Thursday, January 31, 2008

Check Now!

Recently we have got Podcaster to s stage that is almost at final release no bug version. One thing we wanted to work on was the "checking for new podcasts" section. We recently put a "crawl now" link on every podcast episode list. This link will allow you to check (at most) every 15 minutes for new podcasts. Hopefully this will allow most of you to get a podcast item as soon as it comes on. We also got the blue dot (new podcast) to show up properly. We are still making updates and if you have any features you want added, email us and we will consider it.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Podcaster Updates

We have been working hard to really finish Podcaster. We have added a slew of new features. We will review those later but first I would like to talk about the "Deleted Podcast Fiasco".

Some of you might have noticed that today, Buzz out loud and some other podcasts have gone missing from your podcast list. That's because of a bug that has been fixed. Buzz out loud and other podcasts are working and will not be deleted in the future.

Updates to Podcast Directory.

We have made several changes to the podcast directory that make it more user friendly. First, you will notice that when clicking on a podcast, you are taken to a new page that shows you the podcast details. You have the option of listening to the most current episode and subscribing. We also added the ability to load more top podcasts. If you scroll to the bottom of the list, you will see a "Show 25 More" button. You can also see the language of the podcast when viewing details.

Our crawler has been updated to crawl hourly. We also have been able to crawl several podcasts that did not work before.

We also made several changes to the podcast details page. The one you might notice is the last updated on date. This is the last crawl date.

Soon we will have a stable version and we can finally bud it version 1.

Diggnation Podcast

We have had several weeks without Diggnation on Podcaster but that's all over. Diggnation is now fully operational.

For anyone adding podcasts to Podcaster, try to get something that works natively with macs.

We also launched a new interface. I think it looks nice. I would love you hear your opinions on it. If you want more features, just email me or post comments here so every can talk about it. Until next time, keep listening.

Friday, January 18, 2008


I have been working extra hard this past week to finalize a iPhone web application. It's called Podcaster and it allows you to setup and stream podcast to your iPhone or iPod touch. It looks and acts very similarly to the native iPhone app so you will have no learning curve. It also feature a podcast directory so adding podcasts is easy and fun.

New features include
Podcast played/unplayed separation
Listen to past and present podcasts (your not limited to the current episode)
Get useful information about podcast including contact email and phone number
Podcast now feature tags

Improvement to the podcast directory include
top 50 podcast list
search list
tag cloud with categories

It's a great app that I designed for myself but I'm sure others will find it useful.