VICFires

VICFires


This application is designed to provide up to date information about bush fire data in Victoria, Australia for users of Android devices.

It utilises data from the Victorian Country Fire Authority/Victorian Department of Sustainability data feeds on fires with your current location provided by the phone GPS.

Using this information the application is able to provide a list of fires showing the nearest ones first, helping you to understand your current situation.

The information is reliant on both the accuracy of the phone's GPS and the data recorded on the CFA's website.

This application does not cache any data, so Internet access (either Wireless. or 3G) is required to access the data.

Be aware that while P4G has utilised "best efforts" to provide this information to you, it is not intended to replace other sources of information on the fire situation near you. Also remember that fire and weather can change quickly.

All data is provided Copyright from the Victorian Country Fire Authority and the Victorian Department of Sustainability.

Follow P4G on twitter at P4G_Apps

Recent changes:
Version 1.3 makes some changes to the warning icons to make them similar to the emergency vic web site. Also includes the ability to sort by District and fixes some stability issues.

Version 1.2 cleans up how the alerts are being displayed on the map, to make it easier to see which towns are affected by the alert.

Hoping for a safe summer....
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$0.94
75
3.8
User ratings
18
Installs
1,000+
Concerns
1
File size
3099 kb
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About VICFires
This application is designed to provide up to date information about bush fire data in Victoria, Australia for users of Android devices.

It utilises data from the Victorian Country Fire Authority/Victorian Department of Sustainability data feeds on fires with your current location provided by the phone GPS.

Using this information the application is able to provide a list of fires showing the nearest ones first, helping you to understand your current situation.

The information is reliant on both the accuracy of the phone's GPS and the data recorded on the CFA's website.

This application does not cache any data, so Internet access (either Wireless. or 3G) is required to access the data.

Be aware that while P4G has utilised "best efforts" to provide this information to you, it is not intended to replace other sources of information on the fire situation near you. Also remember that fire and weather can change quickly.

All data is provided Copyright from the Victorian Country Fire Authority and the Victorian Department of Sustainability.

Follow P4G on twitter at P4G_Apps

Recent changes:
Version 1.3 makes some changes to the warning icons to make them similar to the emergency vic web site. Also includes the ability to sort by District and fixes some stability issues.

Version 1.2 cleans up how the alerts are being displayed on the map, to make it easier to see which towns are affected by the alert.

Hoping for a safe summer....

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A Google User
Feb 18, 2014
ok It now works after uninstalling and rebooting phone then installing aigain. * nice to see the map button as that was needed. Now more details to the type of fire would make it 5 stars. * the map view needs to stop going back to your location after browsing a fires details. * and the wind arrows are all backwards pointing away from the wind not the right direction.
A Google User
Feb 11, 2014
GPS To stop batt going flat must force close. Otherwise great. Dev, please fix asap!
A Google User
Jan 27, 2014
Fast, smooth and informative Very useful map that is fast and smooth to load and zoom around in, compared to official app that is slow and glitchy. I use official app for notifications only and this app to view map and check close fires. One problem I have is it locks the GPS on as soon as it opens and it stays on even if I change apps. I have to force close the app every time or it drains my battery fast. It should only use GPS when it first opens briefly until it gets a lock. This happens on several devices I have tested (even iPad)
A Google User
Jan 19, 2014
Waste of money. Nothing but a CFA incident feed map that I can get for free from them.
A Google User
Jan 6, 2014
Great overall Needs an information screen for what coloured shapes other than fire status. Otherwise woukd be 5 stars