Radical.FM is looking to combine two of the biggest and the most popular new technologies on the market with the launch of its new application. Social networking has turned into the “it” thing to do on the Internet over the last few years with the explosion of Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter. The explosion of social media has led to many different kinds of technologies gaining steam including social music sites like Pandora (News - Alert) and Spotify launching their own players. These particular services take into account what kind of music you like and then broadcast it to people on your social networking sites.
Now it appears that Radical.FM has taken this endeavor a step further with the release of its new player, which is built on an HTML5 framework. This new application will be able part of a beta test that is currently invitation only but will be hitting the general public relatively soon. The HTML5 application has a new interface from the old Radical.FM and it includes full SoundCloud integration. The mobile applications, which will almost certainly be created using HTML5, are expected to follow shortly.
Radical.FM takes the best of all the newest Internet music stations and combines them. Passive stations like Pandora and active playlist stations like Spotify (News - Alert) are used to create the social music stations called RADCASTs. RADCAST allows for people to act as though they were their own radio station owner, allowing them to share their personal streams in real time. RADCASTs are about to get even better with the ability for people to actually talk, as if they were a DJ to those who are listening to their streams. Because of the HTML5 programming that Radical.FM has adopted, it doesn’t seem like it will be too long before the mobile applications will allow people to listen to their RADCASTs on any device.
"RADICAL is the most comprehensive music and audio content delivery service ever. We have 22 million major label recordings in the U.S., plus a rapidly growing Indie content library for worldwide distribution. Music and other programming blend freely just like on terrestrial radio, only now the user has complete control," said Radical.FM founder Thomas McAlvey.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey