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Listen To More Israeli Radio Stations On Your iPhone & iPod Touch

November 28th, 2009 16 comments

Update (1/26/2010):
There is a new iPhone app that eliminates the need to configure FStream. Read about it here.

Original post starts here:
According to Google Analytics this old post of mine is one of the most popular on this blog. It is time to refresh the list, add new Israeli radio stations streams and fix the broken ones.

The updated list below uses a stream url structure from fm1.co.il. Simply launch FStream on your iPhone / iPod Touch and configure it to use the following streams. Enjoy.

Galaz –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/glz.asx

GalGalaz –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/glgltz.asx

88fm –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/88fm.asx

Kol Hamusica (classical music) –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/kol-hamusica.asx

Reshet Aleph –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/reshet-aleph.asx

Reshet Bet –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/reshet-bet.asx

Reshet Gimel –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/reshet-gimel.asx

Regional stations

Kol Hacampus (one of my favorites, run by students, plays plenty of alternative music) – http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/campus.asx
Radius 100fm –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/100fm.asx

Radio Tel Aviv 102fm –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/102fm.asx

Radio Lelo Hafsaka 103fm –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/103fm.asx

Radio Lev Hamedina –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/91fm.asx

Radio Emza Haderech –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/90fm.asx

Radio Kol Rega –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/96fm.asx

Radio Jerusalem –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/101fm.asx

Radio Haifa  –  http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/radio-haifa.asx

Kol Ramat Hasharon – http://www.fm1.co.il/playnow/kol-ramat-hasharon.asx



The economics of the iPhone’s Installer application

May 5th, 2008 3 comments

Featured page of NullRiver Installer for iPhoneEarlier today I upgraded the version of the Nullriver Installer that is installed on my iPhone. The biggest improvement in the new version, numbered 3.1, is search which makes it easier to find applications. In addition to that, the “Featured” page was updated to include a few additional applications, among them Kate, a commercial package of tools and toys.

This made me thinking about the economics of the “Featured” page and the Search results pages. After all, VC are investing and companies are raising money to develop iPhone applications and so distribution is going to be critical to succeed. So far, everyone has expected Apple to be the one selling applications via iTunes but I think that there is a secondary market that is already bubbling called the Nullriver Installer.

The thing with the Installer that makes it unique compared to popular software download web sites is that currently the Installer is the single entry point to get 3rd party applications for iPhone and iPod Touch. Hundreds of thousand and maybe even millions of jailbreaked iPhone users around the world access the Installer every day in order to search, install, upgrade or uninstall applications, games, utilities, themes and all kinds of tweaks for their iPhone. Every time these users start the Installer, the first thing they see is the list of featured applications, and from today they are also going to start using the search capabilities.

So, what should a company/developer do in order to get his app featured? I did some research but could not find an answer. So, for now, I am assuming that the list is compiled by an editor with some exceptions (my guess – Kate which charges users and therefore can pay for distribution). The search function is also very primitive and seems broken (a search for “Wiki” returned zero results).

But I think that this is just the first step in what is going to become an active marketplace (probably PPI – Pay Per Install) that is going to be developed around the Installer. Both the “Featured” page and the search result pages are too valuable to be kept as they are today. And seeing how fast the Installer has evolved so far, I expect this to happen sooner than you expect.

 



Meydad.com is now optimized for the iPhone and iPod Touch

October 15th, 2007 No comments

Meydad.com optimized for the iPhone using the iWPhone WordPress Plug-inI am happy to announce that the experience for my readers who use iPhone or iPod Touch to read this blog has been upgraded.

I installed the iWPhone WordPress Plug-in on my blog. This plug-in automatically reformats the blog content for optimized viewing on an iPhone and iPod Touch.

Enjoy.

 

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