Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 25th 2011
The popular iBlink Radio application from
has just gone multiplatform! The world's first application for the visually impaired for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is now available on the Android Market. Version 1.0 has some features not found on the Apple iOS version that take advantage of the hardware keyboards found on many Google Android handsets.
iBlink Radio offers radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired persons; as well as their friends, family, caregivers and those wanting to know what life is like without eyesight. The original release of iBlink Radio has been downloaded thousands of times and it has even been featured on the front page of the iTunes Store.
All stations under Community Radio are owned and/or operated by persons with limited or no eye sight. Genres include oldies, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, alternative, classic Rock, Old Time Radio and more. This is a small sampling of SAMNet, Serotek’s award-winning online community dedicated to promoting the digital lifestyle to its low-vision and blind subscribers.
Reading services provide narration of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other print publications including: USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and hundreds more.
Podcasts are produced by blind and partially sighted individuals, and cover topics including: broadcasting, computers, radio, technology, Independent Living, Travel, and much more.
“iBlink radio is the premiere application for showcasing content produced by today’s Blind community. At Serotek, we believe that Android has many exciting things in store for us all. It was only logical that we would bring iBlink Radio to one of the fastest growing platforms for handsets and tablets.” said CEO Mike Calvo.
Menu button navigation, Press the Menu Button to shift your focus to the list of items and back to the player. You can use your Directional Pad, or other controls, to move between the Play/Pause and Stop buttons. You can also place your focus into the seek bar for fast forwarding or rewinding of files like Podcasts.
Notification bar support: Simply open the Notification Bar and select the media being played by iBlink radio for easy access to the player when multitasking on your device.
White on black font scheme: For those who are glare sensitive, the default color scheme for common Android menus have been incorporated into this version of iBlink Radio. The benefit of this choice is that this will let some Low vision users see the display better in various lighting conditions.