RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today announced the release of a new version of its TuneIn Radio application designed specifically for the iPad. TuneIn Radio for the iPad features an interface that fills the iPad’s screen display and leverages multitasking in iOS 4.0 so users listen to live programs and podcasts in the background while they browse the Web and use other apps. Like the TuneIn Radio app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad version can serve as a DVR for radio, enabling users to record, pause and rewind live radio.
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In less than a year, more than 1 million iPhone and iPod Touch owners have purchased the $1.99 TuneIn Radio app, making it the best-selling paid music app in the iTunes App Store, and placing it among the top 25 most popular apps in all categories. TuneIn was developed jointly by RadioTime and Synsion Radio Technologies. RadioTime earlier this year announced it had acquired the TuneIn app and hired its creator to oversee the development of RadioTimeâ€™s iPhone and iPad apps.
“We want our users to be able to take full advantage of the iPad’s screen and horsepower, so we created a new interface and other unique features, rather than merely enlarging the original iPhone version,” said Bill Moore, CEO, RadioTime. “TuneIn Radio for the iPhone and iPod Touch have proven to be enormously popular among users, as evidenced the by the average 4.5-out-of-5 Customer Ratings stars it has received. This new version brings all of the unique music, sports, talk and news programming only radio can offer to the iPad .”
TuneIn Radio features the RadioTime directory of more than 50,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio stations and podcasts airing in 140 countries and broadcasting in 55 different languages. Users can search for music and programs by the names of artists or on-air personalities, specific songs, station call letters and genre. Other features include using the iPad’s GPS and WiFi capabilities to automatically detect local stations.
Pricing and Availability
TuneIn Radio is available now TuneIn Radio is available as a universal iOS app on the App Store for $1.99. RadioTime has also developed free, ad-supported versions of TuneIn Radio for the Android, Palm and Blackberry mobile platforms.