iROKING launches new mobile site and announces redesign of online platform
3 October 2012: iROKING, Africa’s number one online digital music platform, has today launched a brand new mobile website that allows users to download tracks on the go – anytime, anywhere. Bigger, better and faster than anything else on the market, the new site m.iroking.com comes with a whole host of exciting features for Africa’s 700 million+ mobile phone subscribers. The site has been optimised to ensure downloads are super-fast and that they are available for all mobile handsets across Africa. For the very first time, iROKING users will be able to download their favourite tracks, so they can listen to them and make playlists on their own mobile devices offline. To celebrate the launch of the iROKING mobile site, free track downloads from the mobile site will be available for a limited period. The new mobile site has been designed to enhance each user’s experience on iROKING and has incorporated sophisticated search capabilities where users can see their search results by artist, track or album. For those with a love of all things visual, iROKING has built in a one-click functionality that takes listeners directly to artists’ YouTube videos. Users will also be able to share their favourite iROKING tracks with the rest of the world at the click of a button via email, Twitter and Facebook. The brand new mobile site launches in the same week the leading music company unveils a total redesign for its web platform www.iroking.com. Apart from a super-slick makeover, making the site’s navigation simpler and more intuitive, the iROKING team has introduced genre-based radio channels for its users to tune into. The new site also sees music videos from iROKING managed YouTube artists being streamed for the first time. Michael Ugwu, CEO of iROKING says: “This week sees the launch of iROKING 2.0 – the next generation. We know that our listeners want to access awesome, fresh tunes from the best of West Africa’s artists anytime, anywhere – so we’ve built them the ultimate mobile platform to do that. “The stunning new mobile site is going to revolutionise the way music fans can listen to and access digital music from Africa – there is nothing out there like this and we hope that our fans, both old and new, will love this new mobile site as much as we do.” The new mobile site launch comes just weeks after the company announced it had reached the impressive milestone of 100,000 registered users in just 7 months. Veteran Nigerian rapper, 2Shotz says: “This has clearly been made with music lovers in mind. I’m loving the look and feel of the mobile site and I’m already addicted to it – it’s amazing! I can listen to my fellow Nigerian artists literally anywhere, I can get the tracks I want straight to my phone at the touch of a button and I can push them out to my fans on Facebook and Twitter. What more could I want? Try it NOW people – it’s the smartest thing you’ll do all year.” Since launch, iROKING boasts over 400 recording artists and 35,000 tracks in its catalogue. iROKING’s biggest stars include Bez, 2face, Bracket, Flavour, Omawumi, Timaya, Iyanya, Duncan Mighty – more are signing up every day.