How I built Monocle Radio app for Mac in 2 hours

Why Monocle?

Have you ever had a chance to listen to the Monocle Radio 24? No? You should go there https://monocle.com/radio to start now.

Why I love it so much?

  • Great Music — it’s just my primary source of new music today
  • Inspiring auditions presenting small and medium business just around the corner, interesting writers and more
  • Exiting newsletter delivered every weekday with daily dose of news e
  • Great archive with audios and videos where everyone can find something to listen and watch

Application

One of the most often parts of Moncole I use on my daily basis is Monocle Radio 24. Usually, I had dedicated tab in my browser just to keep radio live while working or just want it to play directly from my computer.

But something was missing. I don’ t want to keep an open tab in the background every time to listen to the radio, I want to have a simple app in the tray menu where with a single click I can play or pause.

The whole prototyping process took me up to two hours, the rest time I spent on preparing the code for release.

The app is now available for MacOS. You can click the link below to download.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/chriswitko/MonocleRadio.zip

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Technology

What’s next?

  • improve audio component events support
  • add auto updates
  • integration with iTunes and Spotify
  • version for Windows
  • auditions reminders

Open Source

This project is open sourced, and the code is available on GitHub. Feel free to download and modify the code.

https://github.com/chriswitko/MonocleRadio24

If you have any questions or ideas to share, please contact me at chris.witko@gmail.com.

Learn more

  • GitHub — check my GitHub repositories for more resources
  • Medium — Read more of my articles
  • My personal website
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