Monday, December 14, 2009

Invite your friends to hear RadioWeave like you hear it with "belike".

Here's a trick for letting your friends see how you have configured RadioWeave.

You want to introduce your friends to RadioWeave, right, but you know it takes a while to set up the weave. By using a "belike" URL you can let them try RadioWeave anonymously with all the channels that you have set up.

Here's how the URL works:

For example, if your user name is "Sammy" the url is or if your user name is "Joe Schmoe" use

Want to hear what I'm usually listening to? Try this:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

RadioWeave UI - take 2 (well, 3 actually)

Ok, we've ripped up the carpet, refinished the hardwood floors and repainted. Whew! It's not quite a "weave bowl" after all, but we think it's prettier and easier to use. We hope. Please tell us if we didn't succeed.

And here it is:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Weave Bowl - what's a weave bowl?

Why it's a place where you can mix a bunch of channels together to build your RadioWeave! This is conceptually what it will look like:

The channel (icon) in the bowl with the red border is the one that served up the current traq. Is this better than what we currently have (ok, how can it NOT be?). Please comment or tweet @radioweave.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Get local weather (reports)

You can now create weather channels for wherever you live (or wherever you'd like to live) in RadioWeave. Here's how:

1. Under the "contribute" tab, select "create" then click on "new channel".
2. Pick "weather", then enter the location to search for (a zip code or city/state works best):

3. Click on "find weather station", then pick one of the available options (we'll let you know if there are no stations near you or we couldn't find the location):

4. Pick a voice.
5. Click on "create this channel"

That's it! We only bug the National Weather Service about once an hour or so, so it may take up to 60 minutes to get your first weather report - but after that you'll always be on top of the latest weather wherever you are!

Coming soon: The ability to automatically get local weather while you're RadioWeaving-on-the-go with our location-enabled iPhone app.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

RadioWeave UI - ground under repair

Ok, ok. We get it. Many of you have been telling us that our website's UI is kinda ugly and a bit convoluted. But we're also glad to hear that you want us to succeed. Thanks for that.

A UX friend recently told us that, charitably, the website looks like it was designed by a couple of engineers. And she's absolutely right. So please bear with us and the website's current utilitarian and slightly geeky design while we work on giving it a facelift (it actually looks a lot better than it used to in the weeks before our public release, if you can believe that).

If anyone has any specific comments about things on or our iPhone app that are especially ugly, hard to use, or just plain don't make sense, let us know. Please.

RadioWeave 1.0 Product Launch at DEMOfall09

We launched RadioWeave 1.0, both website and iPhone application, this week at DEMOfall09 in San Diego. It was an honor to be accepted into this year's DEMO lineup, and to become part of their "proud 19 year history of launching emerging technologies that disrupt old and define new markets."

At DEMO you're allowed just six minutes on stage to present your new product to the world. Here is what we did for those six minutes:

I'm sure there's at least one Oscar-worthy performance in that presentation.

Thanks to the whole DEMO crew and the other presenting companies and attendees who were all so supportive and fun to hang with, and thanks to the many press outlets who covered our part in the event (and especially to USAToday for recognizing RadioWeave as one of their start-ups to watch).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

ready to launch...

wait for it...

wait for it...

tick... tick...