Archive for April, 2014

Version 1.6: Immediate Download Queue

Written by sven. Posted in features, releases

Immediate upload queue

As a loy­al uPod user you already know uPod’s down­load queue: You can eas­i­ly add episodes to it and uPod will auto­mat­i­cal­ly down­load all episodes as soon as a Wi-FI con­nec­tion is avail­able. In most cas­es all this hap­pens auto­mat­i­cal­ly, so that you nev­er need to care about down­loads.

But some­times you may want to lis­ten to the newest episode of your favorite pod­cast even when on the road. In this case you already have the choice of imme­di­ate­ly down­load­ing this episode or direct­ly stream­ing it. This works fine for just one episode, but if you want to down­load mul­ti­ple episodes imme­di­ate­ly things are get­ting unhandy.

This is were the new release jumps in which brings the new imme­di­ate down­load queue: Now you can sim­ply tap the down­load but­ton for mul­ti­ple episodes and uPod will down­load them one after anoth­er. You can find all queued imme­di­ate down­loads at the top of the »Down­load queue« sec­tion. You can see that an episode is queued for imme­di­ate down­load due to it’s ani­mat­ed progress bar. For exam­ple this post’s screen­shot shows one episode down­load­ing and two sched­uled for imme­di­ate down­load. For the oth­er episodes in the screen­shot the well known down­load queue rules apply. Sim­ply try it out — it’s sim­ple and intu­itive!

Addi­tion­al­ly this release allows you to request a res­can of a pod­cast for new episodes. Nor­mal­ly this isn’t nec­es­sary as uPod rec­og­nizes new episodes auto­mat­i­cal­ly, but in some rare cas­es uPod miss­es those updates for exam­ple due to faulty RSS. Please only use the new action if you know that new are episodes avail­able for a pod­cast which are not show­ing up in uPod.

Promotion: Free License for uPod Fans

Written by sven. Posted in promotion

Did you miss the east­er spe­cial for a dis­count­ed uPod license? No prob­lem. If you love uPod here is your chance to even get a license for free! All you need to do is give a five star rat­ing for uPod at Google play and tell oth­ers what you love about uPod.

Inter­est­ed? OK, so here are the details:

  1. write a five star review for uPod tri­al at Google play (for exam­ple tell oth­ers why you pre­fer uPod about oth­er pod­cast play­ers)
  2. fill out the request form
  3. enjoy unlim­it­ed play­back

If you make one of the first 50 valid sub­mis­sions and fill out the form until Sun­day (April 27), a free license will be issued for you. As I need to man­u­al­ly process the sub­mis­sions it may take some time until you receive an answer.

Of course you should only use this pro­mo­tion if you think uPod is worth the five stars!

Easter Special: 50% discount and doubled free Playback Contingent

Written by sven. Posted in promotion, releases

The East­er hol­i­days are right in front of us and this does also mean more time for listening/watching your favorite pod­casts. That’s why I’ve released ver­sion 1.5 which dou­bles the free play­back con­tin­gent to four hours per month. And if this still isn’t enough for you, then now is the time to go and get the uPod license: For a lim­it­ed time it’s avail­able for half the price — at only EUR 1.65.

BTW: Please don’t for­get to rate/review uPod if you haven’t done already. At the moment we need each pos­i­tive rat­ing.

Here is the full list of changes for ver­sion 1.5:

  • increased free month­ly play­back con­tin­gent of four hours
  • »My pod­casts« now also lists the episodes in your library
  • pod­cast search view keeps it’s scroll posi­tion
  • OPML import native­ly accepts XML MIME type
  • bet­ter episode list per­for­mance
  • tons of bug fix­es

Version 1.4

Written by sven. Posted in releases

Today I’ve released uPod 1.4. Thanks to Daniel Plu­ta the lat­est release brings a Pol­ish trans­la­tion. Fur­ther on it pro­vides new syn­chro­niza­tion set­tings which give you the pos­si­bil­i­ty to bet­ter con­trol the sync to — for exam­ple — reduce mobile data usage. One of the new options allows you to restrict the sync to Wi-FI con­nec­tions.

Here is the full change log:

  • Pol­ish trans­la­tion
  • sync pref­er­ences to bet­ter con­trol data usage
  • smoother cov­er­art load in lists
  • up nav­i­ga­tion for play­back screen

Hap­py lis­ten­ing!