Hey @merryoscar I was trying to listen to your interview on Once Bitten on Anytime but it fails to play on an Android 6 device. I tried playing it on Fountain on the same device and that fails too. For Anytime it's complaining that the podcast host certificate has expired. As we're both building with Flutter I wonder if it's the same issue. Would be interested to hear if you have the same problem. Works fine on a newer version of Android. Cheers

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Fountain 0.2.7 is now live:

- 🐛Fixed a bug where deleted episodes were re-syncing
- ✅Added episode and show counts
- 🏎Improved performance so that everything feels faster

For me the performance improvement on this version is really noticeable - would love to hear if others notice the same?


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New in Podverse 3.2.1 ⚠️

- Auto-delete downloaded episodes when played until end.

- Indicate which episodes have been playing until end with a green checkmark.

- More screen reader improvements.

- Misc. bug fixes

App should be available on iOS and Android in a few days.

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New version of Podcast Guru (Android) is out, we added support for: Person, Location, Season, Episode and License tags. Not ready to update the apps page yet, waiting for iOS to launch which is super super close now.

I've released a new Beta of Anytime Player with new OPML import/export, episode level images, semi-auto episode refresh and several fixes and performance improvements. This also marks the first release for iOS (via TestFlight). If you fancy taking it for a spin and giving me some feedback that would be fantastic. All links can be found on the new website: anytimeplayer.app

That's one word to describe it 🤣 It does seem to be getting better though - I feel I have fewer upgrade issues as the versions progress.

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💙 Holy Podfriend Batman! 💙

I have taken a big decision for the betterment of mankind: Podfriend is now open source with the MIT license.

A big decision, because the code is downright ugly, with a lot of crap that's not used. But if I wait until it's perfect it would never happen.

So clone it, steal ideas from it, love it and above all be excellent to each other 💙

Also feel free to send pull requests, although I will probably be very selective about what I merge :)


I finally took a look at podping.watch. That was a mistake. :D Who would have thought watching an endless series of podcast updates would be such compulsive viewing!

Taking a look at the latest podcast related tweets over on Twitter and it's just full of people slating the updated Apple Podcasts app. Not found one yet that has a good thing to say about it.

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I may, or may not, be releasing this today in Podnews; but thought you might find it interesting. There's been a significant change in how the Apple Podcasts app works.


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By "to make less PodcastIndex API calls" what I clearly mean is "to make FEWER PodcastIndex API calls" and I apologise to any English teachers reading this

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Hi @dave - what's the best way to report duplicates in the index and is there anything we can do to help find them? The BBC seem to be big offenders here. Could a duplicate check be included in the aggregator so that each instance can look for duplicates in the set of feeds they have been assigned? Or is that already in the plan? Cheers.

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The next ep of Podland - good interview with Alban from Buzzsprout about Podcasting 2.0, as well as value 4 value with Sam and I.

Anytime Player is now out of Beta and I've released v1.0 onto the Google Play Store. This is mostly a bug fix release over the last Beta, but if anyone has a little time to try it out and give feedback that would be great. Cheers. play.google.com/store/apps/det


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🚀 Finally!

Newest version of Podfriend is ready for bug hunts!

Biggest news: Streaming and boosting of Sats!

It is ONLY on the web and android right now. This version has been so long underway that I fear for some bugs that I would love to fix before submitting a new iOS version to the store.

But please try to put a few $ in your wallet (the wallet is tied to your account, so you will use the same one if you change platform).

Feedback about the onboarding and usage is SO welcome.

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Launched a new podcast today all about time. Turned on value4value for it as well, because why not. *So* many episodes already in the can. (And already looking as if it's going to break Podcast Index, too!) podcastindex.org/podcast/13869

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Congratulations for now being officially bigger than Apple Podcasts (and therefore the largest open podcast directory in the world).

(Is there a simple method to send podcasters to "add your show to the Podcast Index"? I notice you're missing from podnews.net/article/our-podcas )

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❤️ A @satoshisstream user says:

" I’ll tell you though.. been trying to monetize my pod for a year in the “traditional” way

Only 3 weeks on Sphinx, podcast index, breez and I’m already making more directly from my listeners than I have in 12 months the “old way" "

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