Finally, a local news app that is worth checking frequently during the day!! The format is well done. There are plenty of stories and the stories are updated regularly. Please keep up the excellent work. Thanks for the effort that went into the development and immense improvement of this app. As a comparison, below is my review of 2 years ago. You can see how much my opinion has changed: I would give 0 stars if possible. Please stop getting my hopes up by offering an update and then releasing a totally untested, pitiful product. For a news outlet that claims to cover such a large area to offer this app to represent them on smartphones indicates how out of touch the news outlet and the app developers are.
Well WJAC use to be Johnstown’s news station, but that was a very long time ago. If you try and bring up the local news you mostly find stories on every other town, city and county. And there’s a reason for this... they keep the public in the dark about just how bad things have become in Johnstown. Oh those who are awake and can see the dilapidation of their city’s infrastructure and crime basically get it without the news to confirm this. Maybe those in charge of what gets out are simply trying to paint over the dark picture of what the city’s legislators have left their constituents with... a crumbling infrastructure and high crime rate. It’s amazing just how many stories do not make the news.
WJAC continues to publish shoddy journalism that demonstrates a failure to demonstrate even a sixth grade level of writing. The app is unreliable and articles remain on the landing page that should have been removed a long time ago. They remain in the pocket of special interest and political favoritism. Therefore the news reported is wholly unreliable.
This latest update keeps repeating stories. The old app listed time and date of each posting, that's gone. Worse yet, most of the news items are actually sports items. I mean, the AAABA league is interesting, but, enough already. Here's a thought, test the app before release.
Note to WJAC: Dump this app and go back to the old format. This app is poorly formatted and contains only a small portion of the info available in the prior site. I have been forced to use "other" sources for my local news.
The WJAC news app delivers news, weather and sports in an instant. With the new and fully redesigned app you can watch live newscasts, get up-to-the minute local and national news, weather and traffic conditions and stay informed via notifications alerting you to breaking news and local events. • Breaking news alerts and stories • Live streaming • New weather section with hourly and daily forecasts • Live weather radar and traffic information • Completely overhauled app that is faster and easier to use