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APPS available from FOX6 WBRC

- WBRC News app for iOS and Android
- WBRC News app for iPad
- WBRC Wx app for iOS and Android
- WBRC Wx app for iPad
- iMap WeatherRadio app for iOS, Android
- FOX6 Sideline app for iOS, Android
- ConnecTV app for iPad



WBRC News app for iOS and Android

Get breaking news, weather, sports, and more from FOX6 WBRC-TV and MyFoxAL.com on the WBRC News app for your smart phone.

The WBRC News app is a FREE app featuring local news from FOX6 News. The app offers dozens of stories and videos, an interactive weather map, and the ability to receive breaking news push alerts.

In addition, the WBRC News app allows you to submit pictures and video to FOX6 News in the "Share Your Photos" section.

Other features:

Breaking news alerts
Push notifications
Video on-demand
Live Video
Sports stories
Sports scores
Good Day Alabama
Recipes
Technology News

The app is available for iOS (iPhone and iPod Touch) and Android users. To download and install the FREE app, search "WBRC" in the iOS app store or the Google Play store.

LINK: iOS App Store

LINK: Google Play






WBRC News app for iPad

The "WBRC TV News FOX6 for iPad" app features breaking news alerts, local news headlines, local radar maps, storm tracking, sports, and video. You can also see school closings.

The weather section is optimized for fast processing while featuring a robust interactive radar experience. The interactive weather layers include:
- Satellite (including cloud cover)
- Temperature
- Topical Satellite
- Radar (precipitation)
- Wind Speed

The ticker displays time-sensitive breaking news including weather alerts and other live, late-breaking, local happenings.

Other features:

Breaking news alerts
Push notifications
Video on-demand
Sports stories

The iPad app is FREE in the App Store and separate from the WBRC News iPhone app. To download the iPad app, search "WBRC" in the App Store or visit:

LINK: WBRC News iPad App





WBRC Wx app for iOS, Android

The WBRC Weather app is a FREE app featuring content from the FOX6 StormWarn team. The app includes live video streaming, push alerts for severe weather warnings, hourly and daily forecasts, and the ability to submit weather photos and videos to FOX6 News.


LINK: iOS WBRC Wx app in iTunes App Store

LINK: Android WBRC Wx app in Google Play


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, 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 "WBRC Wx" 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 and WiFi performance
• 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
• LIVE VIDEO STREAMING from FOX6 News, including daily newscasts, breaking news, and severe weather coverage
• Video forecasts from the FOX6 WBRC 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, 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)





WBRC Wx app for iPad

Get the power of the FOX6 WBRC StormWarn Team for Birmingham weather. Download our local weather app, WBRC Wx, right to your iPad!

The local forecast, radar, video, and current weather conditions for Alabama are all within this app, including Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston, Gadsden, and the rest of the FOX6 WBRC viewing area.

The new WBRC Weather app features:

• Highly responsive interactive map optimized for 3G and WiFi performance
• Vertical and horizontal map display with looping
• NOWrad, the gold standard for radar in the weather industry
• Highest resolution satellite cloud imagery available
• Exclusive patent pending Road Weather Index
• Color coded weather alerts arranged by severity
• Fully integrated GPS for current location awareness
• Integrated compass overlay
• Most accurate 10 day forecasts with both daily and hourly detail
• Ability to easily save your favorite locations
• LIVE VIDEO STREAMING from FOX6 News, including daily newscasts, breaking news, and severe weather coverage
• Video forecasts from the FOX6 WBRC Weather team
• Full featured and user tested

To download the iPad app, search "WBRC" in the App Store or visit:

LINK: WBRC Wx iPad App





iMap WeatherRadio app for iOS, Android

With iMapWeather Radio you will receive critical voice and text alerts on life-threatening weather events. Your iPhone will “wake up” and also “follow you” with alerts wherever you go. Listen with ease to local weather forecasts while you are on the move. Enjoy the power of a Weather Radio, with all the convenience and precision of a smart phone.

Features:
• More Precise Alerts: iMapWeather Radio provides more precise alerts than those offered by the typical consumer alerting service. Most alerting services will alert you to severe weather if you are in a county only partially covered by a watch/warning, even if you are not actually directly in the watch/warning. With iMapWeather Radio you only get an alert if your device or saved locations fall inside a watch/warning box. That means you are not disturbed by false alarms.
• Follow Me: Follow me is a critical feature if you are on the go. Imagine you are driving through severe weather, or trying to get away from severe weather. This app will alert you if you enter an area where a watch/warning is subsequently issued, without you having to do anything. You don’t have to stop and add a new location. The app will make sure to deliver alerts to you no matter where you are.
• Friends and Family: iMapWeather Radio can follow your current location alerting you to dangerous weather, but you can also save five additional stationary locations. That means you can make sure friends and family, at school, out of state, at a ballgame, etc., are safe as well.
• Battery Management: The application is designed conserve your battery even though it uses GPS to give you alerts for your current location. We can’t give away our secret sauce, but just know we are careful to limit the GPS usage and we dynamically reduce the usage to help extend battery life.
• Audio: iMapWeather Radio provides audio alerts in the form of beeps followed by a brief description of the alert type. The audio could wake you in the middle of the night or give you the information you need when you can’t stop to look at the phone. Furthermore, you can always listen to the alerts and forecast for your area at any time.
• Video: In markets where local media partners participate, you can get streaming video of severe weather coverage. So, you can get up-to-the-minute coverage.

For more information, visit www.imapweatherradio.com.

LINK: iMap WeatherRadio app in iTunes App Store
LINK: iMap WeatherRadio app in Google Play Marketplace






FOX6 Sideline "Scoremeister" app for iOS, Android

FOX6 Sideline has been bringing you the best Friday night high school football coverage in the state of Alabama and our 25th year is going to be better than ever!

This app lets you follow all of the scores for games we cover across the state from Week 1 to the Playoff Finals. Use the app to submit final scores directly to the FOX6 Sports team, and watch Sideline LIVE inside the app as well.

Be sure to set your Favorite Teams so those teams' results will appear at the top of the scores list each week and so that FOX6 Sideline can send you push notifications when a final score is available!

In addition to scores and our live video stream, this app features each segment from the FOX6 Sideline broadcast archived throughout the season, plus special features.

And, as the season goes on, use the Teams view to see the entire season's worth of game history for a team to know who they've played and their record thus far.

Download the FOX6 Sideline app today, submit your scores, and then watch FOX6 Sideline each Friday night during high school football season starting at 10:08 p.m.

The entire FOX6 Sports team is On Your Side!

The app is available for iOS (iPhone and iPod Touch) users and Android users. To download and install the free app, search "Sideline" in the App Store, Google Play (former known as Android Market) or follow the links below:

LINK: iOS App Store

LINK: Google Play






ConnecTV app for iPad


Television gets social with ConnecTV - the most comprehensive 2nd screen television app that allows you to automatically sync with your favorite shows, share the greatest TV moments with a singe touch and play along and chat with your friends in real-time.

ConnecTV is a free iPad app that instantly delivers the latest news, info, photos and official tweets about your favorite shows and stars - a whole new way to watch TV! Just launch the app and ConnecTV does the work for you. With no buttons to push, ConnecTV makes it simple to connect with friends and check into your show. ConnecTV syncs with national broadcast and major cable networks…. and soon, with hundreds of local ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW and MyNetworkTV stations and regional sports networks.

Social Features:
• Share content on Facebook and Twitter with one touch
• Get real-time show, league and celebrity Twitter feeds
• Chat live with other view-sers or private chat with friends
• See what shows are trending
• Sync with play-by-play stats that make the game more engaging

Syncs with:
• Live and time-shifted TV
• Hulu, Netflix, Roku, Boxee, Apple TV content from the past 7 days
• Hundreds of national and local channels as well as the regional sports networks

To download the ConnecTV iPad app, search "ConnecTV" in the App Store or visit:

LINK: ConnecTV iPad App



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