Author Archives: Bill

TuneIn is the #1 Paid Music App

TuneIn has been the #1 Music App for iPhone and iPad this week (paid). It’s been as high as the #6 overall paid app in the US store, and #1 in many countries. Thanks to all our users.  Number one feels nice, we’ll keep up the hard work.

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RadioTime Android now $1.99

Todays Android update has two changes: It now cost $1.99 (was $2.99).  Sorry no $1 refunds even though we’ve learned users will work very hard to save the $2.99. The default setting uses our  mp3 player by default.  If battery life is a problem use Settings to try the built in player.  The last version [...]

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In-dash is hard

The ecosystem of content, OS, tools is complicated… First, an overview from Genivi, a consortium trying to pool resources for plumbing: Automotive Infotainment Software Architecture Report Then a critical review by Strategy Analytics, a analytst firm focused on telematics and infotainment. Genivi Report Clouds Rather Than Clarifies Auto OS Debate

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Palm “Hot Apps” Winner

Palm’s “Hot Apps” competition has come to a close and Internet radio apps took home many of the prizes. Pandora was the big winner in the Free Apps category, winning a whopping $100,000. RadioTime was among the $10,000 winners, while AccuRadio, GrooveShark, Public Radio and Slacker won $1,000 each.

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Android Update v2.3

We’ve pushed a new version of the application to the Android market . New features include: Reworked MP3 player to reduce CPU utilization and battery drain Album artwork with song titles Larger UI elements in high resolution devices to improve tap accuracy Easier access to presets from now playing Fixes for bluetooth controls Exit option [...]

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Create Custom URL Presets

Now you can add your own favorite stations or any stream url as a RadioTime Presets, then enjoy them from the website or from any product that supports RadioTime accounts. Go to the Preset page and click the link on the bottom right “Add custom URL (technical).“ Technical means you’ll need to understand how to [...]

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Pop

Adult Contemporary is confusing outside of the US and has been renamed to Pop

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Radio vs Music Service in The Car

Nice analysis from Strategy Analytics. Internet Radio to Vie with Music Services for Automotive Dominance RadioTime offers one of the first radio programming guides, focused as it is on Internet radio, yet it also includes non-Internet radio sources such as traditional FM and digital radio

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First In-Car /w BMW

Today, BMW is demonstrating the first factory in-car solution as the MINI Connected Web Radio. Integrated car controls make it easy to flip between AM/FM and the world of internet radio using the RadioTime guide. More info The press has been strong, Wired Magazine’s Eliot Van Buskirk has a nice summary.

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DNC uses RadioTime to harness their community

The innovative team at the DNC are harnessing their community and the power of radio using RadioTime. Today they blast an email inviting members to call in local talk shows and share personal stories for why health care should be passed now. The RadioTime service provides a list of local talk shows from their IP [...]

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