We are “snowbirds” and certainly enjoy being able to read and learn of happenings in our hometown area while we are away. You are to be commended on keeping us up to date in a reliable and enjoyable newscast. We send our thanks to you.
I hated this app when it first changed but it does give you limited North Country News. The format does not flow well and I still find myself having to work at finding local news. Way too many Ads that stay the same for months. Same video ad over and over each time you watch a video. Very annoying. Pages do not get updated enough, especially on weekends. Ex: after Kentucky Derby there was news about before the race for a week or two. Come on you can do better than that. Lately the Venus Williams story has been on there for ever! Please it's not news if it's weeks old.
This app uses a lot of battery, and space, on my iPad... unnecessarily, in my opinion. I have tried to limit, or eliminate, background access to the app but have not been able to do that to my satisfaction. I still see 5-6 hours of battery usage when my iPad has been off for most of the day. As a northern New Yorker, I use the app only for its weather section (which is good, therefore some stars). It would be nice if there was a way of emptying the app and controlling the background usage. As it is, I delete the app regularly, then have to set it up again.
We often try to watch the 6pm news on the weekend. It is often the case that when we tune in at 6pm we get a recording of the morning broadcast or nothing at all. It’s disappointing but we can move on to another station to get the news. I also think you need to change the title of your lead ‘First Warning Weather.’ It always sounds like ‘First Morning Weather.’ Maybe make it ‘First Alert Forecast’ or ‘Your WPTZ Forecast.’ It needs a change.
Been watching WPRZ since the early 50s when everything was black & white & snowy. We could only get 2 channels at the time. We lived in the Adirondacks & TV 5 was OUR NY station. Many years have passed & sorry to say - OUR stationed has changed. TV 5 would be appropriately be called the Vermont Station these days. NY gets very little coverage now compared to even a few years ago. We need a prison escape or huge ice storm before that happens. You get where I’m going with this? My rant is over now.
It’s the only game in town here in Vermont. So it should work flawlessly (the app crashes from time to time), and the news bulletins should be relevant. Im not interested in being alerted on “feel-good” stories. I’m also not interested in being alerted on news that’s happened 3 or more days ago and has already been aired on WPTZ-TV. Please don’t use the notifications as an advertising gimmick!
This app and broadcast is just full of sensationalized information… especially the morning weather broadcast. Full of misinformation and volcanic style broadcasting to scare viewers. What happened with those cataclysmic storms and predictions that never seem to unfold? Just download a national weather app (for accuracy) and other local news apps. Also, the continued use of the micro aggression, “guys”, is a symbol of exclusion on your customer base rather than inclusion. Didn’t you get the memo? 🤦♀️
Someone needs to do a better job editing/proofreading before posting stories. There’s been a number of times I have found spelling errors or misplaced words. It looks unprofessional. The app has often frozen when I’m trying to view a particular story. I’ve had to shut down the app and then open it back up. Otherwise it’s a decent app.
When I try to pop on and catch the weather quick, or see a alert or breaking news, yeah that’s not happening. First you go to a ad...which most of the time takes forever to load, then maybe you will get where you want to go. I rated it, because I really want a app with my local news and weather. I hope it improves.
Few articles of interest—way too few local news articles. Can’t cast to TV only air-play which only works half the time. Weather up-dates aren’t up to date. They are often hours behind. Needs lots of improvement in how it is used not in it’s physical operation. Everything seems to function fine and easy to switch back and forth.
All I use the app for is weather. The old one that is “going away” is better. This one is difficult to use and hard to see. Who puts white text over white clouds? The icons depicting what the weather will be hour by hour are horrible. It’s too bad, I really liked the old one and used it all the time. Maybe if they actually read the reviews and fixed some of the problems it would be tolerable.
Seems as though for the major news agency in the area it would be more up to date. Lots of old stories that never get taken down and new stories that never seem to make it on the app until it is too late. Very slow in updating the stories and miss many relevant stories
Wptz needs to adjust there temperature map of the 10 day forecast.a lot of my co workers and myself find the nightly temp hard to discern,it should be moved to where it’s between day highs and not below ,will be less confusing for your viewing audience.I’ve been watching since bird berdan,should be an easy fix, thank you
The only thing good about the app is the push alerts. Other then that the formatting on how information is presented does not flow well. You should check out others in the area how they have their app setup. Lots of irrelevant info. :(
I like how easy it is to get the latest news and weather, and I also like the ease of searching that comes with the different categories. One thing that bothers me a lot is how poorly written many of the stories are. I often see spelling and grammatical errors that frankly are pretty embarrassing. I am not talking about little errors here and there, but frequent ones that should have been caught while proof reading or at least by an editor. After all , you are reporting the news in print format, so accurate use of the language is imperative. Other than that, it's a great App.
I got the app to follow the Dannemora escapee situation. The alerts were relevant and welcome. Now, I find the alerts are too frequent, hardly alert-worthy and sometimes, not even news. Add to this the app is awkward and difficult to navigate. Most of the time the alert has no follow up within the app. Also, I find it disturbing that you allow advertisements which try to appear to be news stories themselves. Certainly, I've known people who believe the "hooks" at the "top" of these ads to be actual news. And then you embed them in between your real news items. As an entity that prides itself on informing the population I'd think this would be offensive to you, as it is to me. I've intended to delete this app, but so far haven't taken the time to do it. This has just given me the impetus to get it done. So...goodbye.
I love this app, and find the weather alerts extremely useful and accurate. However, I had to deactivate alerts because they'd been sending daily alerts of every fatality happening in VT or any shocking / upsetting news on a daily basis. Life is stressful enough. Who needs a constant barrage of more bad news?! "If it bleeds, it leads" is an awful reality.
I was using the WCAX app, but all it does is crash and they have removed all news sections including the national, international, New Hampshire, New York, business and sports leaving only the local. Which had about 4 to 6 new articles daily if lucky. So when I saw all the actual news on this app I was amazed!! And it does not freeze and close every time you click on something. Great App compared to WCAXs app.
Overall, the app is functional. However, many news stories are repeated 2 or 3 times on the same page. It appears to be done to fill in empty space and hide the fact that this news app is not a priority. Also, the news stories rarely update on weekends and during the week, only seem to update around the time the stories are broadcast on the network. Not really the breaking news-type of app that I had hoped for.
When watching the news there's seems to be a time limit and then it times outs asking if I want to continue. Very annoying . I enjoy watching the news wether it's live or on demand. I don't however, like the repeated commercials. They run to long with the same advertisers ad. Mixing it up a little with your advertisers would make the wait time for the viewer more bearable.
Your new site needs some work... a lot of it. The user experience is frustrating, confusing and downright unfriendly. The basic layout is unorganized with various sections poorly delineated and subject articles repeated in several sections. Choice of fonts and sizes are poor. The overall layout is confusing. I have actually stopped visiting the site which is a shame because the older version was much better and this new one just drives me crazy.
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