I love GMJ !! I look forward to watching it every morning it’s on. You have a fantastic group of people and feel more like family than any other station in Jacksonville.I start each morning at 4:30 and watch till about 6 as I head to work .. I’ve never been a fan of your website though, not user friendly and awkward to navigate. Had to resort to news4jax if anything important was going on during the day .. since I installed this app it has been really informative and so far so good, Ill have to see how it is when the next big storm comes along and then you might get that last star.
Being a native Floridian who lived in South Florida, I was accustomed to very good news reports that came out of Miami-based stations. Fast-forward to today. I now live in a 55+ retirement community in Nocatee and love it. My husband and I exclusively rely upon the First Coast News for an accurate portrayal of the latest happenings in our local area, as well as the rest of the world. Additionally, we have the FCN Radar app and review it several times a day. For example: I was about to take my golf cart to lunch but checked out the weather. Whoops..impending rain. Oh, well. Lunch at home, it is! Thank you, FCN!
The general parts of the app are good BUT WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND UPDATING STORIES DOESN’T DO THAT OFTEN ENOUGH!!! The page with the black and white topics is sometimes very old and outdated!!! It is frustrating when I try to see what the newest information is about them. Sometimes the information is VERY VERY OLD!!! More than one person should be involved if the author isn’t on top of stories or doesn’t work in it for several weeks!!!
I moved to Florida 4 years ago and my very first morning here I watched FCN. I remember thinking this is the best local news show I have ever seen. Everyone is so natural there is no way they are reading from a teleprompter. I grew up watching Baltimore, Washington DC and the local news stations in our area for over 50 years before my move to St. Augustine. And FCN is hands down the best there is!!!!
I have all notifications turned off but weather. All weekend long my phone blew up with NFL draft updates. I don’t care one bit about football so it was very annoying. I also get news notifications. Really everything but weather. The app shows all my notifications (but weather) off so I’m not sure why my phone and watch get constant notifications of everything. I’m going to have to remove the app. Even though GMJ and FCN Is the news I choose I’m going to have to find another news app that the notifications off really mean off.
Since I no longer take the paper, this is my news information! I receive notifications of happenings, and find out what is happening in Jacksonville as well as other places! No longer do I find out news a day or two later - I know it as it’s taking place!
Constantly dropping and closing the app. The state news showed the same news blurbs for a week, along with same advertising on every block, if there were 8 blocks, u saw the same darn thing. Breaking news wasn’t really breaking news, it would still be there hours and days old. Some aren’t worthy of that classification. Then that same bit of news is in local, then in state... jeepers can’t you find anything to fill it’s spot, this a whole bunch of stuff going on out there, but triplicates isn’t needed much less duplicates. Need a better webmaster.
I like this app except for the notifications. I have turned off all of the sport notifications but I still get notifications about the jaguar games. I even tried turning the local notifications off so I would stop seeing them because I don’t like football and I don’t want to see anything about football come across my phone. I would really appreciate if the developers of this app would make it so someone who has the football notifications turned off doesn’t see anything about football.
I see other people with channel 4 or fox 30 with weird and useless message alerts. First coast knows the best for weather and practical Jacksonville knowledge. Tim Deegan has changed my life for the better!
The alerts that are sent out from this app are a bit much. I can understand if something is truly breaking news. When you send an alert that a school in S Florida will be going back next week- that’s not breaking news and can wait until the noon news. When alerts are sent, they should be clear. Sending an alert that several schools are on lockdown but not listing the names of the schools is simply trying to create fear. Please do better!
FCN needs a separate app just for weather, like 4 and 30 have. There is barely any info on the weather section on this app. You have to watch videos to see the detailed forecast. If I’m at work or scrolling in public, I can’t watch videos. No written summary available. FCN used to have a weather app but got rid of it a few years ago. Time to bring it back.
I live in Jacksonville from 2008 to 2018 and have watched FCN all the time. I now live outside Jax and this is the only news I follow. Good job, you all. You guys are always on top of what’s happening in Jacksonville. Thank you
On the go to work or returning home to the family, it’s great to quickly be informed of issues important to life in the greater Jacksonville area. With breaking news as the Coronavirus, FCN is even more appreciated.
I love First Coast News! It’s my favorite source for local news. The app is horrendous! It drops videos while you are trying to watch some breaking news. Or, if it doesn’t drop the video, it doubles up on the voice, like an echo, so you can’t even hear what they’re saying. I will get a notification, then will go to the app, and it’s not even showing up anywhere! That has happened several times! Please fix this app! I want to love it!
Thanks for the update of the fcn news update, BUT what’s going on with the fcn “Storm Experts” weather app? The daily and hourly forecasts disappeared a few weeks ago. No updates, no info about it. Such a shame. This WAS my go-to weather app. Please let us know what happened.
There’s always loading issues and every time I click on “Watch Live” a commercial starts first and delays what I should’ve seen live. Otherwise, the format is decent compared to our other local channels
This is a nice app that focus’ on Jacksonville and it’s surrounding areas. There is one thing that I would like to see improved in an update, and that would be to have the ability to view videos fullscreen.
If I don’t return to home page before closing app, the next time I return to the site the little circle just goes round and round ant the site never opens. I have to completely delete the site then reload it from the App Store
Keep in mind be original. The updates have always been there to keep the app secure, not for “squashing bugs”. Don’t make the app another Google early 500 change updates so you can say squash bugs and left work early. The bottom line is simple “militate” security and software integrity. We don’t squash bugs as a programmer with update protect the consumers identity, and provide accurate and non censored content. It’s what distinguishes you from the BS going on at the trillion mess Silicon Valley has brought upon our country.
At times, I have to wonder if the only news being reported is what is available from the local police blotter. Business news is largely ignored. An out of towner relying on this app for local news would likely be aghast at the amount of crime taking place in the city. Crime, crime and automobile accidents, mostly with injuries. Isn’t there ever anything positive to report?
Love First Coast News..Love Heather. Thanks for doing more on the Middleburg Clay County area. Actually like all of your news and weather casters. Waiting on news from Keitha..y’all keep up the good work..
Your updated FCN App is poorly designed and is not user friendly, particularly in attempting to go to the sections I wanted to read. The prior version was very well done and had great navigation. If there was a rating well below zero (0) stars, then I would rate it at least negative quintillion stars below zero (0).
The new and so called improvements made to this site is not liked. The improvements made does not impress me and others. The old website was much easer to navigate from story to story. It’s time for a change, by your web designer or by people following another news source.
I relocated from Philadelphia to JAX in September and found ABC/First Coast News to be very “flat.” I stopped watching it. This morning, I tuned in to get local weather, there’s been a major change, for the better, in the anchors and overall production/format!! I’m very happy to have a local news station again, that’s informative, professional and energized. Well done!!!