In my career I had the opportunity to work for several big companies, like Essent and Philips, but they are seldomly as special as radiostation KINK.
If you are unfamiliar with KINK: KINK is a radio station that only plays alternative music in the Netherlands. 24 hours a day and 7 days a week via DAB+, online via kink.nl and of course streaming.
Long past are the times where you downloaded a link to a Windows Media Player playlist, so an app is required to reach your audience, especially because the target audience use their Android or iOS device a lot.
This app consists of the following core features:
- An audio player for all KINK channels, including special themed radiostations;
- A podcast player;
- A place for users to contact DJs;
- The latest news.
The app provides widgets for Android and also for iOS since version 14. The KINK app was the first app in The Netherlands that provided such functionality.
Innovation and KINK go hand in hand. KINK allows for such innovations. Because of that, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are features that this app provides. The implementation of an auto interface was very interesting and I have learned a lot.
The app is now available for Android and iOS. You can look it up in the stores, or directly via kink.nl/app.