Announcing Partnership with Waze

We’ve partnered with Waze, the crowdsourced navigation app, to offer traffic reporting in real time for your station using their amazing Waze for Broadcasters suite of tools.

PARTNER OFFER INCLUDES:

  • Waze Traffic View: A dynamic, traffic dashboard that helps Nobex Partners access real-time Wazer-generated reports on changing road conditions for on-air updates. Waze algorithms automatically detect unusual traffic conditions and provide alternative routes and drive times for planning and reporting purposes.
  • LiveMap: A Waze-branded map for Nobex Partners’ websites. This means all listeners (not just Wazers) can see real-time traffic conditions.
  • Training: the Waze team will help you get the most out of this feature

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Partnering with Waze means bringing even more to your Nobex Partners Dashboard. We’re so excited to join with Waze for Broadcasters because getting the best and most accurate traffic reports makes your station first choice for your listeners.

Get Signed Up Today!

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Announcing Partnership with Waze

Announcing Partnership with iPluggers

iPluggers and Nobex Partners Announce a New Partnership

Santa Cruz, July 17, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Finding the right music for your station can be difficult and keeping it fresh can be even harder, so finding a service that keeps your Music Director updated with the latest releases would be amazing! Nobex Partners is teaming up with iPluggers – a digital promoter of new music – to make it easy for stations to keep their playlist fresh and packed with great new music from quality artists and labels. Stations with Nobex Partners apps will be able to take advantage of the huge iPluggers database of new high-quality releases available for airplay all from within their Partner Dashboard.

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Radio stations can sign up for an account with iPluggers free of charge and get tailored iPlugging updates featuring the station’s selected genres to get music with just the right feel for their programming. Not only do stations stay updated on the latest releases, they can also browse and download music from the extensive iPluggers database, which offers a wealth of music in over 200 sub genres. They have access to digital press kits for artists and labels, including artist information, videos, biography, and discography. Radio show makers who do interviews with artists can even request interviews through the platform.

“For Nobex, having stations get the most out of the platform is key. Being able to offer iPluggers’ service to our stations means making their experience even better. We’re thrilled to see this launch!” – Cait Watson, VP Marketing, Nobex Partners

“Here at iPluggers, we’re working on a daily basis to provide our worldwide network of stations with the best music from artists and labels around the globe. We are very excited about our collaboration with Nobex: their app is truly amazing and takes listening to the radio to the next level, and we’re looking forward to service their radio makers with great music for their playlist! ” – Marvin Kuijs, Founder & Head of A&R, iPluggers

ABOUT iPLUGGERS:

iPluggers is a worldwide digital radio promotion service. iPluggers promotes new high-quality releases to more than 30.000 radio stations worldwide (FM, AM, internet, digital, satellite, local and regional radio stations). Access to their large database is free for radio stations www.ipluggers.com

ABOUT NOBEX PARTNERS:

Nobex Partners powers a complete digital solution and custom apps for thousands of broadcasters and podcasters across the globe. It’s not just mobile – it’s a complete digital solution.www.NobexPartners.com

Announcing Partnership with iPluggers

How Push Notifications Boost Re-Engagement

I wanted to share a quick note with you about how effective Push Notifications are to re-engage listeners. For those of you wondering what push notifications are, it is a message that pops up on the home or lock screen of a mobile device. It doesn’t require the user to be in the app or using their device at the time it arrives. A push message looks much like an SMS text message and reach users who have installed your app on their device and granted permission to send push notifications.

​In a typical broadcast you can only reach listeners who are currently tuned in and listening to you. The power of push notifications is being able to connect with listeners who are not tuned in and encouraging them to launch the app and rejoin your broadcast.

Push Increase
Station introduced push in late March saw a dramatic increase in streaming minutes
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Each point represents a push message and the spike of usage after it is sent.

 

Schedule push messages to keep you listeners engaged, have your DJs and hosts send them in realtime, keep listeners coming back all the time.

There are some best practices to consider when sending push notifications

  1. Push Messages are Not Email:
    Messages should be brief and concise. Keep in mind most users will see them flick across the top of their screen and may or may not read past the first line
  2. Timing:
    Since push messages are delivered instantly (or immediately as scheduled) be aware of your timing. A few minutes before the start of a new show, or before a hot new track comes up in your program.
  3. Language:
    Encourage an action, create a sense of immediacy to get the best reactions.

The Push Notification feature is available to all stations on the Plus and Pro level plans. Visit the Account tab in the Partner Dashboard to subscribe.

How Push Notifications Boost Re-Engagement

Nobex Partners announces .113FM Radio Partnership

Santa Cruz, June 19, 2017 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nobex Partners is proud to announce our partnership with global online radio network .113FM Radio with the recent release of their custom app through the Nobex Partners digital platform. The app provides .113FM Radio listeners with the most complete and immersive station experience.

“We couldn’t be happier when we reached out to Nobex Partners to help us build a multi-station radio app for us. The team at Nobex Partners have been like family, working together seamlessly to build an intuitive app that our end listeners can navigate with ease. The social media integration is epic and gives us valuable feedback which otherwise may lead to missed opportunities. We’ve seen a steady increase by our listeners using our mobile app vs. our web site’s radio player too. Our multi-station mobile app is now home to over 35+ of our most popular radio stations and offers advanced features like song requests, birthday shout-outs, and comments which allow our listeners to easily communicate with us.”

— Stephen Herold | President .113FM Radio Network LLC.

“We got introduced to .113 FM through our partnership with SHOUTcast. It was a true pleasure working with Stephen on launching both single-station apps for his top stations, as well as a multi-station app for his whole network. Stephen keeps using the most advanced features the platform offers, and partners like him help drive us to keep developing and improving all the time.”

— Gadi Mazor, CEO Nobex Technologies

Listener Testimonials

“The Greatest thing I’ve ever downloaded, plus the DJ’s are always amazing!!” — by KimmieKayy

“Great music in a very intuitive and easy to use mobile app!” — by Vinnie Demafeliz

“Amazing” — hane T

“Amazing app Loved it” — Eduardo Mendoza

.113FM App – homepage, station selection, station customization, Request feature

ABOUT .113FM

.113FM Radio is a global online radio network, broadcasting a variety of Internet radio channels covering various music genres, time period and styles over the SHOUTcast and IceCast radio network.

Offering best in class content on each channel, .113FM Radio has over 100+ stations and has become one of the most listened online radio networks globally with an extensive reach to listeners in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States of America. You’ll find .113FM Radio Network on the web at http://www.113.fm.

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ABOUT Nobex Partners:

Nobex Partners powers a complete digital solution and custom apps for thousands of broadcasters and podcasters across the globe. It’s not just mobile – it’s a complete digital solution. www.NobexPartners.com

Nobex Partners announces .113FM Radio Partnership

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