In Instacast 3 we made a lot of internal changes to the very foundation of the app that will allow us to make a Mac version that will be totally compatible with Instacast 3. This is planned for spring next year. Stay tuned.
I’ve gone back to Apples Podcast app for the time being, so I can sync to my home Mac and play through my house but this has me excited!
good for playback (including syncing your location in an episode between devices), good for discovery, good for automatically downloading new episodes
(Via Daring Fireball)
I’ve only had an initial look. From what I can see these are great features but, I can’t see how to add a podcast manually (need my CastRoller feeds) or import subscriptions. My guess is I can do this by syncing but that is most defiantly not post PC!
An Apple-hosted Podcasts service could help to further blur the lines between professional and independent content providers, giving this type of content the same “bump” that indie developers got with App Store
IMO this would kill proper independent podcasts. Not actually but, we already fight with both new producers and non geek listeners to get them to realize that podcasting does not equal iTunes. My fear is Apple will make such a compelling platform true podcasts would be relegated to their own sort of dark net.
If I didn’t live Instacast so much, and WANT to send them more money to support them, I’d be made that the 2.0 update put features previously available in the app behind an in app purchase.
We’re finally returning to regularly-scheduled new episodes of You Look Nice Today
People who say they don’t have time to cook at home are clearly not into listening to podcasts!
My favorite part of the day!
A full replacement
I do this thing, it’s kind of like radio but it’s online, you don’t even need a iPod.