Geekin Radio launched the Geekin Radio app last week, touting it as "the first truly social mobile listening experience."
With the app, users can create as well as broadcast personal playlists. The app has been built with patent-pending technology and features Chain Listening, in-broadcast chatting, Fire and more.
The team that developed Geekin Radio is made up of music enthusiasts with extensive backgrounds in technology.
“Technology has provided our society with so many ways to easily connect with people, places and news, yet there is a gap when it comes to connecting over music,” Gavin McCulley, CEO and co-founder of Geekin Radio, said. “People are streaming music through one app, but they are connecting with friends and fans on other platforms. We saw this as an opportunity to bring both worlds together. Our app allows users to jump into the headphones of friends, fans, sports stars and idols, engaging and listening along in real-time. In our increasingly mobile world, people can finally listen to music as it was intended – together.”
Those who use Geekin radio have access to more than 20 million sounds through SoundCloud. Chain Listening will allow broadcasters to introduce listeners to other broadcasters, creating a rolling approach to building larger audiences.
“Currently, all music streaming services provide an isolated listening experience, and each has its own spin on how that lonely experience is laid out," Geekin Radio co-founder and product manager Thomas Vitale said. "None of them allow for real-time engagement between listeners and broadcasters with zero latency or listening disruption. The technology we’ve built has never been implemented. We have successfully synchronized the playing of music across all mobile devices, independent of network connectivity, allowing for the first authentic remote shared listening experience.”
The Geekin Radio app is downloadable free for iOS users in the app store and will be available for Android soon.