Mobile Podcast Listening App “Stitcher” Wins Webby for Peoples Voice 2009

The 13th Annual Webby Awards announced Stitcher as the winner of the 2009 People’s Voice Award in the mobile news category. Thousands of fans cast their votes in April to help Stitcher lock its victory over fellow mobile-news nominees The New York Times, NPR, BBC and The Associated Press.

Stitcher, a free app, streams on-demand news, audio shows and podcasts to mobile devices without syncing or wires. You can download the app from their website or if you have an iPhone, you can download it from the iTunes app store.

The company works with a wide variety of key content and publishing partners to provide well-rounded, up-to-date content. “Stitcher allows people to make the most of their downtime by connecting listeners to the information they want to hear, when and where they want to hear it,” said Stitcher CEO and co-founder Noah Shanok.

If you are an independent producer, you can try to contact them via their content providers website if you want to be included in their directory.  I found all of the usual media outlets listed there (including CNN and the Wall Street Journal). But also, happily, I found other great indie shows highlighted such as Indie Feed, Old Time Radio Podcasts, PodRunner and many other podcasts you are probably familiar with!

Hats off to the Stitcher team for a great application that highlights the best audio content out there! I have tried many phone applications that allow you to enjoy podcasts (and streaming music), but Stitcher delivers it in an easy to use application that sounds great! I can promise with certainty that this is an application that I will come to use and love.

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