Hearts of Space

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Description of App: 

The Hearts of Space iPhone App opens up the sonic treasures of the Hearts of Space music service wherever you have an Internet connection.

Hearts of Space has defined its own format — a mix of ambient, electronic, world, new age, classical and experimental music from many eras and cultures.

Since 1973 the pioneering San Francisco radio show has offered "slow music for fast times" on nearly 1,000 much-loved programs. The show has been heard by millions — weekly on over 300 U.S. public radio stations since 1983, and daily on XM Satellite radio from 2001 to 2010.

Listeners describe the show as 'addictive' and 'essential' — an experience that goes far beyond simple relaxation with music that's refined, relevant, and emotionally satisfying.

Artists and record labels around the world recognize Hearts of Space as the original, most widely heard, premiere showcase for contemplative, space-creating music.

Version 1.1 (actually 1.01.19) of the Hearts of Space app offers free access to several hours of sample programming. For a limited time, iPhone users also get free on-demand access to our new weekly shows. Just download the app, sign in or create your free account, and explore the world of Hearts of Space.

Subscribers can play the HOS "All Archive Channel" — our 24 hour webcast of continuous Hearts of Space programs. See our web site for details at www.hos.com.

iPhone only feature: If you prefer to hear a different program on the All Archive Channel, you can skip forward to the next show with one tap. And like our full-featured web application, you can turn off the voiceovers on the program with one tap for completely uninterrupted music.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.1 (actually 1.01.

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

Given that this application is less than 6 months old, its accessibility isn't too bad. It is starting off well, but could use some improvement. The biggest issue right now is that many of the buttons aren't identified as buttons, nor will they allow VoiceOver to activate them as buttons.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface makes the app very difficult to use.