April 16, 2012 in News (E)
[prMac.com] Pinole, California - Podbay is designed to be the absolute fastest and easiest way to start listening to your favorite podcasts on your iPhone.
While most podcasting apps attempt to condense the desktop iTunes experience, Podbay is built like a utility application instead: its only purpose is to let you listen to podcasts quickly and easily. The minimal interface gives a frictionless experience, from the launch of the app to the moment it starts playing your selected podcast.
The custom-built streaming functionality is also one of the quickest available on the App Store today. After selecting an episode, it starts playing instantly, almost as though it was already pre-downloaded onto the user's iPhone. Because of this streaming functionality, the time it takes to go from app-launch to playing an episode averages at 4 seconds (according to data recorded using Flurry Analytics).
Upcoming features include more social features, more customization, and a universal version. All the feature updates will be free, and will maintain the speed and ease of use that Podbay currently offers.
Podbay is free and ad-supported. A Pro version is also available for $0.99. All updates will be brought to both versions simultaneously, so the only difference between the two versions will be the ads.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 1.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Podbay Pro 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the News category. A free version is also available.
Podbay was developed by Shahruz Shaukat. Copyright (C) 2012 Shahruz Shaukat. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.