AMBER Alert Usability

Craig Hockenberry offers usability improvements for the AMBER Alert implementation on mobile devices:

But I was also seeing a lot of people on Twitter whose response to the confusion was to ask how to turn the damn thing off. And since AMBER Alerts aren’t affected by the “Do Not Disturb” settings, a lot of people went to Settings > Notification Center so they wouldn’t get woken again in the future.

That’s exactly what you don’t want to happen when a child is abducted.

I agree with many of Hockenberry’s suggestions. However, I think a lot of those complaining are the type of people who value The Bachelor over an abducted child. Honestly, I think people should get the hell over themselves. “Oh, I was so inconvenienced because my expensive phone beeped late at night.” Give me a break.