New ‘Broadcasts’ app lets you listen to streaming radio on the go with iPhone, iPad, and Mac
Developer Steve Troughton-Smith’s new common app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, referred to as Broadcasts, is out this week. The app is a new model of his app HCC Radio, which permits customers to listen to radio stations on the go now throughout all three platforms.
Troughton-Smith provided some element on the growth course of in a weblog publish. Broadcasts was constructed from the floor up utilizing Apple’s Catalyst platform — however not like most Catalyst apps, it was designed first for the Mac, then introduced to the iPad and iPhone.
HCC Radio was a enjoyable aspect challenge, however there’s one thing actually motivating about truly transport software program, and I used to be compelled to strive bringing the app to iOS. Unlike most Catalyst initiatives, HCC Radio was constructed first for Mac, so the subsequent apparent alternative was to convey it to iPad — conceptually related in some ways, iPad would have the ability to reuse the present construction of the app, the place iPhone would require a rethink of navigation. I wished to construct a form of iPad app for folks like me who need a lot greater than only a blown-up iPhone app, and I’m actually completely satisfied with the way it’s turned out.
If I used to be going to convey this to iOS, and increase the app with new options, I wanted a greater product title: and so Broadcasts was born!
In phrases of performance, Broadcasts is completely different from the HCC Radio app it replaces in a single key means. HCC Radio allowed customers to listen to a set of preset Irish Radio stations, however Broadcasts permits customers to add their very own stations and collections:
Broadcasts, not like HCC Radio, has full help for including your individual stations and collections, syncs over iCloud, and runs on iOS and iPadOS. On the Mac, it retains the AppleScript help it had earlier than, whereas on iOS it helps mouse & trackpad and has a pull-down Command menu with discoverable keyboard shortcuts.
Broadcasts is free for the preset Irish Radio stations, with a $5 in-app buy for modifying options. But as you would anticipate for an app from Troughton-Smith, it’s absolutely common: Buy it on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, and you unlock it on all platforms.
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