By Gannett Company, Inc.
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KSDK , NewsChannel 5 is proud to announce the First Alert Weather app, a full featured weather app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
∙ Highly responsive interactive map optimized for 3G and WiFi performance
∙ Vertical and horizontal map display with looping
∙ NOWrad, the gold standard for radar in the weather industry
∙ Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available
∙ Exclusive patent pending Road Weather Index
∙ Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity
∙ Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness
∙ Integrated compass overlay for 3GS models
∙ Most accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail
∙ Ability to easily save your favorite locations
∙ Full featured and user tested
∙ Earthquake plotting - tap on an earthquake to display its detail
∙ iOS 4 compatibility
What's New in Version 2.7.16
My go-to app....but needs some improvements
I use this app first whenever I need to check the weather. KSDK is my most trusted source for this kind of stuff. That being said, this app can be improved. The video section hasn't worked for me in ages. The thumbnail is ancient (it has the old school bus from your old bus stop forecasts), and whenever I watch the video, it is current, but it is choppy (almost like a delayed frame-by-frame) and doesn't play volume. This is very disappointing to me because I don't watch much TV and it would be convenient to watch the weather forecast in the app. The app interface is outdated, but it doesn't hinder the experience and is very easy to understand and use. Overall, it is an excellent app needing a few tweaks to really set it over the edge into being the best app it can be.
A BIT QUIRKY
I have trouble with weather alerts & other alerts (except "breaking news") turning themselves off! I reinstalled the app after the "big" update. Alerts keep resetting to "off." ONLY with this app. Also, the new design is not user friendly, as you WILL get in the way of the ads (likely what they hope for). It's free. I'm resetting one more time.
If you are wanting this app to play the videos of the weather forecast, skip the app. They update the video once every few days, despite having a tech team updating Facebook a hundred times a day.
- Category: Weather
- Updated: Sep 14, 2014
- Version: 2.7.16
- Size: 8.9 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: Gannett Co, Inc
- © 2011 Multimedia KSDK, Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.