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.