Radio Alan: The Alan Partridge Player
iOS Universal Entertainment
Have you ever wished you could listen to Alan Partridge’s radio show for real?
Now you can.
Radio Alan – the official Alan Partridge app takes audio clips of Alan broadcasting ‘live’ on the radio and plays them interspersed with songs from your iTunes library.
It creates the impression that you’re listening to Alan’s ACTUAL show live on North Norfolk Digital.
Back of the net!
As loyal Partridge fans will know, Alan’s radio segues often end with him introducing a song in his own inimitable style…
“Keep your clubs away from his young, it’s Seal”
The app will recognise if you have a (e.g.) Seal track in your iTunes library and play it in the right place. All the songs that Alan introduces are available to download from a “Partridge Playlist” within the app along with other Alan favourites.
As a bonus feature, Alan will analyse your iTunes library and let you know what he thinks of your music taste. You can improve your score by downloading Alan-approved songs from the Partridge Playlist.
The app comes preloaded with clips taken from Mid Morning Matters. Additional clips are available to download once you’ve heard all of these and further material will also be released in the future.
Alan clips bundled with the app include introductions for the following songs:
Wizzard - Any song
Def Leppard - Any song
The Simon Park Orchestra - Eye Level (Instrumental)
The Commodores - Three Times a Lady
Enya - Orinoco Flow
Jamiroquai - Any song
Alan clips in the in-app purchase pack include introductions for the following songs:
The Vapors - Turning Japanese
Susan Boyle - Amazing Grace
Duran Duran - Any song
Seal - Any song
Michael Jackson - Any song
Simply Red - Any song
Elton John - Daniel
Alison Moyet - Any song
Visage - Fade to Grey
Scritti Politti - Any song
Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
Radio Alan: The Alan Partridge Player was conceived by Brighton-based app development studio Touch Fantastic and developed in collaboration with Baby Cow Productions and BBC Worldwide.
For support, please visit: http://touchfantastic.com/contact
Bug-fixes and refinements:
• Fixed rare crashes on launch (sorry to those affected!)
• Prioritised clips where Alan introduces songs
• Made in-app purchase immediately accessible
We have also investigated supporting iTunes Match. Unfortunately, Apple does not currently offer developers sufficient access to fully support iTunes Match in apps such as Radio Alan. As a workaround, we suggest ensuring the tracks you want to listen to are downloaded to your device. See http://radioalan.com/itunes-match for more details.