SPIN Play and NPR for iPad Recognized with 2011 Media Vanguard Awards

Bottle Rocket is proud to announce that SPIN Play for iPad and NPR’s suite of apps including NPR for iPad, NPR News for iPhone/iPod Touch and NPR Music for iPhone/iPod Touch–all developed by Bottle Rocket Apps–have received the prestigious 2011 AdAge Media Vanguard Awards for Best Music Integration in a Tablet Edition in the Print-To-Digital category  and Best Radio App Suite in the Broadcast-To-Digital category, respectively.

SPIN Play wins 2011 Media Vanguard Award

Now in their second year, the Media Vanguard Awards honor next-gen media and draw hundreds of submissions in a wide variety of fields.  This year the MVAs have honored publishers and broadcasters like time.com, HBO and other highly respected brands.  SPIN Media, NPR and other MVA winners were honored at the Media Vanguard Awards, which is part of the ME: Media Evolved conference, on November 15th in Manhattan.

SPIN Play for iPad and NPR’s suite of apps have been featured on the iTunes App Store countless times, are included in Apple’s iTunes App Store iPad Hall of Fame and have received extensive critical acclaim.  SPIN and NPR have shown that print and other traditional media outlets can have a nice home on mobile devices, if they embrace the platform.


SPIN Play for iPad is free to download from the AppStore and includes a daily feed of news and reviews from SPIN.com.  SPIN Play also offers users access to premium issues which feature SPIN’s industry leading editorial content, as well as 60+ steaming songs and 30+ streaming videos each month.  Each issue allows users to connect with their favorite artist in a way never before possible on any medium.

NPR’s suite of apps include NPR for iPad, NPR News for iPhone/iPod Touch and Android and NPR Music for iPhone/iPod Touch and all are free to download.  NPR’s apps offer a deep variety of content in News, Music, Arts and Lifestyle.  The apps also provide access to NPR’s award winning content via podcasts, programs and thousands of streaming radio stations.  This is the second year in a row that NPR’s apps have won the MVA in their category.

SPIN Play can be downloaded free at spin.com/ipad.  An annual subscription is available for $7.99 via In-App purchase and single issues can be purchased for $1.99 each.  All NPR apps can be found in the mobile section of NPR.org.

Congratulations to Bottle Rocket’s partners at NPR and SPIN Magazine for this tremendous honor!