By Solid Technology
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FlashAlert Messenger allows you to view local news, and receive push notifications of emergency alerts (and in some cases, sports scores) from FlashAlert Newswire. You may use it as a stand-alone news viewer or link it to your FlashAlert Messenger account for emergency alert push notifications from the schools, police agencies or organizations you have subscribed to. If you have trouble attaching the app to your account, it may be because push notification is turned off on your phone. For more details, go to www.flashalertnewswire.net/attachbutton.html
What's New in Version 1.0.8
Minor tweaks to the Account Settings screen:
Bugfix for 'Manage Subscriptions' button
Change to 'Attach My Account'.
Needs ability to disable emails
This app works as advertised for me.
Unfortunately in addition to app alerts the service also sends an email to you for every incident, so if you have the app you'll see every incident twice--once as an app notification and once in email.
I contacted the developer about this, and he provided a workaround by resetting my email address as non-validated so that emails to me would be suppressed and my only notifications would be via app notifications.
Does what it needs to
All I care about is receiving an alert when there is new information, and that’s what I get. The simpler this remains, the better. Whatever features exist beyond that, I don’t want, need, or care about.
Looks like there was a bug with registering in the past but that seems to be fixed now.
I receive alerts immediately, whereas it takes longer to receive via email or text message. The alert from the app sends the notification as soon as it's posted to the Flash Alert site, so there is no delay for it to send to your email.
- Category: News
- Updated: Nov 05, 2012
- Version: 1.0.8
- Size: 4.3 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Seller: Solid Technology, Inc.
- © 2014
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.