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
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.
Intrusive when it doesn’t need to be
I'm a little leery of granting some unknown company access to my location 24/7 (allowing it only “While Using the App” permission defeats the whole purpose of the app).
While there is the option to program in additional locations, I cannot program in a particular city of interest and save it, unless I also allow the app to access my current location (Always or While Using the App), which I don't want to do.
Comparable to the FEMA app except HyperLocal alerts
This app is like the FEMA app except that it’s hyperlocal alerts. Meaning you only get an alert if the earned area includes your gps location. I wish more were using it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.