“Le Switch Tuner”- rediscover the use of yesteryear radio

Orange Labs present Le Switch Tuner – an application that gives you an opportunity to listen to major French radio channels from your smartphone transformed into a transistor radio, thanks to cardboard and two buttons: one for the stations, another for the volume. See how it works on this video demonstration (in French).

Le kit
Cardboard kit “Le switch”. Source: leswitch.orange-labs.fr

Experimental project of The Switch materializes the connection between tangible world and digital universe. It helps users play an active role in the generalization of connected objects.

Le Switch Tuner is available on Android (4.0 and up) and iOS (compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). The application was developed using following Open Source components: Appirater, Appirater Android, Reachability, Android Multitouch Gesture Detectors, Picasso, Gson and FFmpeg (the modified code of FFmpeg package are published here).

To make the most of this app, you need the cardboard along with the buttons. To learn more about the project and download the cardboard templates go to http://leswitch.orange-labs.fr.