The news and weather experience you've been waiting for is here for Roanoke, Lynchburg, Danville, Blacksburg, Martinsville, Lexington, Christiansburg and more! Catch the latest news, sports and weather wherever you go with the WDBJ / WDBJ7 Local News application. These apps take the best features from WDBJ7 newscasts at www.wdbj7.com and the forecasting power of our First Alert meteorologists and roll them into an experience that is a must on your mobile device. It makes viewing and sharing news and weather easy.
WDBJ7's First Alert Weather App is designed for people on-the-go. and has been recently upgraded! Whether you're a mom that wants the forecast fast, or working on an outdoor project and need to know where the rain is. You'll get that and more for FREE! The weather has never been better, more accurate, and more convenient.
The FREE app is available for most all Android operating phones/tablets as well as the Apple iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. Our iOS app is now universal so if you were using the iPad version, you'll have to download the app again instead of just updating it. It's easy to do though - just search "wdbj7" in your app store and you'll see it!
**See below for frequently asked questions on the WDBJ7 Weather App
First Alert Weather App: Click on the appropriate links below OR use your phone or tablet's QR reader to scan the codes.
Click here to download the app for iPad/iPhone or Android.
DOES THE APP WORK ANYWHERE?
The weather app will work anywhere your provider has a data feed available. This means you can take the app with you on your bike, in a car, a boat, and on vacation and still get the weather forecast. Simply turn on location services and it will deliver forecast and alerts no matter where you travel.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY FORECAST LOCATION ON THE APP?
To add specific locations, you'll click on the "Home" icon from the top-right, then click the "+" button to add a location. Type in the Zip or City, State and choose from the list. You can also edit the names of these locations to somethine like "Grandma's House" or "Sunset Beach Trip" by clicking the "Edit" button.
HOW DO I GET THE APP TO FOLLOW ME WHEREVER I GO?
This is one of the best features of the First Alert Weather App. By clicking on the "Home" icon from the main screen, then selecting "Use Current Location." This features will follow you and alert you if severe weather is happening in your location (Make sure alerts are turned on! See below.)
WHAT DOES THE COMPASS FUNCTION DO?
The compass was designed to show which direction the storms are coming towards you based on your current direction. Click the "i" button at the top of the app, then toggle on/off the Show Compass feature.
CAN I CHOOSE WHICH WARNINGS/WATCHES I RECEIVE?
YES! Your weather app will receive all weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service office (no matter where you travel). You can choose which ones you are notified for by clicking on the "i" button on the app's home page. Scroll to the bottom to the "Weather Alerts" section and place a check box next to the alerts you wish to receive (None, Tropical, Severe,Flood,Winter,Marine,Other).
DO YOU HAVE AN APP AVAILABLE FOR BLACKBERRY USERS?
At this time, our vendor has not designed an app for Blackberry mobile phones. However, Blackberry (RIM) has changed the operatiing system on some of the phones and tablets to allow users to download the ANDROID version of the weather app. This won't work in every case. See your phone provider for details.