RTÉ Radio has released its definitive iPhone application encompassing all eleven of its stations. The iPhone app was developed by All in Media. In less than a week, the RTÉ Radio Pocket Player topped the free download charts on iTunes as Ireland’s most popular music application and held the number two overall position in the country.
The application, a veritable one stop shop for all things RTÉ Radio, not only provides access to the 4 national services, RTÉ Radio 1, 2fm, lyric fm and Raidió Na Gaeltachta, but also the niche output of all 7 digital radio stations. Along with its audio functions the new application allows the listener greater interaction with each station by one touch access to a variety of RTÉ’s social media including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube channels.
Says JP Coakley, Director of Operations, RTÉ Radio:
We are delighted with this early vote of confidence by users in the Pocket Player. The design, function and utility of the app are an appropriate vehicle for the wonderful range and quality of content from RTÉ Radio. We are also very pleased to be able to present all 11 RTE Radio services in one application and to highlight our suite of 7 Digital radio services alongside their mainstream counterparts. The iPhone application environment remains a great place for us to imagine how radio will evolve in the future, our next challenge is to replicate this with other smart devices. We are particularly excited by what might be possible for phones with FM capability where free transmission can meet rich data via the phone network.