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Incredibly useful and accurate!
I normally don't write reviews, but I'd like to see this app get more positive ratings because it's the BEST local news apps I have EVER used! I don't even know where I would go to get the aggregate of local news information Patch provides for as many local areas as you like. Patch let's you add multiple neighborhoods, so you get the latest news for that AREA, which is really where this app shines. From changes in parking rules to local accidents to subway closures to weather-related events, I've never seen a smarter or more sophisticated news app! I live in NYC but also have a place in the south, so I set up Patch for that area, then we had the string of Hurricanes last year, and this was the ONLY app that provided me with crucial updates on my neighborhood conditions, as I was not there during the storms and had no way of knowing the damage to my local area. Things like which roads remained closed, which were recently cleared, where there were downed trees, if bridges were open, local curfews and garbage pickup. These may sound like small things, but you seriously can't get this info from other sources, and it's all organized in ONE PLACE! Patch gives you the stuff big news conglomerates don't care about. If you want more than crime and politics in your news feed, then Patch is the app for you! Thanks, devs!!
Great.... wait never mind
I’ve really appreciated having this app. I come from a large family that’s spread out so it’s nice to know what’s going on in the communities where my siblings and parents live. I’ve also moved around a bunch and it’s been nice to keep tabs on the local news of where I used to live. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because a few weeks ago it started getting glitchy and wasn’t loading new articles and the few articles I booked marked disappeared. I had to uninstall and reinstall it to get it working. iOS recently did an update so that could have been why but I was still disappointed I lost the articles I had saved. Update: it’s glitchy again, not giving me updated local information and deleting my bookmarks. This is the second time in just a couple of months it’s doing this. If this is happening because of updates on my phone then I will have to delete and reinstall it every time.... that’s really frustrating. I love what this app provides but extremely disappointed in how its operating.
Hope you like setting an app up every day
I signed up for Patch emails for local news updates in the small town I live in. Those emails were clickbaity (open the email, read a teaser, click on “read more,” and get taken to a collection of articles where I have to click yet again on the one I want to read). Taking a reader through that many clicks made it seem like that’s all they were after. So I downloaded the app and went through the town selection, opted in for alerts, clicked “let’s get started,” etc. to finally read some local news. The next time I got an alert from the app, Patch made me go through the entire town selection/set up alerts/click click click process as if I had never set it up before. And this is after clicking on an alert *that the app sent me*. Next day it did the same thing. After a few days of this I deleted it.
Incredibly useful and resourceful
I have been using this app for quite some time now and I find that it is quite amazing. It is great for reading local news that normally is quite important. I look at it every day to read local news and I prefer it more than ANY other news app. I also love how you can just search for a place that you want to read news about instead of scrolling all the way down just to read one story like you do on other apps. Patch is an incredibly useful and resourceful app. By Juliacat
Love the local news
Great local news! It’s nice to see local/neighborhood news on the Internet. I hate watching it on TV — terrible. The only criticism I have is the “neighbors” who post the same thing over and over (e.g., photography of aging in NYC). However, the benefit with the app is that they are identified as “neighbors,” distinguished from the reg folk. Overall, the app is very helpful. I’ve received notifications about gas line maintenance when my super has not.
I was getting the emails and then decided to try out the app. I’ve been using it for quite some time now. I love the ease of use, that I can get events, news, updates on news, entertainment and other goings on in my community all in one place. I’m also impressed with how fast important alerts are received and the follow ups. This app is fantastic at keeping me informed in every way. It runs great and I am very happy with it. Kudos to the team who keep this app running top notch!
This app was great before this update. Now it looks amazing but I can’t sign in. There is no sign in section like before and when I open the app after enough time, it makes me pick my patch/s like a new user. I also tried to get help from the feedback and it got sent back to melt email because it can’t receive messages. If I can sign in again I will gladly change my review to 5 stars. The reason I went as low as 1 is because when you break main functions of an app, it’s worthless. It’s like having a kindle app that all of a sudden can’t open ebooks. Saving my settings and bookmarks is a major part of Patch. Please fix so I can rate it what it deserves when it functions properly! Thank you.
Great, if Patch covers your area
Easy and intuitive interface. Does NOT spam with too many alerts - only ‘high-interest’ news events/stories pop-up with an alert (of you enable alerts). Patch, strangely enough, is not available for my town/county. However every other town/county surrounding mine is covered - so I still get worth-while info. 5 stars, because I suspect my town/county is just not worthy of Patch - not holding this against an app. Where can I go to rate government now?
I STILL give up on this App
I gave it another look after the Developer urged me to give it another try. Still useless. Absolutely nothing here I haven't already seen reading my local papers. Why bother wasting my time to click on links to articles I have already read? I'm done! ------------------ The navigation with the upgrade is a pain in the rear. But more important, at least for my 'hood, the stories are boring and useless. Poor subsets of what I can read in the paper. And that assumes I can even get stories to load. Most of the time the App says there is a connection error with the server. It is June 29 and the stories displaying are mostly from mid-May. Useless!!!
Voiceover accessibility problems
After town is selected and notifications enabled tabs at bottom of screen do not speak when navigated (minor problem). Headlines speak but articles under them do not speak. If articles are pixilated pictures there’s nthing patch developers can do to improve this situation though. Please test this app with VoiceOver turned on and both look and listen as you go for mismatches between what you see and what you hear. Those mismatches will be the VoiceOver accessibility problems and yu may even find more than I found.
Great local reference/info app.
I use this app daily, I fact..more than once, daily. I’m not the”review type”. I’m more the Talk to my friends, family. Like I’m telling them about something that will enhance their life, save time, or at least reference, the LOCAL 411!!!! The rapid delivery Of local newsworthy information, directly relevant to my life! And my comfort. Not to mention more times than NOT, MY safety, as well as my loved ones Way to go with this local info app
EXcellent NEWS from all over the Pgh area
I’m new to the Pittsburgh Patch and live in Jefferson Hills area. I tried a few from the South Hills area and deleted the Apps, not living in those areas, the information wasn’t relevant to me. I’m a member of the Carnegie Museum and I do go into Pittsburgh frequently and I like news of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Patch seems to cover a wide range of information....very satisfied with the content. As far as I’m concerned it’s an excellent hidden news source.
Has become my go to
I don’t usually go past the stars rating but I feel strongly about this app. I’m very impressed by the amount of “local” information I can access using Patch. I have access to news, activities and all things that influence my area. It’s precise to my location in one click and easy to read. Im spreading the word and hope more find and use this worthy app. Keep up the good work Patch staff!
There is one email I don’t mind seeing in my inbox all the time and that’s the Patch. The news they report is genuine and you can tell right away whomever wrote it took the time to check facts, etc. Feels like a real journalism throwback. Just found out they have an app (I am probably super late to the party) but excited none the less. Solid local news.
The app continues to improve. 4 Stars now. It still lacks two major functions. A search function for old stories that weren’t bookmarked. Pictures need to be expandable. Weather maps and some other pictures are way too small to see any detail on an iPhone. There are still occasional issues with links taking you to the wrong location and stories that were read still showing up the next time the app is opened. As for the content, spelling, grammar, editing, sensationalism and political bias, Patch is on par with Newsday. That’s a fairly low standard. Basically the Push Notification gives all the info I need for local news. Reading the story is usually unnecessary.
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