Monday, August 18, 2008

Podcaster submitted to App Store

Last Friday I submitted Podcaster to the App Store. It was a long and tedious process. I put it in the international store for the price of $4.99. Since then, I have made some reliability improvements but I am not able to post any updates yet so expect an update very soon after release.  If you are a beta tester or want to try Podcaster now, email me for instructions. I still have some Ad Hoc spots left. Hopefully it wont take too long to get into the store. I am hoping to see it there this week. Let's hope for the best.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Podcaster: Native Podcast Client for iPhone and iPod Touch

The popular iPhone web app is about to get a lot better. Tomorrow, I will be submitting the app to the app store. I have been working non stop for the past 2 weeks putting it together and it's about 99% complete. It allows you to listen to audio and video podcasts by streaming just like the web app but it also allows you to download podcasts and listen to them when your offline (iPod Touch) or on edge(Old iPhone).

The interface is broken out in 3 sections.
My Podcasts - Displays all your podcasts. This screen also allows you to refresh your podcast list to see if there are any new items.
Unplayed - Displays unplayed podcasts.
Downloads - This is where you can see all your downloaded items.

Initially all sections have no items. It is up to you to subscribe to podcasts. We have provided several ways to subscribe. The easiest of which is to search our Podcast Directory. You can search by podcast title. If you cant find what you are looking for, you can use 1 of the other 3 methods to subscribe. Import from account. Import by feed url and import by opml url.

After you have setup your podcast list. You are ready to listen. Simply select the item you want and click play. The podcast starts streaming in the media player. You also have the option to download the podcast. We have put a max limit of 40 MB for this current release but that is temporary and will be lifted in future updates. You can download as many podcasts as will fit on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

I have worked really hard to bring everyone (including myself) a great product. Similar to, I am sure I will put out a slew of updates over the following weeks and months that will improve usability. Since I cant send this app out to anyone for testing, I want to hear your comments on the video. Thanks and enjoy.