Podcasting 2.0 is all about an open ‘Interoperable’ ecosystem of apps using RSS that create shared value, not closed ecosystems from old SAGA apps – (Spotify, Apple, Google and Amazon).
"INTEROPERABILITY IS THE KEY" - says Dave Jones
- Apple Podcasts has brought back the 'refresh feed’ button. While Apple seem confident that new episodes and other changes in your podcast feed are now seen within 'a few hours’ On Friday, the Apple Podcasts Connect system was checking Podnews’s RSS feed every eight minutes.
- Podping - decentralised push notifications for podcasting, means that new episodes can appear in podcast apps within just 45 seconds. Part of Podcasting 2.0
- Google Podcasts uses WebSub; but users of Podping can also get automatic backwards compatibility with WebSub, thanks to John Spurlock.
- Cross-app comments are now testing in some podcast apps. The podcast:social tag will allow listeners to leave comments on a variety of platforms, some of which may be directly visible within podcast apps. Here is the proposed specification for more.
- Castamatic 8 is the latest podcast app to include support for the Podcast Index and value4value. It features a “machine-learning auto-leveler”, a silent-skipper, and additional features.
- In Podcasting 2.0 this week, Adam Curry and Dave Jones talk to Craig and Matt from Castos. This link in Podfriend will, after opening the player, show you transcripts and podcast chapters using the new podcast namespace (and value4value)
- Headliner has added auto-posting to YouTube, so you can add your shows there automatically.
- Videopod is another tool to produce social media videos from podcast audio. It’s free, and run by French company Bad Geek.
- Podcast Guru, one of the top-rated podcast players for Android, is now available on iOS. It includes integration with Podchaser and supports the Podcast Index.
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