Kansas Public Radio has a new smartphone app so you can take KPR with you everywhere you want to go. We talked with KPR’s production manager Jason Slote, who designed the app, to learn more about it.
Q: Where is the app available and what devices can people use it on? Is there a cost?
A: For now the app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices, and it’s free! We hope to provide Windows Mobile, Amazon and Blackberry versions in the future. Listeners can download the app from iTunes or on Google Play for Android. These links will take you to the download sites:
Q: What can listeners do when they use the app?
A: Installing the app on your mobile device gives you direct access to KPR1 and KPR2 live audio streams, all our videos on YouTube, Twitter feed, Facebook page, archived live performances, program schedules, a simple way to contact us and a link to contribute.
Q: If someone wants to make a donation using the app, is their credit card information secure?
A: Our app connects your device’s web browser directly to our secure online pledge form which is provided by the KU Endowment Association. We don’t handle or store your credit card information.
Q: Any more KPR smartphone technology on the horizon?
A: Mobile network devices are the future…for now! It’s a fair bet that we’ll use mobile technology to develop new services for our listeners, and for our listeners to interact with us.