By KQED Inc.
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Meet the KQED iPhone app. We built it with your need-to-know, on-the-go lifestyle in mind. It's the best of KQED Public Radio, Television, and KQED.org content—in an easy to use format.
The app enables you to listen to KQED Public Radio wherever you are – including hourly newscasts, locally produced shows such as Forum and The California Report, and NPR favorites like Fresh Air and All Things Considered – both on demand and via live streaming.
The KQED iPhone app also makes it easy to read our popular local blogs including News Fix, Bay Area Bites, Capital Notes and KQED Arts. There's even an arts events calendar, so you won't miss another '80s zombie movie night in the park … or whatever it is you're into.
And because all work and no play is a terrible way to treat an iPhone, the app lets you watch Check, Please! Bay Area, KQED's restaurant review program, and QUEST, our exploration of California science and nature in and around the Bay Area, any time you want.
When you're out and about, the iPhone app also helps you keep track of member events and take advantage of KQED Perks. You’ll be surprised at how many discounts and special offers are nearby.
KQED iPhone App overview:
* Listen, watch and read KQED content anywhere you are
* Up-to-the-minute national, international and local news
* KQED's award-winning food, arts and science coverage
* On-the-go access to member benefits
* Convenient program schedules
* Ability to sync phone alarms to KQED Public Radio
* A pocket-size Michelle Norris (Alright, we just made that part up. But we'll see what we can do.)
We are proud to have partnered with Public Radio Exchange (PRX), which develops innovative apps for public media.
And for those of you who don't already support KQED, remember there's no such thing as a free lunch -- err, a free app -- so please think about contributing to support further technological and editorial developments.
To learn more about this app, visit http://www.kqed.org/iphoneapp.
What's New in Version 1.11
Fix for bug where audio sometimes continues to play during phone call.
Needs a lot of work, which should be a priority
Nobody carries portable radios around anymore. If KQED wants its listeners to remain engaged in their programming, it needs a reliable live streaming app. If bandwidth is the issue then prioritize connections for active members.
That said, the current user experience is terrible. The stream drops regularly and when it cannot reconnect it just repeats the Barracuda sponsorship message ad nauseum. So now the very idea of Barracuda networks annoys the hell out of me. I'm certain Barracuda doesn't want to be associated with feelings of frustration and annoyance, but here we are. A session variable should be able to determine when to play the sponsorship announcement without being obnoxious.
Furthermore, if the live stream manages to reconnect, it is preceded by a sharp, painful scratching noise that makes me give up on the whole thing.
I love KQED programming, but hate this app. Unfortunately that means I won't be listening to KQED during my train and bicycle commute.
What is the issue?
Fixed, then not fixed. What is the problem? Please assign a summer intern to listen to your app for 5 mins so they can walk you through the problem.
It took a year (or did it just seen like it), but thank you. thank you. thank you. I very much enjoy and support KQED, so its great to have it accessible no matter where I'm at. I probably don't use the other great app features as much as I should, but its nice when I do.
Livestream is worthless- I've really tried to like this app over the last year, but if you're trying to Livestream its not worth the time. Every 2 - 10 mins (no joke) the stream stalls, and doesn't start back up until tapping the "play" button one or more times. Please KQED, I know you can do better. Rest of app is great, but that isn't what I want/use it for.
Worse than useless
This app is dreadful--much worse than the previous version. If I'm listening to the radio and get a phone call (or if the alarm goes off) the app is silenced and I have to power down the phone and start it up again. NOT worthy of NPR. Who designed this piece of junk??
- Category: News
- Updated: May 07, 2013
- Version: 1.11
- Size: 7.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: KQED Inc.
- © 2012 KQED Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.