New content labels show what you can expect before clicking on the article or the video. These labels make it clear whether the article is accompanied by a video on the same topic or whether it’s text only. We’ve also added a news widget that previews today’s top stories right on your device’s home screen.
We know how important it is to have an accurate forecast to plan your day and week – we’ve updated the weather screen, which had trouble loading content in the earlier version of the app. We’ve also improved the screen reader and the app’s navigation to provide a better experience for users who are blind or visually impaired.
Our app was built in-house by the NBCUniversal Local team. These latest updates are based on our readers’ feedback and comments, which help us improve the app’s design and functionality.
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Here’s a list of our mobile app’s features:
- Dark mode support for all pages
- Latest news feed: Lists articles in reverse chronological order
- A news widget lets you see today’s top stories on your home screen
- Content labels indicate what you can expect before clicking on an article or video
- Home page improvements: Page will transform based on changes in the news cycle, with different states to highlight the most important information on every visit
- Alerts inbox: Users can now delete stories already read or keep them to review later
- Reading experience: Users can easily swipe left and right to see new stories
- New video hub highlights make it easy for users to watch a series of videos back-to-back
- Videos are organized by both category and recency
- Customized experience: Users can now customize the weather page, deciding what information they first see when visiting the weather section
- More detailed forecast: The forecast now includes new data points such as dew point, UV Index and more
- Improved radar experience: The radar will now expand fullscreen, hiding most interface elements to give the user the biggest map area possible
- Weather alerts: Users can subscribe to alerts, including precipitation alerts, for every location.