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The Sero application, formerly known as iBlink Radio, is the world's first application for the visually impaired for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad! Radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired persons; as well as their friends, family, caregivers and those wanting to know what life is like without eyesight.

All stations under Community Radio are owned and/or operated by persons with limited or no eye sight. Genres include oldies, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, alternative, classic Rock, Old Time Radio and more.

Reading services provide narration of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other print publications including: USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and hundreds more.

Podcasts are produced by blind and partially sighted individuals, and cover topics including: broadcasting, computers, radio, technology, Independant Living, Travel, and much more.

With an active Sero account, you can gain access to many more radio stations and podcasts, as well as an award-winning online community featuring real-time voice chat rooms, voice-enabled forums, blogs, personal websites, and more.

An auto-renewing subscription to the content and community features of Sero is available within the app for just $5.99 per month. Without a subscription or free trial, you'll have access to a small subset of our audio content, and none of the community features such as forums or voice chat.

If you purchase a subscription within the app, your iTunes account will be charged when you confirm your purchase. Your subscription will then automatically renew for $5.99 per month unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes account settings after you start the subscription.

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Version History

Launched Oct 08, 2009 (over 11 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 4 months, on average.

May 25
Version 3.2.0

Sero is now fully compatible with iOS 13, including support for dark mode.

Oct 08
Version 3.1.8

This is a bug-fix update.

May 09
Version 3.1.4

This is a bug-fix update.

Apr 24
Version 3.1.3

This is a bug-fix update.

Apr 19
Version 3.1.2

This update introduces the ability to subscribe to Sero from within the app for just $5.99 per month.

This update also contains bug fixes, minor improvements, and internal changes.

Feb 02
Version 3.0.14

This update introduces a newer version of the voice chat engine. It fixes some problems with voice chat and Bluetooth headsets.

Jan 24
Version 3.0.13

This is a bug-fix update.

Oct 24
Version 3.0.8

You can now share Sero content with others, using any of the sharing options available on your iOS device. When someone who has the Sero app installed follows the link that you share, the link will open right in the app.

The voice message recorder now uses your iOS device's echo cancellation capabilities, regardless of whether you use your device's speaker, the earpiece, or a headset.

In some large lists within Sero, you can now jump to items beginning with a particular letter, using either section headings or the table index.

This update fixes some bugs in the audio player.

Sep 15
Version 3.0.2

If a chat session gets interrupted, for example by a phone call, when you come back, you'll find a screen telling you that the session was interrupted and giving you the option to re-enter the chat room. Of course, you can also go back.

By default, when the app enters the background, whether because you switched apps or because you locked the screen, your mic will be muted, until the app comes back into the foreground. This is a configurable setting on the Settings tab in chat. Also, the first time the app enters the background while you're in a chat room, you'll get a notification explaining this behavior.

The screen no longer automatically locks while you're in a chat room.

This update fixes a few crashiing bugs.

Sep 07
Version 3.0.0

Sero is the latest evolution of the app formerly known as iBlink Radio, incorporating features from the service formerly known as SAMNet.

Search is now much improved throughout the app. When searching Sero content, search results will now be displayed as you enter your query.

You can now download content in the background. Sero will notify you when the download is finished.

When playing a piece of content that you have previously listened to, whether on this device or another one, Sero will now ask you if you want to continue where you left off or start over.

New features for users with an active Sero account:

You can now participate in our voice chat rooms on your iOS device.

When posting to a Sero community forum, you can now choose to post a voice message. When using an iPhone, simply lift the phone to your ear to record your message.

For some Sero content, you can now play through multiple episodes continuously, and download them all at once.

For logged-in users, the Sero app now has just one home screen, as opposed to an iBlink Radio home screen and a separate SAMNet home screen a level down.

There are also many more minor improvements and bug fixes in this overhaul of the app.

Feb 03
Version 2.3.11

This version fixes another problem that prevented downloading of content from working.

Oct 30
Version 2.3.9

This update fixes a bug in the previous version that prevented downloading of podcasts and other content from working.

Oct 20
Version 2.3.8

This is a bug-fix update for iOS 9.

Apr 03
Version 2.3.7

This critical update fixes a bug that caused the app to consistently crash on iOS 7.

Mar 26
Version 2.3.6

This is a bug-fix update.

Jan 03
Version 2.3.5

This is a bug-fix update.

Nov 19
Version 2.3.4

This is a bug-fix update.

Oct 27
Version 2.3.3

This release fixes several bugs related to iOS 8.

Some buttons have been rearranged for greater consistency with other audio players on iOS.

Sep 24
Version 2.3.2

Aug 09
Version 2.3.1

This update makes it easy to start a free trial of the SAMNet service directly on your iOS device.

Jul 05
Version 2.3.0

This update includes the ability to download content to your device for offline listening as well as bug fixes and improved performance throughout the app.

Jan 19
Version 2.2.0

iPhone 5 compatibility; more reliable audio player; other bug fixes.

Sep 28
Version 2.1.0

iBlink Radio 2.1.0 introduces the addition of a much-improved media player. Listen to a radio station or podcast in the background while you browse other areas of the app. Pause the podcast you're playing and continue where you left off at a later time. Fast-forward and rewind now work the same as in iOS itself.

Sep 19
Version 2.0.6

This release resolves a few user-reported crashes in previous releases.

Mar 14
Version 2.0.5

This version introduces a cleaner player toolbar. It also fixes a problem that caused some podcasts to take a very long time to start playing.

Feb 15
Version 2.0.4

This version solves a few problems that previously caused iBlink Radio to crash.

Feb 05
Version 2.0.3

This version adds automatic crash reporting. Now, if iBlink Radio crashes, you will have the option of sending a crash report to Serotek with a simple tap the next time you open iBlink Radio.

Jan 27
Version 2.0.2

This version fixes a few problems with the display of iAds. It also solves some potential problems with on-demand streams such as podcasts.

Jan 07
Version 2.0.1

This version introduces some improvements to the audio player, including fast-forward and rewind buttons.

Dec 28
Version 2.0

This upgrade makes it even easier to find and hear the community radio stations, reading services, and podcasts you want, including resources in your area. This upgrade also adds support for a wider variety of audio formats, so you can expect even more resources to be added in the near future.

Oct 08
Version 1.0

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