Mobile Streaming Radio Service.
Our company has a Mobile Java player already, and we are looking for a Windows Mobile version.
It is a mobile phone application that users can download to their phone and listen to streaming music/internet radio. Stations are predefined in a text file (on our servers). Administrator can add and remove stations on an ongoing basis. Application checks and updates the station list each time it is launched.
All windos mobile versions. (WM5 WM6 WM2003, both Pocket PC and Smartphone)
User downloads and installs application to the phone. At launch, the application loads up current playlist/station list.
If the user does not have a subscription, they can only listen to the free station list (two stations)
If they do have a subscription, they can Log IN. The software checks our database for their username/pw and makes sure it is active. The user can then navigate through the categories and select a station. They click on a station and it plays in the application's media player. Basic audio experience can be included such as volume, stop and play, etc...
I would like the ability to easily add and remove radio station streams on my end so that the mobile software is updated everytime the user launches it.
Issues to overcome:
I want to be sure that the application can easily play mp3, aac, windows media streams since there is a wide variety of those stations out there.
Similar projects out there:
You can take a look at a similar project called Mundu Radio in India ([url removed, login to view]). They target only Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm but have an easy application that looks and works well. Or Resco Pocket Radio (WM application, [url removed, login to view])
Our Current Software:
Please feel free to download our J2ME version to test and see what the user experience should be like.
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Please contact me if you have any other questions.