We built Broadcast as an easy way for anyone to reach their entire audience in real-time.
Get started by downloading the App.net mobile app.
We have noticed that Broadcast has been especially useful for artists, like bands, who want to reach their audiences in new ways.
Some of our favorite bands and artists have been using Broadcast, including Nas, Brett Dennen, Zakk Wylde, Bonobo, Toni Braxton, David Berkeley, P A T R I C E, Adestra, Black Label Society, His Majesty Andre, and You Love Her Coz She’s Dead.
Bands are using Broadcast to tell fans about new shows, song releases, merchandise sales, and whatever else is on their mind. Broadcast makes it simple to publish from an existing RSS feed to make it easier to fit Broadcast into an existing workflow.
With Broadcast, bands can reach 100% of their subscribers — we do not filter out any messages — instantly with news and updates; and likewise fans receive each Broadcast from their favorite bands in real-time, every time.
Broadcasts’ built-in sharing features makes it easy for folks to publish to other networks and for subscribers to share their favorite Broadcasts with friends.
The Bitcoin enthusiasts behind @bitcoinnews launched a Backer for a Limited Edition Bitcoin Poster.
The digital currency has led many to rethink how payments should work on the Internet, but none of this could have been possible without an incredible community that has rallied around this innovative solution.
To celebrate the potential of Bitcoin and the community, @bitcoinnews has designed this limited edition Bitcoin poster, which depicts the first 29 blocks in the Bitcoin blockchain, starting with the first, known as the Genesis Block.
If you’d like your own Limited Edition Bitcoin Poster (yes you can pay in Bitcoin), order one now.
Each week, we showcase some of our favorite channels:
- Famed indie music rag, Pitchfork, has been using Broadcast to send out its feature articles, interviews, and lists — a must for even casual music fans.
- Diesel Sweeties, easily among our favorite webcomics, continues to share new comics, sales, and other news via Broadcast.
- Each week the visionary editors at Longreads send a Broadcast with the best stories of the week.
- For those who can’t get enough of the Bitcoin news cycle, check out Bitcoin Breaking News, which Broadcasts, well, breaking Bitcoin news.
- The talented folks at VICE send out a Broadcast every time they release one of their highly anticipated videos on YouTube.
- Podcasters love Broadcast, and the good folks at TWiT set up channels for all their shows, including the popular This Week in Google. Subscribe and never miss an episode.
What is App.net Broadcast?
App.net Broadcast makes it easy (and free) for anyone on an iPhone or Android device to publish and subscribe to real-time updates.
Remember, with Broadcast, publishers reach all their subscribers in real time, every time; and, likewise subscribers receive the updates from publishers they’ve chosen to subscribe to. App.net doesn’t decide which broadcasts you receive, you do.
The most popular Broadcast channels publish regularly — once-a-day, or at least every other day — and include an image along with a ‘read more’ link. Publishers can get even more subscribers by using our promote tools.
Today, the social audio and music platform YourListen launched a Backer: Should YourListen implement a revenue share program with our content creators?
The YourListen platform lets users upload, listen, search discover, download and store music and audio. They have a vibrant social community based around users’ passion for creativity in the world of music and audio. YourListen is everything and anything audio and music. They make audio and music simple, social and central.
If you think YourListen should implement a revenue share program with their content creators, commit to making it happen.
There are four days left in @denishennessy‘s Backer to build RoundTable for App.net, and he’s nearly 60% of the way there.
RoundTable is a collaboration app for iOS and (hopefully) OSX. It’s a tool where a group of people can have a private discussion and share documents and images. The discussion content and the shared files are all stored on App.net.
This is the kind of app that would help move the App.net ecosystem forward, so if you think @denishennessy and the Peer Assembly team should build RoundTable for App.net, commit to support the development.
Today’s featured Backer is a good one: Should J&M Lab build Plink for App.net?
Plink, which stands for Picture LINK, came about after @jeffmueler grew frustrated with blogging on iOS devices. Uploading images and embedding them in posts is non-trivial thanks to frustrating blogging apps that provide limited options for photo storage hosts and poor defaults for automatic link insertion.
Plink acts as a bridge between your text editor and your cloud storage provider. It’s an image uploader that leans heavily on URL schemes and stores your photos online using the 10 GB of storage that comes with your App.net account.
If you think J&M Lab should build Plink for App.net, commit to making it happen.
Today’s Backer is for a limited edition Clyde the Cyclops Poster.
Clyde is a little cyclops who likes a lot of things, especially rocks, comics, playing the tambourine, and dancing in the rain. He makes friends super easily and hopes to one day be a real magician! His best friend is Chunky Puddles, but he also likes Genie and Snuggle Tiger a lot, too.
If you’d like an exclusive Clyde the Cyclops Poster, order one today.
YouTube artists are among the fastest to adopt App.net Broadcast as a way to get the word out about new videos. With Broadcast, YouTube artists can reach 100% of their subscribers instantly with news and updates; and likewise fans receive each Broadcast from YouTube artists in real-time, every time.
Some of our favorite YouTube artists and channels using Broadcast include Bad Lip Reading, Vice Video, Jeydon Wale, Domics, Rochelle Diamante, TUAW, and Mabe In America.
One of the reasons we created Broadcast was for independent artists like YouTubers, who are struggling to reach audiences with the available tools.
Broadcasts’ built-in sharing features makes it easy for folks to publish to other networks, and for subscribers to share their favorite Broadcasts with friends. With Broadcast you can share some of your favorite YouTube videos with family, friends, and co-workers.