By Pass Time Software
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- Fan-built. Powered by the NPR API.
Browse Nation Public Radio (NPR) content by Program, Series, On-Air Personality, and more. Get your daily news and hourly news updates from the Podcast directory.
This application does not stream live content.
NPR Addict provides you with an easy-to navigate application interface for finding the program segment you'd like to hear. Stream the radio program, read the available story text and view any available image.
Content includes popular programs such as:
o All Things Considered
o Morning Edition
o Car Talk (Arts & Life section of the Podcast directory)
o This American Life (Search for Chicago, IL)
Your feedback to the developer is encouraged- this is an early release of ongoing work. Keep an eye out for updates!
What's New in Version 1.74
- Fixed a bunch of bugs leading to crashes.
- Now stripping bad XML characters in various data feeds from NPR, leading to more tolerance and more content
Did you know?? I've been waiting for MONTHS for NPR to make their content available to me in a formate that is conducive to streaming playback in a custom playlist!
Give'em a nudge for me.
Pointless without continuous play
The program menu lists each program AND segment seperately, and they each play individually then stop. It's like trying to listen to a music album but having to manually choose each song after the last one plays. Who has time to take their phone out every 3 minutes and choose the next segment to listen to? And the titles display only several words so most of the time you have to click through and read the entire description page to decide whether to listen to it or not.
The difficulty of using this app makes it pointless to use on the go, which is the only reason anyone would use it in the first place. Until they figure this out, I stick to using the NPR's streaming feature on their website from my laptop at home.
This would be a great NPR directory for users if it worked properly. The app crashes on launch repeatedly and streams don't playback when selected. The search base is organized well with a breakdown of all topics and users can bookmark topic streams and articles but it needs to work better to take advantage of correctly. NPR has a history of their apps not performing correctly and this is another example. It would be a great supplement to the NPR experience if it worked better.
Shows promise, but light on features so far
In under a minute I had interesting content streaming via AirTunes, but I don't see a way to queue up a playlist, only set a bookmark, which seems like the wrong model for short form content of transitory interest. Without that feature this app is a lot less appealing.
Also it would be good to be able to see all content sorted by date, or some favorite set of categories at a time, rather than having to select one specific category.
- Category: News
- Updated: Mar 05, 2013
- Version: 1.74
- Size: 3.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bradley Flubacher
- © Copyright 2009 Pass Time Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.