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ABC7/WJLA on your mobile device is four apps in one, and a terrific one-stop for local news from the Washington D.C. region. If you’re looking for news on your community, up-to-date weather or current conditions on the area’s rails and roads, this app is for you.
★ Live streaming news broadcast right to your mobile device. Tap the “Watch Live” button to the right of the ABC7/WJLA logo to access the live broadcast feed.
★ Support for four types of push notifications. Users can enable/disable each type individually via the Preferences menu item. The complete text of the last (unexpired) pushed notification is always downloaded for in-app viewing. When enabled, access the current notification by tapping the “Alert” button that appears to the left of the ABC7/WJLA logo.
★ News Headlines
▪ Top local news including images and videos from ABC7/WJLA
▪ Save articles to later read offline at any time
▪ Article links to the original source content on WJLA.com may be copied or shared with anyone via email, Twitter, or Facebook
▪ Dynamically resize article text so it’s at your optimal reading size – your desired setting is always remembered
▪ Current local weather conditions based on your current location or choice of locations
▪ 24-hour and 7-day forecasts
▪ Indexes for humidity, air quality, UV, pollen, and flu
▪ Doppler radar, weather blog, and National Weather Service alerts
▪ Weather blog articles can be saved, shared, and dynamically resized, just like news articles
▪ Metro rail status, alerts and next-train information for any station
▪ Built-in Metro map, list of stations, and nearby stations
▪ Access to your favorite stations, including street-level mapping
▪ Live color-coded traffic map of the Washington D.C.-area with incident or construction overlays
▪ Access to specific area details including color-coded road traffic speeds, traffic camera images, incident reports, road closings, and highway construction
▪ Optionally display traffic camera overlays on the map
▪ Additional news feeds for Sports, Entertainment, Transportation, and School/Business Closings
▪ Access your saved articles, available offline at any time
▪ Submit a News Tip to WJLA.com, including an optional image or video taken right from your mobile device
★ Use the Preferences menu item to individually enable or disable the different types of push notification alerts:
▪ BREAKING News, as it happens
▪ Important D.C.-area WEATHER Alerts
▪ Significant D.C.-area TRAFFIC Alerts
▪ General ABC7/WJLA Alerts
★ Feedback is welcome and appreciated. Please email us directly at email@example.com.
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▶▶▶ Feedback is welcome and appreciated! Please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW in version 1.6.1:
✔ Fixed videos not playing
✔ Minor bug-fixes
NEW in version 1.5.0:
✔ Added support for four different types of push notifications
✔ Added LIVE streaming news broadcast
✔ Improved traffic section with new content partner – now with a color-coded map and access to area traffic cameras
✔ Performance, stability, and memory usage improvements
✔ Bug fixes from previous version