jacapps Wires WMMR Mobile App To The Connected Car

June 29, 2016

 

Mobile developer jacapps recently announced a major breakthrough for radio stations, podcasters, and Internet radio stations – the ability to appear in even more automobile audio entertainment systems via Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and the SmartDeviceLink system for Ford and Toyota vehicles.

jacapps has created App Everywheresm, where mobile apps for radio stations can now be coded to appear in automobiles that have Android Auto, SmartDeviceLink, and pending approval from Apple, their CarPlay system.

jacapps is in the process of releasing a beta app for Apple CarPlay for WMMR, the Greater Media-owned radio station in Philadelphia.  The app is awaiting final approval and will be released in the iTunes app store soon as an update to their existing app.  Videos showing how radio station apps appear in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is available by emailing jacapps at sales@jacapps.com.

“It’s exciting to be first. Our mobile app team has been dedicated to developing solutions that will ensure that broadcasters have presence in these entertainment systems,” jacapps COO Bob Kernen comments.  “It’s a major priority for us.  Jacobs Media has invested a lot of time in this space, including the DASH Conference.  This is an incredibly important opportunity for broadcasters and we’re extremely pleased that we were able to crack the code.”

jacapps President Paul Jacobs notes, “For us, it’s always been about how radio could have presence on the beachfront property known as smartphones.  Today, that valuable real estate is the car dashboard.”

“Over the past six years, we have focused on the changing in-car entertainment environment, and its impact on the radio industry,” Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs remarks.  “Today’s entertainment systems provide drivers with myriad options, many of which are accessed from their smartphone.  And now, we can get radio broadcasters on the valuable screens of these vehicles to ensure that millions of consumers can enjoy hearing their favorite stations while driving.”

 

About jacapps

jacapps is the leading mobile application developer for the radio industry.  Founded in 2008, the company has developed close to 1,000 apps that have generated over 25 million downloads worldwide.  jacapps develops for Entercom, Greater Media, Hubbard, Bonneville, and for numerous public radio and Christian radio stations.   

In a webinar broadcast today, mobile developer jacapps announced a major breakthrough for radio stations, podcasters, and Internet radio stations – the ability to appear in even more automobile audio entertainment systems via Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and the SmartDeviceLink system for Ford and Toyota vehicles.

jacapps President Paul Jacobs notes, “For us, it’s always been about how radio could have presence on the beachfront property known as smartphones.  Today, that valuable real estate is the car dashboard.”

“Over the past six years, we have focused on the changing in-car entertainment environment, and its impact on the radio industry,” Jacobs Media President Fred Jacobs remarks.  “Today’s entertainment systems provide drivers with myriad options, many of which are accessed from their smartphone.  And now, we can get radio broadcasters on the valuable screens of these vehicles to ensure that millions of consumers can enjoy hearing their favorite stations while driving.”

jacapps has created App Everywheresm, where mobile apps for radio stations can now be coded to appear in automobiles that have Android Auto, SmartDeviceLink, and pending approval from Apple, their CarPlay system.

“It’s exciting to be first. Our mobile app team has been dedicated to developing solutions that will ensure that broadcasters have presence in these entertainment systems,” jacapps COO Bob Kernen comments.  “It’s a major priority for us.  Jacobs Media has invested a lot of time in this space, including the DASH Conference.  This is an incredibly important opportunity for broadcasters and we’re extremely pleased that we were able to crack the code.”

jacapps is in the process of releasing a beta app for Apple CarPlay for WMMR, the Greater Media-owned radio station in Philadelphia.  The app is awaiting final approval and will be released in the iTunes app store soon as an update to their existing app.  Videos showing how radio station apps appear in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is available by emailing jacapps at sales@jacapps.com.

For more information about App Everywheresm and how broadcasters can ensure their mobile applications are available in cars, contact Bob Kernen at bob@jacapps.com or Alex Burnstein at Alex@jacapps.com.

About jacapps

jacapps is the leading mobile application developer for the radio industry.  Founded in 2008, the company has developed close to 1,000 apps that have generated over 25 million downloads worldwide.  jacapps develops for Entercom, Greater Media, Hubbard, Bonneville, and for numerous public radio and Christian radio stations.

11th Annual I Bleed For Preston & Steve Blood Drive

June 23, 2016

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93.3 WMMR listeners showed up in record amounts to help save lives at one of the times the American Red Cross needs it the most as summer sets in, schools let out, and families begin vacations plans.

WMMR and the Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross combined efforts to collect 1,297 units of blood on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Valley Forge Casino Resort- the largest blood drive in the PA, NJ, DE region. Each donation has the potential to save 3 lives.

Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison were the first to donate at 6:00am. They hung out after giving blood to greet every person until the final donor left at 4:30pm. Each donor left with the newest Preston & Steve t-shirt and a ‘Gadzooks!’ pint glass (a popular catch-phrase from the show). 600 random donors left with a pair of tickets to one of the six Summer Rock Concerts contributed by Live Nation. Preston & Steve Show members Caseyboy, Kathy Romano, Nick McIlwain and Marisa Magnatta greeted donors as they arrived and prepared to give blood. Even WMMR’s Pierre Robert popped in to thank donors for their act of kindness.

Local businesses also chipped in. In addition to Window Nation supplying the Gadzooks pint glasses, Rita’s Water Ice of Huntingdon Valley and Willow Grove served free Rita’s Water Ice, including one of their newer flavors- Blood Orange. Valley Forge Casino Resort handed out free Beach Tags for donors over 21 to enjoy a day at Valley Beach Poolside Club. Paint-a-Treasure Studios from Haddon Heights, NJ kept kids busy with free ceramic crafts and painting while parents gave blood. Aim High Studio from the Fairview Village/Collegeville, PA area kept the youth busy with some kids’ yoga, hula hoops and games.

The 11 year total for The Preston & Steve Show Blood Drive is now 12,605 pints of blood.

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