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Instacast
Vemedio

May 26th, 2012



Price: $0.99

Category: News

Updated: May 26, 2012

Version: 2.0.1

Size: 4.6 MB

Seller: vemedio

Rated 12+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.


Customer Ratings

Current Version
     

(55 Ratings)

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(2625 Ratings)



Instacast by Vemedio

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Description

Instacast is the best solution to consume audio and video podcasts. It has been designed from the ground up with ease of use and incredible performance in mind.

Manage Subscriptions
Have all your podcast subscriptions in one place and get new episodes instantly. Be up-to-date everywhere you go.

Optimized Podcast Player
The Instacast Player is specifically optimized for playback of audio and video podcast and features 2x playback, bi-directional skipping and AirPlay.

Download Wirelessly
Use multiple select to download specific episodes over WiFi and 3G directly onto your device. It even works in background and features pause and resume. In addition you can choose to let the app cache episodes automatically once they are available.

Bandwidth Free on the Way
Save your precious mobile bandwidth and play preloaded episodes while you commute or hang out outside. Enjoy uninterrupted listening pleasure.

Follow Show Notes
The podcast browser allows you to follow show notes and descriptions easily and the integrated web browser makes surfing while listening a pleasure.

Optimized for Multitasking and Retina Display
Instacast is fully optimized for Retina display and Multitasking. In fact it is made for working in background like a charm. It refreshes and downloads in background and notifies you when something significant happens.

Sync via iCloud
Synchronize podcast subscription, downloads and playback states via iCloud.

MAIN FEATURES:
+ Manage podcast subscriptions
+ Stream or preload over EDGE, 3G or WiFi and in background
+ Automatically download new episodes
+ Download waiting list when only on 3G
+ Background playback
+ Volume/Speed/AirPlay control
+ Support for chapters and chapter links
+ Continue where you left off
+ Support for OPML file format and Dropbox
+ Supports headphone, lock screen and task bar remote controls
+ Integrated web browser to follow show notes
+ Integrated podcast directory with over 35000 podcasts and episode previews
+ Import podcast subscriptions from episodes stored in the iPod app
+ Support for sharing links via email and Twitter
+ Support for Instapaper, Pocket and Readability

NEW IN VERSION 2.0
+ Revamped and improved user interface
+ Episode archiving
+ Improved Podcast Player with:
+ Sleep Timer
+ Continuous Playback backward and forward
+ List of episode links
+ Sharing of playback position via email and Twitter
+ Chapter Navigation
+ Improved podcast Auto-Download management
+ Download Manager with:
+ Pause and cancel downloads
+ Reorder downloads to set priority
+ Improved podcast feed parser with:
+ Support for Atom feeds
+ Support for MP3 chapter markers
+ Support for Multi-Format Podcasts
+ Support for Episode Deep Linking
+ VoiceOver support
+ Data Export

WITH INSTACAST PRO as In-app Purchase:
+ Playlists
+ Bookmarks with Import/Export
+ Settings for individual Podcasts
+ Push Notification for new episodes

COMPATIBILITY
iOS 5.0 or higher required

LOCALIZATION
English, German

What's New in Version 2.0.1

+ Improved refresh performance
+ Smart Playlists are now available for free
+ 'Archiving' has been renamed to 'Deleting'
+ Added setting to remove downloaded file after playback ended
+ Fixed pause/resume problem in Download Manager
+ Fixed refreshing too often
+ 'Favorites' Smart Playlist now also shows deleted episodes
+ 'Partially Played' Smart Playlist does not contain played episodes anymore
+ Fixed closing player action bar when tapping on a link
+ Fixed updating time stamps during skipping
+ Fixed a few crashes
+ Fixed startup problems
+ Improved performance for heavy use
+ Integration with Flattr has been removed

Customer Reviews

Was A Fantastic Podcast Manager (2 stars)
UPDATE: Ever since the 2.0 update, the user experience has been extremely poor. It auto-downloads podcasts every time you go into the application (very annoying). Why even have a setting for an auto-download interval? It runs slower. Got rid of swipe to delete. The "streamlined features" equates to fewer features and settings I frequently used. I have no problem paying for additional features, but this product has gotten worse ove

Still Missing Some Of The Old Features (1 star)
Ever since the 2.0 update, they are missing a feature that allowed you to see a list of the podcasts that had cached episodes. In addition, they got rid of the view that allowed you to see only the cached podcasts in the podcast screen. Until I can get these features back, it still gets a low rating, and I am still using other options. I will hold out hope though.

Does Not Sync with ICLOUD,No Support from Developer (1 star)
If you only have 1 device Instacast is good. However, in my case, I have an iPhone 4s and the New IPad. The software on the IPad does not Sync. When I sent an email to the developer this is the response I received: It would be great, if you could try to find a solution yourself. What kind of support is THAT? Find a solution myself? They should look into it and FIX THE ISSUE. To me, it felt like the developer was saying, I got your money, y

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