Internet Radio

Internet Radio is a robust music application used to tap into thousands of online radio stations. Search and listen to thousands of online radio stations easily. Stream internet radio over 2G, 3G, or even Wifi. Internet Radio utilizes both SHOUTcast™ and services. Internet Radio also accepts custom input internet radio stations. See below for a list of features or watch the youtube video explaining each feature in detail:

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  • Search stations
  • Search SHOUTcast™ stations
  • Displays the current top SHOUTcast™ stations
  • Input custom internet radio stations
  • Stores recently played stations
  • Stores your ‘Favorite’ stations
  • Displays current song when available
  • Displays the station’s bitrate when available
  • Displays the station’s current listener count when available
  • Dashboard scene displays current song and allows easy access to Internet Radio when working in other apps
  • Allows you to push the station to Palm’s native internet streaming app for enhanced quality and buffering abilities
  • Set your default player as ‘Custom In App’ or the ‘Palm Player’
  • Set the app to play the last station listened to on start up
  • Filter search results on bitrate
  • Reorder ‘Favorites’ list
  • Choose the number of search results and recently played stations to display
  • Bluetooth audio capability
  • m3u and pls support
  • Download Internet Radio

    Download Internet Radio Pro

    The main purpose of this app is to allow users the ability to quickly find a suitable internet radio station for their enjoyment. The internet is constantly being filled with hundreds of new stations all the time so finding something decent to listen to can be a challenge. Internet radio uses and SHOUTcast™ services to quickly search and filter through the thousands of stations on the web. Internet Radio also uses some neat custom preferences that allow the user to tailor their search to their needs.

    The user can search on an artists name, album, song, genre, or just about anything to help find what they need. The search looks through currently playing as well as station names and tags. This should allow you to narrow in on exactly what you are looking for. And if you just cant decide what you want, hit the SHOUTcast™ top stations button to see what other people enjoy the most.

    This app includes a custom player that displays station name, song name, and bitrate and current listener count. This player also includes a dashboard to keep you up to date on currently playing song name when you navigate over to another app. If you need a little extra quality and buffering ability then you can push the station to the native Palm streaming app with click of a button. Once you have determined which player you like, feel free to set that as your default in the preferences.

    By now you should have found a great station to listen to. If so add it to your ‘Favorites’ list. if you forget to, don’t worry, it should show up in your recently played list. If you found that one and only amazing station, go ahead and turn on the ‘Play last song on start up’ feature found in the preferences.

    Lets say you are somewhere out and about that has terrible cellphone reception. That is okay, just turn on the 2G filter in the preferences menu to help you find a lower quality station to play.

    If you have any issues such as problems or if you have any requests, please post them here in the forums or as a comment below. Please don’t post your issues in the app review. Most problems can easily be fixed once we have identified them. See below for a list of Q/A.

    Thank you for your interest in Internet Radio. If you liked this app, think about making a donation to help encourage future development.

    Terms of Service and Disclaimers:
    SHOUTcast™ Terms of Service
    I, Casey Broome, or are not responsible for any damage this app could or may cause to your phone or anything your phone is or may effect. This app should never be used in areas of government that have rules or laws against the use of internet radio including SHOUTcast™ and services. It is the sole responsibility of the user to use this app properly. Use this app at your own risk.

    What is SHOUTcastâ„¢ Radio?
    The SHOUTcastâ„¢ Radio Directory is one of the largest directories of professionally and community programmed online radio stations in the world. Today SHOUTcastâ„¢ Radio features over 35,000 music, sports, talk and community programmed stations from around the globe. You’re sure to find something you like on SHOUTcastâ„¢ Radio.
    SHOUTcast™ Radio also provides audio broadcasting software tools for those who want to create a radio station. It permits anyone on the internet to broadcast audio from their computer to listeners across the Internet or any other IP-based network (Office LANs, college campuses, etc…).

    What is Icecast?
    Icecast, the project, is a collection of programs and libraries for streaming audio over the Internet. This includes:

  • icecast, a program that streams audio data to listeners
  • libshout, a library for communicating with Icecast servers
  • IceS, a program that sends audio data to Icecast servers
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    ####### Help Section and FAQs #############

    Q) I can’t seem to get past the “Buffering” message. What can I do?

    A) There are a few things you can try so I will list them below:

  • Make sure you have a reliable data connection whether its 2G, 4G, or wifi.
  • Make sure the streams bitrate is lower than your data connections maximum download speed.
  • Double check that it is a working station by attempting to play it on your computer
  • Push it to Palm’s streaming player to see if it can handle the stream
  • Q) My search results are coming up empty while searching for icecast stations?

    A) icecast currently has much fewer stations than SHOUTcastâ„¢. Try being more general with your search. If all else fails type in a genre that you are interested in like “Top40” or “80s”.

    Q) Sometimes when I push the “Push to Palm Player” button the Palm Player says there was an error playing back the file. What can I do?

    A) This is a very interesting error and it seems to happen when you try and switch screens to fast. I have programed a slight delay that seems to work 99% of the time but I have found that if it is not working simply wait a brief moment and then press the “Push to Palm Player” button. Also some stations are on overloaded or slow servers so getting the stream from them can take longer than the typical station. It is important to note that if you switch your default player to the Palm Player then this is not an issue anymore.

    Q) Some streams do not display the current song or bitrate. What can I do?

    A) Some steams literally do not offer up their current song and bitrate so I cannot display it to you. Other times (escpecially with icecast streams) the stream does not meet certain standards so the information cannot be pulled out in the standard way. Please use the forums to note stations that have problems. Sometimes a workaround can be developed and other times they can’t.

    Q) Occasionally when I perform an icecast search I get back a bunch of crazy code, what happened?

    A) Some stations that use icecast are highly standardized. When my standard filtering alogorithm is performed on nonstandard stations it can return crazy results. Please use the forums to note stations that have problems. Sometimes a workaround can be developed and other times they can’t.

    Q) There are some features that I would like to see in the app. What is the best way to relay these to you?

    A) Using the forums on this site is the best way. You can leave a comment on this page but they can be easily overlooked.

    Palm Pre Touchstone Charger Kit Review

    I have to admit that the touchstone charger was one of the top 5 reasons why I switched to the Palm Pre from the iPhone 3G. The touchstone charger has truly revolutionized the way we charge our phones. Before it was all about finding the end of your charging cable then manipulating it in such that it weasels its way into an overly complicated connector on your phone. Now it is so easy to charge, simply place your phone on the touchstone. I wanted to do a quick review of the touchstone. There are some tips and tricks and some features that you may not know about. This article is a good place to learn everything about the charger.

    The touchstone charger kit comes with a touchstone and a back cover that is compatible with the touchstone. That is all that comes in the kit. There is no micro-usb cable and no ac adapter that is compatible with the touchstone. The idea was that the ac adapter and micro-usb cord that came with your Pre will be used with the touchstone. Well this was a bad idea because almost everybody will be purchasing more than one touchstone (home and work) which leaves you needing an additional micro-usb cable and compatible ac adapter. And to make thing worse you cannot use any ac adapter or micro-usb cable with the touchstone. It is only compatible with ac chargers that put out 1000mA and has a certain pin configuration, and micro-usb cables that have extremely small and streamlined ends so that it can fit into the tiny hole in the back of the touchstone. Therefore, you will need another Palm ac adapter and micro-usb cable. However, i was able to find a way to obtain the Palm ac adapter and micro-usb cable for free. Skip to the last paragraph if you would like to know how. There are some ac adapters on the web that have been found to work but they are very hard to find, and you could buy any micro-usb cable and file down the end of it with a dremel or something.

    Now that we are done with the logistics, lets talk about the touchstones features. It has a very sticky bottom that literally sticks (and sticks hard I might add) to flat surfaces. To remove the touchstone you need to twist and lift up. It can be reused as many times as you need it on different surfaces but if the bottom starts to collect too much dust it can loose its stickiness. If that happens then you need to wash the bottom wish soapy water and let it dry. You will be restored to full stickiness. The reason that the touchstone has a sticky bottom is because the magnets holding down your Pre to the touchstone are very strong. In fact many people use the touchstone in their cars with no problem at all. The Pre stays put even while making sharp turns.

    The touchstone back cover that comes in the touchstone kit is a new back for your Pre. It has magnets and induction coils built into it. It is a nice rubbery/plastic feel like that is like a matte finish unlike the standard Pre back that is a slick and polished finish. I like the touchstone back much better than the standard back. It is easier to grip and there are no finger prints.

    Now that you have your touchstone stuck to your table and the touchstone back installed on your pre, what happens? Well when you set you pre on the touchstone you get the “ba-bing” sound and it says charging. Then the Pre turns into basically a night clock. The Pre is dimly lit and has the time and notifications on it. It can be displayed vertically or landscape depending on how you set the Pre on the touchstone. A lot of people are annoyed by this feature because when you are trying to sleep it can be slightly distracting. I have had no problems with it and i sleep right next to my Palm. Still, Palm should offer the ability to turn this feature off.

    When your Pre is on the touchstone wifi stays on and the Pre wont go to sleep if you have it on (if you manually make it sleep it reverts to the “night clock” mode. It is extremely easy to place the Pre properly on the touchstone. It is also a very fast process placing and removing the Pre. If you receive a phone call while on the touchstone be careful because if you pick it up off the touchstone you just answered that phone call. It is supposed to emulate a standard phone where if you pick it up off the hook you answer the phone. The touchstone charges very fast. It is almost as fast as simply using the standard ac adapter. The touchstone also enters a low power state when the Pre becomes fully charged.
    The touchstone is incredible and I have one at home and at work. It has made charging the phone almost fun. I prefer to use the touchstone instead of leaving the Pre in my holster because it sits on my desk where I can see notification when they pop up. I highly recommend the touchstone but make sure you know what you need before you place and order. First you will need the touchstone charger kit which can be purchased below. Then if you want a second you will need to purchase a touchstone by itself which can also be purchased below. Finlay you will need to obtain another Palm ac adapter and micro-usb cord. This can be achieved by using the purchase link below or using the FREE method at the bottom of the page. The touchstone definitely gets the L337Tech stamp of approval.

    This has worked several times for me (Me and my women have lots of touchstones). First go to google maps and input your area code. Once the map zooms in on your area type “sprint wireless”. Look for a result that says “Sprint Store”. This is a corporate sprint store. The other results will just say “Sprint” or “Sprint PCS” etc. Those are little stores that do not have what we need. Second, drive your vehicle to the store and talk to a representative. Say, “I have two touchstones but I only have one Palm ac adapter and one Palm micro-usb cable that came with my Pre. Can I get another Palm ac adapter and micro-usb cable since that is the only thing that will work with the touchstone.” The rep will then try and sell you the aftermarket crap in the store. Reply with, “those do not work with the touchstone, the touchstone website specifically says it has to use the Palm ac adapter and micro-usb cable.” He will then say well we do not sell those in the store. Reply with, “well can I get on from the back that y’all use for testing and stuff.” He will then go to the back grab the goods then give it to you for free. Sprint is trying really hard to keep everybody happy with the Pre and they are aware that the touchstone does not come with the proper ac adapter and micro-usb cable. They will give you the stuff for free and smile the entire time. Like I said I did this several times for all my touchstones. Have fun with your new charger.