Android version

We recently released a new version of the Android app with a few changes, most of them relating to alerts. We’ve cleaned up the create alert view: by default the only visible fields are ‘Title’, ‘Place’, ‘Address’, and ‘Notes’. The other fields are still accessible, but hidden by a ‘More’ button.


The geocoding behavior of the create alert view has been fixed to match iOS as well. Now when you’re creating an alert from a map point the app will use Google to look up the address for that place and fill out the ‘Address’, ‘City’, ‘State’ and ‘Country’ fields automatically. The ‘Place’ field will contain the GPS coordinates of the point. Creating an alert from the menu will follow the same behavior with the devices current location, except it’ll leave the ‘Place’ field blank.

We’ve also added the ability to delete and edit alerts from the app. To edit an alert, just view that alert and go to the ‘Edit Alert’ option in the hamburger menu. Once you’ve made your changes, you can re-send it to everyone who got it the first time. Your device must have the ‘Send Alert’ capability to edit alerts. To delete an alert simply press and hold that alert in the alerts list. A dialog box confirming the deletion will pop up.


Finally we’ve fixed a bug relating to GCM so alerting should be more reliable for some users, added Swedish, French, and Spanish translations, and made various other bugfixes and performance improvements.


New Web Console Features

We’ve added a few new features to the web console last week.

  • We’ve added a “Bulk Edit” button under the map data tab which allows you to change all map markers of one type/color to another type/color. ?It also allows bulk deletion of the map data.
  • You can now specify a different device name for each agency the device is a part of. ?Thus, when you change the name of a device in one agency, it will not affect its name in other agencies.
  • There is a new button next to each pagegroup which allows linking to another pagegroup. ?This will forward all alerts sent to the pagegroup to all of its linked pagegroups.

Let us know how these features work for you!