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Description

Scanner Radio is the #1 police scanner and alerts you of breaking news so you can listen to the action live with millions of others.

Stay up to date with your local news, traffic, emergency and public safety or listen in during major national live events in real time.

Features:
• Breaking news alerts to get the scoop before anyone else.
• View scanners located nearest you.
• View the most popular scanners.
• View the newest scanners being added all the time.
• Star your favorite scanners for quick access.
• Browse thousands of scanners from all over the world by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, railroad, marine, etc).
• CarPlay support

Receive an alert anytime:
• A scanner in the directory has more than a certain amount of listeners
• A specific scanner has more than a certain number of listeners
• A Broadcastify alert is posted for one of your favorites
• A Broadcastify alert is posted for any scanner
• A Broadcastify alert is posted for any scanner near you
• A new scanner comes online near you

Turn on notifications to receive alerts anytime a scanner has more than 2000 listeners (find out about major events as they're breaking).

The audio you're able to hear is provided by volunteers (and, in many cases, police and fire departments themselves) for Broadcastify.com and a few other sites using real scanner radios.

For assistance, please go to http://support.gordonedwards.net/

What’s New

Version 1.8.1

Have you ever opened a trending feed but don't know what's currently happening?
Well now anyone can report things like protests, fires, shootings right from the player page! Reporting events helps others know what's happening.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
161.9K Ratings

161.9K Ratings

Jakeconsig ,

Used to be great

I just wrote a long review on my other device a few weeks ago about how this was the greatest scanner app on the market. That has changed.

The ads used to be simple and subtle, but now they take up the whole screen. Often times when you’re trying to load a scanner app time is of the essence. Waiting for a full screen ad to load is a huge inconvenience and delays our ability to monitor a current unfolding public safety situation.

I just bought a paid version of a different app to replace this app after years of being a loyal user. Either get rid of the full screen ads (banner ads are totally fine) or give us a paid option. Until then, I’ll use a different app to get the exact same data streams.

Developer Response ,

Yes, I fixed the app's ad delivery functionality (which broke a few years ago) in order to fund the development of improvements and new functionality (some of which you've probably seen added recently with much more to come).

Note that there *is* a paid option, the "Remove Ads" button that's in the upper right corner of the player screen.

Eastmarch ,

Privacy Policy Concerns

Update: Thank you for replying and looking, as I obviously care about your app and didn't want to have privacy issues. I no longer see the specific references to indefinite data retention which is positive (although current legal language can be interpreted in many ways, "stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for"). I hope the analytics and Unique Device ID will go away when ad removal is purchased. Previous: I've had this app for several years, it has the nicest interface of apps like this, I don't mind paying to remove ads. But, its privacy policy linked from its page on Apple is unnecessarily invasive at 7 pages: Geolocation & User location, Analytics usage data, Unique device indentifiers, and says that the data will be stored indefinitely. I don't want to be tracked forever by my location and unique device id. I wish the author would address this and remove these provisions. I'm paying to remove ads, I don't want to be a product tracked forever, and it's inspiring me to do without it altogether.

Developer Response ,

I didn't reply since you're entitled to your opinion. I searched the policy and I'm unable to find anything indicating that your data is stored indefinitely. Also, as stated in the policy, your location is only used to provide location-based services (which comes into play if you have the app show you what scanners are available in your area or if you perform a search and select a distance limit, that's the only time the app attempts to determine your location). Regarding the privacy policy being 7 pages in length, that's required in order to be as thorough as possible (that's why there's a summary section and a detailed section).

MrM1key ,

2 Stars Until Resolved

Not sure what the issue is. But this app has worked all day for me until this evening. I was receiving alerts fine and dandy. And then later this evening everything seemed to stop. I heard that there were issue going on in/and around Dayton, OH where I live near so I attempted to tune in and I was asked to restore my purchase, not sure why but I was. So I clicked restore like it asked me too. Then I received another message after restoring purchase; that said retrieval failed, failed to retrieve directory information. Right now getting a blank screen. Not loading my favorites, and looks like I lost alllllllll my favorites which is very frustrating to go back through and add all the favorites you previously had; time consuming. Currently the app is not loading anything, this is after deleting and re-downloading the app. Certainly not something your company needs to have occurring right now with what’s happening in our world. Just ridiculous.

Developer Response ,

Regarding updating the app, you should already be able to hear about situations before news outlets report on them as well as still receive the same types of notifications you were receiving previously (now that I restarted my server that sends out the push notifications).

Information

Seller
GordonEdwards.net LLC
Size
50.8 MB
Category
News
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Scanner Radio Pro $2.99
  2. feature: Remove Ads $1.99
  3. Scanner Radio Pro $3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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