The Little Radio App that Could – 1000 Paid 1 Radio News Pro Installs

We’ve done it! 1 Radio News Pro reached its 1000th paid install.

In fact, it is a great sign when your app is installed on more devices than you’ve sold. News radio fans love 1 Radio News Pro. Buy once and install on as many Android devices as you like tied your Google Play account.

With hundreds of carefully selected news shows and stations, a new favorites feature is on its way. Our “PlayMix” feature will let you craft your own mix of “Play All” headlines, shows, and live streams.

Like 30,000 people before you, you can try out the free 1 Radio News version before you upgrade. For many, our top ten headlines, shows, and live stations on the free version are all you need.

Where does 1 Radio News fit in?

Modified chart from AppBrain.
Modified chart from AppBrain.

In the app world, they talk about the loooooong tail with over a million apps that few people download and even fewer use. See all those apps on the left side of the chart with fewer than 1,000 installs. Yikes.

In just over a year with version 2, we’ve solidly entered the middle body in the top third of apps install wise for both our free and paid versions.

Why? Radio news lovers who find our app, use it. If you want to listen to this hour’s headlines or today’s news from sources around the world, this is the fastest, easiest, and simplest app in the world.

While hot games tend to rocket up the charts download wise. People burn out on them pretty quick. It just so happens that News has great app retention and frequency of use. You can “Play All” on 1 Radio News once an hour and get a fresh experience. See this chart from Flurry:

app loyalty by category

Depending upon what stats you believe, 1 Radio News Free, has a strong retention rate and our paid app is off the charts.

Someday, we might even reach the “short head” will a million installs, but first we need to get to 50,000 free downloads, the next level that earns you a “sticker” on Google Play. 🙂

With more ratings from our fans (our 4.7 rating for Pro is outstanding), more sharing, and more installs we can add new features and platforms (like iOS, Roku, Windows 10, and more) to bring quality news radio from around the world to many more people. Spread the word.

P.S. 1 Radio News Pro is in the top twenty of all paid apps in Google’s News and Magazine category.

Shortwave radio online

1 Radio News app – 1 Radio News, the quickest radio news app for Android.

Headlines and daily shows on-demand. Top global live stations including many international shortwave broadcasters. Radio with English from over 60 countries in one remarkable app.

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Free or pro (more stations, special global shortwave showcase, no ads).

In addition to being listed among the “Best Amateur and Shortwave Apps,” here are some awesome public reviews of the Pro version of the app from shortwave listening fans:

  • Awesome app! Great addition to my radio apps, remind me when my dad use to listen his short wave radio, great selection of radio stations.
  • More Than Replaces Shortwave This app is amazing. It more than replaces my old shortwave radio. No waiting for nightfall, no moving upstairs to get a signal that fades in and out, no stringing lengths of copper wire to capture feint transmissions. What you get are clear broadcasts without distortion and the range of stations is surprising large. Worth every penny for the Pro version.
  • Awesome for SWLing in the modern world Perfect radio app. Shortwave radio is dead in North America. This app reminds me of evenings with my portable radio years ago in Angola.
  • Good news, a radio app for former shortwave radio listeners Headlines on demand! International and Domestic news!
  • #1 RADIO **** The best I’ve tried! Short Wave is alive and well. Excellent selection of channels from around the world. It is and does all as promised + more. Fantastic Sound quality.
  • Fantastic!!!!!! The best world radio app I ever seen. Tons of stations. Works well almost all the time. They even have old time radio and science fiction radio. Simply the best.
  • Amazing This app puts the world at my fingertips. Simple interface and fast loading. Selection is also brilliant and convenient, there’s something for everyone. Worth every cent, highly recommended if you’re a news junkie or an old-school SWL’er.
  • Great Radio App! I upgraded to the Pro version to get all the stations. It’s great to be able to listen to English radio broadcasts from different parts of the world in an easy to use app.
  • Best swl since my beloved 2010 Fantastic App, I was never completely satisfied with any of the small portables I bought over the years when I went out on my walks, now I not only get a superior selection of stations on my phone but if I hear a story I want to follow up on, my phone has access to this thing called the World Wide Web.
  • Fantastic! Reminds me of the old shortwave radio days. I would also stay up late at night trying to scratch in some far away station on the AM dial. I enjoy listening to news, current events and arts & culture programming from around the world and this app makes it so easy. If this type of thing interests you do yourself a favour and grab the pro version. For the price of a cup of coffee you get access to so many more sources.
  • Fabulous app! Old school news consumers rejoice! Great selection, fast to load….100% 5 stars! The upgrade was the best $X I’ve ever spent. My old shortwave has largely been gathering dust, as few english language broadcasters remain on the medium. Without a doubt one of my favorite apps. Would be lost w/o it. Many many thanks!

Not convinced that you should go pro? Try the free version first instead.

Special note on features – the more pro apps we sell, the sooner we can add favorites/pre-sets. Now that we’ve tripled the number of stations, added scores of on-demand news shows, and added 30+ hard to find shortwave broadcast streams with at least some English each day, we totally understand that our simple interface needs favorites and more.