Please place sports related stories into a sports category and relevant national and local news stories in your main events column. Also “If it bleeds it leads” is getting a little macabre. Thank you for asking.
Of the local news sources in Louisville, WDRB is the easiest to navigate, has the least slant left or right and leaves their opinions on the opinion page. My only complaint is the tag they often leave at the end of a news story “We will update this story as it develops”. I have found that means we will never hear about it again or I will need to look elsewhere for updates.
This is a review of the app, not the content provided. I am very disappointed with WDRB’s new app. The home screen is organized strangely with both horizontal and vertical scrolling sections of stories. The headlines are hard to read on top of the story thumbnails. The weather section has been redone, but is missing some key links like the weather blog. Pressing play on the forecast video just brings up the WDRB mobile website instead of playing the video directly. Long story short, the old app was better. Much better.
WDRB has some great writers and reporters, but it’s very frustrating when a story breaks. Breaking news will get a couple of sentences, ending with “we have a crew on the way to the scene. This story will be updated.” And frequently the update never comes, or comes hours later. It’s like they don’t feel the need to update until their next broadcast deadline. Or maybe they just don’t have the personnel to update. Also, been having trouble lately with the app freezing.
If you’re looking to find school/business closing via the app, don’t bother wasting your time unless you’re facility will be one of the first five, alphabetically. That’s all you can see in the app, you cannot scroll or search, and it’s all because they had to put 5,348,674,179,983,562,871 ads on every page. You can bet your bottom dollar the ads don’t get cut off/work perfectly. Two stars because there actually is news buried in there somewhere.
This app worked fairly well before the newest update. It would crash sometimes but I understand that, its an app and that happens. Since the new update came out though, none of the links for news articles work. They show there’s no information or no content. I like the new UI but nothing works, please fix this, I like using this app for news in Louisville but right now its unusable.
I used to love this app, which was my go-to for local news and weather. Unfortunately, the latest update drives me crazy! My biggest issue is with the basic navigation. I never had a problem moving from News to Weather. I now have to search for the weather page (last seen in the “more“ section?). Once there, many of the features that I once loved are gone. (A prime example is the visual graph showing the chance of precipitation by the hour.) Similarly, the visual cues are difficult to interpret. (As an example, are the dotted lines underneath the cloud supposed to mean rain, slow or a mix?) Again, I long for the old days.
The new version of this app is awful. Instead of making stories easier to access, I get presented with just a couple very large photos of news items on my iPad. It takes much more navigating to find stories or view something other than the top news stories. I used to look at this app nearly every morning, but I’m going to look for another news source that is more user friendly.
The new layout is almost impossible to view on my phone. The text in the picture is to small and the layout is messy. I can’t find the news and getting around the app is too much trouble. The old version needed some updates but this isn’t it.
This app is very good and is easy to use. I lived in Louisville for more than 40 years and use the site to keep informed. If I had a complaint concerning this app, it would be that the the stories are seldom updated. The sports writers are excellent and I enjoy their columns.
This app is easy to use. Sometimes there will be "Breaking News" about a serious matter where it will not ever be updated. I think most TV execs have been slow to realize just how many folks get their news online. Please update stories.
Only complaint is when you receive the “breaking news” you get it twice. A nice feature in the future would be to chose what alerts you want to get like news, sports, weather for your specific area etc...
Can’t really say if it’s me or the app but on my iPhone it is really choppy and occasionally crashes. When swiping thru stories sometimes shows same story two or three times and sometimes won’t load story at all.
App keeps kicking me out right in the middle of reading an article. Don't remember having this issue before last update. This is the only local news app I keep on my phone, and read it daily, but it is becoming frustrating. Very close to deleting the app.
Loved the original version but the newest update is terrible. I cannot turn for the wide view which is what I like and I only see the same stories...over and over again. I love WDRB but this app is not user friendly and does not seem to carry more that four or five major stories. Will find another news app to use.
Non stop commercials in the app while waiting to watch the weather update. Closed the app and restarted it to find the road conditions and they slipped the weather section. I swear you can’t get updated weather without all nonsense
I like nothing about this new app. The layout is awkward, it is difficult to find what I’m looking for and the ads are ridiculous. I loved the old app and used it several times a day to check the news and weather but using this new version is a chore.
Was a pretty good app. As of a couple of days ago I started getting an annoying pop-up ad from the bottom of the screen that keeps popping up over and over again. It will take about a week of this BS and I will delete it.
Last update has too many ads that pop up as you scroll
Used to be my favorite local news app but I guess like all the others, they are selling advertising space. It interrupts the flow of reading the news which is the very reason I use app Oh well.........
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