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Spark Radio Unveils Only Premier Radio App for iPhone to Feature Visually Stunning Graphics and Social Media Tools to Enjoy While ListeningUnique New App Allows Listeners to Enjoy More Than 10,000 Radio Stations From Around the Globe, While Creating Mesmerizing Visuals and Interacting With Other Listeners (February 24, 2010)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/24/10 -- Handcast Media Labs, LLC. (www.handcastmedia.com), developer of interactive graphic applications for iPhone, today launched Spark Radio. Spark Radio is a premier radio app for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch that is the only of its kind to feature visually stunning animations, as well as more than 10,000 global station choices and social media features designed to make radio listening more interactive. The Spark Radio app is available for download on the iTunes App Store today.
Spark Radio is a robust, visual radio tuner that leverages the RadioTime.com guide to provide more than 10,000 terrestrial and Internet-only radio stations worldwide. The app is adding new stations daily and will support more than 30,000 by April. This means users can listen to precisely what they want to at any given time, whether it be music, talk radio, sports events, public radio or special programming from around the world. An elegant interface and program guide make it easy for users to quickly find their favorite stations. Users can search for stations or programs by keyword, location or the station URL and can browse programming by genre or location. A GPS component allows listeners to find local stations in any given city based on current GPS coordinates.
"The Spark Radio app is a beautiful and fun radio application that opens the world's selection of music programming that only radio can provide," said Bill Moore, CEO of RadioTime, Inc. "RadioTime makes it easy for Spark Radio users to find their favorite radio stations and discover new ones from wherever they are."
Spark Radio creates the ultimate 'on the go' radio enjoyment. The app incorporates a number of unique features including:
-- Visually Stunning Graphics - Eight unique graphic visualizers react to music and create mesmerizing and ever-changing animations. Each animation is touch sensitive so users can interact and 'play' while they listen. -- Portability - Spark Radio is optimized for stream stability, so users can take it in their vehicles. This means users can access more than 10,000 stations through their car stereo. Spark Radio offers a large variety of radio content at a small price compared to satellite radio. -- Community Features - Unique social features make radio listening more fun. Users can create a profile and see what other Spark Radio users are listening to at any given moment using an interactive Globe Navigator. They can find other listeners' favorite stations and share their own, as well as rate stations. And, they can see who else is listening to any station in the directory. -- Anytime Web Access - At any given time, Spark Radio users can access the web on the iPhone while listening via a built-in web browser. This means listening enjoyment doesn't have to stop while users are multi-tasking. -- Personalization Tools - Spark Radio allows users to create their own directory of favorite stations for quick access, view recently played songs and add their own stations if they can't find them in the directory.
"We are excited to share the new Spark Radio listening experience with music lovers around the globe," said Terry Anderson, President of Handcast Media Labs. "We have worked diligently to ensure Spark Radio provides the highest quality graphics, radio stations, social features and other functionality that users require in a mobile device today. In a world where media tastes are constantly changing, we are dedicated to offering the best entertainment options for everyone."
Spark Radio is available immediately for download from the iTunes App Store for $5.99. To download the application, please visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spark-radio/id351471534?mt=8. You can also connect with Handcast on Twitter and Facebook.
About Handcast Media, Inc.
Handcast Media develops interactive graphics applications for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, designed to entertain the senses. These applications empower users to explore their own creativity by meeting their "entertainment on the go" needs. Handcast Media's flagship application, Spark Radio delivers the ultimate radio experience, complete with visually stunning graphics and social media capabilities. Handcast was founded in 2009 and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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