What’s Playing on Your Radio?

Have you ever found yourself driving with a friend in a different city with no idea where to tune your radio? Have you ever wanted to purchase a song you heard on the radio, but couldn’t remember the name or artist?

Check this out…

The iFM Radio Browser app is available now for free from the App Store.
Don’t forget to check out Navigate Inline Remote, which let’s you listen to the radio on your iPhone or iPod.  You’ll never have a driveway moment again.

For more information visit: www.iFMapp.com or download it now.

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  • http://loudestnoise.com David Cintron

    iFM FTW

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    Thanks Dave.

  • Anonymous

    Is it available in Singapore App Store ? Cuz i m not able to find it.

  • tianlye

    is the iphone app version in singapore appstore? not able to find it

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    No, at this time iFM is only available in the US app store. If you
    travel to the US, you can switch the store you're in at the bottom of
    the app store window in iTunes.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    No, at this time iFM is only available in the US app store. If you
    travel to the US, you can switch the store you're in at the bottom of
    the app store window in iTunes.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    No, at this time iFM is only available in the US app store. If you
    travel to the US, you can switch the store you're in at the bottom of
    the app store window in iTunes.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    No, at this time iFM is only available in the US app store. If you
    travel to the US, you can switch the store you're in at the bottom of
    the app store window in iTunes.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    No, at this time iFM is only available in the US app store. If you
    travel to the US, you can switch the store you're in at the bottom of
    the app store window in iTunes.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    No, at this time iFM is only available in the US app store. If you
    travel to the US, you can switch the store you're in at the bottom of
    the app store window in iTunes.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rasmus-Sigsgaard/1091887512 Rasmus Sigsgaard

    When I bought the Griffin Navigate I was already prepared for the fact that I couldn't use the radio and receive a phonecall using the headset plugged into the radio. But I thought that you would be able to hear when you're receiving a phonecall or a text message through the radio, and then pick up the phone normally.

    Unfortunately that is not the case, and since I have my iPhone in my pocket I often miss calls and texts if I'm walking and listening to radio.

    Even having the iFM app running will not result in any notification through the radio when the phone is ringing.

    Please consider implementing a notification when using the radio and receiving a phone call or a text message.

    Other than that I am very pleased with the Griffin Navigate as an fm radio, but I bought it partly because I saw you had the iFM app and was very excited about it. It was a disappointment to find out that I couldn't get it on the app store since I have a danish iTunes account, but luckily my wife is american so using her account I could get it onto my iphone.

    To my dismay I found out that you only have U.S. support, but thought that I'd be able to enter my own radio stations manually, but this is not an option.

    Please consider implementing a way to let users enter their own list of radio stations, so you're able to switch channels fast, and able to have more than 4 channels which the presets hold.

    I'm in Sydney at the moment, and it would be great if I could just look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_radio_stat… and use that list in iFM.

    Thank you for an otherwise great product.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    Hi Rasmus. Thanks for your comment.

    If you are using the Navigate as a remote for the iPhone, the iPhone's
    audio is passed through the Navigate to the headphones. When your
    iPhone rings, you will hear this in your headphones.

    However, when the Navigate is in FM mode, you will not hear the iPhone
    if it rings. This is because you are listening to the Navigate's
    audio, not the iPhone. The Navigate is still getting power from the
    iPhone, but that's it. In order to hear the phone ring in FM mode, the
    iPhone would have to know to emit a signal, through the headphone
    jack, to the Navigate. The Navigate would, in turn, know to then
    switch modes so you could hear the phone call. This requires some
    technology that neither device currently employs at this point.

    I suggest you leave your iPhone on vibrate, so you can know when
    someone is calling or texting while you are listening to FM radio.

    I totally understand your desire to make iFM more widely available.
    However, the Apple App Store is subject to regulations within each
    country, and you need specific approval to have an app in each store.
    Because MediaGuide is the service that tells iFM the song and artist
    information it displays, and MediaGuide is an American company, their
    service will not yield any results in other countries. Once we have
    established similar relationships with similar companies in other
    areas, we can expand this app to other countries.

    I hope that better explains things.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rasmus-Sigsgaard/1091887512 Rasmus Sigsgaard

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    I can see how the Navigate work, but it is possible to detect when the iPhone receives a phone call (I'm a software engineer). The method applicationWillResignActive (http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/iphone-sdk-de…) will be called, and in there you can then generate beeps in the Navigate.

    When I first tried the iFM app, it wouldn't start since I was in Australia, so instead it made 3 beeps and then quit, so it seems possible that you can make sounds through the Navigate while the radio is running.

    I'm not asking for the correct ringtones, just simple beeps would suffice in letting me know that my phone is ringing or receiving a text message.

    Regarding MediaGuide info. I'm fully aware that you would not be able to get current song playing info etc. on manually input stations, but as I said, it would be nice to be able to have more than the 4 presets which is what is available on the physical buttons.

    Thank you very much for your time, it is very refreshing being able to get in touch with a company like yours.

    Cheers,
    Rasmus

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com Dave Delaney

    Hi Rasmus,

    You're correct that Navigate can receive information from the iPhone
    through the dock connector. However, iPhone does not currently pass
    information indicating an incoming call.

    To allow you to enter your own FM channels in Navigate we would have
    to design some sort of physical number pad. The iFM app is not
    designed to enter your own stations because it's only sold in the
    American iTunes store.

    Thanks so much for your great suggestions. I'll certainly pass them
    along to both the hardware and software developers to consider for
    future versions of both Navigate and iFM app.

    Cheers,
    Dave