The latest version of the C-SPAN Radio app (v.1.1, free) for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch now offers “Background Play.”
Upon running the app, users are asked if they’d like to “play stream in background?”
If you answer “yes,” the app’s “Background Play” will use “Mobile Safari to play the station’s stream so you can use other apps at the same time.”
The free C-SPAN Radio app for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch is available via Apple’s App Store here.
MacDailyNews Take: Of course, Apple’s apps have always been able to multitask on the iPhone. For example, iPhone users have always been able to listen to their iPod app while running other apps. However, now a third-party app has used Apple’s Mobile Safari to deliver their audio in the background, too. If C-SPAN can do it, others can, too.
What this portends for the potential iPhone buyer who desires with all of their heart and soul to listen to Pandora while surfing the Web is nothing short of miraculous.