Tuesday, August 24, 2010

UPDATED: Podcaster 3.4 is NOT missing features.

UPDATE: We just want to let you know that we are not blaming the user for the confusion.  We made a change to the UI and had bad communication with users about the changes. We are simply frustrated with the app store review process. We plan to be more clear in future releases.

We have had several users complaining in the reviews  about missing features in the 3.4 update. Had the users bothered to look closer or ask us directly, we could have cleared everything up but since we can't get in touch with them, we will try to clear it up for new users going forward.

Podcaster 3.4 did not take away any features of the previous version. The app still includes a scrubber to skip anywhere in the episode, a 10+ second skip button, 2x playback and continues playback options. We simply moved it to make it look and act more like the iPod app.

To reveal the controls, you simply touch the image at the top right of the screen. The entire show notes area will flip to reveal a larger image as well as the missing controls.
Touch top right button to reveal more controls

Controls visible over large image
If controls hidden, simply touch image to make them appear

We hope this clears things up for most users. We will try to clarify this in future version of Podcaster.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Podcaster 3.4 available in app store

The new update to Podcaster is now available. It brings several UI improvements and a lot of bug fixes as well as new sync settings.

We have made podcast details look similar to the iPod app. It makes it easier for new users while maintaining the ability to skip commercials, download episode and perform other actions.

We went through the code with a fine tooth comb. This is our best version of Podcaster yet. It has the least bugs and runs great.

New sync settings bring with them the ability to download all new episodes and keep all unplayed.

We are sure the new update will make your experience much better.

Get it now in the iTunes app store.

Here are the updates readme text
3.4.2 (Available in app store)
Fixed now playing button bug

Revised UI for the player view

New sync settings for downloading ad keeping new episodes
Better support of headphone remote and lock screen remote
UI display fixes
Improved podcast feed parser
other fixes all around


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