Review: Digitally Imported Radio app for iOS
As regular Fairer Platform readers know, I am a big fan of internet radio and listen both at home on my iMac and iPad whence out n’ about (say it like a Canadian). Whereas I really enjoy Pandora for music discovery, it is a needy app that must be tended regularly — thumbing songs up and down — or the music stops.
That said, often I just want to listen and have no desire to fiddle with Pandora, so I was glad to discover Digitally Imported for iOS (free). Although designed for iPhone and iPod touch, it 2X scales well on the iPad.
You get the features one would expect — favorites, Twitter + Facebook integration, onscreen volume control — and a couple nice touches, as well, such as current buffering state, turn off auto-lock (this app only), data used and the ability to tweak streaming rate.
There’s also a sleep timer that you can set to 15, 30, etc. minutes to automagically turn off streaming after, one hopes, you’ve fallen asleep.
Taken altogether, this is an internet radio app (only includes DI.fm’s 40 odd electronic/dance/ambient stations) you can actually spend some time and I’m greatly enjoying it.
Big thumbs up for the Digital Imported for iOS…
Social is built-in and keeps you within the app, a nice touch.
Customize your listening experience.
Getting lots of drop outs at the higher stream rate? Turn it down a notch.