Iyeoka’s Album “Say Yes” is released

I’m very proud to announce the release of Iyeoka’s album “Say Yes”. This is an album that Iyeoka, David, myself and our team have been working on relentlessly for the past 18 months. It’s been quite a journey and we’re looking forward to what’s next! Take a little time and sample some of our music at www.iyeoka.com. “Say Yes” is available for purchase at the website and on iTunes. We appreciate your support!

Iyeoka named 2010 TEDGlobal Fellow

TEDGlobal 2010 IyeokaCongratulations to Iyeoka, who has been named a 2010 TEDGlobal Fellow, a truly remarkable and prestigious honor!  She will be participating in TEDGlobal 2010 in Oxford England from July 12-16, 2010.  Below is the press release for the event:

NEW YORKMay 25 /PRNewswire/ — Organizers of the TED Conference announced today the 23 Fellows who will participate in TEDGlobal 2010, TED’s annual conference in Oxford, UKJuly 12 – 16, 2010. The 2010 TEDGlobal Fellows join the TED community as the most recent additions to the TED Fellows program.

The 2010 TEDGlobal Fellows reflect both geographic and discipline diversity. From Venezuela to Ghana to Brazil to Costa Ricato Sri Lanka to Yemen, these pioneers are breaking new ground in technology, engineering, programming, biology, genetics, environmental science and invention. Fellows also are innovating in filmmaking, photojournalism, architecture, music, poetry, entrepreneurship and activism, among other disciplines.

TED“We are excited to host our second class of TEDGlobal Fellows in Oxford. They represent a spectacular concentration of cross-disciplinary talent and share a common goal of improving the state of humanity. We look forward to their active participation in the TEDGlobal community and the amazing collaborations that inevitably result from the Fellows’ time together,” said Tom Rielly, TED Fellows director.

In addition to participating as full members of the 2010 TEDGlobal conference audience, each TED Fellow will participate in a two-day pre-conference, where they will receive world-class communication training, deliver a short TEDTalk, and collaborate with their peers, among other benefits. The Fellows will also participate in the TED community throughout the next year, by telling their ongoing stories on the TED Fellows blog, contributing to TEDx events, being featured in the online Fellows directory and participating in a private social network.

The TED Fellows program seeks individuals of age 21-50 (though anyone over age 18 is eligible) who demonstrate remarkable achievement in their field of endeavor. The program focuses on candidates from five regions: Asia/PacificAfrica, the Caribbean,Latin America and the Middle East. The TEDGlobal Fellows program is made possible by the visionary support of the Bezos family, the Harnisch Foundation, the Case Foundation, private donors, IBM, Johnny Walker and Nokia.

Grab Radio iPhone App Launches!

There’s no doubt that radio apps such as Pandora and LastFM are hot, but radio station aggregate apps have their place too, especially when you want to to tune into specific programming in particular parts of the world.  I’m happy to announce my partnership Global International Radio Technologies, where I’m doing iPhone development for a streaming radio application called Grab Radio.

The first edition of this app will focus on radio station programming in Ireland that supports digital streaming.  It will include features such as “Grabbing” where you could purchase a song you’re listening to on Grab Radio.   You could also “Tag” or bookmark a song for purchase at a later point.

I’m particularly excited about working on a MapKit implementation where you could select radio stations that appear on a map, in this case that of Ireland.  Eventually future editions could focus on other countries or geographical regions around the world.

Grab Radio can be downloaded here.

Andrew Swaine App Now Live!

Andrew Swaine iPhone AppIt feels like it’s been a long time coming but I’m happy to report that the Andrew Swaine iPhone app is now live on iTunes here!  As you may recall,  this app was originally slated to be released in May, but a longer than expected approval time (over 3 weeks) and a pending OS3 release made me decide to pull it.  I’ve made the OS updates and the approval time was a touch over a couple weeks this time around.  The Andrew Swaine app is actually the first of a series of photography apps I’m working on now.