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  • Recent rankings of RADYO

    Posted on January 18th, 2015 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    RADYO has been featured again on Windows Phone 3 times recently on 1st, 9th and 15th of Jan, 2015.

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    RADYO captured the first place on Android in Music category, leaving popular and well-known applications behind.

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    Besides in popularity in iOS devices, Mac OS X version got a lot of attention too!

    RADYO Mac OSX

  • Why some applications can never get featured on Google Play Store?

    Posted on May 30th, 2014 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

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    Employees who are responsible for selecting and/or approving candidates for featured apps for store regions has no context-related experience or imagination. They also are under pressure of heavily invested companies which causes them to ignore exactly the same UI design.

    A real example without comments:
    They expect the play and the pause buttons to be located at the top right of the screen for a multimedia player application and they say that putting those buttons at he lower center of the screen prevents app from being featured. The app I am writing about is heavily internationalized and localized.

    On the other hand, a competitor app which has a big team, got heavily funded and which is not localized and internationalized enough, is chosen for a region that it is not even that popular. This competitor app, by the way, has the exact UI design and uses the same location for the same features.

    Proven by the facts, head of Play Store does not care about the real quality or the trends, behaviours of the users of the related store region. I have learned all of these by chatting face to face.

    It really seems like all these selections on Google Play Store are mostly political, strategical (based on USA partnerships).

    If the head says these, it’s basically over.

    He said getting 1 million downloads for my new app is surprising and he said I should be happy enough by still getting 1 million downloads while the competitor is GLOBALLY shown as featured on all store regions. I proved that with features, ratings, stability and the quality of the main functionality, my application beats the competitor but I was just ignored by a huge smile as I am fighting with a company which has a logo in their official presentations and which is a USA based company.

    Kind Regards to the head.. My app has been beating the competitor app since the beginning and getting featured by Apple and Microsoft.

    How you look at developers (face to face too) is not elegant. (I saw it wasn’t just me) This may not cause you to loose many apps, but this is going to make you loose respect and respect is everything. I hope this fact makes sense for you too.

    I can’t write enough about this…

    Yes my apps are never going to have chance for being featured from now on. Believe it or not I do not care it anymore and I am never going to put play and pause button at the top-right of the screen while all other mediaplayers are (even those created directly by Google) centering those buttons at the lower part of the screen. To talk about UI guidelines, you really have to experience it for different contexts. This seems a very big problem for regions out of USA, for developers in USA those of whom work hard to bring incredible work to compete in store without getting any investment.

    Learn with Google, Istanbul, Turkey.

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  • Google said: Functionality is irrelevant for getting apps featured on Play Store

    Posted on May 30th, 2014 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

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    Yesterday, Google officially told in Istanbul, Turkey: Functionality is irrelevant while determining featured apps for a country. UI is everything for an app to get featured. Only apps with the perfect graphics or the app that was somehow partnered with Google will be selected. It is said that only 1 single Turkish app was selected by Google. Google says that they have to fill the screen with apps featured in USA if there are no cool looking apps in Turkey or in any other country.

    This idea breaks competition between apps and demotivates developers. It is also just a show-off of Google employees.

    As a side note: Microsoft and Apple do this localization of application store contents in a better way. Microsoft > Apple > Google

    Google may be right. But as a user on and a developer on all these platforms, I do want to see local content. I care less about apps mainly created for other regions of the world. I would prefer badly designed local content than perfectly designed foreign content.

    Assume that Google is perfectly right about what they are doing. In that case it is obvious that there is a common and a big problem related to UI guidelines or how they get interpreted by designers and developers; as only 1 single app was designed ‘that good’ from all of those applications, developers and companies. When compared with Apple and Microsoft, almost all of the apps are from the local region.

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  • Windows Phone 8 RADYO is out!

    Posted on February 27th, 2013 Cahit Crcioglu 3 comments

    Windows Phone 8 RADYOWindows Phone Download

    Windows Phone 8 version of RADYO is now available for download with zero price tag!

    Some of the features of the first version are as follows:

    RADYO is a comprehensive global radio entertainment application which lets you listen to various music stations all over the world.

    RADYO project has been active since 2009 with your sincere support and it has inspired many music applications during it’s development. Again, as we hope, with your help we will keep listening to radio with RADYO in the year 2013 too!

    We all love music! Different style, different life, the same feeling!

    • Customizable application home screen. Home screen will also be automatically arranged to make it easier for you to reach your favorite music!
    • Record your favorite stations to playback whenever you want!
    • Automatic Station Scanning. RADYO can change stations automatically until you like a station!
    • Listening History. You are looking for the song you’ve just listened? You can see what you have listened recently, find them on Youtube or Bing/Google with one click!
    • Multi-format support. RADYO supports nearly all popular streaming servers. You can listen to streams of Windows Media Servers, ShoutCAST, IceCAST and direct file.
    • Playlist file support. You can open .pls, .m3u, .m3u8, .asx,.. extensions.
    • radyo:// url protocol. RADYO supports it’s own url mechanism that lets listeners easily share stations between them.
    • Multi-Language and Multi-Region support! RADYO immediately localizes itself according to the current country and language.
    • Song – Artist images. RADYO will automatically show currently playing song’s or artist’s images!
    • Automatic station-list updating service.
    • Most listened stations
    • Auto-play last station
    • Favorite list
    • Sharing features (Between applications and Twitter – Facebook support)
    • Dynamic categorization and search system. Immediately filter out station list even in your custom lists or favorites list!
    • In-App contact form
  • RADYO got featured on Windows Store

    Posted on December 21st, 2012 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

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    Today, I woke up in a day that i have seen RADYO in the first page of Windows 8 Store! It is very happy to see RADYO featured on Windows 8 Store. Thank you Microsoft Turkiye, Microsoft and cool RADYO users!

  • Windows 8 is out! So do RADYO!

    Posted on October 26th, 2012 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Get it now with ZERO price tag from Microsoft Store! (RADYO is available on all markets!)

    Store Link: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/tr-tr/app/radyo/34e46c97-1c42-4667-aa47-ccfe2f0a5b34

    RADYO is currently the most advanced radio entertainment application globally on Windows Store. You don’t think so? You don’t have to prove it, let us know and we will prove it (: