… your android podcast player (in development)
My new project “uPod” starts as the successor of the podcast functionality of the famous GoodNews app which was a Google Reader client and audio podcast player. GoodNews had a 4.5 star rating at Google play! and more than 100,000 downloads before Google decided to shut down Google Reader what was the end for GoodNews.
The goal of uPod is to become the best podcast player available for Android. Currently it is in development and as I am doing this in my free time, some time may pass until the first release will be available. Choose one of the options at the bottom of the page to stay informed about the latest news regarding uPod and it’s development progress.
I plan to implement the following features for the first version:
- audio podcast playback
- automatic downloads
- sortable play list
- cover art centric user interface
- sync of subscriptions and playback positions between all devices
- effective workflow for assorting new episodes
- support for bluetooth headsets and headset controls
- managing podcast subscriptions
- import of subscription lists from OPML files
- responsive layout (looking nice on phone and tablet in portrait and landscape mode)
- holo design
Later versions will bring:
- video podcasts
- variable playback speed for audio podcasts
- discover new podcasts
- export subscription list as OPML
- light and dark theme
uPod will be build on top of Android 4.