The Crime Compass is a unique color coded view that allows you to quickly see your surroundings as you move, and updates dynamically using a combination of the device's GPS and internal compass hardware.
Inner and outer concentric rings show short-range and longer-range crime hotspots respectively. The maximum range can be configured from the Settings screen, with each of the two rings displaying half the specified range.
The overall Personal or Property crime score and level for the current location, with a color scale showing the full range of scores.
Switch between the device’s internal compass heading (“Heading mode”), or GPS course (“Course mode”). Heading mode is more natural when the device is handheld, and Course mode is a better choice when riding in a vehicle or moving quickly.
Users with sufficient screen real estate (iPhone 6 and higher) will be able to switch directly between Personal crime and Property crime views, while other users can make this change from the Settings screen.
Take a snapshot of the current screen, then save or share it conveniently. The circular arrow icon can be used to manually refresh data if necessary.
The Map Overlay displays crime data as a fully interactive heat map with GPS tracking indicating your current location.
The map may be panned, rotated, and zoomed in or out while continuously displaying crime data for different geographies. A long press drops a custom pin displaying full crime metrics for that location.
The data below the map displays scores for each crime metric, in addition to the overall Personal or Property crime score for the current location. Users may also configure a reference score (e.g. My house) to display in this area (see the Settings section below for more information).
The search bar may be used to seek out addresses or points of interest. In each case, a color coded annotation will be added to the map to quickly display the level of crime at the sought location. Touching on an annotation will display the full set of metrics.
Similar to built-in Apple Maps functionality, the arrow shaped button at the top left of the screen can be used to toggle whether, and how the map follows the user’s current location.
The following settings are available to configure: