That part I agree 100% with.
We do have some innovative hosting companies aboard here that will be at the front.
However we do face the challenge that currently it's also difficult and bothersome to move a podcast feed. That needs to be another problem we tackle at some point.
We basically need a combination of blockchain + torrents for 100% dynamicly hosted podcasts, that are 100% in control of the podcaster and could never be deplatformed.
Also, the more I think about it the more unsure I am about the value of iframing external content.
Images, rich content (like text, animations, photos, a poll, a newsletter signup) sure.
But an external website... Besides having a "wow" factor the first time, I'm not sure it's that usable?
I'd love to have a discussion!
Both the urls @dave implemented in the last Podcasting 2.0 episode returns headers saying they do not want to be iframed.
Now of course those were a bit special (Github & Paypal) and they obviously return those headers to prevent scams.
The question of course is how often that will happen - if it happens often I guess I will move it to a "native-app" only experience, which is a bit sad.
A new PWA. Yikes! I have to up my game, and I like that feature. That was exactly what you talked about early on Adam. - I'm still going to do that at one point. Right now I feel like I just had to focus a bit on core functionality instead of shiny new things - but I'll get back to those soon!
@dave Haha, you're stealing my rich-content chapter thunder in the podcasting 2.0 podcast! (which I love. Let's make it happen!)
Podcasting 2.0 for October 23d 2020 Episode 8: Or is it Chapter 8? http://l.curry.com/fkz
The future of podcasting with @adam 😀 https://buzzcast.buzzsprout.com/231452/6018481-the-future-of-podcasting-with-adam-curry
I feel like I probably have to start proxying podcast audio files through my own webserver (unfortunately) because of cors issues (if I want to do interesting things like skipping silence, etc.)
Now I'm a bit hesitant to do that, and I guess might give up on the idea and let it be a PWA/Native only thing, because I have the assumption that it will be very resource heavy.
Anyone have any better ideas (or knowledge about performance) for doing this kind of thing?
Just a comment, I think "overflow-y: auto;" is much better than "overflow-y: scroll" on the elements in "The latest..."
Please don't hate me, but I've added a proposal for an attribution querystring for audio over here: https://github.com/Podcastindex-org/podcast-namespace/issues/86
It's probably the wrong place. But I'd love to get some feedback and suggestions for where to put this.
Particularly, one for @martin
I am not trying to be annoying here, but the mixed-content is creating real trouble.
I also fully appreciate that you are both busy, so even a "it's probably 3-4 weeks (or months) away" or a "We dropped all plans for it" would be super nice, just so I can know how to move ahead.
@siebe I just updated Podfriend, and now that I also installed Firefox I can see that I have the very same problem as you. Chrome updates the moment I close the pwa, firefox is being very stubborn.
But at least I can recreate the problem, so now I can work on it!
@dave is there a reason why the Podcasting 2.0 image is not completely square?
Also, did that image service ever happen? I saw you talked to someone about it, but I don't know if it is working or if it was a dud?
http://castcoverage.com - now with the option to like/dislike every random podcast episode!
-- improve grafix √
-- remove overlay with enter key √
-- skip to next podcast with enter key √
-- add rate buttons and build rating system √
-- tiny bugfix for language filter √
Creator of the Podcast App Podfriend & the open source "Simple Player" Podcast App.
Intended for all stake holders of podcasting who are interested in improving the eco system