RT Launches iPhone Apps

Radio station RT has launched iPhone applications for its RT Radio 1 and RT 2fm stations. The apps are available free for both iPhone and iPod touch users. They were developed by David Timpson, RT Radios Digital Production Co-ordinator, in conjunction with technology firm, All-In-Media.  
These apps for iPhone and iPod touch are our latest new media offering for listeners. As a public service broadcaster, its our ambition to provide listeners with as many ways as possible to listen to radio so that they can listen whenever and however they want,” says JP Coakley, Director of Operations at RT Radio.
The RT Radio 1 app offers users four functions: On Air, News, Podcasts and Contact. By choosing On Air, users can tune into whichever programme is currently broadcasting live on RT Radio 1. Using the News function users can access RT.ies mobile news service, featuring news, sport, business and entertainment news as well as RT Aertel pages. With the Podcast function users can access and download podcasts from RT Radio 1s podcast archive. Podcasts are alphabetically listed and use Quicktime. With the Contact function users can instantly email live programmes from their iPhone or iPod touch.
The RT 2fm app comes with one additional function called Just Played. This offers track information such as song name and artist about the track currently playing and tracks just played, as well as the opportunity to download tracks from the iTunes Store.