5by5 Brings the Internet Broadcast Network to iOS

Posted by Carter Dotson on May 14th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

5by5, the digital network that purports itself to be for "geeks, designers, broadcasters, and entrepreneurs" has launched a new iOS app that lets listeners check out their various shows while on the go. Shows such as Mac Power Users, which is exactly what it says on the tin, and The Cocktail Napkin, a show about inspiration and the ideas that come from them are now streamable through the app. For those that want to listen to the shows as they record live, the app offers push notifications to find out when they start broadcasting. The app supports background audio, and supports AirPlay for playing shows on remote speakers. The episode also features a schedule of upcoming broadcasts, integration with the 5by5 newsletter, and the ability to see how many other people are listening live to the app. Note that it is not a universal app – at least not at the moment.