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Mobile apps available from WAFF 48 News

- WAFF 48 News app for iPhone and Android
- WAFF 48 News app for iPad
- WAFF 48 News app for Android tablets
- WAFF 48 First Alert Weather app for iPhone, Android
- WAFF 48 First Alert Weather app for iPad

WAFF 48 News app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Android tablet


Get breaking news, weather, sports, and more from WAFF 48 News and WAFF.COM on our news app for your smartphone.

The WAFF 48 News app is FREE and features local news from WAFF 48 News. The app offers countless stories and videos, weather information, photo galleries, live video and more.

In addition, the WAFF 48 News app allows you to submit pictures and video directly to WAFF 48 News in the "Your Photos" section.

Other features:

  • Breaking news push notifications
  • Watch live newscasts or replay the last show
  • Video on-demand
  • Latest news from around the Tennessee Valley
  • School closings
  • TV Listings
  • High school football scores

    The app is available for iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) users and Android users. To download and install the free app, search "WAFF" in the App Store or Google Play store.

    Have feedback? Contact us directly at wmclain@waff.com.



    WAFF 48 First Alert Weather app for iOS, Android


    The WAFF 48 First Alert Weather app is a FREE app featuring content from the WAFF 48 weather team. The app includes push alerts for severe weather warnings and the ability to submit weather photos and videos to WAFF 48 News.

    The alerts are sent based on the device's location, using GPS. This means you don't have to select any particular county - you are simply warned if severe weather is threatening the current location of your device.

    You can customize what type or "class" of alert you wish to receive, or choose to select none. Severe weather is selected by default. Options include:

    • Tropical
    • Severe
    • Flood
    • Winter
    • Marine
    • Other
    • None

    "Severe" is the default selection if you opt-in on the first install of the app.

    To customize the alert settings in an iPhone or iPad, click the "i" icon in the top right corner of the app screen. Then, scroll down to the "Weather Alerts" and select which type of alert you want. Once you have selected your type, click "Done" at the top of the app screen.

    If you are running iOS 5.0 or newer, you can also customize how you want your alerts displayed. To do this, go to the Settings app on your iPhone, then click "Notifications" and then select the WAFF 48 First Alert Weather app and follow the instructions.

    Other features include:

  • The ability to plot watch and warning outlines from either the US National Weather Service or Environment Canada. For example, users can overlay current radar over the outline of the latest severe thunderstorm warning.

  • "As you type" location searching will make adding additional locations to your favorite list easier and more intuitive. In addition, changes have been made to the overall user interface for location editing.

    All versions of the app offer:

    • Interactive map optimized for 3G, 4G and WiFi performance
    • Notifications when lightning strikes within five miles of your location
    • Vertical and horizontal map display with animated radar map looping
    • NOWRAD, a highly responsive modern radar map display
    • Storm tracking to show which way storms are moving
    • Current temperatures, high temperature, low temperature, dewpoint
    • Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available
    • Exclusive Road Weather Index (patent pending)
    • Color-coded weather alerts arranged by severity
    • Fully-integrated GPS for current location awareness
    • Integrated compass overlay for iPhone 3GS and 4 models
    • Video forecasts from the WAFF 48 First Alert Weather Team
    • Accurate 10-day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail
    • Sunrise, sunset, UV index
    • Ability to easily save your favorite locations
    • Customize display settings for map layers (radar, lightning strikes, satellite, road weather, wind speed, tropical satellite)
    • Custom overlays (turn on or off): Earthquakes, Storm Tracks, Tropical Tracks, Compass
    • Display temperature units in Farenheit or Celsius
    • Display wind units in Mph or Kph
    • Full-featured and user tested
    • Earthquake plotting - tap on an earthquake to display its detail
    • Full featured and user tested
    • Weather Widget for unlock page
    • Storm Track Plotting
    • Tropical Track Plotting
    • Status bar alert acknowledgement
    • Alerts over map on/off switch in settings
    • English and Spanish support (version 1.6 and higher)




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