We're thrilled to announce a little secret project we've been working on for a while — the Relay FM iPhone and Apple Watch app.
Focused on and built around the live stream experience, the Relay app brings our live shows to you in an all-new way.
You can select your favorite shows to follow them and receive a push notification when they go live. Simply tap play, and the stream begins without any fuss. If you missed a show, you can stream a previous episode right from the app.
If you have an Apple Watch, you can even switch on from your wrist.
The app will include the Relay FM chat room, where you can ask questions, provide real-time followup and suggest show titles. Show links pop into the app as we add them to the site, so following along is easier than ever.
We've partnered with Glide to power the app. Their platform is just fantastic, giving us complete control of the content in the app using Dropbox and Markdown. Marco Arment said, "The best way I can explain it is that Glide is to apps as Squarespace is to websites," and we couldn't agree more. It really is an amazing platform.
Their new version packs a lot of technology we're featuring in the Relay app, and the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make the platform accessible to all. Go check it out.
We're still putting the finishing touches on the app, but we expect to ship soon. Stay tuned!