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News doesn't wait, why should you? Take FOX 29 Philadelphia everywhere you go! Our app connects you with top stories in and around Philly— complete with breaking news alerts, live video, and real-time weather forecasts.

We cover topics that matter most to you including local & national headlines, weather, sports, traffic, politics, entertainment, food, education, crime and so much more.

NEWS & VIDEO
- Breaking news delivered as fast as it breaks
- Livestream newscasts daily
- Up-to-the-minute streamlined content display for a user-friendly experience

WEATHER
- Hourly conditions and 7-day forecasts
- Interactive radar 24 hours a day
- Fresh video updates from FOX 29’s meteorologists

GOOD DAY
- Catch up every morning and watch what you missed
- Exclusive content on your favorite segments (on the weekends too!)
- Browse delicious recipes dinner, lunch and breakfast

SPORTS
- The best source for news on the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, Flyers, and Union

KEEP UP WITH FOX 29:
- facebook.com/fox29philadelphia
- instagram.com/fox29philly
- twitter.com/fox29philly

Our News App provides you the option to enable specific geolocation tracking for precise location-based advertisements (review our Privacy Policy for more information on our use and sharing of location information).

We may work with mobile advertising companies and other similar entities that help deliver advertisements tailored to your interests. For more information about such advertising practices, and to opt-out in mobile apps, see https://www.fox29.com/ad-choices. You may also download the App Choices app at https://www.aboutads.info/appchoices.

iOS Store Category:

Primary: News

Secondary: Weather

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Version History

Launched Dec 29, 2009 (over 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Apr 02
2020
(Current)
Version 5.13

Bug fixes and stability improvements

Feb 12
2020
Version 5.12.0

All-new Weather Tab: enjoy quick access to current conditions, hourly, and the seven-day forecast right from the bottom nav.
Added Dark Mode support: browse the days news in colors that are easier on the eyes in low light, based on your Settings preference.

Dec 19
2019
Version 5.11.0

The app can now open right into the Live Stream from a deeplink, which we occasionally send via push messages for timely coverage of critical breaking news events.

Nov 22
2019
Version 5.10.0

Stability improvements and performance enhancements.

Nov 18
2019
Version 5.9.0

Stability improvements and performance enhancements.

Oct 24
2019
Version 5.8.0

Stability improvements and performance enhancements.

Aug 19
2019
Version 5.5

Fixed an issue causing notification badges to persist on the app icon when they should be dismissed.

Jul 10
2019
Version 5.3

Increased visibility of publishing timestamps, bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 19
2019
Version 5.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 03
2019
Version 5.1

Performance enhancements and stability improvements.

May 22
2019
Version 5.0.1

All-new, simplified user interface. Updated news and video services to deliver breaking news and broadcasts faster and more reliably.

May 21
2019
Version 5.0

All-new, simplified user interface. Updated news and video services to deliver breaking news and broadcasts faster and more reliably.

May 02
2019
Version 4.3.5100

- Bug Fixes
- Performance Enhancements

Jan 02
2018
Version 4.3.4200

- Support for iOS 11 & iPhone X
- Bug Fixes and enhancements

Apr 12
2017
Version 4.3.3800

Various bug fixes.

Mar 17
2017
Version 4.3.3701

Minor bug fixes and app enhancements.

Mar 01
2017
Version 4.3.3700

Minor bug fixes and app enhancements.

Sep 07
2016
Version 4.3.3400

- Enhancements to the interface to make it easier to find timely and relevant content.
- Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Jun 28
2016
Version 4.3.3300

* UI improvements, including features that help you search for, expose and share content that matters to you.
* Support for 3D Touch for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
* Library updates and bug fixes

Apr 04
2016
Version 4.3.3202

Improvements to the breaking news interface and alerts.

More customization for push notification settings and in-app messaging.

Improvements to in-app and Spotlight search.

Third party library updates.

Bug fixes.

Sep 01
2015
Version 4.3.2401

Updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service

Jun 26
2015
Version 4.3.2400

In-place Video Play
VAST pre-roll
Inline Ad Unit
Minor Bug Fixes

Mar 03
2015
Version 4.3.2200

Swipe-able Media
Legal URLs
Video Tap to Play
Bug Fixes

Jan 28
2015
Version 4.3.1900

Fresh new design with optimized User Interface.
New back end platform.
Enhanced user controls through Settings.
Many other improvements including enhanced iOS 8 compatibility.

Nov 15
2014
Version 3.76

This release fixes a bug that will improve the performance of the app.

Aug 09
2014
Version 3.75

This release fixes an issue that caused the app to crash on startup when running iOS 6.

Jul 25
2014
Version 3.74

This release includes two fixes. The first corrects white spaces in the middle of certain story pages, as well as the text running together on story pages in limited instances. The second fix corrects video thumbnail images not rendering properly on some iOS devices.

Jun 10
2014
Version 3.71

This release contains fixes that improve the stability of the app.

May 27
2014
Version 3.70

This release contains a few fixes that improve the speed and stability of the app.

Apr 18
2014
Version 3.60

This release corrects an issue with the radar when zooming in and out of the map.

Feb 15
2014
Version 3.50

This latest release fixes a few bugs that were causing the app to crash in certain instances, and also improves story swiping capabilities.

Dec 04
2013
Version 3.40

This current release fixes bugs that will result in improved app stability and speed.

Oct 29
2013
Version 3.30

The 3.30 release fixes a few bugs and improves the overall stability of the app.

Sep 26
2013
Version 3.22

Release 3.22 fixes an intermittent issue with ad landing pages.

Release 3.21 fixed a bug that was causing the app to crash in certain cases in iOS7.

In the 3.20 release were improvements and fixes, as well as support for iOS7. We've improved the "Pause" button on radar screens so that it pauses on the appropriate time, as well as added in a Refresh button to the radar. Stories will now refresh when using the "Pull to Reload" feature or resuming the app from the background. We will now rely upon your phone's notification settings to control your push alert settings, which should improve delivery of your push alerts. To make our support response and trouble-shooting times faster, we'll be including your device type and app version in support emails automatically. Finally, we've fixed the issue of getting stuck on the Settings page when launching the app in areas with low connectivity.

Sep 20
2013
Version 3.21

3.21 Fixes a bug that was causing the app to crash on certain cases in iOS7. The previous 3.20 release notes are included below.

New to this release are improvements and fixes, as well as support for iOS7. We've improved the "Pause" button on radar screens so that it pauses on the appropriate time, as well as added in a Refresh button to the radar. Stories will now refresh when using the "Pull to Reload" feature or resuming the app from the background. We will now rely upon your phone's notification settings to control your push alert settings, which should improve delivery of your push alerts. To make our support response and trouble-shooting times faster, we'll be including your device type and app version in support emails automatically. Finally, we've fixed the issue of getting stuck on the Settings page when launching the app in areas with low connectivity.

Sep 17
2013
Version 3.20

New to this release are improvements and fixes, as well as support for iOS7. We've improved the "Pause" button on radar screens so that it pauses on the appropriate time, as well as added in a Refresh button to the radar. Stories will now refresh when using the "Pull to Reload" feature or resuming the app from the background. We will now rely upon your phone's notification settings to control your push alert settings, which should improve delivery of your push alerts. To make our support response and trouble-shooting times faster, we'll be including your device type and app version in support emails automatically. Finally, we've fixed the issue of getting stuck on the Settings page when launching the app in areas with low connectivity.

Aug 18
2013
Version 3.10

The latest release offers a new representation of breaking news. Critical events will be highlighted and displayed in red to let our audience know what is most important. The release also includes a few important fixes:

* Disabling push notifications will stop future notifications
* Radar will find your correct location
* Less blank space on the story page in the iPad app
* Improved icons for Sports categories

Jul 24
2013
Version 3.03

The fixes for this release correct the radar finding your current location, accurately displaying triple digit temperatures, duplicate cities in the advanced forecast, making HTML links clickable, and improved story scrolling. Overall, this release continues to improve the new app design, launched in 2013, which highlights images and video, making your top news easier to find.

Jul 08
2013
Version 3.01

This latest release offers a new look & feel to our apps. The design highlights images and video, while allowing you to quickly find the stories, news, and weather most important to you. The improved sliding menu navigation displays more news categories available to browse. Stay on top of breaking events, weather, local, national, and world news, sports and more.

Mar 28
2013
Version 2.71

This release includes two items:

Improved app stability for users on slower cellular networks.

A reminder to enable Location settings if you're trying to access a page that requires it, specifically weather pages.

Mar 10
2013
Version 2.70

This latest app release includes three primary updates.

Making Your App Faster and More Stable
We identified over 200 areas to enhance, fix, or optimize within the app to make it run faster and to provide rock-solid stability.

Easier Social Sharing
Ready to share a story? If you've saved your login credentials to Facebook and Twitter in your phone's General Settings, the app will use those settings. Click the sharing button and immediately share the story, instead of logging in every time you want to share.

Pocket Integration
Pocket is one of the best apps today for “read-it-later” functionality, or saving a story for later. This release allows Pocket users to save any story in this app with a single click to your Pocket account.

Jan 14
2013
Version 2.61.1

* Added alarm clock functionality

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