Non-stop Notifications 2/5
There doesn't seem to be a way to moderate which notifications you receive. Ironically, in the app settings, it actually says, "Don't worry, we won't send to many." Ha!
Gave it 5 stars until latest update. 3/5
By VoiceOver user.
I loved this app until a few days ago, when it was updated. Now, the Share feature seems to have utterly disappeared. Some of us use Share to add an article to Notes, so we can return to it; other times, we just want to share something with friends. Now, we can’t seem to do either. Also, when I tried to access App Support, the app opened to the article I had just read, instead of taking me to App Support. That’s why I’m writing a review. I haven’t tried reinstalling the app yet, as I’m still catching up on two days’ worth of notifications. Once that is done, I’ll try reinstalling. If that works, I’ll update this review.
Update: I reinstalled the app, and “Share” still doesn’t appear in the articles. Bummer! Also, App Support still sends me to whatever I just read. Another bummer!
App updated again; now Newsfeed nearly inaccessible, as images seem to hide titles of articles. Share is supposedly back; but, if you bring an article up, Share disappears again. App wasn’t broken two weeks ago, but the “fixes” since then _have broken it. If you don’t need to Share something or access Newsfeed, it’s still great!
App doesn't refresh 4/5
I have to delete and re-download the app to refresh the stories. My push notifications stopped, the entire app just freezes.
Too many push notifications 2/5
By Bham guy9
I like the ABC 3340 app but numerous push notifications throughout the day is not necessary.
Please reduce the number of notifications issued.
It'd be good, but no widget??? 🤔 That's kind of a basic app feature these days.
Was interested in following local events but the notifications are increasingly annoying from not affecting me with traffic alerts to announcing headlines that do not have a story anywhere within the app. Unfortunately it has led me to just uninstall. Hopefully will improve in the future.
Traffic needs fixed 1/5
In this new version, the traffic part of the app does not track your location on the map or show you where you are on on the map. I found that feature helpful and the lack of it frustrating.
Crashes When Attempt to Open Weather 1/5
Weather tab causes the app to crash. The main reason I downloaded was to get local weather.
Ok but needs some help 3/5
Very annoying to get a notification, click on notification to read about the story and the story notified of is not even there.
Weather tab does not work 1/5
Whenever I click the weather tab on the side menu, the app shuts down and closes. The app was recommended by james spann to use for weather, so a little disappointed that the most relevant feature crashes the app.
Closes every time you try to open the weather 1/5
By Jason in bama
As soon as you click on weather the app crashes and closes.
Bad update 1/5
By Elder Stuart L. Stone
On Friday, January 13, 2017, I installed the latest update to your app. Since then, I haven't been able to read an article. When I click on an article to read, it opens, I can see the picture, but there is no text. Please look into the situation.
Keeps me up to date! 5/5
I love this app! It has great info! Keeps me informed with correct info! Right on target! A must have in my area! Love the weather blog!!
The only reason I downloaded the app to begin with was to be able to read the Weather blog, but now it opens the blog in Safari. And even though I have completely turned off the notification, I still get notified about every bleeping things that happens around Birmingham and the world. Furthermore, WVTM's radar app is visually easier and nicer to look at.
App is Crap 1/5
I have tried many times to use this app. It's slow, the news is old, articles are full of advertising that I have to maneuver through to try to finish the article. I'm assuming that the local stories are self edited because of the poor spelling and atrocious grammar. I'm not saying that all of the articles have this problem but there are plenty. I would be embarrassed to recommend this app to anyone.
That being said, I'm deleting the app! Sorry 33/40, Get it together! I'll contemplate trying you again at a later date.
Worst app I ever tried 1/5
Loaded the app, opened it and couldn't do anything except go through the tutorial. No way to exit the tutorial. Deleted the app.
No newsfeed 1/5
Can't get anything, just instructions on swiping. No newsfeed comes up, no menu. Have deleted, no use to me.
ABC 33/40 Birmingham 1/5
What's the deal with the orientation of the news on the screen? Ever since you asked me to download an "improved" version of the App, on my iPad, I have to constantly keep turning it from vertical to horizontal to vertical to horizontal and on and on! This is unacceptable! I can watch the news on other stations that keep it horizontal like yours used to be. Please fix this! K.Courtney
By Mr. Super D
This is the worst app. I have ever used, because every time I try to play one of the videos , no matter which one it is, the prompt comes up and says this video is not available at this time. It should work fine as I am on iOS 9.3.4. It has been this way for over a year, and is still the same. I have even had this same problem with other phones.
App only works in portrait mode, since I use the iPad almost exclusively in landscape mode in a stand, it's useless to me.
Needs a lot of polish. 2/5
First the good: I love the notifications throughout the day to keep me informed that events are happening. I also love the "dark mode" look of the app. It makes it very easy on the eyes.
Now the bad: Opening notifications does not take you to the story you want to read leaving the user to scroll endlessly with a high probability of never even finding the desired story. Stories seem to jump around while scrolling through and just rearrange themselves with no particular pattern. Clicking many stories takes the user to some other story at random.
The bottom line: I love 33/40 and I love the notifications. For this alone I will keep it on my phone but the app developer needs to clean this thing up and make it usable because in its current state it's a borderline disaster. Many would say don't complain because it's free but I am some one who gladly pays for quality apps and would pay a reasonable fee for this one in a polished state.
Hate it... 2/5
I make a concerted effort to get my news from ABC3340 and would love for them to be an alternative to AL.com and their biased reporting. However I just can't. The top local stories are always way down the page and it's always a bunch of political mumbo jumbo. The notifications direct you to the newscast which I can't always watch.
If this would get better I really would use them for my main source of news because they are the best in the Birmingham news business.
Cant get started! 1/5
I have uninstalled and reloaded. Upon installation, I get five pages of tutorial to swipe through. I can't close the tutorial and get to the app!
Worst news app 1/5
This is the worst news app I have ever had the displeasure of having on my devices. The notifications that come to my devices, when swiped, will not take you to the story. Most of the time the story you are notified of is nowhere in the app nor in any section thereof. Worst news app ever, good thing it's free, that's about all it's worth!
Can't even open this app. Totally useless.
This app STINKS!!!!! 1/5
I would like my WEATHER ONLY app back please. The originally one that I could just hit it one time without going thru screens to get to the radar, simplified, option to track storms and it used my GPS to local me. This one STINKS!
Too Confusing!!! 1/5
Can I just have my James Spann weather app back PLEASE!! I like to just open 1 app all in 1 screen to get my weather not go through page after to see the weather, I could google it faster!!
The app has been very slow to respond for a few weeks now. When I try to access the weather portion of the app it freezes entirely and I have to close the app altogether. Try again but no avail. This app used to work well but something is obviously interfering with the performance.
One of the worst news apps ever.
Worthless app! 1/5
By JLT 54132
I have never been able to hear, see or read even one story on this app! Nothing happens when you tap the tabs. My WAIT app works fine, this one is worthless.
Now watching another stations app 1/5
This is half baked. Should have kept the older version. No stars for this one.
New app 1/5
By Mrs. Gina
I'm very disappointed in the new app. Before you could click on weather then radar and see a map of the state to determine how close rain/storms were to your location. Now the radar part is useless to me now. Very disappointed!!!!
Wow! How did it get so bad? 1/5
Normally I don't review apps but since this one has gone down the toilet I feel that I should share with everyone. Off to find another local news app now...
By Went from great to this???
Was an easy to view great news. This is the worst I have seen. 4 pages of which nothing works. Keep searching. Don't waste your time with this.
Update is AWFUL 1/5
Layout is confusing. The ad in the middle of everything is atrocious and if you even brush against it, a window opens in safari. Bad move abc/3340. I'll be looking for another news app.
By Doty 69
Took forever for this to update. Hate the new site. Can't we just get news headlines like old site. Why do you have to make everything so difficult for older people. Will not be a fan of 33/40 news anymore.
Can no longer view in landscape mode. 1/5
This problem needs to be corrected ASAP since I view all my news apps in landscape mode.
New version needs help 3/5
By Bama app user
Just upgraded to the newest version of 33/40. Too confusing and will not turn sideways. I like to prop my iPad sideways, to read and play, but can't get it to turn. Wish I had the old version back.
New update is NOT good 1/5
I guess the live stream was removed and the layout is cumbersome at best.
I'll go back to WBRC Fox6.
By Profane James
All of a sudden no landscape mode? Meh...
Radar not working 3/5
Like the new update (7/1/15) but the radar is not working!
App not working!!!! 1/5
My app is blank when I open it!!!!
App problem 1/5
Will not open on my iPad
Info is good 5/5
Great app to have in the Birmingham area.
Doesn't work for live streaming 2/5
Needs to be fixed.
Spotty and cluttered 2/5
James Spann is the best weatherman in Alabama, maybe anywhere. However, this app is just poor. Very cluttered, alerts are spotty at best, just... Poor. Spann needs his own app and 33/40 needs to step it up and do better than this.
Droid app for abc3340 much better!!!! 1/5
The weather is the only reason I want this app and it is not nearly the quality it was on droids abc3340 app I want more access to James spann the rest I could care less about!
Most of the time when I get a news notification from this app and try to open the app to read it, the article isn't anywhere to be found!! So frustrating! The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is because of all the local news apps I have, this one gets the alerts to me first.
No problems at all
Would be 5 but 3/5
I'm tired of getting a new alert for the same story over and over again.
Please fix this, one alert per news story would be ideal.