If you follow National Public Radio News on your Android phone, head into the Market to update the latest version. Why? Two words: live streaming.
Starting Tuesday, NPR News 1.2 became available in the Android Market, and it opens the app up to a feature that had been sorely missing--the capability to stream a show live. You can also stream shows on-demand. That means no more waiting for the show to finish before playing it on-demand, or trying to access the show from NPR.com.
The number of live streams available at a given moment shows up as a content type when you view by a station, for instance, or a show.
What's more, NPR expects to release the app's open-source code to developers on March 1, so independent programmers can march along with the developments.