The Public Radio Tuner has been downloaded 1.5 million times. Thanks to those of you who helped get us here by spreading the word! But we’re not done yet. We want to be on every iPhone and iPod Touch out there (who wouldn’t?). You can help by joining our Facebook group, twittering about the app, and, of course, simply TALKING about the Tuner with your real-world friends. Given the interesting tug-of-war happening in the iTunes reviews, you might be tempted to participate there, too.
In the meantime, we’re making great progress on Version 2.0: The Public Radio Player. Designed with your input. Coming out in June 2009.
We’ve seen quite a few comments about stream connection problems with the Public Radio Tuner. The development team is on the case, and working on a fix that will be released later this month. The fix will be aimed at enhancing how the Tuner handles network connection issues. When this release is pushed live, the Tuner will be more readily able to reconnect with streams when they are interrupted or buffering. Improving performance of the Public Radio Tuner is our highest development priority right now, and you won’t have to wait for the release of version 2.0, set for May. We’d like to thank everyone who has told us about the issue and for providing the details that allowed us to trace the problem back to the source. We’ll get this fix out as soon as possible.