8 WJXT apps deliver news, weather, sports, St. Augustine info

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News4Jax.com is Jacksonville's No. 1 local source for news, weather, sports and local events on desktops and mobile devices, but the digital team at WJXT also has a suite of apps for your Apple or Android smart phone or tablet. And they're all free.

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News4Jax wherever you are

Our tens of thousands of people get their news each day via the News4Jax app. Not only does it bring up all the latest content with one touch, but you can also enable push notifications to get an alert when there's a big news story, major traffic incident or weather warning.

You can check the forecast or current radar, use the interactive traffic map, even watch any Channel 4 newscast or breaking news coverage on your device, from The Morning Show to the Ten O'Clock News.

Search WJXT in the app store or download now: iPhone | Android

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Weather, hurricanes and your photos/video

Download user-friendly Weather Authority app from WJXT to your smartphone and never be without the latest weather information.

Our main weather app has everything you need to prepare for and track Jacksonville weather, get severe weather alerts, detailed local forecasts and interactive radar automatically centered where you are. Enable push alerts and you'll get only watches and warnings for where you are.

Because hurricane preparation and tracking is essential for everyone who lives in a coastal community, WJXT offers a separate Hurricane Tracker app.  It's centerpiece is a interactive tracking map, but there's everything you need to know about tropical weather and what do to before, during and after a storm. 

When storms are threatening Florida, alerts go out at least every six hours with the latest location, intensity and other details.

The Weather Authority's newest app is StormPins, a crowd-sourced social weather app that turns viewers into citizen reporters. You can report real-time information by dropping a pin and attaching either a photo or 10 seconds of video with a few descriptive words, and interact with others in your community.

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Users can like/share/comment the photo or video, and most days the most interesting posts are shared on air by the News4Jax meteorologists.  You can view the pins/photos on a map or through a photo gallery in the app.

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Football and golf in the palm of your hand

News4Jax sports team posts stories every day of the year on games and stories of interest to fans in northeast Florida and southeast Georgia on News4Jax.com/sports and Channel 4 is the television partner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. We also offer three specific sports apps:

For over two decades, the Channel 4 sports team has blanketed the area early Friday night to produce 30 minutes of high school gridiron coverage: Football Friday on Four. There's now a companion app that offers a real-time scoreboard on game nights, along video highlights of up to 20 games, many weekly features of the TV program, fan photos and social media posts.  (iPhone | Android)

Through a partnership with TaxSlayer Bowl, this helps you maximize the experience of the annual college post-season game at EverBank Field.  And not just the game, but the stories and events around it, including visiting fans and the teams and high school bands are part of the bowl-game tradition. (iPhone | Android)

The Insider 4 Tournament Guide to The Players is result of another partnership and helps locals and visitors maximize their experience of the annual tournament at  TPC Sawgrass. It's packed full of information about the tournament and golfers, along with real-time traffic in and around Ponte Vedra Beach, where to park, what to do (other than watch golf) and that critically important variable: the weather. (iPhone | Android)

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America's oldest city right down the road

Launched in time for the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine's founding in 2015, the Explorer's Guide to St. Augustine lives on as the best touring, eating, drinking and entertainment guide a pirate or Spanish conquistador could ever imagine.

• Historic walking tours show you all the Spanish architecture in the palm of your hand.
• Bookmark and create itineraries featuring some of the Florida historic sites like the Castillo de San Marcos, Fountain of Youth, Gonzalez-Alvarez House, Cathedral Basilica and Flagler College.
• Concerts and events going on in this coastal Florida destination to your calendar.
• St. Augustine hotel, B&B and restaurant options.
• Shopping options, from the St. Augustine Premium Outlets, Aviles Street and St. George Street.
• Get to the Oldest City fast with traffic and parking information and even St. Augustine's current weather and latest forecast.

Download St. Augustine app: iPhone | Android

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