Today it’s exactly 1 year since I sent you the first open source simple podcast player using the Podcast Index: https://podfriend.com/simpleplayer/#/ (and https://github.com/MartinMouritzen/PodcastPlayer ).
Time sure does fly fast. In some ways it feels like a lot longer time than a year though!
(of course public progress could be in the form of mockups and designs that people could give input on 🤔 )
Suffering from the age old developer question "should I start over from "scratch"?" (of course with HEAVY code re-use).
I feel like I learnt so much from making the first version of Podfriend that I would do things differently if I started today (and there's so much garbage code...)
I know it would mean months of no public progress at all - but it would create so much more of a solid (and pleasant to work with) foundation, which might actually be so much more worth it in the long run. 🤔
Last year or half, I've been slowly developing my own podcast app. During that time I've come to realize that creating a decent UI is actually hard. It's not just @martin complaining how difficult his job (hobby) is. It's actually really hard 😃
And because of that, the UI is still a bit confusing even for me. But as it does not seem that it will get much better in the near future, I thought I'll just throw it out there if people want to test it out. But before I do I want to make a few points.
@dave & @adam Listening to todays show - I was actually talking with @benjaminbellamy and @yassinedoghri about the idea of creating episodes, changing art/description etc. from Podfriend, and Castopod specifying an open API that could be used through a "Connect with Podfriend/Castopod" type bridge (so you verify yourself).
I think this could be a cool side project to phase 4 (or in the pause between 4 and 5, since it's very very niche).
“Podcasting is the last frontier of the open internet”
Listen to an interview I gave to Michael O'Connell
@dave Listening to Podland. IP adresses going away and podcasts losing all tracking… is this a resurrection of the unique and anonymous listen guid?
@samsethi Oh, in my haste to post, I forgot the most important thing. A link to the episode on Podfriend:
Back from vacation, landed straight in a Podland episode talking with @samsethi about cross-app comments and other Podcasting 2.0 stuff.
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