Eastern Idaho and western Wyoming's number one news source is now available for your iPhone. LocalNews8.com is the area's authority for breaking news and severe weather updates.
The First Alert 8 team will you keep you ahead of the storm and let you know when severe weather is heading your way with VIPIR Radar. Also, the latest forecast and current temperature information is updated several times a day.
LocalNews8.com also provides current road condition and construction updates along with the snow report for the area's ski resorts from Sun Valley to Jackson, Wyoming.
Ratings and Reviews
Was good, starting to go downhill
(For the current version in early 2016, it has become a tacky unprofessional app getting pop up ads and ones that won't go away. I may have to just start viewing the mobile site on the ad block plus phone web browser.)
The app works pretty good features are nice. A future improvement that would be nice to be able to choose what type of notifications you get sent. It also would be nice if we had the live viper radar instead of weather underground, but it works good too I guess. It is nice being able to move around and zoom in & out on the radar.
Also, it would be nice to see the part come back where you could submit picture and video reports to the news station. If they do being it back, if they would be able to make the submissions without having to have e-mail set up on the device so that it would just send through the app.
Updates are great
I originally rated this app poorly because the pop up ads seemed to interrupt reading randomly, usually mid-sentence. I downloaded and tried it again, though, and noticed that now the ads either appear at the bottom or pop up between news articles. This is a welcome change. Thanks to the developers for addressing the reading interruptions. I look forward to using this app to keep up with the news.
Do your own reporting
It would be nice if East Idaho News could do their own reporting instead of just regurgitating news stories from national news sources that do not represent Idaho values.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.