We’re always looking for ways to spice things up and keep life interesting on your Dashboard in Nobex Partners – and we’ve got something new to show off!
We’ve launched an awesome new service to distribute music from independent artists right to you in your Partner Dashboard. You’ll be able to view submissions from artists around the globe and tailor what you see based on language and genre. Learn more about the artist, contact them for an interview, play their new music, all from your Nobex Partners Dashboard.
We’re launching Website Builder, a new, easy-to-use tool to build and customize a website for your radio station.
Over the years, we’ve heard from many radio stations that while they were happy with the Nobex Partners platform to build and manage their radio apps, they were still missing a good solution to manage their websites. The audience for digital radio continues to grow and without a good interactive solution on the web, radio stations were missing out on the opportunity to provide a good experience for their online listeners.
Website Builder changes that whole dynamic. Now, a station can use Website Builder to build an interactive website using the same tools they use to manage their station’s native apps. This tight integration between a website and app saves a station time and money in managing its digital presence.
Build a website for your station: Perfect for replacing your station’s current website or starting from scratch, Nobex Partner’s Website Builder makes your station look awesome right from the start. Our all-in-one platform provides everything you need to present your best side to existing and new listeners.
No coding necessary: Over 5000 radio stations around the world trust Nobex Partners to build and manage their apps. Now, using the same point-and-click technology that runs our app platform, stations can quickly design and launch a website.
One interface to manage your apps and website: We built the Website Builder to be tightly integrated it into your station’s apps. That means you don’t have to manage them separately — use one interface to manage both your station and your website. It’s easy, really, and cuts down on the time it takes to manage your digital presence.
Customize the look and feel: Nobex Partner’s Website Builder enables you to customize the look and feel of a website for your station. You have lots of choices to include, like your weekly schedule, playlists, forms for live requests, on-demand content, and much more.
Website Builder is available as a stand-alone product or as an add-on for existing clients on one of the Nobex Partners paid plans.
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
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.
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.
Schedule push messages to keep your 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
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. Usually 50 characters max!
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.
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.
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
“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 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.
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 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.
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