ECN releases major upgrade to enhance CodeRED Mobile Alert app
ECN has released a major iOS upgrade to enhance its CodeRED Mobile Alert application, providing subscribers free geographically targeted messages that save lives. The upgrade provides new features to improve the user experience and makes it even easier for subscribers to receive location-specific, often critical messages throughout the United States and Canada from public safety officials who use the CodeRED community notification system to protect and inform residents.
The CodeRED Mobile Alert app is no longer ad-supported. The app now features an interactive tutorial, educating users of how the app works, including how to customize notification preferences – indicating the types of safety messages they would like to receive and how they would like to be alerted to the message.
Regional warnings are now even easier to access and view, with completely redesigned navigation. In one click, subscribers may load warnings near their exact location, or immediately view active alerts. Subscribers may now access historical weather alerts based on specific date and time ranges.
A revamped settings screen has made it easier for subscribers to manage the types of alerts they are interested in receiving and select a personal warning radius for the app to deliver messages from organizations within a specific geographic reach. The CodeRED Mobile Alert app features comprehensive user support, allowing the subscriber to easily submit a question or feedback directly to the app developer, or speak to a live support representative for help.
“The CodeRED Mobile Alert app has informed me of tornadoes, other severe weather and missing children alerts. I really like the quickness in which I receive the alerts, the ability to get details in a recorded message and the pin-point accuracy. Many people rely on an app where you plug in your home zip code so you’ll get alerts where you live, but the CodeRED app will alert you based on the GPS location of your phone,” said Kathy Broyard, Emergency Management Specialist for the Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network.
Enhancements to the Android™ platform of the CodeRED Mobile Alert app will be released this fall. The CodeRED Mobile Alert app is available for a free download on the App Store and Google Play™.