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Mobile apps available from Action News 5

- Action News 5 news app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry
- Action News 5 news app for iPad
- Action News 5 news app for Android tablets
- Action News 5 Stormtracker app for iPhone, Android
- Action News 5 Stormtracker app for iPad

Action News 5 news app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry


Get breaking news, weather, sports, and more from Action News 5 and WMCTV.COM on our news app for your smart phone.

The Action News 5 app is FREE and features local news from WMC-TV5. The app offers dozens of stories and videos, an interactive weather map, and the ability to share and save stories for offline reading in the "My View" section.

In addition, the Action News 5 news app allows you to submit pictures and video directly to WMC-TV5 News in the "My Report" section.

Other features:

  • Breaking news alerts
    • Push notifications
    • Video on-demand
    • Sports stories
    • Fever scores
    • School closings
    • Technology News

    The app is available for iOS (iPhone and iPod Touch) users, Android users, and BlackBerry users. To download and install the free app, search "Action News 5" in your App Store, Google Play (formerly known as Android Market,) or BlackBerry World.



    Action News 5 app for iPad


    The Action News 5 app for the iPad features breaking news alerts, local news headlines, local radar maps, storm tracking, sports, and video. You can also see school closings.

    The iPad app is FREE in the App Store and separate from the Action News 5 iPhone apps.

    Other features:

    • Breaking news alerts
    • Push notifications
    • Video on-demand
    • Sports stories

    To download the iPad app, search "Action News 5" in the App Store.



    Action News 5 news app for Android tablets

    We are very proud to introduce the Action News 5 local news application in an effort better serve our valued Android users.

    Have feedback? Contact us directly at raycomapps@silverchalicenewmedia.com.

    Download the power of the Action News 5 application right to your Android device! WMC-TV5 is providing you with local news coverage from across the Mid-South, including Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas.

    Features include:
    • Breaking news alerts
    • Live, local news headlines and stories
    • Live radar
    • Storm tracking
    • Sports
    • Video
    • My report
    • School closings
    • And so much more!

    To download the Android tablets app, search "Action News 5" in Google Play.



    Action News 5 Stormtracker app for iOS, Android


    The Action News 5 Stormtracker app is a FREE app featuring content from the Action News 5 weather team. The app includes push alerts for severe weather warnings and the ability to submit weather photos and videos to WMC-TV5.

    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 the Action News 5 Stormtracker 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 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
    • Video forecasts from the WSFA 12 News 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)



    Action News 5 Stormtracker app for iPad


    Get the power of the Action News 5 weather tracking team for Mid-South weather. Download our local weather app right to your iPad!

    The local forecast, radar, and current weather conditions for all of the Mid-South are available with this app.

    The new Action News 5 Stormtracker 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
    • Full featured and user tested

    To download the iPad app, search "Action News 5" in the App Store.






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