6abc Philadelphia Alarm Clock Utilities App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: English

Seller: ABC Digital

- Fully supports the iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod touch
- iOS6 bug fixes

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
6 Ratings
All Versions:
47 Ratings


WPVI-TV Philadelphia. Wake up with the 6abc Philadelphia Alarm Clock app! Start your day with local news and sports headlines, StormTracker 6 Radar, current weather conditions and traffic. Set your alarm to wake up to the sound of your favorite Action News morning personality, or meteorologists, such as Adam Joseph and Cecily Tynan. You can choose one of our classic alarm tones, the Action News theme, or even choose a song from your iTunes music library. Adjust the alarm sound fade-in to give you a pleasant way to wake up slowly!

- Choose from 5 custom 6abc tones: Action News Theme, Action News Morning Team, Action News Soundtrack, Adam Joseph, and Cecily Tynan
- Choose to wake up to your favorite song using your own music from your iPhone music library
- Wake up to 1 of 10 built-in classic tones: Alarm Clock, Ascend, Chimes, Descend, Dog Barking, Doorbell, Sonar, Waterfall, Whistle, and an authentic Rooster crow
- Choose from 2 different Philadelphia-area images for your alarm app wallpaper
- Clock dimmer is adjustable
- Choose 12- or 24-hour clock
- Multiple alarms supported
- Snooze/Stop alarm
- Sound volume adjustable
- Snooze time customizable
- Sound fade in of alarm tones to wake up gently
- Turn vibrate ON/OFF
- Repeat alarms on certain days of the week
- Alarm works even when the screen is locked or when iPhone is muted
- Background Alarm: receive sound notification alarms when the app is not in the foreground*

★ NEWS ★
- Get the latest news and sports headlines from Action News right when you wake up

- View animated StormTracker 6 Radar maps
- Get hourly and extended weather conditions
- Automatically set weather to your current location or manually add a location by zip code
- Watch the latest 6abc video forecast

- Get the latest Philadelphia traffic information to plan your commute using our real-time traffic maps

*Like all 3rd party alarm apps, make sure our app is running in the foreground when you go to sleep at night – so make sure you don’t hit that iPhone “home” button!

Customer Reviews

  • I love this app!

    by Nunezz6743

    I use this app to read some of the local news and the traffic report is great. The weather and alarm clock are great additions as well.

  • Best app so far!

    by Jack_s900

    I have downloaded every weather app from weather channel to rain clock. This app not only gives you the weather but the top stories and traffic! Not to mention you get video clips of the very pretty weather lady giving the weather. You can't ask for anything more. Please keep up the good work!

  • Almost there...

    by ChrisDoll

    Nice, very slick and clean. I'll even start using it......the very second you get Alicia Vitarelli's voice for the alarm clock! That will earn that 5th star!

  • Nice but

    by Queenandrea81

    Not loud enough

  • Malik

    by Malikpose

    Great app. Keep. Up. The. Good. Work

  • :-)

    by Ahmanis


  • Great app!

    by Hurlp005


  • I love it

    by Snowseal

    This is an awesome new app! Thanks 6abc!

  • Love it

    by Itssharon

    Just downloaded it and I love it all ready;)

  • Great traffic feature!

    by RLsmitty

    Traffic feature us accurate and easy to navigate during the morning commute.

  • Good app, but stop focusing in the alarm!

    by PhillyPutty

    This is a good app for Philly-area news, traffic and weather. I especially like the traffic map that lets you select and view live traffic cameras. However, for some reason Action News seems to be only focusing on the alarm clock. There are a million alarm clocks out there - nobody cares that much about one more! Action News, you have a good app, but stop selling it as an alarm clock! Tell everybody it's just the new Action News app (that happens to have an alarm too). You don't see Apple selling the iPhone as "a great new calculator" do you?

  • Great app

    by Brian235

    How can I NOT give an app five stars that Cecily Tynan wakes me up?? The sounds in the alarm are a bit low (soft?) for me unfortunately but it's a great news weather and traffic app

  • Liking the new style!

    by Dave Best

    Worth the download.

  • Very Cool

    by Curtis Garrett

    What a visually impressive app!

  • Traffic Zoom

    by TSKiv4

    The traffic camera map is a great idea, however you can not zoom tight enough to select specific cameras.

  • 6ABC Alarm Clock App.

    by Lolafan

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS APP. I am a huge fan of Action News and this just makes me love them even more.

  • Love love love love love this app!

    by I forget things...

    Really great app! Easy to use and very clean. Can't wait to wake up with it tomorrow!

  • Awesome!

    by Tumbler911

    This isn't just a great alarm clock- its a great news app! Highly recommended!

  • Channel 6 App

    by SBurnley3

    This is perfection! I love watching Channel 6 in the morning before school but I always leave before its over and now with this app I can check the news before classes even start! I love even waking up to the Channel 6 jiggle! Puts a smile on my face immediately! So efficient and effective!

  • Love this app!!

    by CG0389

    An alarm, weather forecast, and traffic update all-in-one! It automatically customizes to your location and you can wake up to the Action News theme song!

  • Disappointed

    by Patricia Morris

    I love the idea of this app but I cant get the alarm to work. All that happens at the time the alarm is set for is a popup that reads "alarm". Thats sure not going to wake me up!

  • Great idea.

    by Mc shink

    It's like a morning newspaper on your phone

  • Very nice, extremely clean

    by Raeszxtwo

    The traffic feature is just what I was looking for. 2 clicks and I can see how 76 is doing. And the interface is very clean and streamlined. The alarm cloxk feature is pretty cool too who doesn't want to wake up hearing Matt O'Donnell's voice?

  • Love it!

    by Bobby2743

    Love waking up to the Action News song!

  • Action News...do we need to say any more?

    by Deep Six

    Just download it. Your one-stop app for waking up in the morning. Trust me.

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