Two experts (and us) review the RadioApp | radioinfo

Two experts (and us) review the RadioApp

Sunday 04 December, 2016

“Gee wiz it’s about bloody time.” says Macquarie’s and EFTM’s Trevor Long.

"It just works," says the Adelaide Tech Guy Richard Pascoe.

Australian Radio’s new app, developed by All In Media, that puts 250 commercial and ABC stations at consumers’ fingertips, was launched with great fanfare last week to mostly rave reviews.

Trevor Long says, “It’s a magnificently well designed interface, with great usable features such as sorting and re-ordering your favourites and searching by town, station name or even radio frequency.”

Richard Pascoe contends, “It is an intuitive app and that is a sign of a good app, simple to use and to get it to work exactly how you should think it should work.

“I showed the app to my wife and she loves it and started adding in stations straight away - and she is very tech challenged,” says Pascoe.

At radioinfo we found the app to be super fast in switching from one station to another. For those of us with an Apple TV, which also supports the RadioApp, we found the audio quality when played through our home HiFi sound system, to be more than adequate.

But then there was this negative from Trevor Long, “I was disappointed there was no Apple Car Play integration as this would certainly have been a killer feature, however EFTM understands both Apple Car Play and Android Auto are in development for launch soon.”

One of our sight impaired readers has also reviewed the app, lambasting it for its inaccessability to those who cannot see: "It is totally inaccessible for the many blind and vision impaired Australians who listen to radio. Unlike other apps such as TuneIn Radio, this app is very very disappointing. It effectively shuts out blind Australians from using it."
See his full comment in the comments post below.

Read Trevor Long’s full review here.

For Richard Pascoe’s review, go here.

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Martin
5 December 2016 - 2:08pm
In reference to the article you have on the new radio app. It is totally inaccessible for the many blind and vision impaired Australians who listen to radio.

Unlike other apps such as TuneIn Radio, this app is very very disappointing. It effectively shuts out blind Australians from using it.

Currently there are steps being made to take action at the human rights commission over this very poorly designed excluding, not inclusive, app. Watch this space.

The reviews I saw have totally ignored this very important issue. No wonder we at times feel very isolated when such ignorance prevails. With disappointment.
strongalexis
8 December 2016 - 11:41pm
What can be the expectations regarding radio app? It should work, be easy in use, and have a wide range of radio stations available. As for music selection everything depends on the radio station here.
Alex, app developer.
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