ping4alerts! is the must-have local emergency alert app for public safety. When it comes to safety in your day-to-day life ping4alerts! is here to keep you informed and up to date on all your important local emergency alerts, critical news and events. You will receive location-based alerts based on your selected preferences and proximity to specific events.
You can set up public safety alerts relevant to where you currently are, no matter where you go.
Customize Alerts to display what is relevant to you!
If you are in the affected area you will receive real time reports on:
• Weather alerts
• School closings
• Amber Alerts
• Traffic Reports
• Power Outages
• Local Events
• Natural disasters (Earthquakes, Floods, etc.) - and More
ping4alerts! is the best all in one 311, 411, hyperlocal emergency alerts service app you can own. Download ping4alerts! to keep up to date with what is going on around you. Communication within your local community is key to keeping everyone safe.
ping4alerts! is also an awesome local business search tool. Use ping4alerts! to research which businesses near you are reliable and honest. Find out which restaurants provide the best service to their customers. Inside ping4alerts! just tap "Places" type what you’re looking for, or use one of the handy preset categories. You’ll get a list of businesses, restaurants—whatever—that are closest to you, with directions and links to call or get more information.
With ping4alerts!, your privacy is 100% protected. Alerts are sent anonymously based on your location and the preferences you select.
No advertisements. No Spam. No direct marketing lists. You are in control every step of the way.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, feel free to contact us http://www.ping4.com/. We are always looking for new and better ways to provide effective public safety alert services.
Ratings and Reviews
I just downloaded this recently and have found it Helpful and reliable when I have used it. I've used it mostly for weather alerts so far, but I like the idea that I would be instantly alerted if I was in an area of danger. I have it on my phone, after seeing a news spot on it and hearing about it from my local PD. I don't consider myself a very "high tech" person but the settings have been easy to use and adjust, and I have been happy that I downloaded it so far. I avoided getting caught driving in a big storm the other day because of the app warning!
Worked great for me in my iPhone 3GS running ios 5.1.1 during Hurricane Sandy (October 2012) while in Massachusetts. You can turn the shopping alert options off (settings > deal notifications) which is what I have done. I have not noticed much power draining since installing this app. I have power use set to default (select settings- then scroll down). If you have a problem with the app use the feature within the app to report a problem or suggest a feature so they can help you directly.
Better than expected
For the price I wasn't expecting too much. Pleasantly surprised. Yes, duplicate alerts or not timely, sometimes not visible. I'm still looking for a history feature to show recent prior alerts. But many more customizable setting than typical for free apps like this, including frequency, distance, and type if alert. I don't notice battery drainage but then again I manage that manually for all my apps, depending on app and circumstance. Issues? Contact support before griping. They are responsive.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.