Annoying as Emergency Alert System tests are, the OPTION to enable receipt of EAS tests should at least be available. Otherwise, how would one ever know that the App is truly enabled, working, and most importantly of all, "listening?" Also, sometimes the Emergency Alert System is utilized in emergency preparedness drills, sanctioned by National, state and local emergency management agencies. As such, some EAS tests are used in conjunction with sanctioned drills. Hence, being able to enable the App to "listen" for EAS test broadcasts would be of great help to such coordinated drill efforts. As the App currently functions, no such feature exists. It is therefore, difficult to place any real degree of trust in the App, especially for the price of the required, "in-App purchases." Otherwise, the App at least APPEARS to be useful. - Fire Chief Ivan Loock, N7PRM (USDHS/FEMA COM-T
I downloaded the app for free, added a location for alerts (alerts were visible within the app), radar was beautiful, weather was accurate. Made an in-app purchase for voice notifications, push-notifications, and 3 locations (to monitor weather and emergencies for other loved ones). Went into settings to choose which alerts I wanted (there are many). At this point, the app was still cheaper than many alternative emergency apps. When we had a strong cold front the other night in South Louisiana, the app woke me up with a Tornado warning and voice (great for the visually impaired) for my area. Just like a weather radio, but better! It's only a few bucks vs. $29.99-$49.99 for a weather radio that may or may not work. Apparently my state also has the ability for emergency managers to publish non-weather related emergencies to this app. I am more than satisfied.
I love all of the features this app provides. I have found 0 glitches in this app. Not only is it useful for first responders like myself any average joe can use this app. It uses your current locations and will send push alerts for any natural disaster like flooding, fires, tornadoes you name it. I guess apps like weather bug are in the past this app sends me alerts and I am also able to view the weather via radar and satellite imagery ( which definitely helps for when I am preparing for my business trips. Again I found zero glitches. This will be not only my weather app but my main app for all major alerts.. A+++ Try it out yourself you will not be upset.
Does what numerous other alert and weather apps do, but with a less native interface. The graphics look badly scaled for iPad, like they made it for the iPhone and then slapped iPad readiness after the fact. Also doesn't auto-rotate. On top of it all they nickel and dime you for features that should just be included. Avoid this app and just use something like Weatherbug.
Installed a few days ago. There have been no severe storms since install, but can already tell from the test notification alert volume (with phone sound volume set to max) that there is no way this would wake me up should a real storm come through while asleep. Needs a louder notification sound to be useful.
It is dishonorable to charge such fees for the simple concept of trying to ensure people's safety in natural disasters. I can't believe this is allowed. By the way, the 5 star ratings that have been posted are suspiciously similar to one another. Hmm...
Brought last spring was very happy with it. Till somehow it deleted itself off my phone, and now won't let me restore what I paid for. Tells me that my password is wrong but if I go to re buy it my password works fine!!! Very unhappy
I bought the $3.99 upgrade, then the voice addition for .99 cents. I thought the on screen ads would disappear. They're still there. My area has no zip code service prividers. The GPS part works. Everything wants more money.
I found this app to be very user friendly!!! I use it daily when planning fishing trips and hunting trips!!!! I live in Lafayette, La and I think this app is so much better than ANY local weather station!!!
This is horrible. Every feature is an additional fee. Downloaded and paid one 4 dollar fee only to find it didn't even show the tornado watch we were under. Do not waste your time or money.