|[February 04, 2013]
Stitcher Reinvents Android App, Rebuilt and Redesigned From the Ground Up
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
the mobile leader in on-demand news, entertainment, sports and talk
radio, today released a sweeping update to its Android app for
smartphones and tablets. With the brand new Stitcher app, now available
for free from Google (News - Alert) Play, listeners will enjoy an all-new experience
optimized from the ground up to take full advantage of the Android
native UI, featuring more intuitive navigation, browsing and discovery
"We're always looking for ways to improve the listening experience,"
said Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher. "As Google continues to significantly
improve user interface principles for Android (News - Alert), Stitcher will be working
in lockstep to embrace usability across the platform and give listeners
an even more fluid experience using one of their favorite apps."
New features on the Android app include:
<>Complete Interaction and Visual Redesign - Based on intensive
user research, the latest version of Stitcher is more intuitive than
ever and expresses the visual design set forth by Google's design
guidelines. The app's core navigation methods now use Android's Action
Bar, dropping the learning curve for Android users in handling the app.
Improved Content Discovery - This update adds a standalone Smart
Station, which serves dynamic recommendations based on individual
Better Browsing - Listeners can thumb through an infinite list of
recommendations without interrupting their current listening, for an
uninterrupted browsing experience.
Upgraded Performance and Stability - Stitcher for Android is
reengineered using the latest media APIs to best deliver a smooth
listening experience, rebuilding the audio player from scratch.
Rich Notifications - Exclusive to Jelly Bean users, listeners can
control playback, pausing and tracking without unlocking their phones.
The Stitcher App is available to all Android users and can be downloaded
from Google Play.
Stitcher delivers personalized audio programming on demand, directly to
your mobile device. Stream the latest in news, sports, talk, and
entertainment anywhere without the need to synchronize web content or
depend on traditional radio programing. Stitcher is the easiest way to
discover the best of over 15,000+ shows and live stations, with
customized recommendations based on your listening activity. Stitcher is
integrated with Ford, GM, BMW and Mercedes vehicles and has been
downloaded over 9 million times. Stitcher is available for iPhone (News - Alert), iPad,
Android, Kindle and Nook devices in the Apple and Google Play stores or
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