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We build great station branded apps for Public Media.


It is all we do.

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We build great station branded apps for Public Media.


It is all we do.

WE make going mobile easy

We all know that mobile is an ever-increasing means to reach your audience.   Every new Pew Research study shows the trends in mobile accelerating.  It's your station's new tower. Are you ready to go mobile?

If so, you've come to the right place. We are Public Media Apps and we build station branded apps for Public TV, Joint Licensees and Public Radio. We think and focus on one thing only: Public Media. We know Public Media and it's all we do. Our goal is to connect you to  your members, listeners and viewers on the devices that they love and can't seem to live without.

Integrated to NPR's API, PBS' COVE and tools to connect to your CMS, Public Media Apps has learned what works for Public Media. Serving more than 75 stations today, we get it and we'll make it easy for you while being efficient and affordable. We are the software company-not you!

How do we do it?  Stations.  Our apps are built from the expertise and experience of our clients.  And our business model allows everyone to share everyone's great ideas without a penny more.  Public Media Apps charges a single yearly fee.  No other charges for changes or feature enhancements. 

 

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Bring your station's personality into a Modern app design

CUSTOMIZE YOUR CONTENT

Your app is a true representation of your station. That means you have choices. You choose how you'd like the layout, you choose what and how content is seen, heard and read by your users. We work with you every step of the way to make your app the right app for your station.  And content is controlled from the server, so you can change your content as frequently as you like without having to release an app update!

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LOTS of new underwriting OPPORTUNITIES                                

 audio and visual                          

Advanced underwriting opportunities featuring full screen takeovers, video and audio prerolls, banners and more create LOTS of new underwriting opportunities.  Served from your DFP account or our free server, each channel can have a unique underwriting structure.  Many Public Media Apps clients create more than 20 new underwriting opportunities and can more than pay for their apps utilizing the new real estate. 

streaming

How important is good live streaming?  It's everything.  Public Media Apps hand crafted our streaming engine from the ground up to ensure that streaming is as perfect as possible.  With metro-area congestion and rural area weak coverage, streaming is always a challenge, but no app does it better.  With automatic "down-shifting" and "up-shifting" between bit rates, our apps make sure that you deliver the best fidelity possible within the available bandwidth.

 

Mobile Made Easy by Public Media Apps

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Your Content


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Your Content


ALL YOUR CONTENT (REALLY)

your LOCAL content, NATIONAL & networks (PBS, NPR, APM, pri AND more)

Imagine your app with all of your content - just like your members would expect. No other app provider can offer you the depth and breadth of content accessibility like we can. Your listeners and viewers will be able to access your station wherever they are, whenever they want. Local, National, Networks and Independent content at their fingertips-anytime.

on-demand everything    

local, national & on demand                                       

We spent four years making on-demand a reality for your station. We do all the work to make sure that your app can make all your programs available on-demand. Our metrics show that on-demand is the fastest growing segment of listening and watching.

And most importantly, it's all incremental to live listening and watching.

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live and archive playlists                                                           

For music format radio stations and joint licensees, Public Media Apps support receiving song data through ID3 tags and other transmission types.  WIth song data, album art can be retrieved so your users can see what's playing right now in it's full glory.

And wherever your playlists are archived, we'll make them available to be reviewed anytime.

                    On-Demand of all your radio content

                     On-Demand of all your  TV content

                  Album Art of your live streaming music

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Platforms


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Platforms


Choosing between platforms is practically impossible. You need to be on the platforms that your members, listeners and viewers are on.

So with Public Media Apps you don't have to choose! We support iOS, Android and Kindle.  And if another operating system becomes popular, we'll support it too.

We build native iOS and Android apps from the ground up, so you get high performing apps that adjust to whatever screen size you have.

 

An app that looks good on a tablet is now a must. Gone are the days when it was acceptable to have your phone app scale up to a tablet screen. 

Public Media Apps scale perfectly to larger screens - in both portrait and landscape orientation.  More content becomes available with larger screens, revealing more of your great content to your users.

And if a new screen size arrives next month, Public Media Apps are already ready!

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Some of the Public Media clients helping us build great station-branded apps...


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Some of the Public Media clients helping us build great station-branded apps...


(And many more...)

We serve over 75 stations today, all in public media - it's all we do.

We’d love to work with you and build your app to extend your station's reach to your listeners, viewers and members - on the devices they can’t live without! 

 

Let's start a conversation


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Let's start a conversation


Feel free to contact me directly!

     Heidi Busch

     301-741-8097

Or let us know how we can help your station via email.