Our new mobile web is coming soon, thanks to PWA

Committed to our goal of delivering an amazing user experience, we’ve recently started developing a new mobile web using Google’s PWA framework.

PWA stands for progressive web app, a mobile website that contains most of the potential functions and benefits that a typical mobile app has:

  • Engaging: Feel like a natural app on the device, with an immersive user experience
  • Fast: Respond quickly to user interactions
  • Reliable: Load instantly, even in uncertain network conditions
  • Add to homescreen: Progressive Web Apps are installable and live on the user’s home screen, without the need for an app store

As you can see, our new mobile web will have a resemblance with Simple Radio, and be much faster. Users will still be able to listen to stations, add them to favorites, search and browse among station names, genres, cities and countries.

We’ve done some preliminary testing and so far the PWA is outperforming our current mobile web in a bunch of user-related metrics, such as average session time and sessions per user. People that use the PWA return more often than those from the mobile web.

We are planning to do a full rollout of our new mobile web experience with PWA later in 2019 🙂

So as we always say, stay tuned!

The Streema Team

Oh baby it’s a wild world… wide web

We are glad to announce that we have taken yet one more step towards user satisfaction.

Providing a secure web browsing experience is key to protect our users data. That is why from April 2018, streema.com and all its subdomains are secure sites encrypted with HTTPS.

HTTPS encryption ensures that users can access streema.com and enter private information like passwords without anyone intercepting their information. Moreover, even if users do not share any sensitive information, intruders can exploit unprotected websites to potentially reveal information about the behaviors and identities of their users. HTTPS helps prevent intruders from exploiting the communications between websites and users’ browsers.

From now on, Streema’s users are protected by HTTPS encryption even if they type “http://streema.com”, since they will be redirected to the secure HTTPS site.


At Streema we are committed to building better and safer products for our users, while contributing in making the Internet safer for everyone. We are proud to be joining forces with thousands of websites in achieving this mission and we’ll continue working hard to bring our users the experience they deserve.

Stay tuned!
The Streema Team

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Before we realized it, another year has come to an end!

This past year, 2016, has been very exciting year for us as we were featured again on Google Play, we launched an Android Auto integration, and we hit 10M MAUs on our platform, among many other things we never got a chance to write about on our blog.

The coming year, 2017, has a lot in store for us, with emerging changes in how people listen to radio (I’m talking to you Alexa!) as well as the continued growth on car platforms.

There’s a lot of great content to be discovered on radio and we are proud to say that today we have millions of people that access this very relevant content through our different products, from news to sports to comedy to amazing music, and we’ll continue to go where people listen to radio, wherever that may be.

And of course, we didn’t want to finish without wishing you a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. 🙂

See you in 2017.

 

Stay tuned!
The Streema Team

10M Monthly Active Users on our Platform

Today we’re happy to share with you that Streema recently reached 10 Million Monthly Active Users! We never thought that ten million people would use our service in a single month, but here we are. 😄

It’s difficult to think how big a number 10 million is when referring to people, but given the time we live in and thanks to many products and services we rely on, it’s also great to share that it’s possible to make it happen with a small team like ours.

Streema’s user base has changed in many ways through the years. For a long time our product has been used by desktop users at Streema.com – however, today, of those 10 million, around 7 million are mobile between mobile web and our Simple Radio App in Android and iOS.

Simple Radio has been the main reason for that growth in the last few years. Our app has received positive reviews with an average of 4.4 stars in the Play Store and 4.5 in the App Store, making it one of the best rated music apps out there. To all our lovely users, THANK YOU!

Here we’ve highlighted some of the best reviews we’ve recently read out of the hundreds we receive every day:

Simple Radio Reviews - October 2016

Stay Tuned!

The Streema Team

Simple Radio is now on Apple Watch!

obsession – (noun) (ob*ses*sion)– a state in which someone thinks about something constantly or frequently.


People are so passionate about certain aspects of their life that they become obsessed. Sports fans with their teams. Parents with their kids. Dog owners with their dogs. At Streema, our obsession is solving people’s problems with simple products to make their lives better. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we’re launching Simple Radio for Apple Watch.

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Simple Radio on Apple Watch gives simplicity a whole new meaning. It’s another opportunity for us to improve the lives of radio listeners around the world. To deliver on our promise, we’ve created the app so that no user needs to spend longer than 5 seconds to access the station they want. We’ve made critical design decisions to minimize friction based on the limited screen real estate. Here are the the features we’ve decided to include in Simple Radio for Apple Watch:

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We have to make great products in order to solve our customers’ problems. Great products require attention to detail. You have to be extremely passionate to be this meticulous. You need to be obsessed. Luckily for our customers, our obsession only makes their lives easier. Our obsession makes life simpler.

 

Questions or comments? Email us at simple@streema.com

Read more on our press release!

2014 Highlights at Streema

2014 has been an exciting year at Streema. It flew by really fast and, before it ends, we wanted to share some of the highlights that made this year so special for us.

Simple Radio Launch: Probably our most important announcement was the Simple Radio launch, only in iOS for now. Android users, don’t despair, great news coming very very soon!

FIFA World Cup: We covered the 2014 World Cup with more than 10 blog posts and a customized event microsite, all of which generated some interesting results.

Streema.com Redesign: We started redesigning our entire site early this year, and one of the most challenging parts were the radio station profiles – in case you’re interested, here was the method behind the scenes.

Infographics: We also started developing infographics, to add a little quantitative research as well as color to our blog. Additionally, the first infographic we did for the World Cup was shared a lot around the web. So far we’ve done 4, and there are more coming. 🙂

Experiments: There were also projects we developed and experiments that we carried out, such as the map showing the location of radio listeners around the world.

And of course, there were also some initiatives we started a while ago but we didn’t announce until this year, such as “Everyone does Customer Support” and “Streema in Multiple Languages”.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the read.

Happy holidays and see you in 2015!

The Streema Team

Master your Spanish speaking skills in 10 ultimate steps [Infographic]

Learn or improve your Spanish skills with Radio! And check out these other fun ways too!

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 Master your Spanish speaking skills in 10 ultimate steps

1) Register in duolingo.com and download the app
2) Level Up in Duolingo!
3) Watch TV/Movies in Spanish with Subtitles on Netflix or Mexican TV with Streema.com
4) Install the Dictionary.com app, available for Android and iOS. Learn a new word every day
5) Join a MeetUp in your city and have live conversations spanish.meetup.com
Try Japaños!
6) Learn slang listening to radio with Streema.com/radios/genre/Spanish
Have a Taco!
7) Learn about “Lucha Libre”
8) Practice video calling real people with Verbling.com
9) Travel to Mexico
Have a Tequila shot
10) Date a Spanish-speaking person 😉

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team