FOX 2 Weather St. Louis - KTVI Weather App Review (iOS, Free)

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Languages: English

Seller: Weather Decision Technologies, Inc.

- Fixes a crash when using Voice Over functionality.
- Better handling of missing data in the weather display.
- Fixes an issue with test messages not showing when app is open.

Previous changes in 2.7.0
- Updated look and feel for iOS 7
- Fixes issues with intermittent current location and background refresh issue.
- Fixes issues for users using voice over features.
- Fixes issues with audio playback sometimes causing the app to crash.
- Various other bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Customer Ratings

All Versions:
323 Ratings
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Description

The FOX 2 Weather app is a newly updated, full-featured weather app for the St. Louis area with the tools to keep you informed of weather news, current conditions and forecasts – all from the FOX 2 Weather Team. View the interactive radar and stay alerted to any watches or warnings in the area – right on your phone.

Get all of the same FREE features as before, plus new free features, plus premium upgrades. Just like before, this new version of the application includes the ability to add five locations for tracking hourly (tap on a day), daily & extended weather information, forecasts, and watches and warnings all FREE. Get detailed current conditions by tapping the current temp. Users now get a 6th "current" location that updates whenever the app is opened and severe weather outlooks. Alerts are still shown in the app in the form of badge icons next to each location for free.

Now as a premium upgrade, you can turn your app into a NOAA Weather Radio safety and security app, powered by the award winning iMap Weather Radio. You will get voice enabled push alerts powered by a highly scalable, fully redundant, alerting and messaging engine. The premium features include push notifications for more than 100 National Weather Service alert types, voice announcements of alerts, spoken alert details, spoken forecasts, alerts based on your current location tracked in the background. Through a 7-day free trial users may experience all the premium features offered.

**** FREE FEATURES ****
• Current conditions, hourly and daily forecasts, and severe weather alert badges and text for your current location
• Level 3 interactive radar, animation/loops and visible satellite map
• One, two, and three-day outlooks from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center
• Twitter & Facebook feeds, and forecast, winter and news feeds from FOX 2 Weather
• Free 7-day trial for the full alert package

**** IN-APP PURCHASES ****
• Turn your app into a NOAA Weather Radio for a single one-time-only purchase of $9.99. That package includes:
• Five static locations, plus the current location (6 total)
• Push Notifications – Receive push notifications for severe weather warning, watches, and advisories issues by the National Weather Service for more than 100 alert types
• Map Overlays – Enable additional display layers on the map, including warnings, watches, hurricane tracks, and more
• Voice Audio – Spoken alerts, alert details and forecasts

*Data and alerting available for the United States only.
*Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life

Customer Reviews

  • It's kinda good but

    by red leaves 1356

    It only shows my daily weather thing and the radar. The other 3 parts are set on Missouri and I can't change it ! Fix or someone help please

  • Works well. I like it.

    by GiveMeLib

    Works well. I like it.

  • Good

    by Rah0527

    The app is pretty good, although it definitely runs slow at times and seems to lock up during big storms. Would love it if the pollen/allergy counts could be added.

  • Good!

    by Fhfjvc

    I love this app. I use it the most out of my 5 weather apps. The only problem though is that whenever the wifi signal is bad, it crashes so many times that sometimes I give up.

  • Great weather info but too many crashes

    by Angie_stl

    I think this gives the best weather info but it crashes constantly. Sometimes it tales 5 or 6 tries to get it to open. When there's severe weather, I don't want to have to keep trying to get it to open. Also the front page with the temp seems to only update once an hour. I have no issues with finding cities and towns all over the country, even keeping them as favorites to be able to check on my friends when they are under severe weather. This would be the best weather app if it would not crash and update the temp more often.

  • Crashes alot...

    by 2hunglo

    Nice when it works. Doesn't update warnings in a timely manner. My Radio Shack weather alert went off a few minutes ago and still no alert update. WeatherBug already showing warning. Use WeatherBug.

  • GREAT!!!!!!

    by Joegublony

    This is a good app I would recommend it to every one who wants a weather app!

  • How to change location

    by Reviewchick5

    I do see people complaining about not being able to change location. Instead of ridicule them how about let them know.... The way to change your location is a little white circle with the i icon in it by the sunrise sunset on the bottom left of the details for the day. I can only give it three stars right now as I just got it today and I too had a problem with the location till I figured it out. Good luck

  • Loving It !!!!

    by Bighrt1

    The best for local weather!!!!!

  • Java

    by JavaJooles

    This is a very decent app. Everyone giving it bad reviews because it won't load their location are apparently not familiar with how to do that!!! TWC app has been crashing constantly. Accuweather ruined their app. This is a pretty good alternative.

  • Simple and Handy

    by STLjenkies

    Have no issues with this app. Simple weather reports and a radar. That's all I need.

  • Only One Thing Missing...

    by CLSSY56

    Great app. I feel the only thing it is missing is school closings.

  • Awesome!

    by Kris Wilson

    Great replacement for TWC app. Looks great. I do not receive push notifications for severe weather, though.

  • How to change the city

    by Helpinout

    Yes, it is a St.louis app, but you can still change the city to different parts of the viewing area. On the main weather screen, hit the information "i" on the bottom right and it'll give you the option. Very good app.

  • Rad

    by Shteebs

    This is perfect. Has everything you need. To the person asking how to change the city...it's a St Louis Weather app. Dupid.

  • Title

    by I like it butt

    They need a section for school closing

  • confused

    by ninja powa

    how do u change the city???

  • Great app

    by huxhitsrated

    Maps should pinch to zoom. It's a minor complaint, though. This is probably the best weather app out there.

  • Awsome

    by Fhvghdhhfgh

    This app is awsome.

  • Great!

    by j_kos

    Another reason why I love Fox 2 News.

  • Switch it back:

    by Gametime10

    The old version was much better!!

  • Ok but deleted. False warning

    by 124sport

    Ok weather app but I've deleted if because of the stupid red exclamation point at bottom. Makes you think you're going to see an inclement weather alert but it's just a solicitation for you to ridiculously spend ten bucks on some stupid apps.

  • Used to be awesome...

    by Flicka79

    This app used to be AMAZING!!! But since the last update :-(

  • Radar is lagging behind

    by ECFIronMan

    Checking 4 other aps (TWC, My Radar, KMOV, KSDK) and fox's timeline for radar is behind. It's 15 minutes behind. The severe weather has passed is but in the fox app you would think it's just about to hit.

  • Too bad but national coverage is better

    by Silazenith

    The way this ap works is the first listing and image is a over all forecast. Weather past included. Which could be sunny and then when you go to the upcoming eight hours or hourly reading could be thunderstorms. Seems to me if there is eight hours of rain than the first forecast you come upon should state it is raining. Don't really care the ten hours prior to the eight it was clear out. I tried to explain to fox, they were nice and polite in their response, but they did not understand past weather had little effect on why I use a weather ap. I use weather bug now. In the present!

  • Much worse after update

    by tab1075

    The new update is a huge disappointment. For the first time, I've been shopping around for another weather app. I've always liked this one because it is dedicated weather without the news (I don't need news on a weather app) and because it was local (nationwide weather services don't give us the attention to detail we need). BUT the new user interface is very unfriendly. We used to be able to push a single button on the bottom to switch to radar, now we have to open the slide menu. Then to switch back to the forecast, open the menu again. Also, is it too much to ask to make your Fox 2 Weather app give the same forecast as Fox 2 News itself? There are noticeable discrepencies between the two and that's ridiculous. Last, but certainly not least, to charge $10 for an in-app purchase to gain the other features is absolutely uncalled for. You're app provides important services for people during severe weather and to take advantage of us by charging so much is greedy. My review went from 4 stars to 2 thanks to this update.

  • Very bad upgrade

    by Juggalette314

    Or should I say "downgrade". It is horrible! There isn't even a 10 day outlook? Craziness! I will be switching to another app for my weather until this gets fixed...

  • Terrible

    by markgphoto

    What a huge downgrade from the old version. Some basic things any weather app should have is quick access to complete radar maps terrible job

  • Wth

    by DBM1961

    Who redesigned this app? Horrible job! The old version could have used a couple of updates but this new version is a major disappointment! Time to find a new weather radar app.

  • Ruined a great app.

    by Yellowbeasty

    The previous version was much better, loaded quicker and was not a resource hog it is now. I hope I don't need to check this if I only have Edge service where I'm at. Also notice that it drains on the battery if you have just closed it and not taken out of memory. (Double circle and then hold icon to get X to completely close it. Please bring back old version!!!!

  • Not good

    by Hcrx

    No matter how you try to look at it nothing is better about this app, it is completely ruined. Took the best things about this app and turned it into the basic weather app on my phone. I'll no longer will use it.

  • Life saving features you have to pay for!!!

    by Wheezy_wheezy

    Like the new look but much different then I remember before the update.....mainly the HAVING TO UPGRADE FOR $9.99 to be able to get LIFE SAVING weather information!!!! Please quit being greedy and do the right thing!!!

  • Boo on the update!

    by Airforcegrrrl

    All the reasons I used this app are gone. Now I'm left to search for one that will give me the features that used to be there. Hour by hour is gone. Easy access to radar, warnings etc are gone. Now they want me to "upgrade" for $9.99?? No thanks. Not impressed.

  • No recorded weather forecast

    by Sdredfed

    I wanted this app to view previously recorded weather forecast. No option to do this was available. You can watch news videos though. Since it doesn't work for what I wanted I deleted it and went with another local stations app that does.

  • Mediocre weather app

    by Gtct519

    Other apps much more accurate with more info

  • Good, when it works

    by Schumdjknhcdbbusbkvbbsbj

    Good, when it works. Slow at times and often won't load at all, other times will load but then crashes.

  • Stalls all the time

    by Matt2262

    Have to constantly re start my phone to get it to connect to the server.

  • I don't really like it

    by Katy126908

    It was too slow when loading.

  • Lazy

    by Venomheskett

    I think they made this app in the 90's Seams like thar is no updates very slow & u must down load every other week fox 2 new is best on tv not on this out dated app . It is the wether machine that's y they never no w.t.f is going on . I have reported this problem 2 them more than 10 times still nothing ch 5 works fine or the weather channel don't wast your mb gb :)

  • Marginal

    by 161959170

    Nothing special about this app that all the others don't do better.

  • Crashes

    by Aes1979

    Constantly crashes & doesn't load. Needs update badly to fix these issues. Love it when it actually works!

  • WORTH IT!!!!!!!!

    by Daniel petrenko

    This is a decent weather app and updates are being made constantly, but it deserves a two

  • Not worth it

    by lizzy rocks1432

    This app isn't worth downloading. I can't get it to change to my area. I really don't care about the weather in other places. I want a forecast for where I live.

  • Fox2stl weather app

    by Ramsfan32

    Save time and get the weather channel app. It offers much better info than our own local app.

  • Show the Ad bar in your screen shots

    by STL Mark

    If your going to put an ad bar in an app, you should show it in your screen shots and not try to hide it.

  • Can't change location

    by Mikelorr

    Same problem others have. Can't change location. Don't really care about the ski resort weather...

  • learn how to use

    by JDHOGHEAD

    I'm not to smart , I can't get this thing to do the right city???? help.....

  • New Hampshire radar

    by Benosorac

    Loaded twice...keeps defaulting to a ski resort in NH. Does not let you change bookmark

  • + App.

    by Endup sound

    Its quick. Accurate. Easy to use. AND FREE. Need I say more?

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