August 20th, 2012 → 4:22 pm @ Rekha at PRX
Last year, we worked with KPBS in San Diego to launch an iPhone app. Now, they’re on Android, too. Both apps run on our station app platform, which offer efficient, affordable development and improved performance thanks to a codebase that powers several apps at once.
While KPBS isn’t our first Android station app (that distinction goes to WQXR in New York), it’s the first on our latest version of the platform. It has all the features of the iPhone app while being a truly Android experience, using the design guidelines and conventions that people with Android devices expect.
A highlight of this approach is an adaptive design, meaning that the app stretches and shrinks to fit a variety of screen sizes and resolutions, from smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy to tablets like the Nexus 7. So more people can enjoy the app – and KPBS’s content – as it was meant to be.
Keep an eye out for more public media stations coming to Android soon via our platform. And get in touch if you want to learn more.