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Streaming services provider and app-maker Securenet adds Livio API for easy in-car smartphone connection

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 11:25am

Radio streaming services provider Securenet Systems announced it has integrated Livio Connect's "smartphone-to-dashboard" solution into its mobile streaming app platform. Securenet Systems provides third-party apps for Internet radio, with more than two-thousand listener apps on the Android and iOS platforms.

Senior Managing Director for Securenet Systems Kerry Brewer said, "With Livio, we simply add the Livio Connect API to an app, upload the code library, and once enabled, any one of our apps will now work with car dashboard buttons or listener device commands."

Read more on Livio Connect in RAIN here. Securenet's press release is here.

Livio founder Sigal wins "Entrepreneur of the Year" in Automation Alley awards

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 6:45pm

Livio Radio founder and CEO Jake Sigal was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 12th annual Automation Alley Awards Gala in Troy, MI. Automation Alley is a technology business association for tech professionals and engineers in southeast Michigan.

Livio creates mobile apps, a Bluetooth device, and manages Livio Connect, its "APIs" that work with car companies and app developers -- all designed to connect the mobile phone experience to the car dashboard.

General Motors announced in September its plan to work with Livio for in-dash radio functionality for the 2013 Chevrolet Spark equipped with MyLink Radio (here).

Read more in Crain's Detroit Business here

News from CES: Clear Channel opens iHeart API; FM on Blackberry; NPR on Ford's AppLink; and new partners for Pandora, Slacker

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 9:00am

Here's more news from the Consumer Electronics Show happening now in Las Vegas:

Clear Channel Radio is making available its iHeartRadio API (application programming interface). The Developer Program will enable anyone to develop web pages and applications that integrate iHeartRadio content and services. The iHeartRadio API includes access to live broadcast and digital-only stations, the Custom Stations feature, and social media integration. Developers can learn more about the Developer Program here.

Blackberry maker Research In Motion will add FM radio capability to two current BlackBerry models, the Curve 9360 or 9380. Owners simply need to download a new app to be able to tune to local FM.

Ford has added voice-control of NPR's mobile app to its Sync AppLink. Listeners will be able to create playlists of stories and programs to listen to later, or select from topics and then call them up via voice command.

Pandora announced new partnerships in the automotive sector with Acura, Kia, and Audiovox; plus another partner for in-home entertainment, satellite television provider Dish Network. Pandora says its service is now available on more than 450 consumer electronic devices, and they have partnerships with 16 automotive OEM brands and 7 aftermarket manufacturers.

Net radio provider Slacker announced content partnerships with American Public Media and The Weather Channel. Slacker will now offer programs from APM like "Marketplace" and "The Current," as well as customizable weater forecasts and updates.

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