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.