Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New and improved search for 2.0

After some improvements, new features, (oops..did I say new features ;-) and bug fixes, RSSPlayer 2.0 is about to be submitted to Apple for approval. I would like to point out that the search has been improved, there are now seven different ways to subscribe to podcasts.
  • Search by Title
  • Providers
  • Most Popular
  • Top Rated
  • Recently Added
  • Suggested
  • Import by Url
If you are like me and like to listen to a variety of different podcasts, the suggestion search is great for discovering them.

When searching for podcasts, simply tap the title that interests you. The details page will appear, where you will see the number of subscibers, a short description of the cast, as well as the link for the feed. There is also a button titled Web Info, which takes you directly to the site. Simply tap "Subscribe",
which is located in the top right corner and well-la, your podcast is added to the favorites and starts to download immediately.

Using ITunes for your podcasts?
No problem. Just choose "Import URL", and go ahead
and enter the opml url to import your podcasts to RSSPlayer.
You also have the option of using the feed url to import your podcast.

Keep an eye out for the new updated version to be out in

UPDATED: Help us out, come up with a tag line.

Many thanks to the users and testers. RSSPlayer has come so far, and with everyone's comments and suggestions, this application has become such a viable tool for listening, as well as watching podcasts. RSSPlayer is looking for an original and unique tag line. The idea is to create a memorable phrase that will sum up RSSPlayer and to reinforce our users' memory of this application. Please leave a comment with your creative suggestions or
check out @iphonepodcaster on twitter. The winner will receive a $25.00 gift card.

Thanks again, looking forward to reading what you have come up with.