jacAPPS to develop mobile apps for Amazon's Kindle Fire

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:30am

Mobile app developer jacAPPS, creator of more than 500 iPhone and Android apps for radio (and other) clients, will now develop applications for Amazon's Kindle Fire.

You probably know the Kindle Fire is Amazon's latest iteration of their popular e-book reader/tablet computer. It has a multi-touch color display, it can stream video and audio, and supports various apps for increased functionality. Consumers snapped up more than 4 million Kindle Fires in Q4 2011.

Paul Jacobs is VP/GM of jacAPPS (which itself is a division of media consultancy Jacobs Media). He said, "While iPads dominate the tablet market, the Kindle Fire represents a surge in high-functioning devices that combine accessing reading material with the app experience... we want our mobile clients to be able to connect with these consumers on these hot new devices."

The jacAPPS client list includes public radio’s "Car Talk," C-SPAN Radio, the Taste Of Atlanta, WEEI/Boston, and many others.


TuneIn Radio updates mobile app with police scanners, donations

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 11:00am

TuneIn RadioTuneIn Radio has added access to over 3,000 police and fire scanners to its iPhone and Android apps.

"It's not the most obvious or pleasant way to stay updated on the latest news," writes CNet, "but if you want real-time information as incidents are developing, the new feature is an easy way to eavesdrop on the local police."

TuneIn Radio is also reportedly "testing in-app public radio, starting with KQED in San Francisco."

CNet has more coverage here.

Kindle gains streaming abilities with new tablet

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 9:00am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire will support third-party apps, reportedly including one from PandoraAmazon yesterday unveiled a new line of Kindles including an Android-powered tablet which includes streaming abilities. Called the Kindle Fire, it will run third-party apps -- reportedly including offerings from Pandora and Netflix. It will also include access to Amazon's cloud music service

The Kindle Fire lands in November for $200. That relatively low price tag in particular means that potentially millions of consumers will soon be carrying around a device (designed for other purposes) that will enable them to wirelessly connect to online radio. The Chicago Sun-Times has more coverage here.

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