ABC7/WJLA News App Review (iOS, Free)

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Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish

Seller: Allbritton Communications Company

▶ Feedback/News Tips are welcome and appreciated! Contact us directly from within the app via the Action button from within any article OR send news tips via the “Submit a News Tip” button in the More... section.

NEW in version 1.5.5:

▪ Added support for internal content changes
▪ Minor bug fix – app notification badge now clears on first launch

Customer Ratings

All Versions:
20 Ratings
NewsFreeIOS

Description

▶ NOW includes: Breaking News, Traffic, and Weather Push Notifications and Live Streaming News Broadcasts

ABC7/WJLA on your mobile device is four apps in one, and a terrific one-stop for local news from the Washington D.C. region. If you’re looking for news on your community, up-to-date weather or current conditions on the area’s rails and roads, this app is for you.

KEY FEATURES:

▶ Live streaming news broadcast right to your mobile device. Tap the “Watch Live” button to the right of the ABC7/WJLA logo to access the live broadcast feed.

▶ Support for four types of push notifications. Users can enable/disable each type individually in the user Settings app. The complete text of the last (unexpired) pushed notification is always downloaded for in-app viewing. When enabled, access the current notification by tapping the “Alert” button that appears to the left of the ABC7/WJLA logo.

APP SECTIONS:

▶ News Headlines
▪ Top local news including images and videos from ABC7/WJLA
▪ Save articles to later read offline at any time
▪ Article links to the original source content on WJLA.com may be copied or shared with anyone via email, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also open them in Safari on your mobile device
▪ Dynamically resize article text so it’s at your optimal reading size – your desired setting is always remembered

▶ Weather
▪ Current local weather conditions based on your current location or choice of locations
▪ 24-hour and 7-day forecasts
▪ Indexes for humidity, air quality, UV, pollen, and flu
▪ Doppler radar, weather blog, and National Weather Service alerts
▪ Weather blog articles can be saved, shared, and dynamically resized, just like news articles

▶ Metro
▪ Metro rail status, alerts and next-train information for any station
▪ Built-in Metro map, list of stations, and nearby stations
▪ Access to your favorite stations, including street-level mapping

▶ Traffic
▪ Live color-coded traffic map of the Washington D.C.-area with incident or construction overlays
▪ Access to specific area details including color-coded road traffic speeds, traffic camera images, incident reports, road closings, and highway construction
▪ Optionally display traffic camera overlays on the map

▶ More...
▪ Additional news feeds for Sports, Entertainment, Transportation, and School/Business Closings
▪ Access your saved articles, available offline at any time
▪ Submit a News Tip to WJLA.com, including an optional image or video taken right from your mobile device

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

▶ Use the user Settings app -> ABC7/WJLA to individually enable or disable the different types of push notification alerts:
▪ BREAKING News, as it happens
▪ Important D.C.-area WEATHER Alerts
▪ Significant D.C.-area TRAFFIC Alerts
▪ General ABC7/WJLA Alerts

▶ Feedback/News Tips are welcome and appreciated! Contact us directly from within the app via the Action button from within any article OR send news tips via the “Submit a News Tip” button in the More... section.

» Follow us on Twitter: @ABC7News

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