Pocket Casts receives an update

Pocket Casts receives an update

Mar 29, 2017

If you listen to podcasts on Android, you probably know Pocket Casts, the popular mobile aggregation app.

Well, it’s getting an update, and if the actual update doesn’t tickle you, the formal changelog introducing version 6.2.4 should:

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the releases of our app. Maybe slightly less inevitable and more fun though? I mean the same amount of people are betrayed, killed off, and then come back but I digress! 6.2.4 brings you:

– Syncing improvements (specifically around swiping to mark as played)

– Various fixes to playback, chapter support, remove silence

– Better show notes formatting

Tune in next week when [insert cliffhanger here]

That, people, is how you write a changelog.

Pocket Casts remains free on the Play Store.

Stitcher Update Includes 2012 Election Focus Section

Stitcher Update Includes 2012 Election Focus Section

May 2, 2012

Stitcher today announced an update to their app that now includes a special section on the 2012 US Presidential election.

Stitcher has always been a great app to go to for audio content. They have now implemented a new feature that allows then to create focus sections on a particular category. The first of these sections to launch will the a 2012 Presidential election that includes audio endorsed by the candidates themselves.

“The majority of Stitcher users listen to news and political content, so creating the Election Center was a natural step for us,” said Noah Shanok, CEO of Stitcher. “There’s an avalanche of coverage during election season and it can be tough to get the best information when you need it. We’re rolling out trending topics on demand, a first in the industry. We see this as part of our mission to further the evolution of radio by making it more relevant and accessible than ever.”

The new Election Center allows you to follow news about your candidate or candidates of choice. It also allows you to focus on particular sources or topics. Using transcription, Stitcher will allow you to search in the transcribed text of the audio features to find mentions of the topics you are interested in.

Election Center is just the first step. Expect to see Stitcher roll out the focus areas to other topics in the near future. But for now, the updated Stitcher with Election Center should be available now. Grab it now at [Google Play].

Android Rundown Visits 148Apps’ The Portable Podcast

Android Rundown Visits 148Apps’ The Portable Podcast

Mar 24, 2011

Over on 148Apps, Android Rundown’s own Vincent Messina and I chatted up Android gaming on The Portable Podcast. If you haven’t listened to The Portable Podcast, I and a bevy of guests, from other critics to game developers, discuss the latest and greatest in mobile gaming. Typically, this has been with iOS gaming, but Vincent and I talk about Android gaming and the tablet market in this latest episode of the podcast.

Take a listen over on 148Apps, download the episode directly, or subscribe to the RSS feed to hear future episodes!

In This Episode:

We discuss Android, especially gaming. We discuss the elements of each OS, how they differ, and why one is not necessarily better than the other. We also discuss some of our favorite games for Android, including iOS ports.
Who We Are:

Host: Carter Dotson
Guest: Vincent Messina, Android Rundown
Contact The Show: Email | Twitter

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“Nanocarp” by The Eternal

5 Android Apps for Managing and Listening to Podcasts Like a Boss

5 Android Apps for Managing and Listening to Podcasts Like a Boss

Mar 4, 2011

As a certified podcast addict, I’ve been on a search for the best podcast managing app I can find on the Android app market. I asked people what they recommended, did some research and personally tested every one of these apps on my Motorola Droid X.

To be honest, not all of them are so great, but some definitely stood out more than others. Let’s start with the weakest of the bunch, number 5.

RadioTime Review

RadioTime Review

Sep 8, 2010

In the world of smartphone apps, one area where innovation has resulted in immense consumer satisfaction is online streaming radio. You get tons of interesting, free content any time you want. The RadioTime app is one such innovation, which stands out due to its ability pull together a lot of content in an efficient manner with no settings or complicated options getting in the way.

On the surface, RadioTime is just another streaming radio app with a selection of genres and search. But beyond just getting a general list of stations, you get a local list and also a list of podcasts on the genre or subject. At the very end of the list you get the chance to “explore” what ever genre you are in. Here you can search by most popular or location. All in all, it gives you a concise and comprehensive look on the most popular online options for any style of music or type of talk radio you are looking for.