JAMESTOWN – Summer is here, and we are proud to announce that our mobile app has surpassed 1,000 downloads.
According to analytics, 1,129 people have downloaded WNYNewsNow’s exclusive mobile app just six months following its launch earlier this year.
The app features breaking news alerts, the ability to navigate through local news, see a daily local customized weather forecast and watch pre-recorded and livestreaming video.
WNYNewsNow’s mobile app was custom made by Jared Brown, a local programmer who expects to release even more functionalities to the app later this year. We thank Jared for his hard work. It really shows.
If you haven’t downloaded the free app yet, check it out on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. If you have, we thank you as your continued support is what makes our local news gathering possible.
On Facebook, where most of you are used to watching us, we are proud to have 15,000 followers and growing. Twitter seems to be not as popular locally, with only 600 or so locals staying informed.
YouTube is another great way to see news ‘as it happens.’ Currently we proudly have 600 plus subscribers.
Our Instagram, an account launched last year, has grown exponentially with 910 followers. Our recently launched Snapchat has also proven to be a fun way to keep in-touch with viewers on a one-on-one basis.
Since our December 15, 2016 launch WNYNewsNow has grown not only in numbers but also in reporting ability. In the past two and a half years we’ve covered everything from community little league to presidential rallies.
Our growth hasn’t been without some setbacks. Recently, we, along with many sites of similar makeup, experienced horrible pop-up ads. We fought for weeks to find a balance between advertisements, revenue and viewer experience. As many of you hopefully noticed, the pop-ups are no more.
Based in Jamestown and supported by community sponsors, our locally owned company is proud to bring trustworthy local news, weather and sports to the New York State’s Western Southern Tier and Northwestern Pennsylvania.