News Channel 8 and Storm Team 8 are proud to introduce Max Defender 8, a new,
interactive local weather app for all of Tampa Bay. The world’s most powerful
radar is now in the palm of your hand. Whether you live in Tampa, St.
Petersburg, Sarasota, Clearwater, Lakeland or New Port Richey,...
New max defender weather App.
I have used your weather app for years till this latest version which really doesn’t deserve even a one star. I think it’s time you either returned to the previous one which was the best coupled with the new radar. I am a retired NWA Pilot with 29 years of staring at Radars and until this new version you had a weather APP that was really good easy to use and second to none. I do not use it anymore I check once a week to see if you have finally admitted to your mistake and returned to the old one. The old saying don’t tamper with success certainly applies here. The amazing thing is surely somebody has looked at the reviews and if so why hasn’t something been done. All the weather people keep applauding the app how can that be. I now use Storm Radar which has at this point a great radar. You know making a mistake is one thing not correcting it is the real mistake and I can’t believe you continue to use this terrible new version. Go back to the old trusted version that put you number 1 across the Bay Area and Florida.
Not Broke Don’t Fix
I really do not like this new weather app at all. Its predecessor was clean and uncluttered. When you paused it, it had the yellow squares for high wind, the blue diamonds for hail, the green circles for strong thunderstorms and lightning, and the red triangles for tornados. I loved those icons because you tapped on them and there was important information. If those things still exist in this new app, then someone is going to have to show me where, because I can’t find anything in this new one. I wished they would have just left well enough alone and kept the prior app. Thank goodness that the Sky Tower 13 weather app still uses the old format. I absolutely love it. As of today I have totally switched to Fox’s Sky Tower 13.
Thanks for keeping my family safe!
We have used many weather alert apps to find what works best for our family. Of all the paid, subscription and free apps we have tried, WFLA's alerts are the fastest and most reliable. When one lives in the lightning capital, this is an invaluable tool to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Thanks to Storm Team 8 for proving once again that you're on our side!
Mixed Feelings, but can't argue with AWESOME
There's a few bugs in this app, true... 1. Some of the links don't work 2. The radar imagery freezes every time you pan the map 3. It seems to eat battery a little fast (it's getting better with updates though)... BUT!!! This app is still technically a beta version as of this review--and is the first app of its kind ever to include the actual radar data from Max Defender 8. No more "just NEXRAD" stuff: the actual accuracy and resolution of the radar is amazing. Because of the newness of this functionality, I can abide with some bugs for awhile! As a meteorology student, i feel confident in recommending this app as a work in progress to my family and friends, and actively use it as part of my "tools" when weather threatens Central Florida. I'm looking forward to the updates in the future!
The previous version was better
I used the previous version for years as my go to for weather. I was able to easily change the area I wanted the weather for, look for specific information without having to figure out where to look. This new version has to many graphics that makes it hard to read. I couldn’t figure out how to have access to different locations. I was unable to get the information I wanted. The changes made me, a loyal user for years, delete it, totally frustrated! I wish you hadn’t changed it!
Unable to save options
I used to have a few cities I was interested in addition to ‘my current location’ but now when I remove them they return when I reopen the app. Also, the alert options, there are SO many not required for Florida, I feel should not default ON and again once I go through all of it to make my preferences, they are not saved. I had to turn off notifications which kinda defeats the purpose and now have removed the app. Until this is fixed. Hope it’s soon!
Alerts for non-emergencies
I was awoken at 4:31 this morning by a dense fog alert. I knew I had better take immediate precautions to keep my family safe so I quickly got up, went out to my car, and turned the low beam headlights on. As I crawled back into bed, I was so grateful for this app warning me about the dense fog in such a timely manner. I promptly fell asleep... I wish that were the case. Instead my day started at 4:31. PLEASE fix the app to make it possible to sign up for which type of alerts you want. I can guarantee I won’t check off the box for “dense fog”!
NEWS CHANNEL 8 WeatherMaxApp
I LOVED THE PREVIOUS APP.....the newly updated app is HORRIBLE. Hard to read. Only has live shots of teleprompter. Not user friendly. Cluttered like an advertisement not an actual interactive app. Radar not good at all. Not near as inclusive on layers or accuracy as it was in previous version. Please repost the old app because this new one so awful that I have deleted from phone and having to use the Weather Channel app:(((. I am a News Channel 8 customer all the way morning and evening.....sad that I cant use your app anymore!
Previous comments are true
I thought the comments might be from people who don’t like change or maybe have difficulty figuring out new developments. However I found that everyone of their comments is true about this version of the app. We are in the midst of a hurricane and I can’t find any tracking or forecast. On top of that there are so many ads it is ridiculous. I am uninstalling now. Listen to their comments.
Like the app
Has a lot of bugs needs to be fixed like right now has no towns or city’s listed on the map been having problems with it for sometime now
Latest version works great!
I don’t get the ratings, I use this on an iPhone and have no problems. Shows me weather where I am and a 5 day forecast. What else do you need!
What the Heck were they thinking!
What a terrible revision to what was a good app! It was my go to App for weather. Not any longer. It’s so hard to gather the information you need at a glance that it’s unbelievable! I think they must’ve just hired some new graphic artist and decided hey what the heck let’s just make it all pictures. Seriously. This app is awful. It’s coming off my phone.
Avoid until it’s better
The new app version that came out in 3/18 is considerably worse than its predecessor. The links for videos just takes you to the mobile site. Crashes constantly. Avoid until it’s enhanced and more similar the older version I’d avoid.
Hate the update
I loved the MaxDefender8 weather app before the updates. I absolutely hate the app now. It is much harder to use, the radar is not easy to use. I really wish that it was not so un user-friendly. I will use another app until this one is better!
Used to be good but...
I don’t know what they did but this app is totally useless now. Radar doesn’t ever show anything even if it’s raining 😒. So it is getting deleted after many years of this being my go too weather app. Just irritates now and I have enough stress in my life without my weather app of all things making it worse.
Yes. Max Defender 8 Weather App is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 139 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 1.9/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Max Defender 8 Weather App Is 25.4/100.
Yes. Max Defender 8 Weather App is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 139 Max Defender 8 Weather App 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 Max Defender 8 Weather App Is 25.4/100.
Max Defender 8 Weather App 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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