New Android Version Update

We have started rolling out our latest version update for Android version 5.0.6, including:

  • target SDK update – Android Oreo (API level 26 or higher)
  • New Shoutouts feature – listeners can record and send you brief audio messages
  • general bug fixes and performance improvements

We will run this update automatically for all Pro and Plus plan apps. For apps on the Core plan, you can request the update following this guide.

Shoutouts feature coming to iOS soon.

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New Android Version Update

New Forms Feature

FormsDriven by input from our top stations, we have revamped the Forms tool to make it more flexible and customizable. Not only can you use (and customize) our existing templates, you can also create your own form from scratch!
We have seen 1,400 different forms created and over 20,000 user interactions with them since we introduced Forms. It is an excellent tool to engage your listeners and create a sense of inclusion and accessibility. Listeners love to share their input, comments, ideas, and it helps you to develop and tailor your programming to suit your audience.
Song Request Form template
Editing a Song Request form template
Custom form template
Come up with your own forms – customize completely!
New Forms Feature

Announcing Compatibility with Android Auto – Apple CarPlay- Chromecast

Santa Cruz, May 16, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nobex Partners announces its latest features: compatibility with Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, and Chromecast™.

Nobex Partners apps’ latest feature taps into commuter listeners with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Commuters spend 87 minutes a day listening to audio in their cars (http://www.edisonresearch.com/hacking-commuter-code-really-happens-commuters-driving/ Edison Research, Cracking the Commuter Code). Nobex Partners apps are providing the safest way to keep them connected and tuned in through the app with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay optimized display. This feature will be available to all stations with paid Pro plans.

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Nobex is also announcing compatibility with Chromecast for home entertainment systems. Nobex Partners makes apps available everywhere listeners go and enables them to connect however they want. This feature will be available to all stations with paid Plus and Pro plans.

“It is great to see more Apple CarPlay enabled apps that allow you to access local radio stations from around the world.” Anthony Barker from CarPlay Life – carplaylife.com

“Android Auto was designed with safety in mind. With a simple and intuitive interface, integrated steering wheel controls, and powerful new voice actions, it’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road.” Android Auto

 

Announcing Compatibility with Android Auto – Apple CarPlay- Chromecast

Changing the Image for Playlist Cover Art

Wrong picture? Explicit content? Want to use your station logo? Here’s how

When you notice that you’ve got the wrong image paired up with a playlist item, or the cover art isn’t permitted (violence or nudity depicted), you can change it!

Visit the Playlist tab in your Partner Dashboard and click Change Cover on any you need to update, choose from the list of alternate images or set the Station Logo instead:

When you get to the bottom of the list you can load more results:

Have fun!!

Changing the Image for Playlist Cover Art

New Android version update

New version of the Premium app for Android is almost ready including:

  • Playlists will have an action bar (when tapping on the album cover), with 3 actions
    • Video – this will play the video of the song
    • Share – this will share the song
    • buy URL – will send to itunes to purchase this soung
  • Favorites will have the same actions, so once a user has Liked a song, and it’s added to the Favorites they can then see a video of the song, share it, or buy it
  • Video page will use an embedded YouTube player and not via webview. This is a much nicer and smoother user experience.
  • When playing an item in On Demand, users will be able to skip backward and forward between items in the list. And On Demand will support autostart of new items when current track is finished.
  • Video page will support playlist as well as individual videos. Once a playlist is selected, the user can go backward and forward in the playlist.
  • Added support will be coming for SoundCloud playlist
  • Added exit function to the menu (Android only)
  • Push notification will automatically trigger when a new YouTube clip is updated in the connected account.

All features will soon follow for iOS as well.

New Android version update

Updates to Premium apps

Today we updated both iOS and Android versions and will begin to push these new updates to the stores.
The iOS version is 4.1.10
The Android version is 4.0.9
The main features
  •  search bar when in any of the shows / video pages
  •  embedded YouTube player, which supports playlists
  •  Contact Us menu with abilty to show one or all of phone, email, twitter
  •  Playlist and Favourites have an action bar to watch a video of the song
  •  displays SoundCloud or YouTube playlist summary text
The new Android have specific stability issues that were fixed: including stopping stream playback when the app is closed by various means; automatically attempts reconnecting to stream after dropped.
Updates to Premium apps

Stream Updating gets Updated!

Starting this week you can add and remove streams from your apps through the Partner Dashboard without waiting!
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Just login and visit the My Apps tab and click “Station Settings”. You can add your new stream and then delete the old one. Or refresh the connection to your existing stream. Refreshing your stream connection is a good idea if you’ve recently updated where your stream URL points.

Happy Updating!

Stream Updating gets Updated!