situation was.
Too much abuse
UPDATED REVIEW: I wrote the review below back in June 2017 and uninstalled the app. At my father's request I installed it again. You see, my dad is a disaster and emergency services coordinator and a customer of CodeRED, he's one who sets up these alerts albeit for a different state than where I reside. It hasn't been 24 hours and already I'm going to uninstall because the officials in my state are still too dumb to realize that marking everything as "emergency" makes the service an annoyance and not helpful. Until CodeRED works on actively educating their customers on how to make the alerts useful rather than annoying there is no point in having this installed. You will get more accurate, useful information, sadly, by just looking outside.
Seems like a nice idea but the problem is that every agency marks everything they want to alert to as an "emergency." So when you have missing person alerts disabled you'll still get the full blown emergency alert for some one reported missing on the other side of the state. There are multiple options those issuing the alert can choose, making everything highest priority makes the app useless.
Website and App logins don’t work
While I appreciate the developer reaching out seems like a bad design/partnership with officials to have people need to create two accounts. I also got the same alert today 15+ times.... seems odd. Still can’t give it 5 starts yet....
Login works on website and my local county website but not on the app...what gives.... and there are literally dozens of fires in my town and my local gov said to use this because they are “pushing all alerts there” and your app no nothing in that area literally no issues at all.
- Category: News
- Updated: Aug 01, 2017
- Version: 188.8.131.52
- Size: 42.4 MB
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Seller: ECN INC
- © ONSOLVE, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- One year subscription to weather alerts$0.99