Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
RT to enter RSS Player March Madness Giveaway. http://rssplayerapp.comI will choose a winner March 1st at random. Good luck.
Monday, February 23, 2009
It's easy to use. Simply go to podnova.com on your computer, setup an account (for free), then import your feeds. Finally open podnova on your iPhone or iPod touch and click the import to RSS Player button on podnova.com subscriptions page. RSS Player will open and start importing all your feeds. I use this method as a backup of my subscription list.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
They have included a subscribe link that opens Rss Player on your device and imports automatically. You can search castroller.com and import individual casts or you can setup an account using your computer and then import your entire netcast list with 1 click of a button.
To get started, go to www.castroller.com on your iPhone or Touch.
This is also a great way to backup your netcast list just in case your iPhone has to be restored.
Thanks to Will from castroller.com for making this possible.
If you are a netcast owner and want to add a subscribe using Rss Player link, check out this post. It gives very easy to follow instructions and a button image.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We brought back the Podcaster default image.
Adding feeds has never been easier with our build in search. You can still import using a url.
The My Favs tab has been improved to include multiple edit mode.
You can now rearrange, unsubscribe, mark all played and refresh just a portion of your feeds from here.
The download tab has been renamed to Queue. The function of this view is to show items that are waiting to be downloaded or are currently being downloaded. You can rearrange the items here. This is also the place you come when you want to sync your feeds (automatically download and delete items based on the sync settings)
After downloads are complete, you go to the Agenda tab. Here you can filter for all, unheard or saved casts. You can also reverse the order so you can listen from old to new. Gray background indicates a downloaded item.
This is our details view. Audio feeds will remember the play position and resume after app restarts.
And finally, this is the options tab. Here you can control how casts are downloaded and deleted when you press sync.
We are huge netcast fans so we need a lot of control and flexibility. We built an app that is meant for heavy netcast users but if simple enough for everyone. Other app might pretend to play netcast but Rss Player is the only app in the app store that does is designed for serious netcast listeners. Available soon in the app store.
UPDATE: Someone asked how to control the volume in the comments, Just touch the volume icon to make the volume controller popup. look here http://twitpic.com/1tgjh
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Subscribe to the 404
Here is an example of the html required to make this button.
Subscribe to Buzz Out Loud
You can copy this code and simply change the feed url to be your own and that's it. Give the code to your web guy and he can put it into your site.
Don't let a listener pass you by, if they use Rss Player and see you have a link to import, they will subscribe to your feed.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
This year for valentines day, we want to do something special for you. Starting 2/14/2009 at midnight and lasting for 24 hours, we will be offering Rss Player for only $1.99. This way, you can get yourself a copy and get a copy for a loved one.
I also want to give away something to the users that already purchased the app. I have a $20 iTunes gift card. If you want a chance to win it, simply leave a comment in this post. I will be picking a random winner on sunday and post the name to this blog so please check back.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
For the unsure, we have create the Rss Player Lite (Orange Icon). This version allows you to subscribe to only 2 feeds. This will allow you to try before you buy.
For the impulse buyer, we have created the 99 cent Rss Player7 (Green Icon) version. This is for lite users. Caped at 7 feeds.
For the serious castheads, we will continue to provide the original Rss Player (Blue Icon). There is no limit on how many feeds you can subscribe to.
All three versions have identical functionality and only differ in the amount of feeds you can subscribe to. Rss Player (Blue Icon) is already in the app store while the Green and Orange versions will come on a few days.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Today, the first update for RssPlayer has made it into the app store. This update adds a lot of new functionality, interface changes and background improvements.
- Swipe to Delete (unsubscribe) on My Favs View
- Swipe to Delete downloads on download view
- Swipe to mark as played on the New view
- Added url schema rssplayer://podcaster.com?feedurl=[netcastfeedurl]
When a link like this is clickedin safari, RssPlayer opens and imports the feed url.Can also be opml url. You can even email yourself the link and open it from mail.
- Changed the crawler to crawl up to 250 items on first crawl
- take automatic pausing off when app goes offline
- Changed the way My Favs displays refreshing feeds status
- sync settings
- song tracking (only downloaded items for now)
- Show notes are now viewed inside a browser. An address bar is present so you can navigate to any website
- Revised icon to make it good.
- BUG FIXED: Did not allow downloaded audio to play when offline.
- BUG FIX: went to sleep after first download was complete. Now, stays awake during all downloads
- BUG FIX: Not resuming Now Playing item correctly fixed
I hope that I have addressed most of the concerns users have expressed in the reviews of the app store and I would appreciate a revisit.
The next feature I am going to include will be Playlist and better management of My Favs
Monday, February 2, 2009
Also, version 1.1 has been submitted over a week ago and still has not been approved so I am not sure what's going on but I hope it wont take that long to get each update into the App Store.
UPDATE: 1 minute after I wrote this, I got a response from Apple regarding my app. Seems that they found a few minor issues that they want resolved before approval so I guess i'll be submitting 1.2 sooner then later. Probably tomorrow night if all goes well during the day.