Aha 3.4 is available in the iTunes app store today (coming to the Google Play Store later this week), and the release brings arguably one of our most requested features. Both versions now feature support for voice commands. Along with that comes support for more m4a formatted files and streams, bringing even more content into the mix. We’ve also improved how we handle streaming content to improve playback in spotty coverage areas.
If you have content…we’ve got answers! As more and more people turn to the web to get their audio entertainment, the opportunities for content providers continue to grow. But the real challenges for a lot of publishers can be simply getting their content in front of the right audience, and then making it easy for said audience to access the content easily.
At this week’s New York International Auto Show three well-known automotive brands - Scion (a Toyota brand), Jeep and Dodge (both Chrysler brands) - announced that Aha will be coming to the dashboards of 2014 model year vehicles.
The all-new Ford EcoSport will be the first Applink-enabled Ford vehicle to hit European roads.
We spent last week in Las Vegas along with 150,000 other tech enthusiasts to see all that’s new in electronics, gadgetry and connected cars. Our team gave hundreds of demos and showcased Aha’s latest to content and automotive partners, future partners, reporters, and analysts who stopped by our tent just outside of the LV Convention Center north and central halls.
At CES way back in January, Aha announced a contract with Honda, a very exciting milestone for our team.
Today, Aha and Honda shared more details of that partnership as Honda unveiled HondaLinkTM, a new, personalized driving experience that streams a world of information and entertainment to Honda vehicles. The HondaLink system featuring Aha content will first roll out in the all-new 2013 Honda Accord later this year.
Totally forgot to mention last week, but not only have we added more flexibility around selecting supported languages in the app … we also added availability in more App Stores.
Aha was already available in the iTunes and Google Play app stores in the following contries:
It seems like I’ve been waiting for years for the day we would release version 2.2 of an app so I could make a Deuce-Deuce reference. Now I can tip my 40 for Eazy and tell you all about the actual Aha news.
Existing users shouldn’t see any major visual changes, but you should notice better performance on a lot of the internet radio stations, as well as a lot of new stations. That’s because we’ve rolled out 1,000s of additional AAC stations.
The votes are in, and it’s official … Aha has won the 2012 CTIA E-Tech award for Social, Media & Entertainment Mobile Application. And not to get all “humblebrag” on you, but coming away with an award like this with competition from the likes of Disney, Washington Post, and even Team COCO, is a really weird experience.
Like LeBron said, “Not one, not two, not three.” OK, well actually it is two. Aha is up for TWO awards this year in the CTIA E-Tech awards.