PRX and jacAPPS Announce Partnership on Mobile Apps for Public Radio Stations

Bingham Farms, MI - PRX (the Public Radio Exchange) has selected mobile application provider jacAPPS as its recommended partner to develop mobile apps for public radio stations. PRX has developed apps for some of the country's largest and most prestigious public radio stations and is now transitioning to focus its mobile strategy on original and custom apps linked to PRX's core distribution service while recommending that its current clients  shift to jacAPPS.
  
jacAPPS will not only continue to provide the functionality, quality, and service that PRX has become known for, but will also offer additional optional features to take advantage of the expanding capabilities of the mobile platform to deliver interactive media experiences. Among these new features are capabilities for users to share audio, video and photos back to the station, as well as integration of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.
  
jacAPPS currently provides mobile applications for nearly 40 public radio stations nationwide, and those current and future station clients will benefit from a newsfeed feature created by PRX enabling the delivery of high quality new content.
  
"jacAPPS intends to use this partnership as a springboard to grow our presence in the public radio sphere," said jacAPPS COO Bob Kernen, "We think this is an opportunity to bring new ideas and products to the many outstanding organizations and stations in public radio."
  
"We're impressed with jacAPPS' platform and professionalism, and enthusiastically recommend that stations outsourcing native app development work with Bob and his team," said Jake Shapiro, CEO of PRX.
 
About PRX
PRX is an award-winning non-profit public media company, harnessing innovative technology to bring significant stories to millions of people.  PRX.org operates public radio's largest distribution marketplace, offering thousands of audio stories for broadcast and digital use, including This American Life, The Moth Radio Hour, Snap Judgment (with NPR), and 99% Invisible. PRX Remix is PRX's 24/7 channel featuring the best independent radio stories and new voices. PRX is also a leading mobile app developer for public media, with apps such as the Public Radio Player, Radiolab, This American Life, KCRW Music Mine, and more.
 
About jacAPPS
With over 800 apps developed that have generated more than 21 million downloads, jacAPPS is a leading developer of mobile applications for businesses and organizations worldwide. Major brands include public radio's "Car Talk," Michigan Radio, WDET, WXPN, KUT, and numerous other public radio stations. Other clients include WGN Television and Radio, WEEI (Boston), Food Tripping, 100.3 The Sound (Los Angeles), WMMR (Philadelphia), and countless others.
   
jacAPPS is also the House Developer for The Ford Motor Company, working with mobile application developers to enable voice commands to enhance the in-car infotainment experience in vehicles equipped with the Ford AppLink operating system.
 
Contact:
Paul Jacobs (pauljacobs@jacobsmedia.com)
Bob Kernen (bob@jacapps.com)
jacAPPS - 248-353-9030
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