OneLouder aims to make noise with social news app ChannelCaster
OneLouder, a Kansas City-based developer of social applications for mobile devices, on Monday announced the launch of ChannelCaster for Android smartphones and tablets. ChannelCaster is an aggregator that enables users to create and broadcast their own "channels" by combining news and entertainment from thousands of sources like Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, news websites and blogs. It's available for free download in the Android Market and, per its website, is coming soon to iPhone. (Left: ChannelCaster is currently available for Android tablets and phones. Photo from channelcasterapp.com)
ChannelCaster allows users to follow any of its thousands of pre-populated channels — a OneLouder press release touts channel topics like celebrities, YouTube sensations, news, sports and off the wall entertainment. A "Tier One" section features top channels to help users discover new content and find favorites.
Users can also create and follow their own channels based on any person, topic, or trend by mashing together relevant content from multiple social sources that update in real-time. Channels can then be set as private, or users can share them with the ChannelCaster community.
"There are millions of people around the world producing an endless stream of news, information and entertainment through social networks and other media sources every day," OneLouder president Evan Conway (left, photo from linkedin.com) said in a release. "ChannelCaster is a community delivering a new way to easily discover, mash and share the vast amount of news and entertainment based on topics of interest."
"We're putting users in the director’s chair and building our own community of entertainment that elevates the concept of a news reader experience to a whole new level," Conway added. "With the community driving the creation of Channels, there will always be something new and fun to discover.”
ChannelCaster is the latest app offering from OneLouder, which touts more than five million active users across apps that include TweetCaster, FriendCaster and SportsCaster. OneLouder, a wholly owned subsidiary of Handmark, launched in July out of Handmark's social apps and advertising services group.
Look for more about Handmark and OneLouder, a couple of significant players in the Kansas City mobile scene, soon on Silicon Prairie News. And, in the meantime, check out the video below for more on OneLouder's latest release, ChannelCaster.