Pop up ads are terrible. 1/5
Pop up ads are terrible. Trying to get storm info and it keeps showing pop up ads. Tacky, tacky to WFLA for allowing ads during a weather crisis!
Pop-ups have ruined what used to be an excellent app 1/5
Pop-ups and unwanted videos all the time.
App is awful!!!!
Thanks for keeping my family safe! 5/5
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!
The radar is the only good thing about the app. The wx report (percentages) are horribly inaccurate. Weather Underground seems to be the most accurate wx app. Sad are own local wx can't report accurately.
Impressive alert accuracy 5/5
The weather alerts are spot on accurate for precipitation and lightning in the Tampa Bay area. Very useful app.
Whenever there is any weather, this pierce of junk returns a communication error and won't do anything.
Used to be great... 2/5
After I updated the app it no longer shows the percent chance of rain in the hourly view. This feature was THE reason I used this app and now it's gone. Very disappointing.
Love news 8. Like family. I watch every morning 5/5
Love! Leigh Span and all the crew! Always 100% accurate.
Downloaded and deleted in 2 minutes 1/5
By Jan from sarasota
Terrible app. Little to no usable information and the ad at the top which moves back and forth constantly made it too annoying. My storage is precious- can't waste it on this app.
Formerly half way decent app lost its knack 1/5
In the past, I was willing to overlook the less than stellar user interface and the slew of ads for the mere fact that the app, similar to the website, provided the option to view a forecast on the interactive radar screen. Ever since this feature was removed, there is nothing left to positively set this app apart from the various other weather apps, the bulk of which are providing a much more intuitive interface. If the developer were to bring back the interactive forecast feature and were to also offer removal of the ads for a one-time payment, then I'd rate this app much higher again, as I did before.
Extremely bad app 1/5
This is an extremely bad app. I can't even figure out how to use it or navigate anywhere in it, so it's totally useless...
Great news and weather staff - Horrible App 1/5
Not sure if News Cannel 8 outsourced this design or did it in house with local Tampa talent, but whoever it was should be Fired. Between the adds and the poor layouts/flow, this is too painful to continue using. Sorry, but it's time to see what other new channel weather apps are our there.
Needs improvement 2/5
Hope the Max Defender 8 radar app is better. This one is not very intuitive, very cluttered, and way too many ads. Please offer a paid ad-free version. But only after this one is cleaned up and streamlined. Check out Dark Sky for how to build a weather app.
Horrible app when there's so many more good weather apps. Horrible interface, and alerts (besides lightning in area) are just click bait. Don't waste your time downloading.
Was Nice but Went Downhill 1/5
By Mick Gator Fan
Since the recent update, this app has two new problems:
1. Slooooow to load;
2. In addition to ads at the top and full screen ads when you change views, there are new banners for video and chat - and no apparent way to turn them off.
I now use a different weather app: Tampa Weather by TBO, also available for free in the App Store.
Only Fair 2/5
Slow to get today's details on the 8 day screen.
INUNDATED WITH FULL SCREEN POP-UPS!!!
No longer my go-to, close to deleting it.
TRASH THIS. USE TBO APP (Old Format). 1/5
By Steve Rogers 1978ii
New app only displays weather info for nearest big city, instead of the town where I live. We don't have same temps as in the city. Weather Channel will give me data for my town.
Update: TBO app is old app style, accurate & better info display! Trash this app & switch to TBO app!!!
I like it after getting fa,Iliad with it 4/5
By good dawg86
It is good.
I like the way the different screens can be swiped to view in a carousel style.I found that by accident.
As I become better familiar with it, I think I will like it more.
From great to awful 1/5
By Jerry FL
We really like the old app but the new one is awful. How could something so good become so bad?
Not liking it 1/5
I want the old app back. I do not like this one at all.
ruined a great app. see no customizing as one reviewer mentioned. navigation cumbersome and now ad filled due to design.
What a terrible downgrade of a useful app. 1/5
Every change is for the worse. Everything is more complicated and less useful, what a shockingly poor "upgrade." Doesn't anyone actually try using the new app before they roll it out? Very disappointing. If they retire the old app we will be on the hunt for an alternative to this horrible new version.
Storm Team 8 Weather Max 1/5
By Maimed mama
Terrible! No instructions other than to drag the pinpoint from Tampa, FL. Not AT ALL user friendly! After a great deal of trial and error, when I got a "home" setting, it would not show data. Kept getting msg., setting failed, check Wi-Fi and make sure airplane mode is off. Did all that. Still doesn't work. I'll just use the national weather channel. This is NOT an improvement!
The old app was my favorite. This upgraded version is impossible to use. I've deleted it.
Don't fix it if it ain't broken 1/5
By iOS 12345
This app used to be my go to weather app. But the new design has completely ruined it. The carousel style menu is very unpractical and wastes a lot of space. It was much more efficient having the menu at the bottom of the screen. When I open the app, the first thing I want to do is check the radar, and it was continent how it opened right up to the radar.
Bring us back the old layout!!!!
New app 1/5
By Storm team 8
We do not like this new app. We could check the weather outside of our area before with just one click. Now we can only see our local weather. The old app was so much nicer and better. Rate it NO STARS.
Hate New App 1/5
You've ruined a good app. Retain the old one and dump this trash. Only improvement I can see is the ability to pinpoint your location down to street level.
Worst App 1/5
The old app had a much better layout. Having that map come up right away was the best. That's what most people want to see. Also, lately when it is raining and I go to look at the map, it doesn't show any rain at all. Either it's bad forecasting or some one isn't updating something. I'm switching to BayNews9.
For me you have ruined a great App!! 1/5
By Golf Perk
Well after wanting a radar that would be right there when I open the app I now need to nav around to find it. It was such a great feature to have the instant radar. Now this is just like all the other apps and I can now delete it. No need for 2 of the same! Wish I could go back!
Your new weather max app 1/5
Horrible Horrible Horrible why on earth did you change a great phone app to this terrible one. Deleting as I type this.
You Lost It 1/5
You were one of the last weather apps to have the great BOLD and colorful icons. Now you followed the rest and I deleted you.
Those little suns and rain icons are too hard to see and very lacking in distinction.
Update took you from amazing to just another DELETE. BOOOOOOO!!!!
Still crashes 1/5
Downloaded the app, opened once and then can't open again. Bad!!
I downloaded it on my iPhone. I opened it and deleted it. It has no real useful weather info. It shows no tropical storm coming or hurricane info. The video never worked. The only constant was the worthless ads on the top of the app. Waste of time.
Used to be my go to for radar 1/5
By Pete's Paw
If you like to see an app crash in an instant, this is for you. It quit working over a month ago. Update got it to open once and work for a minute or so. Save your bandwidth and space. Wait until they get the time to make it work right before adding it. Sad as it used to be a really good radar app.
Will wait a while before deleting it forever.
Used to be my favorite weather app 1/5
By Flying Olivia
This used to be my favorite weather app until about a month or so ago. I can no longer rate it 5 stars. Now I cannot get it to open on my phone. Everything is up to date, iOS and the app. It works on my iPad but not my phone. And considering the weather we've had here in Tampa Bay the past month, a good local weather app is of great importance. Please roll back the updates so I can use my favorite weather app again.
Fix your App! 1/5
Does not work on a iPhone 6 running iOS 8.4.
It used to be great and I used it all the time. I am now looking for other weather apps.
Get you development team in gear fellas.
Weather App 1/5
By Greyfox 44
All of a sudden, in the last few days, this app opens and closes in a few seconds. It won't work at all.
By A benton
Love your app but video stopped working!!!!!! I like the video forecast s please fix!!!!!!!
By Boatman Too
Technology is great when it works. After latest update this app crashes so often it is worthless. I'm deleting it.
Rating as of 7-7-15 5/5
By silver rhoads
Crashing has stopped after update, however videos are now missing. Still a great app and very useful for radar. Would be great to create better localized rain and storm percentages and to know timing of those storms (am or pm). It seems to cover such wide areas.
By Mountain do
Latest update just crashes every time I try to open it.
By Pickes the clown
This app was much better before they started updating it two months ago now it seems as though it shuts off on me when I need it most.
Missing Steve 4/5
App is great except I miss the old version where Steve Jerve dresses to match the forecast.
Use frequently...traffic no longer works 3/5
I use this app all the time. Typically tracking weather
and traffic. Recently traffic is no longer available
just show the map. I really like this option but
If this isn't fixed I will switch to another application.
Amazing app 5/5
Loved it ever since I installed it
Best app ever 5/5
Super accurate. Don't listen to those 1 star reviews. They probably have a really laggy phone or haven't updated software
Future Isn't Useful 3/5
My mother and I have been experiencing the same issue on both of our copies of the app: future predictions don't show the next hour, but the 8:30 PM and on time frame. It's 11 AM, and I want to know what happens at 12 PM. I don't care about 8:30 yet and it isn't useful. Since this is the entire reason I downloaded the app, I'm close to deleting it.
Works great but is really in need of a user interface upgrade. Doesn't match iOS7 at all and is pixellated on iPhone5 and up! Other than that, the app works as it should and delivers weather and wearer alerts accurately
Beautiful and Accurate 5/5
This app provides you with the information you need quickly and it is very easy to navigate. Would recommend for anyone in the Bay Area.
Great local weather app 4/5
By Tiffer Mak
Lots of great info & options. Just wish the map area was larger.