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Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Des Moines breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our KCCI 8 News reporters when it happens, where it happens
- Local news submission area for breaking news, news tips and the ability to email your news photos and videos right to our newsroom to be featured on air
- Share stories via email or your social media pages
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Des Moines weather updates, and 7 day forecasts
- An interactive radar that lets you zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity
- Des Moines weather alerts and updates, Storm Team 8 weather videocasts and more
Simple bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Just got used to the last version
I had just gotten used to the last update and now it has changed again. I still don’t like the buried stories. They should all be listed on the home page so you know what’s there. I do find that KCCI updates their content more often than WHO—particularly before 8:00 am. Overall I like KCCI’s weather section better than WHO’s. I liked the sunrise and sunset times on the last version. I think I found those once on this version but now I can’t remember what to click on. I am quite disturbed by the full page pop-up ad that appears every time the app opens. I’m quite good at closing it before it completely loads, so their advertising isn’t working on me. And why does every day’s forecast say “rain” with a percentage from 0 to whatever? I keep seeing that and thinking that rain is actually in the forecast. Even when snow is forecasted it still says “rain”. Huh?
Please stop playing the audio for ads when I haven’t clicked on anything and I don’t even know what the ad is for. It really freaks me out, especially in the middle of the night.
Now I’m getting a pop-up ad that I am NOT clicking on that takes over the screen and I can’t get rid of it.
This app is terrible. Many of the titles are cut off of the headline stories such that you can't read the whole thing- even when you're on the page specifically for that story. Then the transcript is cut off also which makes it impossible to just skim the news when you don't want to sit and watch videos all day. There are lots of ads that pop up when you open the app. You have to watch an ad for about 15 seconds before you can watch the video clip you wanted to see. Half of the time the app crashes between the ad and the video, but if you make it through the video, it still crashes after that frequently. Hate that I have to literally click on national news to see anything that isn't local. Seems like users should be able to set preferences. Overall it's a glitchy, poorly designed app that I very much dislike.
Someone needs to learn the difference between what is worth sending an alert and what is not. WAY too many alerts for things that don’t warrant them. It comes across like “LOOK AT US!!!” I have long contemplated turning off the alerts - and (ironically, because I got a prompt asking me to rate the app) will be doing that, now. Plus, most “KCCI alert-worthy” stories aren’t even available on the app for a long time, unless you link through the alert, itself. Also, with only a few local stories listed at any given time, I’ve found it easier to use either the DM Register app or the WHO app to find out more about something that isn’t among the six that KCCI deems worthy. The sad part is that I trust KCCI to have the best news and weather coverage, locally. I don’t have a problem with the news organization - it’s just the app (and their over-alerting) that are the problem.
- Hearst Television
- 78 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019, Des Moines Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of KCCI-TV
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.