Pro: Stories in general are better than those on KSBW (which is not saying much). App more user friendly than the KSBW app, no flashing/flickering ads. Cons: Same news story listed 2-4 times under different title. Articles loaded with very obvious spelling and grammar errors. Stories with misleading titles. The language used in terms of difficulty is below high school level and either editors are blind, not doing their job or have no idea how to write are supervising journalists who have absolutely no idea how to write. For example, their/they're/there and to/two/too are very common problems authors have (which is basic grade school English 101) -- these journalists clearly need a refund from the colleges where they got their degrees from. I'm far from a spelling Nazi & admit spell check is my friend -- these journalists & editors seriously need an introduction! As a instructor at the local junior college I would not have accepted papers submitted written that poorly (& failed out the student). This review is written far better than the majority of articles you will read on this app. That is just plain sad. Ok. Embarrassing, really.
The best local news app for the central coast, but...
There are only two local news apps for the Monterey-Salinas market, and only one worth the download. This is the one. My only complaint is that even though weather data is supplied by Weather Underground, it does not let you select a local weather station from the large community of weather providers in local neighborhoods, only major stations like airports and civic centers. Add that functionality and this app will deserve five stars.
The past few weeks all of the breaking news has been driving a lot of people to news apps. This is one I had for my local news and recently they have turned up their in app ads. Until 2-3 days ago. The ads were not only aggressive but they were straight up phishing. Like a webpage that looked like google (using their marks) but was just trying to get people information. This is completely unacceptable for a reputable news source. Apple needs to remove this application until any and all predatory advertising is removed for good.
I love the news you guys report on. You update stories frequently. I much prefer the app over ksbw. Only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is the only 1 complaint...the notifications send and alert me multiple times on the same story, wasting my data. It isn't an update in story it literally notifies me to the same article 2-3 times. Could stand to simmer down a bit. 😄
Much better than the other version available for the IPhone. The KION I expect and enjoy! But why two versions of the same news channel any way? Isn't one good app better than two when one of the two is awkward and lacks user friendliness?
I really enjoyed the up to date information up until 5 days ago. I now have to read a newspaper to get information about what is going on in Monterey county but towards the early afternoon when the news is old.
KION is your local news source in the Central Coast, covering breaking news and weather conditions in your neighborhood. We are first to cover the news and last to leave the scene, bringing you the most complete information on the events that matter the most in your community.