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FlyCast Offers iPhone App
September 11, 2008: FlyCast, the mobile webcasting network formerly known as FlyTunes, has released a native iPhone application by way of the iTunes app store, bringing its lineup of 1,000 music, talk, and traffic channels and AM/FM streams to the popular Apple phones. FlyCast's network includes channels from Entercom, Accuradio, SmoothJazz.com, RadioIO, and many others.
The iPhone app includes a list of "TimeSlip" features, including "StreamSlip," which lets users continue to listen for "extended periods" without a connection, "Top of the Hour," which backs up talk shows to the beginning for those who tune in late, and "Song Skip," which allows pausing on all webcast and forward song skip on some stations. The package also includes an embedded web browser, a battery-save mode, and access to any Shoutcast web station.
"We wanted our native app to raise the bar for what is possible with mobile entertainment, just like we did with our original FlyTunes web application," FlyCast CEO said Sam Abadir. "Our native iPhone app offers all the basic features that people expect -- artist info, song titles and album art, one-click purchasing from iTunes, favorite-stations list creation, and personalized radio stations, but it's our time-shifting capabilities that will dramatically change the way people experience and interact with mobile media."