By sp0n, Inc.
Used to be such a great app for NYC.. now they require you to upgrade to the premium version (at 19.99 a month!!) to get anything useful.. such a shame..
It is ridiculous that the app does not work unless you share precise location. This is unnecessary, an invasion of my privacy, and I will delete the app if this isn’t changed.
They want to charge 20 dollars a month for this now lololol. Hard pass. Deleting. Started out with potential. Now it’s trash bc they got greedy.
When Citizen first launched, it was a game-changer for those looking to stay informed about their local communities. The app offered real-time updates on local incidents, allowing users to stay informed and stay safe. However, since the app introduced its premium service, it's been a fall from grace. The premium service promised to offer additional features, but in reality, it's done nothing but create a divide between those who can afford the service and those who can't. Not only that, but the app's focus has shifted from being a community tool to a profit-making machine, with push notifications becoming increasingly frequent and intrusive. What's worse is that the reliability of the app has declined significantly since the introduction of the premium service. It's common to receive notifications about incidents that occurred hours ago, or to receive notifications about incidents that don't even exist. It's clear that the app's creators are more interested in making money than in providing a useful tool for the community. Overall, I cannot recommend the Citizen app anymore. What was once a great resource for staying informed about local incidents has turned into a mess of unreliable notifications and a money grab by its creators. It's a shame to see a once-great app fall so far from grace.
So it use to be great! But then they went to pay to use and everyone left that app so there’s no new updates around me anymore.
The app hits you with ads and premium subscriptions and there’s barely a way to tell that you can skip them. Seems like everyone else thought premium subscription was required because no one in my city (Houston) seems to use this app. Don’t know if it’s like that in other places but here there are 0 reports ever. So all in all it’s an app I can open to watch ads. Not really useful.
This is so dumb. Ppl post things on here for free. Yet they wanna charge us to read these things … absolutely not.
As a Woman living in a more dangerous part of my city, this app was the best thing since sliced bread. However, since the new app update I never get reports in my area let alone my city. This is beyond frustrating and super unfortunate as I’ve loved this app so much in the past. Why did you change :((
I never get alerts in my high crime area anymore, there is nothing on the map. Very disappointing so I just deleted my account.
It was kind of interesting at first, I thought it might be useful living in an urban area with crime. Eventually it just started blowing up my phone with notifications from a nearby city I don’t even live in, and I couldn’t change it!! There are tons of glitches and issues with UI, for example, I want to see official notifications, not have to wade through a swarm of people’s dumb comments about how crime is so bad now, and it shouldn’t be hard to navigate between those. It’s a nice idea to be alerted to crime in the area around you and see it on a map, but you shouldn’t have to pay for it in my opinion, and you should be able to CHOOSE what area you get your notifications from, especially if it’s going to blow up your phone about it! I get more useful information from google maps.