I love the safety timer feature! It makes me feel safe when I leave the office late at night and am walking alone to my car. I have also had my boyfriend be my “guardian” when taking the subway at night which also makes me feel more secure. I encourage all my friends to get this app, great for solo travel after dark.
Folks who use this frequently, like for late night outings, might not have this issue, but for those of us using this app to contact University law enforcement, in the moment of a crisis, either will not be able to enter or will forget the complex password you require. In an emergency, rapid contact is key. Even folks who remember their own will be fumbling through the key pad in a stressful time. The "phone call" app is faster. Put an emergency call button on the screen - pre-login. Let the dispatchers authenticate while having the other resources the app provides. Otherwise, in an emergency, I will opt to place a phone call.
I haven’t had to actively use this app yet, but I am happy it exists. However, my one complaint is that is uses so much battery. My battery has been dying super quick ever since I downloaded it, and according to my battery reports, it had the second highest percentage of battery usage at 13%, without me even opening the app. If possible, I’d appreciate an update that allows the app to use less battery life. After all, no matter how useful an app is, a dead phone is not a useful phone.
This is an app that pur campus security highly recommends, especially in the case of us being alone. One thing though, is that in all of their presentations, they talk about the feature of texting in anonymous messages or sending in pictures to aid in their searches. My app doesn’t have either of these functions and I’m not sure why. Any help on this will be appreciated.
With the update the app won’t open on my iPhone 12 with updated software. I tried to contact the app developer via Apple App Store but it takes me to a website that does not work. Prior to update I enjoyed the peace of mind this app provided to me.
Rave discriminates against students who attend multiple universities
I attend classes in a partnership program between two different colleges with two different campuses. The app will not allow the addition of more than one email address; therefore, no more than one campus can be available in the app. It can not be changed. So I have to choose with which campus I want to use the Guardian app. When contacting Rave, they said the app is working as intended. Universities need to stop contracting with this company until they offer equal safety to all students who attend. Extremely poor development foresight.
Continuous loop asking for location services and the only way to stop it is to turn off the phone completely. Then quickly close app once the phone is on again. It should give warning or allow user the option to cancel request without getting the phone stuck in an endless loop. You cannot do anything while it’s constantly blinking asking you to turn on location services. Good thing I did not have an emergency at the time!
I’ve had this app for several months with no issues. After the last update, I would go through over half my battery while at work on the campus that this app is for! Deleted the app and voila - no more draining battery. Also didn’t really find that I used the app at all. I can get notifications through my work.
With the 2.0 update, the timer and automatic notifications function was removed (plausibly for improvement in the next version). While I understand this is a relatively new app, this is unacceptable especially without notice to users and in the summer when there are less people around and crime tends to increase.....
I don’t know if it’s just me or not, but I can’t see the “location” settings on my phone for RAVE Guardian. I’ve searched for Guardian and Locations in the settings. I don’t see Guardian in the settings for “location” or “turn on location” in Guardian. I have an iPhone XR, it’s only twoish years old. Edit: NEVER MIND! I FIGURED IT OUT!
I checked my battery usage in setting, and it is using up over 90% of my battery. I haven’t even opened the app in the past 3 days or so. My college is using this app to send us alerts for anything, so I can’t exactly delete the app right now.
This App is useless. It keeps going back to the sign-up screen even after it confirms my info and logs me in. So if there’s danger this App isn’t going to save anyone. And there is no place to get developer help. Whatever my school paid for this service is too much. I do not recommend.
All of the data, photos, emergency contacts, etc. I had entered were lost in “upgrade” to version 2.0 (June 2018). Functionality lost, such as timer, photo upload, etc. Am I missing something? Is there some way to recover everything I had entered in previous version?
For some reason it won’t let me click certain buttons. I am going on a trip and I thought this would be a great time to sign up. I got to the final stage of signing up and it froze on me. Great way to keep me safe. Hope I don’t get kidnapped. - A concerned college student
Daughter was told by her university to download the app but it claims her email is invalid though it is not. Also, the “submit tip” button does not appear on her screen like the administrators say it should and she cannot access her “my account”. Suggestions?
My wife and I use this app all the time. She works with at risk kids in some sketchy parts of greater Boston. It has alerted me every time she misses a check in. Invaluable. My only complaint is that the colors in the app are a little all over the place. It would also be good to setup recurring safety timers.
This app has plenty of great functionality as well as room for growth. It's very good at helping people have a greater, safer hand in their community and their own lives. While it has a somewhat lackluster design, it compensates equally with each of its functions. Overall, it needs to be reskinned and that scary message that pops up needs to be reworded.
If you have emails then this app displays notifications on the widget, even after you have already read the emails. I didn't get an update this morning about school being closed. This app being linked to school really doesn't accomplish anything. Also, people have to install the app to be your guardians. Walk with me is so much better.
Current version will not clear red notification bubbles and crashes when you try to go into your safety profile. I'm using an iPhone 5, a friend with a droid had no issues with crashing in the safety profile.
Rave Guardian is the best way to improve your personal safety by leveraging those you trust to be your own private safety network. Rave Guardian provides rapid and proactive communication with your organization. Guardian is completely configured by the organization(s) you are associated with to make connecting in times of crisis or just plain confusion simple and easy. Easy 2 field sign-up process for most people. Rave Guardian allows you to do the following(depending on what your participating organization allows): • Text with your organization in real time • Send in anonymous tips • Deliver a rich profile of information to safety officials • Share location information with safety official during an emergency call • Quick access to safety or important phone numbers • Robust resources selected by your organization for convenience • If you allow Guardian, you can receive important notification based on your location. If you allow Rave Guardian, you can received push notifications related to on-going events in your area. If you wish to customize Rave Guardian for your campus or workplace, contact us at [email protected] Notes: • Rave Guardian requires a connection to a mobile network data connection. • Continued use of GPS running in the background can decrease battery life.