I am pleased to announce a project that I have been tinkering with for the past 3 weeks. amfm.cc is a web application that allows you to search for radio stations based on a given zip code. Where this is really meant to shine is on a mobile internet connect device (i.e. a WAP enabled phone). The URL is easy to enter on a numeric keypad. Even the non-WAP version of the site will render in a useable fashion on a mobile device.
I still have a lot of work to do with the site such as:
- expanded user input abilities,
- better searching algorithims,
- search stations by format / genre,
- better formating.
The idea for this site came form my dad who said it would be great if there was a WAP site that allowed this kind of functionality. The FCC freely publishes the radio station information, so writing an application that uses the info is the only hard part. Feel free to submit your thoughts and comments to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment here. As development progresses, I will add updates to the amfm.cc category.