The app called Livio Car Internet Radio, uses the RadioTime radio service to provide drivers with thousands of AM, FM and Web-only radio stations from around the world.
Similar to the AM/FM car stereo, the app features six large preset buttons that enable drivers to tune to their favorite stations without becoming distracted while driving. Users can view the interface horizontally or vertically depending on how their iPhone is mounted in the vehicle.
Without any monthly subscription fees or credit cards, the Livio Car Internet Radio app lets users listen to stations from anywhere in the world through their phone’s data plan.
The app allows users to browse available stations by genre, location, or language, and includes a search function for tuning by station call letters or keyword. Users can find local stations in digital sound quality based on their current GPS location.
Additional features give users the ability to listen to most stations while running other iPhone applications, share their favorite stations with Twitter followers, and scan for another station of a similar theme or genre with the swipe of a finger.
“Internet radio is the next step forward for in-car audio,” said Jake Sigal, Livio Radio’s founder and CEO. “In Detroit, we know the car better than anyone and we’ve added RadioTime’s worldwide selection of thousands of stations, programs, genres, and on-air personalities to the car stereo. We’ve sold a lot of radios to happy customers in the home, and are now taking our knowledge of Internet radio into the vehicle.”
Creative and technical development of the application was provided by Hardin Design and Development.