Grab Radio Platforms

Welcome to our World. Grab Radio World is a revolutionary new application where you can access radio stations from all round the globe; 40,000 of them in fact! Grab Radio is currently available on three platforms iOSSymbian, Windows Phone 7 and Android. This page gives a brief synopsis of the different features available on the three platforms.

Thanks to our new partners RadioTime you can access all of these great stations and search by broadcast type, news sport, talk, music type or location. With content varying from local news to intriguing music from the remotest parts of our wonderful planet, we’ll have you hooked! You can tune into Electronica from Dusseldorf, Bluegrass from Alabama, Jazz from New Orleans or traditional Irish music from County Clare. Catch up with Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio 2 In Ireland or Chris Evans on the BBC.

Apple-iOS

Grab Radio  have produced this revolutionary app for IOS which supports iPhone, iTouch and iPad. We are constantly updating the grab radio app and we hope to have the ‘thumbs up’ and ‘thumbs down’ feature available soon. This is currently available on Nokia smartphones and allows the user to interact with radio stations by letting them know if they like the songs or topics discussed on the radio.

Travel the Globe!

Select from one of 40,000 radio stations using the unique ‘Browse’ feature. You can select your station based on whether you want to listen to Local Radio, Talk Radio, Music, Sports or the best radio from from around the globe.

 

Quantity and Quality

Just to give you an idea of the choice available we have almost 90 stations listed for London alone. Of these many are streaming at data rates of up to 320 Kbps which is astoundingly good quality and probably exceeds the quality of most people’s MP3 files.

Quality & Reliability

When you go to select your favourite radio station you can select the stream based on quality and reliability, ensuring a quick connect with the best possible quality of audio stream.

So many station selection options, with reliability levels for all the streams displayed.

 

 

3 G and Wi-Fi

The application has been optimised to perfom on 3G and Wi-Fi networks.

If your network connection is poor or you are using a mobile 3G or Edge connection you can select just those radio streams that you know will perform best in that environment. There is also the added bonus that if you are being charged for data listening to the radio will not cost you the earth!

Just go to the i page and switch your wi-fi switch off and increase your buffer to 10.

Many stations offer 64Kbps or lower streams to deal with poor network connections

 

Sleep Timer

Another great feature of this application is that it has a Sleep Timer built in. This allows you to set a time on your phone and the radio will gradually fade out over that period.. A great way to drift off as you are listening to your favourite station.

 

Grab Radio Functionality

The great bonus with this application is that if the station is broadcasting song info you can Grab or Tag the tune there on the spot. No more trying to remember the name of that tune.

A single press of the Grab button will take you directly to the right spot within iTunes and you get the option of buying the tune or even the whole album. This is the best way to acquire new music as unlike other applications that allow recording of music with Grab Radio the recording artist will always get a cut. Lets support the artists that make radio great now by helping to promote them through Grab Radio.

Even when there is no song/artist info all you have to do is press the Shazam button and hey presto the tune is identified.

Pressing the Tag button allows you to store that tune for later, building up a knock-out play list of your favourite music.

The More button lets you instantly connect to your favourite artist’s YouTube Videos or link to their Facebook, Twitter & MySpace accounts.

Your Favorite Radio Stations

You will be able to choose between 40,000 radio stations worldwide and by pressing the heart button you can add a station to your personal list of favourites so no need for long searches.

 

Browse Feature

If you have a particular station you want to find it quickly just type the name into the browser and our search facility will surely find it.

If you cannot find your station you can shoot us! (with water pistols of course…just make sure the water is’nt too cold…;)

 

Features

Stations: Instant access to 40,000 radio stations from all over the world in one app.

User Friendly: Search for your station directly or through specific categories such as Local radio, Talk radio, Sports radio, Music genre, Location, Popularity etc……

Music variety: Choose from 23 different genres.

heart icon for favouritesFavourites: Add stations you like to your favourites list for easy access again and again.

More show info: See the DJ show info as you listen (show and station dependant).

More: Instantly connect to an artist’s YouTube Videos or link to their Facebook, Twitter & MySpace accounts. Alternatively, use the built-in Shazam feature to identify that track!

Grab functionality: Grab a tune on the spot by pressing the Grab button (when song information is broadcast by the station)

Tag: Bookmark or Tag a tune for later building up that ‘must get’ playlist.

Quality: Choose different Stream Types depending on 3G or wireless signal strength.

Sleep Timer: Let Radio World put you gently to sleep. The music you are playing will fade out during the last minute.

Multitasking: Plays in background while you run other apps.

Auto-restart: This feature allows the app to automatically restart when network connectivity is lost and then regained.

Audio buffer: Setting to smooth out drops and jitter.

Sound: Responds to remote volume controls in headphones and some docking stations.

Interrupting Call: Restarts after an interrupting phone call is received and released.

Other devices: Sends audio to any device that supports Apple’s “AirPlay” such as Apple TV, speakers connected to AirPort Express, etc.

Quality & Reliability

When you selects a station you now have the ability to see which streams are the most reliable and only select them.

Equally if you suspect that there maybe congestion on the Wi-Fi network or the download speeds are limited, then you can select the lowest stream bitrate for optimum performance.

Important : Only when the wi-fi switch is selected (i.e. when greater bandwidth is present) does the user have the option of listening to the higher bandwidth streams over 64 kbps.

If this switch is not pressed then you will not get the same number of stations.

This helps prevent drop-out situations when bandwidth is limited like when you are on 3G edge networks. Equally when bandwidth is an issue with some poor wi-fi networks the same benefits follow.

Nokia – Symbian

Following hard on the heels of the IOS Grab Radio World version we’re delighted to announce the arrival of Grab Radio Hybrid for Nokia smartphones. This version includes all the great features of the above IOS platform with some added extras. Grab Radio World Hybrid means that a mix of FM and standard internet radio is available on Nokia smartphones. It also includes a ‘Thumbs-up’ and ‘Thumbs-down’ features which allows the users to interact with particular radio stations. The following is a list of Nokia phones which Grab Radio is available on:

Nokia N8, Nokia C7, Nokia E7, Nokia 5800, Nokia C6...

This version has all the great features of Grab Radio World but with the added bonus of a built-in Hybrid Radio tuner. In a nutshell this means you have the choice of listening to either a digital stream or a traditional FM radio broadcast, giving you the best of both worlds. It is particularly useful if a radio station puts out a stream that is not currently supported by Nokia phones.

This application also connects with your local Ovi store insted of iTunes so that you can ‘Grab’ your favourite music on the go.

NB: Make sure you have an Ovi account set up to this

http://store.ovi.com/content/109565

Alternatively you can watch a YouTube video of the tune or check out the artists’ Facebook, Twitter or Myspace page.

 

Thumbs up and Thumbs down thumbs up for the station you likethumbs down for the song you don not like

While listening to the radio on your Nokia app, you can give tunes and topics on the radio the ‘Thumbs up’ or ‘Thumbs Down’ .

 

Features

Stations: 30,000 Radio stations from all over the world in one app. These can be accessed on-line or through your FM receiver.

User Friendly: Search for your station directly or through specific categories such as Local radio, Talk radio, Sports radio, Music genre, Location, Popularity etc……

Music variety: Choose from 23 different genres.

heart icon for favouritesFavourites: Add stations you like to your favourites list for easy access again and again.

More show info: See the DJ show info as you listen (show and station dependant).

‘Thumbs up’ and ‘Thumbs down’: Let the radio station know what you think of their songs.

More: Instantly connect to an artist’s YouTube Videos or link to their Facebook, Twitter & MySpace accounts. Alternatively, use the built-in Shazam feature to identify that track!

Grab functionality: Grab a tune on the spot by pressing the Grab button (when song information is broadcast by the station)

Tag: Bookmark or Tag a tune for later building up that ‘must get’ playlist.

Quality: Choose different Stream Types depending on 3G or wireless signal strength.

Sleep Timer: Let Radio World put you gently to sleep. The music you are playing will fade out during the last minute.

Multitasking: Plays in background while you run other apps.

Auto-restart: This feature allows the app to automatically restart when network connectivity is lost and then regained.

Audio buffer: Setting to smooth out drops and jitter.

Sound: Responds to remote volume controls in headphones and some docking stations.

Interrupting Call: Restarts after an interrupting phone call is received and released.

Windows Phone 7

Following a lengthy period in development the team at Girtmobile are delighted to announce that it’s award winning app Grab Radio (has passed the Microsoft certification process and) is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Taking all the best elements of the new Metro design and seamlessly sliding from screen to screen in a stylish new package with crystal clear audio quality.

GIRTmobile CEO Aonghus O’hEocha, says’ Windows Phone is fast becoming an operating system to be reckoned with and we are delighted to have this great app on this platform to give people something more than just a run of the mill radio app.  This app really allows you connect with the music in way not seen before on this platform’.

“Grab Radio is the type of mobile application that we see is key to Windows Phone growth,” said James Howell, Operator Channel Lead with Microsoft. “It allows real connection to the user and their favourite music in an innovative and creative way. It goes beyond what people expect, and is very much in keeping with where we see Windows Phone develop and continue to grow.”

 
Stations: 35,000 Radio stations from all over the world in one app. These can be accessed on-line or through your FM receiver.

User Friendly: Search for your station directly or through specific categories such as Local radio, Talk radio, Sports radio, Music genre, Location, Popularity etc……

Music variety: Choose from 23 different genres.

Favourites: Add stations you like to your favourites list for easy access again and again.

More show info: See the DJ show info as you listen (show and station dependant).

‘Thumbs up’ and ‘Thumbs down’: Let the radio station know what you think of their songs.

More: Instantly connect to an artist’s YouTube Videos or link to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Grab RadioGrab functionality: Grab a tune from the Zune Store on the spot by pressing the Grab button (when song information is broadcast by the station)

Tag radioTag: Bookmark or Tag a tune for later building up that ‘must get’ playlist.

 

Quality: Choose different Stream Types depending on 3G or wireless signal strength.

Sleep Timer: Let Radio World put you gently to sleep. The music you are playing will fade out during the last minute.

Multitasking: Plays in background while you run other apps.

Auto-restart: This feature allows the app to automatically restart when network connectivity is lost and then regained.

Audio buffer: Setting to smooth out drops and jitter.

Sound: Responds to remote volume controls in headphones and some docking stations.

Interrupting Call: Restarts after an interrupting phone call is received and released.

Android


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