Radioplayer goes mobile with iPhone App

Radioplayer, a ground-breaking partnership between BBC and commercial radio, is launching a brand new mobile app.
Available from today (Friday Oct 5) in the Apple app store and shortly on Android phones via Google Play Store, Radioplayer is the first industry-backed app putting UK radio in one place, on a mobile device.The new mobile app was conceived by Radioplayer partners and built by ‘All In Media’.

The new free app offers a truly fluid, intuitive and simple user experience, with all the benefits of Radioplayer’s online platform, but on the move. It boasts a range of features including an innovative ‘station scroller’, a powerful search engine to access live and catch-up radio, plus the ability for users to set up their favourite stations, browse radio that’s local or trending, and share listening via social media.

The app is designed to complement existing station branded apps and aims to help grow overall digital radio listening. It represents a step towards future radio interfaces – simple and engaging.

Tim Davie, Director, BBC Audio and Music said:

The success of Radioplayer has proved the appeal of offering the whole of UK radio in one place. The app launch is a logical next step and is excellent news for listeners and the UK radio industry.

Michael Hill, Managing Director said:

Our aim was to create a simple app that showcases the amazing variety of UK radio. The fact we’ve built one that’s also beautiful, innovative, and a joy to use, is testament to the power of partnerships.

Andrew Harrison, Chairman of Radioplayer said:

This new app will help smartphone users to discover the depth and breadth of UK radio. Hundreds of stations are now just one mobile click away – another milestone in the industry’s progress towards a multiplatform digital future.

Posted on 5th October 2012 in News

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