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

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 for Android Auto is here!

We’ve been quietly working away on many things during the first few months of the year and wanted to share with you one of our projects: Simple Radio for Android Auto. The connected car is part of a future that is quickly coming to the present, and at Streema we want to be a part of it.

We’re proud to announce that we were selected as launch partners at Google’s Android Auto event last week in São Paulo, Brazil, where Google announced that Android Auto was coming to the South American country in April. Local media picked it up and we can say we’re very excited to contribute to create a more connected (car) world.

Here are some screenshots of the Portuguese language version of Simple Radio for Android Auto:

Simple Radio - Android Auto - Menu

Simple Radio - Favorites Menu

Simple Radio - Android Auto

Thank you Google for selecting us as launch partners and thanks to our team for building such an amazing app! 🙂

Stay tuned for more developments coming up.

The Streema Team

The 7 Ways to Connect with God using your Smartphone [Infographic]

Hello Streema friends!

On this opportunity we would like to share some tips for our fellow Christian radio station listeners.

More tips and fun is coming for our wide spectrum of communities listening to online radio every day!

Stay tuned!

The Streema Team

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The 7 Ways to Connect with God using your Smartphone

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The 7 ways to connect with God using your Smartphone

7 – The Holy Bible app

The app simply called “Bible” is a fantastic free and popular app by YouVersion. Offline reading & multi platform available. Check it out at www.bible.com

6 – Christian Music

Listen to your favorite Christian music with apps such as Spotify, Pandora, iTunes or even YouTube. You may like bands such as:

Hillsong United and Rosa de Saron

5 – Christian Radio on the go

Listen to live mass and prayers on your phone for free with these radio stations that have a wide variety of content

Rádio Evangelizar

Hope FM

K-Love

4 – Follow Pope Francis on Twitter

Read his updates, news and wise words from your phone. Follow @Pontifex And join his more than 10 million followers

3 – Social Media for a Good Cause

Connect with God by helping others. Use the social tools to engage, inspire or give real aid to real people in your community or an NGO: Food for the hungry and Caritas

2 – Take care of Friends and Family

With a simple WhatsApp message you can make someone happier and show them you care. Spread God’s love and be instantly connected

1 – Turn your phone off*

Connect with God by turning your phone off for a little while and try praying or meditating without any distractions. Now try talking to Him from your heart

He will listen and He may even answer!

*for a little while if you can!

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We hope you enjoyed these tips. Thanks for sharing them!

Brought to you by Streema

Listen to your favorite Christian radio stations at Streema.com

Improving Streema’s Mobile Experience in iOS and Android

For the first time in history, the total number of smartphones and tablets in the world will surpass the total number of PCs – and it will happen this year.

What you’ve read above is one of the most important points of the report Mobile Trends by KPCB (see slide 26 for more details). As you can see, 2013 will bring an important inflection point for people’s interaction with computers. Since mobile is becoming increasingly important in terms of Streema.com‘s usage, we have been working on a few improvements that we wanted to tell you about.

To start off, when you visit http://streema.com from an iPhone, iPod, iPad or Android device’s browser, you’ll find we’ve developed a mobile-friendly homepage with some featured radios that our users can start listening to – sweet and simple.

Also, since not all streams are supported by mobile web browsers, we only show the stations that can actually play in each of those platforms. We know that having only a fraction of the stations available is less than ideal, but the truth is that we want to make your life easier and give you the best experience possible.

Finally, as we’ve mentioned in our previous post, we’ve improved our customer support, and that also includes our Mobile Support. It’s very important for us to hear your opinions, so please, don’t hesitate in giving us your feedback. Do bear in mind that this is a work in progress and that it will be evolving over time. 🙂

For those registered users out there, we’ll soon be working on letting you log in to your account with your mobile phone so you can find and edit your favorites. Additionally, in the not-so-distant future, we’ll start showing the “now playing” information, offer the possibility to comment on a station’s Wall, as well as add compatibility to more devices and much more for our mobile users, so stay tuned!

The Streema Team

Using Streema on your Android Browser – The Beginning

Over the past year we’ve noticed a very important increase in mobile browser users, specifically on the Android platform.  We thought, how could we cater to these users?  While obviously an Android app would probably do the trick, the truth is that given how mobile has evolved – and is evolving – then it might be simpler for us and for users to be able to interact with a mobile-friendly version of our site.

So, we started experimenting.

One interesting fact is that many of our mobile users tune in via the radio station profiles, so we decided to start there and adapt these pages for the Android browser.  Additionally, we included a mobile search box as well as a list of “Featured Radios”, since not all the stations can be played through the Android browser.  Unfortunately, only stations with MP3 stream can be played for now, but we’re hoping that will change in the future.

As for the technical details, if you’re interested, the whole front-end was developed using JQuery Mobile. This is a powerful framework that will make it easy to export the User Interface to other platforms such as iOS, Blackberry, Nokia… you can see the complete list here.

Hope you enjoy our first very small step in mobile and do expect new announcements soon!