Love the WSFA weather team but hate the app 1/5
I appreciate the app being available--it is useful. The weather team does an outstanding job. The app, however, is another story. I understand the need for ad revenue, but if I receive a notification for severe weather, it'd be nice to go right into the app without waiting for the ad to load. Also, not everyone uses Bluetooth accessories. Since the last update, every time the app opens, a message about turning on accessories pops up--every single time.
Downloaded it again just to leave a review 1/5
By Montgomery user
Terrible. Waste of space on your phone. The pop-up video ads are loud and annoying and happen with no warning. Much better weather apps for central Alabama are available.
Useless weather app 1/5
By Worried in 'Bama
I have stopped using the WSFA weather app. Here's why:
1) The app opens and stays in portrait mode, and I'm on an ipad. Annoying.
2) The advertisements take up too much of the screen.
3) Most times (4 of 5), the app crashes or freezes before the tiny hint of a radar screen appears.
4) The red tint of tornado watch boxes is way too dark. It obscures the radar, and it makes tornado warning polygons within the watch areas almost invisible.
There are far better weather apps out there than this one!
You have lost me 1/5
The app works great - you sending me 4 useless/stupid notifications per day is not great - I am forced to delete you
Kevin B. 2/5
When I first installed this app it was fine. The only time I received notifications was during severe weather. In the past few months the notifications have gotten ridiculous. I receive four to five notifications every day and the topics are useless. It is a decent app as long as you turn off the notifications.
Once was a great app 1/5
But now it is full of annoying ads...it freezes, & then will not reload...& 1/2 the time it cannot find my correct location
Not working 1/5
When u open the app it closes after 2 seconds needs to be fixed!
Not for iPad landscape users 2/5
By Dr Bob G
Good weather app. But if you prefer using your iPad in landscape mode, forget it. To effectively use this app, you will have to switch to portrait mode.
No title 1/5
By Mr Frank.
I don't like the new version. I like the way the old version was in the wide Horizontal view. The way it comes up now the weather personal are on their sides. All the other weather station are still like your original way like National Weather, and Accuraweather. Love your people and your weather channel but do not like your new version Thank You and God Bless.
Change home screen 4/5
By Tide fan 334
I would like to see RADAR 1st! Why can't we change "home" screens! I don't think this is any better than the last 2 upgrades. I've always been able to pinpoint my house for storm info, even though the advertise this is a new feature. Hate the ads that delay the app from opening.
By Draw something is AWESOME!!!
Like the new layout-app, hate the ads...
This app is ok at best. The radar feature itself is good but the whole thing is unusable due to it crashing every time I open it. My advice is stick with more reliable weather apps until WSFA gets it act together.
Received false alerts, I suspect with the only purpose of opening the app and reading the ad. Deleted.
Annoying ads, silly navigation 1/5
Takes longer to get to where you can view the weather than any app I've ever used. Navigation makes you flip through a group of screens to get to each section. It's too bad because the weather info is good. They seem to care more about ad views than customers though.
Love it 5/5
By Drop Dead Fred 282
I love being able to pull this app up and check on my weather anytime I want to!
USED to be friendly. BAD move on the changes. 1/5
The new format is undesirable. I'm going to try and use this new format but I am definitely not please with any of the changes. Dump the ads!!
Great Weather App/Bad Warnings 4/5
Great app for weather. I love the whole weather team at WSFA. I do not like the lightning warning for strikes that are 5 miles away. At 2am I have woken up several times to a man warning me about lightning. It does not matter if my phone is set to silent or not. With so many warnings, people will get to ignore these and not listen when it's something serious like a tornado warning.
Like the app, but... 5/5
Could you update the app to let me know when lightning is at least 7 miles away instead of just 5 miles?
Not liking the spinning carousel... 2/5
The list of features in carousel form is a bit over designed. There is nothing clean about the ergonomics of the application.
Updated app 2/5
I'll start this review by saying I really liked the old app. That being said I want to explain what I dislike about the update.
First I dislike that I have to click so many times to find he info I need. The small boxes that house the info just don't give me the info easily and truthfully are hard to see unless you click into it. Multi clicks trying to find info take up a lot of time, I truly liked the way the old app opened to a full radar with info running down the bottom.
Second there are just too many places to try to figure out where to find the info I want. It's very clunky for me.
Third, I enabled push but with an advisory in place, it didn't push to my phone. So that is a disappointment.
While this app was my go to for weather, I find myself going to other apps to get right to the info I need.
Basically this version has a lot of visual fluff that's not really needed, and will send you to many screens for info that were once easy to get to.
I hate the new update 1/5
The new update isn't as user-friendly and has a lot of advertisements. Which is probably why they did it.
Old app 1/5
I used the app everyday until the update. Since the update I have switched over to a different app that is similar to y'all's before the update. The app intellicast is the one I use now. You really didn't have to change the layout, it was great the way it was!!!
Like the old format better 3/5
I have always like the wsfa weather apps radar the best. However this last update makes using the app way more complicated than it should be. I liked the format of the old app better. Everything was pretty much in the same place. I could look at the radar and the daily rain percentages all in the same place. Would really like to go back to the old app format.
By Alabama farmer
I know they are wanting their weather app to be different than the norm and stand out amongst the rest but this one is terrible. Difficult to use and the weather radar map doesn't even work most of the time. Doesn't show anything on the radar but its down pouring, thundering, and lightening here at this moment. Radar map doesn't even show the play button anymore to animate the past or future radar. PLEASE bring back the old setup! It wasn't broke and worked very well!
New WSFA weather App 1/5
It is terrible!!! Please bring back the one we had!! I hate this new one! It is so hard to use.
Horrible update! 1/5
Newest version is awful...wish I could give it no stars...they took a simple, uncomplicated app that gave you the current and future weather and "updated" it in a complicated, unfriendly user experience. After using it for the past week, I am abandoning for a more simple interface where I can actually find the weather...
GREAT New Look!!! 4/5
By K Weeks
WSFA weather you stepped it up with the new look and functionality, Very nice!!
Needs improvement! 1/5
I have an iPhone 5S and every time I open the app it closes on its own. It will not stay open long enough to check the radar or see the weather at all. I have tried when I'm using wifi, 4G LTE, and 3G and it doesn't work at all. This app would be very handy where I live if the app would stay open long enough to view the weather.
why is past the default setting on the doppler? I don't need to know what the past weather is! current and future I already know what happened before that
Sick Dude! 'Dis app got swag ya'll!!!!!!!!
Hot tamale I'm sweatin' woo!
Doesn't even deserve a star. 1/5
Meteorologist are flaky
Could improve 3/5
App is nice but could be improved noticeably since constantly suffers crushes and bugs. Updates are not as consistent as they should. Although is supported by one of the most amazing meteorologist team in Alabama (WSFA12 team) IT could do more to deliver the same efficiency through this app. Waiting for updates!!!
By Sit spin
Map? What map? It crashes as soon as it loads. Can't you fix it? We may really need it in the next few weeks! Right now it is USELESS!!
Up to date awesome 5/5
A great app that brings Alabama up to date in the digital world. Way beyond your competitors, thank you!
Hate Ads 4/5
Good app, but hate the ads. I am willing to pay for ad-less version.
What gives??? 1/5
I wrote a review - extremely negative. Desnt show up? Supposedly there are 33 reviews? Well where are they? This is a totally LAME FAIL app - only phone screen size on the ipad. Ridiculous.
Not in Montgomery 3/5
Keeps changing my home location to Montgomery when I have it set to use my current location! I do go to Montgomery but not every day. Anyone else have this issue? It needs to be fixed!
Used to be great until... 3/5
The update added the red "transparent" warning layer over all affected areas. You can hardly see the radar images under the red layer!! Especially if the precipitation is heavy to severe. If there is a way to turn this layer on and off please let me know!! A red outline of the affected counties would serve the same purpose without causing radar viewing issues.
Bad temp readings 1/5
Was my favorite weather app till the new update and now it's not giving accurate readings. The app is reading that it's 83 degrees and it's not even close and its winter time so I really know its not possible. Please fix immediately!!!!!!!!!!
Great app!! 5/5
This is the only weather app I use! Love the details it gives for each day's forecast
By Clean sawing
THIS IS ON MY TOP 10 LIST. It would be hard beat WSFA Weather Apps.
Needs push notifications 3/5
By Gray Geezer
App is good, but it needs push notification for tornado and other severe weather warnings (not watches) specific to the user's current location and user selected SAME codes.
Love it 5/5
It's a helpful tool to have so readily available on your phone. Really like the map! Only problem are the bugs. It closes down without warning sometimes.
Don't like the Ads 3/5
Like the app. Hate the ads. Give me the pop to purchase without the ads!
wsfa weather 3/5
its just ok, to much coving the map..
Nice! Much better than the weather section of the regular WSFA app. It would be a lot better without the ads. They take up too much of the screen. I would like to see the ads gone and the map size a little bigger. I'd even be willing to pay $0.99 for that to happen.