Development of a mobile application providing live broadcasts and additional social features.
The mobile app should be as user-friendly as possible; available features include live broadcasts, news feed, daily schedule, events list (with detailed information available on a separate page), radio station contacts (map, the studio location and ways to get there), watching replays in TV-Radio section.
It is, indeed, a very creative and memorable project. We share the views of Silver Rain Radio, and we got so attached to the station itself during our teamwork that from now on their morning broadcast marks the start of our day. A truly high-quality product is made when working with a client develops into partnership and the developer is an active user of his own output. That’s exactly what happened; we created a high-quality product and became regular listeners of the radio station along the way
It is, indeed, a very creative and memorable project. We share the views of Silver Rain Radio, and we got so attached to the station itself during our teamwork that from now on their morning broadcast marks the start o
In course of the development process the way we see the app was changing. Its use case implies live broadcasts, fast access to reading short news blocks, calls on the air. The remaining options are secondary and are only used in 20% of cases. That’s why we focused on the main screen containing the features listed above. Of course, the media player was our top priority.
As a result of studying numerous counterparts and testing various options, the following criteria were identified:
big Run button for the player
convenient placement of the associated buttons
the player should be placed on the device screen in such a way as to operate it with one hand
We decided to give up the standard news feed functionality so that the user could get a one-touch access to the news feed and its detailed texts without interrupting the main use case. Ultimately, the media player is a big bright button in the center of the screen with a progress bar around it. This allows the user to play and pause broadcasts no matter the hand position. The user can access any necessary feature, that being news feed, events list, calls and messages on the air, in one-touch. The main use case is not interrupted. From now on almost every day begins with discussing App Store reviews, user suggestions and comments on possible shortcomings. We believe there is nothing like the whole team taking such a lively interest in the project.
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