Ireland’s national talk station Newstalk 106 – 108 FM have become the first radio station to launch an iPad app in Ireland. Although Irish radio apps are very popular and abundant in the iPhone app store, there has – to date, been a limited selection of iPad apps available in this genre. Hopefully this news will prompt other television and radio networks to get on board with the iPad, considering its popularity.
The Newstalk iPad app features all the popular features of the station’s iPhone app (listen live, archive, podcasts, latest news) with the added feature of live video streaming from our Newstalk TV studio cameras. Newstalk TV will also feature on the iPhone app from today.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Newstalk CEO Frank Cronin said “Apps have become an important part of our station infrastructure. Our ‘official’ JNLR listenership figures may be on the up, but add those listening live online on the web or via our android, iphone or ipad apps and we are a substantially larger audience.”