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Description

Currently operating in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Expanding soon.

Joining the Citizen safety network will give you instant access to information about crimes near you. The Citizen technology will send you real-time push notifications to alert you of crimes that are close. Users write to us every day telling us how Citizen is changing how they engage with their neighborhoods. Citizen notifications have prompted users to evacuate burning buildings, deter school buses from departing a school during a nearby terrorist attack, or even rescue their neighbor’s baby locked in a hot car.

You may receive a notification of a crime in progress before the police have responded. This app is meant to keep you safe and protect you. Please use Citizen responsibly.

Real-time Alerts: Location-based notifications help you avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Live Video: Go live from the scene or watch an incident unfold from different angles.

Incident Details: Receive continuous updates on incidents and chat with other Citizen users.

 Free in Google Play

Screenshots

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Version History

Launched Jan 16, 2017 (about 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 19 days, on average.

Jan 20
2019
(Current)
Version 0.920.3

- Bug fixes and improvements

Jan 19
2019
Version 0.919.1

NEW
• You can now delete a message you previously posted. Just tap on your message and choose ‘Remove my Message.’
• If you haven’t set up your Inner Circle, tap the shield in the top left and we’ll suggest a few people to connect with.

FIXED
• Occasionally when adding a new profile picture, it didn’t update right away.
• Your incident list may have cleared out unnecessarily when the app had a connection issue.
• We improved how we detect and communicate problems with your internet connection.

Dec 27
2018
Version 0.918.8

• When you broadcast video on Citizen, you help protect your neighbors by providing transparency to the incidents happening near you. However, if you have a privacy concern about a video you’ve broadcasted, you can now remove it from the incident.
• If you are configuring your Inner Circle for the first time, you’ll now see suggested contacts in the Inner Circle tab.
• If you experience temporary internet connection issues, you’ll now see a “Tap to retry” button to reconnect.

Dec 04
2018
Version 0.918.7

• When you broadcast video on Citizen, you help protect your neighbors by providing transparency to the incidents happening near you. However, if you have a privacy concern about a video you’ve broadcasted, you can now remove it from the incident.
• If you are configuring your Inner Circle for the first time, you’ll now see suggested contacts in the Inner Circle tab.
• If you experience temporary internet connection issues, you’ll now see a “Tap to retry” button to reconnect.

Dec 02
2018
Version 0.918.6

- Bug fixes and improvements

Nov 07
2018
Version 0.918.5

• We fixed an issue causing crashes when inviting contacts to Inner Circle over a weak internet connection.
• We fixed an issue causing some users to be unable to verify their location while completing onboarding.

Nov 04
2018
Version 0.918.4

This release includes a much-requested simplification of the details view on individual incidents, with the goal of making it faster and easier to get information pertaining to your safety.

NEW
• Updates about individual broadcasts starting and stopping have been removed.
• When viewing an incident, you can now find the number of notified users and broadcasters directly under the map.

FIXED
• We’ve fixed an issue causing Instagram sharing to fail.
• Various bugs and performance improvements.

Oct 31
2018
Version 0.918.3

Bug fixes and other improvements.

Oct 21
2018
Version 0.918.2

Bug fixes and improvements

Oct 16
2018
Version 0.918.1

Bug fixes and improvements

Oct 14
2018
Version 0.917.3

• Remind Your Contacts: We know it’s important to have your family and friends join your Inner Circle as soon as possible. If someone you care about still hasn’t replied to your request, you can now quickly send them a reminder from the Inner Circle tab.
• Notifications: We’ll also now occasionally send you a notification to let you know that you still have pending requests.

Oct 04
2018
Version 0.916.3

• Add all of your friends and family to your Inner Circle. You’ll get safety alerts when they are near a major crime or other emergency.

• We fixed an issue that impacting a small percentage of users where notifications would open the app automatically when received.

Sep 26
2018
Version 0.916.2

Add all of your friends and family to your Inner Circle. You’ll get safety alerts when they are near a major crime or other emergency.

• Setting Reminders: Since Inner Circle only works when Citizen is configured with location and notification permissions, we’ve added reminders to make it easy.

• Remind Your Friends: Since you won’t receive safety alerts for friends who have their location settings incorrectly configured, we’ve now also made it easy for you to see which friends are affected.

Sep 25
2018
Version 0.916.0

Add all of your friends and family to your Inner Circle. You’ll get safety alerts when they are near a major crime or other emergency.

• Setting Reminders: Since Inner Circle only works when Citizen is configured with location and notification permissions, we’ve added reminders to make it easy.

• Remind Your Friends: Since you won’t receive safety alerts for friends who have their location settings incorrectly configured, we’ve now also made it easy for you to see which friends are affected.

Sep 19
2018
Version 0.915.0

- When one of your Inner Circle connections broadcasts video, you’ll now immediately get a notification.
- When a major crime or other emergency happens near one of your Inner Circle connections, the notification you receive will now include the person’s estimated distance from the incident.
- When you open the app, you’ll also see a badge on the safety network icon in the top left corner.
- Bug Fixes & Improvements.

Sep 10
2018
Version 0.914.5

- Inner Circle: Many of you use Citizen to protect your friends and family. Inner Circle lets you receive alerts when they are near major incidents.

- Confirmed Nearby: When chatting, you’ll see a “Confirmed Nearby” icon, which lets you know a chat message was posted by someone near the incident.

- Bug Fixes & Improvements.

Sep 03
2018
Version 0.914.3

- Inner Circle: Many of you use Citizen to protect your friends and family. Inner Circle lets you receive alerts when they are near major incidents.

- Confirmed Nearby: When chatting, you’ll see a “Confirmed Nearby” icon, which lets you know a chat message was posted by someone near the incident.

- Bug Fixes & Improvements.

Aug 22
2018
Version 0.914.2

Inner Circle: Many of you use Citizen to protect your friends and family. Inner Circle lets you receive alerts when they are near major incidents.

Confirmed Nearby: When chatting, you’ll see a “Confirmed Nearby” icon, which lets you know a chat message was posted by someone near the incident.

Bug Fixes & Improvements: Updated the way the home feed refreshes to make it less jumpy.

Aug 20
2018
Version 0.914.1

• Notifications now properly open incident detail view when tapped
• You can choose to hide specific videos from your profile
• While viewing a user profile you can report users for misconduct
• You can toggle a privacy setting to restrict access to all of your videos and your profile details
• New "app settings" option that lets you control the frequency of notifications you receive
• You can now report inappropriate chat messages
• Improved look and feel of the app

Jul 22
2018
Version 0.913.3

• Notifications now properly open incident detail view when tapped
• You can choose to hide specific videos from your profile
• While viewing a user profile you can report users for misconduct
• You can toggle a privacy setting to restrict access to all of your videos and your profile details
• New "app settings" option that lets you control the frequency of notifications you receive
• You can now report inappropriate chat messages
• Improved look and feel of the app

Jun 24
2018
Version 0.913.2

• Notifications now properly open incident detail view when tapped
• You can choose to hide specific videos from your profile
• While viewing a user profile you can report users for misconduct
• You can toggle a privacy setting to restrict access to all of your videos and your profile details
• New "app settings" option that lets you control the frequency of notifications you receive
• You can now report inappropriate chat messages
• Improved look and feel of the app

Jun 23
2018
Version 0.913.1

We spent time overhauling user profiles and more:

• You can choose to hide specific videos from your profile
• While viewing a user profile you can report users for misconduct
• You can toggle a privacy setting to restrict access to all of your videos and your profile details
• New "app settings" option that lets you control the frequency of notifications you receive
• You can now report inappropriate chat messages
• Improved look and feel of the app

Jun 21
2018
Version 0.912.1

Have you ever wanted to receive alerts for incidents near your home while you’re at work or school, or vice versa? You can now find, follow, and receive alerts for an unlimited number of communities, no matter where you are. To find communities in your city, tap the top left corner to open the “Location Search” menu. Type the community name in the search bar and hit “Follow.” When you follow a community, you’ll receive select notifications for escalating and confirmed incidents happening there.

Jun 05
2018
Version 0.11.1

Any community in our service areas (NYC or the SF Bay Area) will now show the number of Citizen users nearby. This represents the people who will receive a notification if a crime or emergency happens in the area. Tap into a community to view its statistics and swipe to access community chat. You can also see the past 500 incidents in any community.

May 21
2018
Version 0.7.13

- We now make smarter decisions on when to allow or disable broadcasting based on the severity of the incident. If the record button is disabled, tap on it and it will let you know why you can't go live.
- We implemented various other bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 07
2018
Version 0.7.11

- We've updated the scrolling behavior on the home screen to make navigating the feed a lot smoother (especially for devices with smaller screens).
- We polished the chat interface to make it easier to view more messages at once.
- When you zoom in to a specific location on the Recent tab, you'll now see up to 7 days of previous incidents.
- We made a bunch of other smaller changes to the app, fixed some smaller bugs, and made other general performance improvements.

Apr 25
2018
Version 0.7.7

- We added zoom functionality (pinch gesture) while broadcasting video.
- Now map area in home screen is proportional to the device screen size.
- We fixed an issue regarding warn friends text message.

Mar 29
2018
Version 0.7.6

- You can now zoom in and out while broadcasting live on an incident. Just pinch and pull on your screen to use the new zoom feature.
- We fixed the size of the map on your home screen. It's now bigger and easier to view incidents on the map.
- Various additional bug fixes and stability improvements.

Mar 28
2018
Version 0.7.5

- You can now warn your friends about potentially dangerous incidents even if they aren’t using Citizen (read contacts permission required).
- We fixed some issues with connection states.
- We fixed a bug that could cause users to experience a crash on Android O.

Mar 26
2018
Version 0.7.4

- We’ve improved performance and overall user experience
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements

Jan 30
2018
Version 0.7.3

- We’ve improved performance and overall user experience
- Users will have increased clarity into various streaming states
- Several enhancements to the Broadcaster experience
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements

Jan 29
2018
Version 0.7.2

- We’ve improved performance and overall user experience
- Users will have increased clarity into various streaming states
- Several enhancements to the Broadcaster experience
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements

Dec 14
2017
Version 0.7.1

- We’ve improved performance and overall user experience
- Users will have increased clarity into various streaming states
- Several enhancements to the Broadcaster experience
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements

Dec 13
2017
Version 0.7.0

- Zoom in on the Trending map to explore the biggest incidents and stories over the last 30 days
- The Recent map now highlights incidents in the last 24 hours – recently-active incidents show up with larger dots
- We’ve updated the overall look and feel of the app to make it easier to use

Sep 17
2017
Version 0.6.5

Performance: We’ve spent a couple months swapping out parts of our infrastructure to keep up with the number of people using the app.
Reactions: You can now tap the “Whoa” button on an incident, even if there’s no video.
Sharing: We’ve made it easier for you to share a link and preview to an incident or story. Just tap the share button.
Get Support: We have a new support center where you can find answers to the most common questions about Citizen – just go to support.citizen.com

Aug 30
2017
Version 0.6.4

- Bug Fixes
- More to come, please continue to use our customer support channels, we love hearing from the community.

Jul 02
2017
Version 0.6.3

The Citizen app is now available to everyone in New York City!

Apr 10
2017
Version 0.6.2

The Citizen app is now available to everyone in New York City!

Jan 16
2017
Version 0.6.1

Introducing Citizen – the app that provides real-time notifications of emergency incidents happening nearby, so you can stay safe.

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