Ping4alerts! doesn’t require email addresses or telephone numbers so you can opt in and out of information categories or alerts from specific organizations without ever worrying about getting spammed with useless email, annoyed by telemarketers, or having your movements tracked.
Use ping4alerts to get:
•Public safety alerts relevant to where you are, no matter where you go
•Deals and offers from nearby merchants wherever you are
•School closings, local events, power outages, traffic and weather advisories, and more
Ping4alerts! is also an awesome local search tool. Tap Places, type what you’re looking for, or use one of the handy preset categories. You’ll get a list of stores, restaurants—whatever—that are closest to you, with directions and links to call or get more information.
Ping4alerts! uses GPS sparingly, however, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Recently changed in this version:
*** If you have had issues getting alerts only when the app is open please upgrade to this release ***
- The app now recieves messages when in the background
- Allow users to suggest a feature and recommend to a friend
- Support for getting custom audio files
- Added maping functionality to Google Place results
- Retrieve more than 20 results for Google Places
- Enhanced Google Places error processing
- Updates to Facebook sharing
- Numerous other UI fixes and enhancements