Get a First Alert to breaking weather, interactive radar and video forecasts,
all in a clean, clear, easy-to-use design. The app features: * Alerts for
severe weather watches and warnings * Local video weathercasts and updates from
First Alert Meteorologists * Live interactive radar, tr...
Reliable forecast, too many ads
The Good: I’ve always preferred WDBJ7’s weather and news coverage over other local stations. The forecasts are reliable, and it’s much easier to watch the 20 second morning forecast video on the app than turn on the tv and wait for the weather to come on each morning. The app itself is easy to navigate and it’s easy find the info you’re looking for. The Bad: Do you like ads? If so, this is the perfect weather app for you! You have to sit through a 30 second ad that you can’t skip before watching each video. For some reason even with the phone set to vibrate, the sound still comes through. Want to just see the daily forecast for the week? Then you’ll get a full page ad with a tiny X at the top to close first, and then another one every few seconds while you’re scrolling through the days. Did you get a severe weather alert that you want and need to read? Well, get ready to sit through a commercial for good ol’ Rick Woodson Honda or learn about the local Goodwill Industries employees first. No disrespect to those companies, but if something is going down weather-wise, I don’t see why it’s important to first try to sell me a Honda. Overall, the weather forecast itself is very reliable and brought to you by the people you trust. I understand the need for ads, but this app has way too many and it’s frustrating to use most times. If they ever offer a paid, ad-free version, I’d be happy to get that one.
Don’t know why the reviews are so bad. This forecast is often more accurate than my local news. Yes there are ads sometimes but they are nothing compared to the 10 minute commercial reel Id have to watch on cable. This app never gives me a problem. I also love that you can see where and when earthquakes happen around the world as well as their intensity. The hourly forecast is very useful and most often I’m the only one I know who is prepared for the weather.
I love WDBJ’s forecast, I find it more accurate than other local stations, but this app is the worst. Half the time it doesn’t load at all, the radar won’t update to show current conditions, and forget even trying to watch the videos. They never play, although as videos seem to have no problem. This app needs a lot of work before I’ll consider using it again.
The inability to navigate any information in this app without a full page ad popping up and blocking everything out is unacceptable. I understand the need for ad revenue. However, the design of this app allows for an ad to appear every 3 seconds while reading a weather advisory. This in turn renders reading near impossible. This is truly a failure of a trusted news and weather source.
Bad app, great weather station on TV
I love WDBJ7, but their weather app is awful. The videos won’t play and lately the app won’t even open unless I close the app completely and then try to reopen it. They also don’t update the forecast in the daily section. I’ve noticed their forecast will say one thing on the air, yet it’s the next day or two before you see the forecast updated on the app.
Won’t load after recent update. Just a blank screen. Probably getting hung on a non responsive ad? Tried multiple locations. Tried WiFi and LTE. No joy. It was already getting frustrating enough with the ad pop ups every few seconds, no iPhone X support, etc. It was frustrating, but at least still usable. Not so much now....
What could have been...
This app used to be amazing. Now just try to pull up the text of the weather alert you got. Get through a sentence and you’ll get an add, close it out and you go back to the top, find your place and try to read...you get the same ad. Horrible execution ruins a perfectly good weather app.
What’s wrong with this?
I don’t see any problem with this there are about 2 or 3 ads that pop up nothing else.
Don’t waste your time.
Pop up ads literally every 2 seconds make this app unusable. It may snow or it may be sunny, I wouldn’t know. But I can sure get a loan from FFCU. No wonder Air 7 crashed, I’m fairly certain a pop up ad blocked the controls before it hit a tree. Thanks WDBJ7 for making me waste data downloading this junk.
Usually one prefers a local weather app rather than Google, Apple, etc. However the advert pop-up has rendered this app useless. You can read a single sentence without it popping up over and over again. So much for checking on storm watches, etc. I live in Roanoke and have deleted a WDBJ app. Sad!
Unfortunately this app does not reflect the excellent quality of the actual WDBJ7 News Station weather. This app’s radar map is slow to load and the daily outlook is rarely correct more than 1 day out. Not a trusted app for planning events around weather.
Way too many Ads.
I used to respect WDBJ7’s weather app but they are just throwing random ads up that I care nothing about and usually right as I’m about to tap the screen to see the radar map which opens their ad. Seriously WDBJ?!? Can’t you scale back all these forced ads?
Ads are REALLY ANNOYING.
I can’t stand fighting my way through cheezy ads, so I don’t use it much. (The first ad covers the entire screen.) BTW, I would even pay a few bucks to get a ‘premium’ version with no ads.
I can’t even see the page for the ads popping up. I get one word read and another ad pops up. I then x out of that ad and a second later ..guess what? Yep. Another ad.
9 times out of 10 when I go to check the weather this app will not load. I have to force close it multiple times then it MIGHT decide to load. Ads will pop up and no go away.
Yes. WDBJ7 Weather & Traffic is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 75 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 2.3/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for WDBJ7 Weather & Traffic Is 26.9/100.
Yes. WDBJ7 Weather & Traffic is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 75 WDBJ7 Weather & Traffic User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for WDBJ7 Weather & Traffic Is 26.9/100.
WDBJ7 Weather & Traffic works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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