Trying to find app

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  1. veesubotee

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    As a new mini owner, I hope you will forgive me for inquiring, but I seem to be at a dead end.

    At home, I listen to a radio station via their (PC) website on a flash feed. It would be nice to be able to listen while mobile. Of course, the ipad does not directly support flash. Searching the app store for the station's call letters (WCBM) came up empty. I took a look at Puffin, but not sure if/how to go about using it.

    The station provided me with this link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wcbm/id439196336?mt=8&ls=1 . Attempting to view (and purchase) the app via itues was fruitless, as all I could find was various music 'stations'.

    So, apparenly the app exists. Please, how do I get to it to download?

    Thanks.

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  2. J. A.

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    Follow/tap the link, using your iPad. It will lead you to the App Store app, where you can take a look at the app and purchase/install it.
     
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    Tunein Radio app has about all stations over the world that are on internet.
     
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    If you do as J.A. suggests, you will be taken to the AppStore where you can download the app for listening.

    I just wanted to add that the reason why you can't find the app in the AppStore is most likely because you are looking in the iPad-only section. If you tap on the "iPad Only" button at the top, you will get an option to switch to the "iPhone Only" section. Then, when you run the search for that app, it will appear:

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    So, while it's easier , in this case, to just press the link the station provided you (on the iPad), for future reference, make sure you search both areas of the AppStore for apps. The new iOS 7 changed the search characteristics and you can no longer cover iPad and iPhone apps in the same search; it must be done separately.

    Hope this clarifies/helps.

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  5. veesubotee

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    The link is on my PC. I tried to do it through iTunes on my PC, but no go. I tried entering it on my mini's browser, but nothing. Also entered it (manually) in iTunes. I didn't enable any email. Would opening in an email (on mini) and clicking the link work?

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  6. J. A.

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    If you tap the link you posted in this forum, you will be directed to the App Store. The app will be opened, and you're able to take a look at it.

    You can't search for the app in iTunes, because it is an app and can only be found in App Store. To find the app there, see Mickey330's advice.
     
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    Hi Marilyn: To bring you (and all) up to date, the link was sent to me via internet email (I have no email on ipad). I opened the link (PC) and opted to view in itunes. Took forever to open, but eventually did. I purchased the app, and watched as the download was completed.

    I thought, 'success at last'. Opened my home page, expecting to see the icon there--wasn't. So where did it go?

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  8. veesubotee

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    Virtually at the exact moment that I posted the above, I received a generated email from apple.

    Your Apple ID, xxxxxxx@xxxxx, was just used to download WCBM from the App Store on a computer or device that had not previously been associated with that Apple ID. You may also be receiving this email if you reset your password since your last purchase. Blah, blah..etc.

    Does this offer any clue?

    V

    If you initiated this download, you can disregard this email. It was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself
     
  9. J. A.

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    If you downloaded/purchased it, the app will be found in App Store - Purchased on your iPad. If it's an iPhone app, then tap the square at the top left and choose iPhone apps.


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    It should be there. If there's a cloud next to it, it hasn't been downloaded to your iPad. Tap the cloud to install it on your device.
     
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    It's just an alert that someone on an unknown computer used your Apple ID. You know that you used it to download the app, so the email isn't really relevant.
     

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