Stream live and on demand radio from world renowned KCRW DJ's on your iPhone! Mauricio Balvanera reviews KCRW Radio, which allows you to live stream radio as well as pull on demand talk, and show archives.
Radio is an old world dinosaur in a tech centric new world. KCRW at Santa Monica Community College however, is maintaining relevance via live streaming, online archiving, live playlist updating, and now, an iPhone application that has set the standard for any radio station thinking of bridging the technology gap.
Review by: Mauricio Balvanera
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Version 1.0 | Developed by KCRW FM 89.9 and KCRW.com | $0.99
• Live and on demand music
• On demand talk radio
• Slick UI
• Live playlists with purchasing links
• Occasional audio timeouts
• Purchasing music leaves the app
• Playlist loading is hit and miss
Starbucks Card Mobile, version 1.0, developed by Starbucks Coffee, Free
Last week, Starbucks rolled out an application for the iPhone that converts your phone into a wallet (good only at Starbucks, of course), which allows you to add money to your balance via credit card and to purchase items using a bar code generated on your screen. Starbucks is the first to implement a mobile payment system of this kind--could Starbucks Card Mobile pave the way for a new frontier in mobile e-commerce? We'll find out whether consumers go for it.
Starbucks Card Mobile is initially available in select test stores--check where they are on the website.
Check out how KCRW's app works!
Hear the pros and cons, then Mauricio's final verdict on KCRW Radio's iPhone app!