Livio Radio has designed an iPhone/iPod Touch app designed to make Internet-based radio operation inside the car a bit more ergonomic.
Livio Car Internet Radio features an interface “designed for use in a vehicle,” according to the announcement.
According to Livio the app has large preset buttons that should be easier to use and require less attention in the car. It also will work with horizontal or vertical orientation.
Livio Car Internet Radio also has search functions, a similar station recommendation feature, background listening mode for multitasking and a Twitter-share capability. Internet radio portal RadioTime provides the connection to the tens of thousands of Internet radio stations available. (RadioTime’s Bill Moore thinks it’s a big deal; he states in the announcement: “This application completely changes how users interact with their car radios, expanding the car antenna worldwide. We’re able to provide users a world of choices spanning AM/FM, and Internet-only stations, and Livio has made the process just as easy as tuning the traditional car radio dial.”)
The app is available at the iTunes Store for $4.99.