By Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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What's New in Version 2.9
- Updated Emergency Safety Tips
- Added Google Analytics (optional)
- Added Settings page
- Added list view for Disaster Reporter photos
- Updated buttons
An excellent resource for alerts.
I discovered this application while looking for a replacement to the now discontinued weather alert USA application. This is a very simple app however when it comes to the task of providing severe weather alerts I can say the notifications are almost instantaneous. A lot of times the alert arrives on my phone within about 30–60 seconds of being heard on my Weather Radio. This app does not have GPS functionality however you can set up to five locations. Each location is set by selecting your state and county. For voiceover users I have been able to navigate this application with no issues. So far the only thing I can find that I would like to see changed is that the application uses the standard default Apple notification sound. Considering the types of alerts this program is providing it would definitely be better to have its own dedicated sound instead of the default. Otherwise this is an excellent app and I can definitely recommend it.
Please Stop Need To Update Locations
This is by far the best weather app for localized warnings and watches. With a home and a cabin, this app has helped immensely. There are times it has not, however. When issuing app updates, or when a user updates/changes mobile devices, the app should not revert to an 'unused' mode. Most users will not reselect locations in their devices each time and, thus, will miss a critical warning. In the end, the value of this app rests with the user's cognition to update the app every couple weeks, when this responsibility should really rest with the developers of an emergency app. Still, if programmed correctly by the user, this is the fastest connection to warning information beyond live local media. Final note - the app needs a function to override a phone's 'sleep/silence' function to be a true warning tool.
Great app, but needs a few updates
Great app, but for starts, a GPS functionality is a must. Nowadays with so many people traveling, you should get notified of alerts of where you are for your own safety. With GPS you could try to connect with the NWS radio to provide up to date information.
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- Category: Weather
- Updated: Nov 04, 2016
- Version: 2.9
- Size: 9.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- © 2016 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.