Kcci app 4/5
For the most part it’s an excellent app. The weather info not being updated in a timely manner bothers me. What good is the weather from 8am when it’s 4pm in the afternoon. I agree with a previous writer about the radar being difficult to use.
Frustrating at times. 3/5
By Frustrated in IC
I get banners of a story but it is not readily available to read. When reading stories and ad will cover up parts of the story. UGH. Place your ad if you must but please continue the entire story after the ad space.
By linda dixie mann
I don’t like the way sound comes in when you are opening up the app
Disturbs others in public
Love the content
Take off the sound
Pop up Ads without touching screen 1/5
Within 10 seconds of each other, the app will open ads in a web browser or in the App Store rendering the app useless. Absolute garbage.
Take That ! 4/5
By Yeah Bobby
Up to date news but very opinionated!
Number One 5/5
Love KCCI. It is really the only station I watch. I enjoy the app.
Repeat repeat repeat 1/5
Every now and then I try to watch the News in the morning but it is just to painful to watch the same 2 or 3 “news items “ within an hour. Please.. oh please do not call yourself Iowa’s News leader. It is not becoming.
Watch your sentences 3/5
By Central Iowa Fan
Several times when a story is online, you place an ad and it covers up the last word or words in a sentence. Very annoying.
All ads. Live cast doesn’t work. 2/5
By Rachelle in Johnston
I really hoped this app would give me the livecast it promised, but after 7 straight ads, the app timed out. I launch it again, and another ad. Then it locked up. Tried to use the Report Bug feature but that never loaded. ☹️
Still Too Many Ads 3/5
Provide a “Skip” as button after 5 seconds so I can cut right to the story if the ad is repetitive or irrelevant. I hate waiting 20-30 seconds of sapping my battery for what amounts to junk mail. Your interactive radar is not as good as in the past.
How about a sports page
Local news segment should not include out of state or national stories 4/5
By Former travelocity user
I do not appreciate the fact that you use national news as filler in your local news segment. Invest more time and resources into gathering actual local news. Save the national stories for another section.
I notice more and more the show freezes up as I am watching it or repeats what was just said. The broadcast will show “we will be back in a minute” and be off for 5 minutes or more or totally go off so I have to open it again. Things the live broadcast does not do. I like watching the morning broadcast as I am getting ready and this gets frustrating after awhile!
Reading Stories 2/5
I like the alerts to find out whats going on. But it’s frustrating when I try to enlarge the screen and it doesn’t. I need larger print.
Fix the radar!! 3/5
The old app had the best radar.. not happy with the way this app uses the radar. Why does it go back 8 hours?? I want to see a more current radar and brighter colors.. and I and I think most of you followers don’t carry what happened 8 hours ago.. I like to see the storms in motion to see what direction it is moving but when it finally gets to the current time it jumps back 8 hours so quickly that it’s hard to see where a storm is tracking.. Pleae,Please, Please get a better radar!!!
The WHOLE Story, Please!! 2/5
Trying to read articles on this site is like reading a newspaper with random chunks cut out — it disappears behind an ad, and when it reappears below the ad I am lost because I have no idea what was said in the part I couldn’t see. Incredibly frustrating! I have been a KCCI app user for several years, but this is driving me absolutely crazy — I am switching to another app until this is fixed.
Fix the fricking radar 2/5
By Bbbbjxisjabj ojbd
I can't even press the play button without touching ads it's annoying as hell.
KCCI The Best Team! 5/5
I have watched KCCI since I moved to Des Moines! It just keeps updating for the Better! The new improvements with radar & reporting are outstanding! And LOVE the New Set! It reflects Des Moines at it’s BEST! #KudosKCCI
Ads cuts off part of the story 2/5
The update done just two days ago was worthless. When I read a story, the paragraph right above an ad isn’t complete. It’s like the ad is covering the rest of the paragraph and cuts off mid-sentence.
News stories cutoff due to ads 3/5
All news stories are cutoff due to the placement of the huge ads. Quite annoying. Why are ads necessary in a news story?!
My observation. 4/5
The ads in your phone app typically lose part of the previous paragraph and are followed by a new paragraph. Proofreading would reveal this problem.
Improvement Needed 2/5
I’ve been having trouble with the layout of various news stories where the advertisements and/or photos cut off the text in the article. Annoying!!
Can’t read all the story 4/5
Each news story has ads in the middle of the story which block part of it. There is no way to get around them. Consequently, sometimes important parts of the story are missing.
New update 1/5
New update made the ads cover up sections in the new articles. Needs new update.
Doing great job. 5/5
Loved you all when we lived there. Still do.
Newest update 1/5
The new update will not load
Turn down the sound! 4/5
The only problem I have with the app is the sound level of the commercial when I open a news story. A lot of the time I’m at work and am embarrassed by the blaring sound! Please turn it down!!!
we all miss byline data like date, time, place, topic, so does time & effort obscuring type to induce perview for discovery worth violation of journalistic principle of bare, lean pragmatics,..?
Timely Up To Date 5/5
By Max & Taz
I can count on timely up to date factual news from KCCI
To bias 2/5
To bias to democrat socialism not always telling the truth about republicans
You get what you pay for... 3/5
By Cory Gym
It's free. Not much to expect. Local news seems to be a small percentage of their stories though
Love the App 5/5
Love the App. I use it throughout the day to update the latest news. I love the weather portion of the app
Awesome news 5/5
By 2nd shift worker
I work second shift so watching t.v news for me is not a option. KCCI app keeps me updated on the news happenings around my area. Also always know what the weather is doing and the world news it’s the my go to app for all the News. Keep up the awesome work KCCI
By Julie from Chariton
Very good communication tool. Weather, breaking news, school closures, and live updates as well, to name a few. Really enjoy Jason and Rheya, Curtis, very good personalities. Friendly, fun, and factual. Thank you.
KCCI app 4/5
This news is usually 10 minutes slower than my fastest reporting news app. But this station is more thorough with exact details if available. The radar leaves a bit to be desired so I use another app for that.
App review 4/5
Good app but often inaccurate. Worth using though.
I like to turn my phone to watch videos to get a bigger screen, but u can’t flip and enlarge the video till the commercial is done. Annoying. Other websites let u enlarge screen during the commercial.
And when u go back to the home screen after reading a article, it sometimes sends u back to the very beginning (top article) instead of where u were. And sometimes it sends u back to where u left off scanning the headlines. Weird.
Need to get off greed 1/5
By GREED KILLS EVERTHING
HATE IT!!! When I want to read article and I have to listen to a commercial that I do not care about, I’m there to read the article and a commercial starts without me doing anything. What happened to the days of decency and respect. Greed is killing our children and grandchildren. And news makes these people out to be great.
Turn off your notifications 2/5
By Mimi mia tootsie 1825
News coverage is great - no complaints. I would rate higher if I didn’t have a daily internal argument about turning off my notifications. While I do like being alerted to important news items, the staff does not seem to be able to discern what is important and what is not. Not every news story and/or news event is worthy of an alert. If they’d simply ask themselves before sending, “Will the largest majority of our app users see this notification and think, ‘Wow! I’m glad they told me about that!’” and NOT send if the answer is not “yes”, it would easily be a 5 star app.
Until then, just turn off your notifications and enjoy the rest of the features.
6 hour radar loop? 1/5
By Disappinted in DM
New app is fine but the radar loop is ridiculous. I have no interest in seeing what was happening 6 hours ago but in order to see the past hour, I am forced to watch 5 hours to get to it. Downloaded the KCRG app from Cedar Rapids. Superior radar loop for Past, Past + Future and Future, excellent graphics, easy bottom tabs for hourly and extended forecasts. Sad that I have to use a Cedar Rapids TV app to get accurate, easy to see weather coverage.
Doing better, just fix the radar 4/5
I just re-read my review from a year ago. A lot has improved since then. KCCI still has the most up to date app in the area. I still see a lot of buried stories that should be visible from the home page. I also see a lot of stories that aren’t local that stay in the buried stories for about a week. That’s too long. My major complaint now is with the radar. I like to put it in motion so I can see what direction the storm is moving, but the radar goes back about 8 hours, then slowly and painfully moves through that time period with long pauses and jerks forward until it almost gets to the current time, then the app crashes. So I never get to see what direction the storm was moving in the last half hour or so. I wish it would just go back about 1-2 hours rather than 8. Maybe it would function better if it didn’t go back so far.
OK For Old News 3/5
I use this app multiple times per day, including streaming newscasts. Overall, it is reliable. My frustration is that it is very slow to be updated and breaking news is nonexistent. When a breaking news banner comes across my phone, I end up going to another channel’s site to find out what’s happening.
By channel 8 news
I enjoy having the app on my phone, however, when I click on top news story I get a video after commercial and it disrupts me just wanting to read the article otherwise site good. JB
Liberal Leaning! 3/5
Maybe it would be smart to reporting fairly! Start talking about who is working for the people and who is willing to destroy America for political gain! So sick of corrupt politicians that have gotten very wealthy and won’t work with the opposing party! So depressing! Maybe you should have more feel good- happy stories! I always love actual news stories but always end with more questions than answered! I also understand that law enforcement have to hold back info! Just remember there are more than Democrats that follow your news and we just want fair and unbiased news and not opinions!
I guess no one works on weekends 1/5
By Mental unrest
More often than not, the app never changes stories over the weekend. I guess no one is working Saturday and Sunday?
For two straight days, not a single story has changed on this news app. Happens almost every weekend.
Liberal mouthpiece 1/5
For libs by libs ; I wanna know who what when where and why nothing else I only have this site for local weather and the lib bull coming from here stinks I don’t even watch your channel any more because of it !!!!!!!!
By hdk fs
Radar goes back way too far. It also goes too fast at the end.
Generally pretty good, but... 3/5
The most irritating aspect of the KCCI app is that it still doesn’t flip over on an iPad. It’s very helpful to have cord coming off of the top of a plugged-in device, and practically every app on earth flips over, but not KCCI. The other item that bothers me is the alerts banner. Far too often, the alert will display on the screen, but when I open the app from the alert, there is no reference to the alert on the opening page - so you’re left to wonder where it went.
Review of KCCI mobile app 1/5
By O. Ben
WHAT A WASTE OF TIME. I use another website that I don't have to go through commercials to read news items.
In addition these websites stay updated with their material. (KCCI still has Ringo Starr's visit to Ames, almost a year ago) and other stories that happened weeks, if not months, ago.
Can't we update these stories more frequently?. Are my two biggest concerns, there are other concerns.
I rarely visit this website because of these two issues.
Ben in Newton