Anyone use mobile apps for local police and emergency scanner?

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    Thanks Ram, reviews looked OK, but figured that's what forum friends are for!
    Gene, I have used RR on my computer, have a few other specialized sites for FDNY and Boston too. Thanks for the reminder.

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    I too had to drink the iPhone koolaid. But have gotten to like it!

    for wether info, I have 2 apps.
    1.) Weather Bug (there is a free version and an "elite" pay version. I upgraded to the elite.)
    and 2.) Weather Radio (works good in addition to Weather Bug.)

    for Scanners i have 5-0 Radio Pro app. Kinda cool to listen to a LEO radio where ever in the world something is going on.
    It wasw a real kick to hear the Vancouver PD after the Canucks lost Stanley cup!!!

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    Weather bug is a good find IMO. I've just been going online for the NOAA updates and radar.

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    I use 5-0 radio for my i phone. Works well enough , with only a slight delay.
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    Well I just downloaded the free version 5-0 app and it doesn't work for me. All I get is a plain black screen. I got the latest version, which says requires OS4+ and I'm running OS6. How do you delete stuff from this apple contraption? I miss my Blackberry lol and it played my local scanner on the tune in radio app, which I downloaded the iphone version and suddenly my county isn't on it anymore???? Grr
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    I've used the app in my old Blackberry and I have two different apps in the i-phone. I think that they all use the same internet feed. The local PDs aren't all available. Just two or three plus the county. If I got serious about listening to scanners, I'd buy a high end unit.
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    Re: Anyone use mobile apps for local police and emergency scanner?

    I use Scanner Radio. Never had any problems with it. Pretty interesting to hear what goes on just about anywhere you feel like tuning into..
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    I use Scanner Radio Pro for Android. It really is an eye opener as to how busy the LEO are during the day.

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    FYI: Scanner Radio [Pro] (for Android and iOS) just uses RadioReference for its source, which is why there is a delay. Still good enough for casual listening.

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    My cell makes calls and would take a photo if I bothered to figure that part out. I don't need no stinkin' apps!
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    I do have a free scanner app on my Android that I use but, more often, I use my actual Radio Shack Pro-107 Scanner. I get to pick the channels then where I don't really when using the phone app.
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    I used to use 5-0 but it was very "buggy" I now use the Free version of Scanner + Big improvement, only a 15 second delay from my portable Unider

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    When you use these apps, do the apps use minutes from your phone or just use battery? To say I'm app/phone challenged is just being polite ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tutapper View Post
    When you use these apps, do the apps use minutes from your phone or just use battery? To say I'm app/phone challenged is just being polite ...
    These apps require a data plan by streaming audio just like Pandora or such. If you do not have unlimited data, then you will want to watch your data usage. It will also work just fine on a Wifi connection.

    Edit: You could also use these apps on something like an iPod (using iOS) or iPad on just a Wifi connection.

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