Audials Radio App in the Store to compete with TuneIn

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OK, I know some of you guys come to this site for news about the TuneIn App, most especially because of its initial problems in the Store. I know the App works for some of you, but some of you are still hitting the wall as far as TuneIn is concerned. Therefore I am happy to announce a consolation App for you in Audials Radio. This App is promising to fill the space TuneIn left by bringing you more than 40,000 Radio listing from all around the World. Like TuneIn, you can browse by country and language, you can listen by Artists or Genre. I am sure many of you will appreciate the app. I am having a hard time deciding which one is best, TuneIn or Audials. This app has some features that are not present in TuneIn; for example, you can see Album cover of the currently playing track. Here is the full description from the Store:

Description
Listen to all radio stations of the world
More than 40,000 radio stations available. Browse radio stations by Country, Genres, Suggestions, or zap to stations which start to play back top hits right now. Live-search for radio stations by name, genre, or search for artists to get stations which play the artist frequently. See what music plays on each station before tuning in. Personalize the app by defining favorite stations, or pinning favorite genres or artists to the home view. Listen to radio in snap-in view. Always see cover pictures of currently playing track.

Features
Radio-Player
Radio-Data-Base with 40.000 Webradios
Radio Selection with Genre, Country, Language and Artists

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Try this app out and let me know what you think, is it better than TuneIn in your opinion? Download via the Source link below.

Source: Windows Store

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Tune-In App updates in Windows 8 Store

[Update: 2012-12-12 – You might want to check this App out if you are having the issues with TuneIn!

[Update: 2012-09-22] Good News!

Tune-In is back in the Store, and it is this time around stable the whole time! Keeping fingers crossed here! The app has grown in size and TuneIn claimed they’ve fixed app crashes:

Release notes
Improved podcast playback performance, enhanced content organization and display in browse categories, and resolved several application crash conditions.

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So, go get it, and come back to let me know how it is performing for you.

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The embattled Internet Radio application Tune-In has released a second update in the store since yesterday. One emergency update was released yesterday evening, and one this afternoon. Unfortunately I have to inform you that both updates did not resolve the current issue with the App. The App installs normally on first use, but after initial use, possibly the second day, it only shows blank black screen.

You can attempt to resolve by uninstalling and re-installing as much as you want, it wouldn’t solve the problem. Many users of Tune-In, including yours truly, has complained on the review page of this issue. Even I personally reported it to Microsoft as a failed app. Its either removed from store till the vendor can fix it, or they release an update to patch. Obvious attempt to patch is not working right now. I fear the App may have to be removed. The updates are now rolling out, so check a few times if you don’t see it. Let me know if it fixed the problem for you.

[UPDATE 2012-07-15]
Thanks to Gutty information in the comments here below, I have confirmed that the Tune-In App has been pulled from the Store as of today. Hopefully this as a result of users complaints and Microsoft involvement to get this troubled app fixed before the RTM. I will keep monitoring the Store and inform you of any updates in the future.

[Update: 2012-09-10] Its post RTM and Tune-In is still missing in the Store. I have reached out to Tune-In and solicit a response, but they are keeping mum on what exactly is the issues they are having the App. Given the number of people coming to this site on Status, I can tell you the app is really a big deal and Tune-In should step up and come clean on exactly what the problem is. I have recently been entertaining another thought on this all. I think Tune-In and Microsoft have fixed the problem, but decided to hold unto the app till GA end of October. Either way, I think its bad habit of Tune-In to keep its users in limbo state like this.

[Update: 2012-09-20] At least Tune-In still works in Windows Phone 8, according to this picture of HTC 8X from Microsoft’s Facebook page: