Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Podcaster HD available soon

We are a few weeks away from launching a big brother version of our popular iPhone app Podcaster. We are now looking for testers so if you are interested, email us tester [at] podcaster [dot] fm.




Friday, August 5, 2011

Podcaster is looking for a few good devs

Podcaster has grown over the years and it's time for us to build up our services. We are looking for developers that are familiar with GAE to help with the services we offer (Search, Push, Hosts). We are also looking for a great designer to help redesign our homepage/website to better suit our awesome app. Besides the web, we want to extend Podcaster to other platforms so if you are a Android or Windows Phone 7 dev,  we need you.  Lastly, we need a social media evangelist that will post about our app on twitter, Facebook and other site.

If this sounds like you, please contact us info [at] podcaster [dot] fm

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How to setup Podcaster to automatically download and delete episode files.

Podcaster will automatically download new episodes and deletes old episodes.  This can be controlled with 2 settings.

"When new episodes are available...." setting
 This is applied during a refresh for each podcast as Podcaster finds new episodes.

"Episodes to keep" setting
Old episodes are deleted from disk as a new episode of each podcast finishes downloading. That means that even if you have this setting set to "keep only unplayed episodes",  played episodes will remain on disk until new episodes are finished downloading. The titles remain in the app for history purposes. You can hide all played episodes by using the 'Auto-hide played episodes' setting.

A few things to note, if you change either of the 2 settings, the settings are not applied until a new episode is found or a download has finished. Refresh and Download Queue cannot start if the app is in the background but will continue in the background for up to 10 minutes after it has started.

Also, Podcaster 3.7 and earlier had a feature called "Clean Disk" This deleted old downloads and removed the history. This was taken out for the sole reason that if you had all episodes played, then you ran a cleanup and all episodes got removed (including history), the next time you refresh that podcast, all episodes would be found and redownloaded again.

We hope this helps most users. Please post questions to the comments area. 

Friday, December 17, 2010

Win a copy of Osmos for iPhone

We are in the giving spirit. We are giving away a copy of Osmos for iPhone, a really cool iPhone game. To enter, go to http://www.facebook.com/PodcasterApp/posts/185384078144904 and leave a comment. That's it, we will choose a winner tomorrow 12/18/2010.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Where are the crash logs?

Each time you sync your device, crash logs get transfered to the computer. Those logs can be used by developers to track down bugs in an application.

To get the crash logs, sync your device, then look in one of the following locations

Mac OS X : /Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice/
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Apple computer\Logs\CrashReporter\
Windows Vista: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Apple computer\Logs\CrashReporter\MobileDevice\
Just zip up the crash logs for Podcaster and send them to us. You will greatly help us resolve the remaining issues in our awesome app ;-)

Alex
Developer

Thursday, December 9, 2010

iTunes Gift Card Giveaway - Podcaster

We are giving you a change to win a $15 gift card as a way of spreading the holiday spirit. We will choose a winner at random on December 15, 2010 at 3:00 PM EST.

To enter:
All you have to do is become a fan of the Podcaster facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Podcaster/113817798670115)

The contest is open to all U.S. residents. Email us if you have any questions.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New and updated site

We have recently redesigned http://www.podcaster.fm. The site includes an overview and features information with links to our Twitter, Facebook and Blogger pages. Also, contact, support information, Podcaster manual for quick lookups, and a link to our forums for answers to your questions. We have included a feedback button, where you can shout out an idea, report a problem, ask a question, or if you'd like, just say something nice. It is always super great to hear everyone's ideas. Keep those emails flowing.
Thanks. :-)