February 12, 2015
TL;DR version, it’s a podcast client for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8.1 and web. I’m starting to build it. It’ll be awesome.
We probably don’t, but I can’t find anything I’m happy with.
A quick look at the Windows store, and there doesn’t appear to be a single podcast client with more than a 2 star rating. Windows Phone isn’t much better. There’s the “Podcasts” app by Microsoft, but not much else.
I’ve been using the Microsoft Podcasts app for a while and I have a few issues with it.
While it’s loading feeds the UI is pretty much useless
Can’t search feeds
My favorite podcast is .Net Rocks, which just hit 1100 episodes, but the Podcasts app doesn’t have any kind of search
All data is local to phone
It gets confused by podcasts that only leave a handful of episodes in the RSS feed
Well, the domain has been purchased. Beyond that, not much. I’ve written this post, and thought about the feature set and issues I’d like to resolve.
I’ll be writing one post per week here while I’m working on ListenCat. The next couple posts I’ve been thinking about are:
Written by Eric Haskins, maker of things.