December 22, 2009
Danielle Deabler, NPR
IN ANDROID'S MARKETPLACE
NPR BECOMES FIRST U.S. RADIO BROADCASTER
TO LAUNCH ANDROID APP
Highlights of the NPR News app for Android:
· Backgrounding. The NPR News app for Android allows backgrounding, so that users can click to listen to audio and then toggle between applications as the audio is playing.
· Listen and Read. Allows users to listen to programs and read news at the same time.
· Extensive Topics Section. News section showcases NPR’s top 10-20 topics of the day ranging from Science to Books to World News.
· NPR Station Listening Choices. Easy to find and bookmark more than 600 favorite NPR stations and hundreds of station on-demand streams. Live station streaming to launch in Spring 2010.
· Playlist. Bookmark favorite programs to play later.
*Screen shots of the NPR News app for Android are available here: www.npr.org/about/press/2009/120809.NPR_Android_App_Screen_Shots.html