"Whether you like ICS or not, and again I like it a great deal, you will want to develop for that platform, and perhaps even first." – Eric Schmidt
And here we are building Pocket Casts v4 for android before iOS.
@squozen in all honesty, I think designing might be easier this way. (not certain; first try)
Android has so many limitations visually. I'm forced into being simple. When we build the iOS version, it'll be on top of a simple foundation.
@reneritchie agreed. This version is a big step up in the sense of overall quality.
By putting in this level of effort, we hope to be -the- stand out app when it comes to podcasting on droid. Fingers crossed.
@squozen The droid version is a great app. Adding to this, we were fortunate to be featured internationally on the Play Store a while back.
I don't think this is the case for every cross-platform app however.
@squozen basic support, yes. But the strength of our app is the podcast parsing is done on our server (in magic cloud land), so when you open the app you have a quick refresh, rather than a 2min refresh.
@reneritchie@mattro I have to disagree there, our sales doubled a few days after podcasts.app came out. Looking at sales since then I think what's actually happened is that they've _increased_ the amount of people looking for podcast apps.
@reneritchie I *like* podcasts.app. It does basic stuff. It's infuriating if you want anything more powerful than discover > play.
Overall, I think it gets iOS users onboard the podcast train. This is a good thing. +@rustyshelf
@reneritchie@mattro I don't doubt that's what most people use. The difference is before podcasts.app most people used iTunes on the desktop. So Apple has done us a huge favour by moving all those people to iOS, and getting them used to that idea.
@rustyshelf@reneritchie@mattro I'd love it if your app was backed by a website and that my subscriptions and played states were synced. I'd like to be able to click a 'Subscribe with Pocket Casts' button just like you would a like, follow or pin button.
@squozen@mcilvena@mattro@dan also a social way to do add skipping, a way to warn you if Leo Laporte appears on a video podcast, a way to auto detect the parts the parts where Gruber falls asleep…so many ideas.