WRAL content now available through iPhone app

Posted January 6, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

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— In another first for Capitol Broadcasting, is now accessible through Apple’s iPhone.

WRAL TV, which is based in Raleigh, is the first local TV station in the U.S. to make its content available through an application developed for the iPhone. News Over Wireless, which is part of Capitol’s New Media Group, developed the application.

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Although released officially on Jan. 6, the application has already been downloaded more than 800 times since it was first made available two weeks ago.

Capitol continues to be a pioneer in broadcasting, having launched the first commercial high-definition station more than a decade ago. Capitol also is at the forefront of mobile TV application development, Web technology and delivery and digital radio.

The iPhone application is available at no cost.

“Our goal is to have WRAL News available on as many platforms as possible,” said Jimmy Goodmon, vice president and general manager of CBC New Media Group. “The iPhone app is just one more way for us to deliver our award-winning content.”

According to Media Audit, half of adults in the Raleigh metro area already visit each month. The site also averages some 2.8 million unique visitors per month,

The application enables iPhone users to navigate across a menu of selections such as news video, weather forecasts, traffic cameras and weather radar.

News Over Wireless works with TV stations across the country to make their content accessible through wireless devices.


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  • outlier Mar 11, 2009

    I downloaded the application over a month ago and am generally pleased with the results. The layout is simple and easy to navigate, and the weather section is great with the 7-day forecast, almanac, Doppler radar imagery, and a weather forecast video. It has crashed on me a couple of times, so there are some bugs, but overall it's a good app. It's great to be able to access local news on my iPhone.

  • RandolphBloke Jan 9, 2009

    Thank you WRAL for this app! I've had zero problems with it. No crashes. It's really nice to see a local outlet providing something like this. Keep up the good work.

    I do have one suggestion: Perhaps the developers could find a way to include links to golo comments and allow sign-in and posting as well. Something to consider for the future.

  • lolwut420 Jan 7, 2009

    The app is horrible. It crashes more so than running smoothly, I already posted a review about it a week ago in the app store.

    Hopefully the developer can fix it up soon! I knew WRAL would release an app sooner or later, I figured it would be up to basic quality standards.

  • ericsgrowing Jan 6, 2009

    Thank goodness!! I was waiting for this to come out and thought that WRAL would be at the forefront like they always are! I am lucky to live in Raleigh and honestly say that this is the best local news station out of any market in the USA. Always bringing the newest of technologies out, great on-air personalities, and the NCAA tournament is awesome because of you guys having multiple channels! Great job and keep it up!