Create Radio Apps With Ease

Go mobile and let your station flourish. Create radio apps for both Android and iOS, the best way to reach listeners wherever they are.

by Harry Robinson in Marketing

Last updated 22.02.2021

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Today there are around 14 billion phones. By 2024, that number is estimated to reach 18 billion. So with the sharp rise of phones in everyone's pockets, from children to grandmothers, you'd be missing out on not going mobile.

But creating radio apps is easier than you think. From concept to production, customise your own branded apps with Radio.co. And get your station on Android and iOS devices in no time.

Apps

Please be aware, mobile development time varies. Android and iOS apps usually take up to 10 working days, but support keep you updated.

Why Your Station Need to Create Radio Apps

Investing in radio apps may not seem like a top priority, but limiting your station to a website or directories will only do so much to grow your audience. Listeners can find directories difficult to navigate and websites are expensive.

Radio apps can be a cost-effective way for you to expand your reach exponentially. By creating an app for your station, your listeners can benefit from features like;

  • Multi-Platform Functionality: These apps aren’t just for your smartphone. Download it on your tablet and it scales to larger screens automatically.

  • Alarms: Listeners can set alarms and snooze your streams whenever they want. They can wake up to you or even just set it to play when a show they like comes on.

  • Sharing: Listeners can share the current track on social media like Facebook and Twitter. Nothing draws new listeners in better than good tunes. You can also share your own social accounts through your app.

  • Reviews: Your apps are listed on the Google Play and Apple stores, so listeners can leave reviews of your station. Pull in new listeners with dazzling 5-star reviews!

Create a Central Hub For Your Listeners

Many new radio stations have trouble building a ‘home base’ for their brand. Websites are a great option, but some don’t have time to design a full webpage and others don’t have the money for pricey domain names.

Radio apps offer a fantastic alternative to websites. With a few taps of the screen, your listeners can listen in, on their way to work or wherever they’re going. Your apps can be personalised to reflect your brand and values, so listeners feel like they’re carrying your station in their pocket.

Design App

The Radio.co app builder gives you all the tools you need to design the ideal hub for listeners on the go.

Ordering Your Radio Apps

To use our app builder services, you need to have an Apple or Google developer account. Without this, your app won’t be able to get onto their stores.

Kick-off by going into your Radio.co dashboard to Add Ons, where you’ll find the option for iOS and Android apps. Choose whichever you fancy, or both.

Dashboard

If you already have a Gold plan you’ll have access to Android apps, our Pro plan comes with access to both.

In the checkout, agree to the Terms and Conditions. You’ll also need your Apple developer details at hand if you’re buying iOS apps.

Buy Apps

After purchase, you’ll receive an email with details on how to submit your app for development.

Designing Your Radio Apps

Now, in your App Builder, you can download the Android Template and iPhone Template to get started with your app’s visual design.

To submit your details for development, you need to determine details like the App Name, Icon, Colours, Background etc. You can refer to the image below or our help guide on how you can design your app and finish your submission.

Design Screen

Next, our support team will contact you back within 72 hours to let you know if it’s been accepted or rejected for development. If you do get rejected, follow the team’s instructions on the next steps.

Ready to Create Radio Apps Today?

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Creating radio apps is easy nowadays. Especially when you've got a team of developers and radio professionals in your corner. So take your idea and run with it. Submit your app designs and we'll do the rest.

And if you're new to radio then start things off right with a 7 day free trial. Perfect for beginners and professionals, curate shows and build apps in no time.

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