In cooperation with Radio FRO, Freies Radio Salzkammergut and Radiofabrik, nerdybirdy created a complete design, backend and mobile app. One of the main aspects of the project was to keep it as simply as possible for the participants – so in the future, other independent radio stations interested in making themselves more visible to the public can appear in the app without having to do more than to comply with some simple standards defined for bringing their information into the app. So if you run a radio station and are interested in appearing in FRApp, just drop us a line.
Here’s an excerpt of what users can do with FRApp:
FRApp is not a native app created with Objective-C or Java, but a so-called hybrid app. Using Adobe AIR Mobile and the excellent Starling and Feathers frameworks, the app was created to be fully responsive (when it comes to the devices’ screen sizes) and platform independent while maintaining an unique user experience. This means that there is no need to create a separate app for (in this case) iOS and Android – when done right, the same app (/codebase) can be deployed onto different platforms with ease. Needless to say that apps created this way are not as labor-intensive (and therefore not as expensive for clients) than having to create completely separate builds for different platforms.