The NBC Bay Area apps for iOS and Android have been completely redesigned to make it easier to stay informed and quickly find important local news and weather.
The app, which was designed in-house by the local NBCUniversal team, features new features focused on timeliness, ease of use and readability to better showcase NBC Bay Area’s award-winning storytelling. .
New features include a feed of the latest published stories, designed to make sure readers know what’s going on as early as possible; an improved alert inbox that makes it easy for readers to keep up to date with big news; a new video hub to easily find videos by recency or by subject. You can also now sign up for Olympics Alerts to receive the most urgent Tokyo Olympics news notifications.
The app also highlights NBC Bay Area’s cutting edge weather technology. Users can see a full screen radar to monitor incoming storms, and a detailed forecast includes new information like dew points, UV index, and more.
To improve readability, the app has a cleaner interface with an optional dark mode, designed to reduce the light emitted by the phone, which could reduce eye strain and improve the battery life of your phone. phone.
Here is a full list of new and improved features:
- Dark mode support for all pages
- Latest News Feed: lists articles in reverse chronological order
- Home page improvements: the page will transform based on changes in the news cycle, with different states to highlight the most important information on each visit
- Alert Inbox: Users can now delete previously read stories or keep them for later review
- Reading experience: users can easily swipe left and right to see new stories
- New highlights of the video hub allow users to easily watch a series of consecutive videos
- Videos are organized by category and date
- Personalized experience: Users can now customize the weather page, deciding which information they see first when they visit the weather section
- More Detailed Forecast: The forecast now includes new data points like dew point, UV index, etc.
- Improved Radar Experience: Radar will now expand to full screen, obscuring most UI elements to give the user the largest map area possible
- Weather Alerts: Users can subscribe to alerts, including rainfall alerts, for each location.