Allow for full automatic backups to cloud storage at regular intervals
Thanks to Google's backup systems, if my phone someday decides to go for a swim or the like, I know I will be able to recover almost all my data up to the crash. This app is the one major exception. In order to fix this, the backup system needs three improvements:
1.) The option to automatically back up my full data, rather than just the OPML file.
2.) The option to use cloud storage as a backup location, rather than just the device.
3.) The option to set an automatic backup at a regular interval, rather than only when the subscriptions change.
Thanks for all the work you do on the app, Xavier!
This feature has now been released on the Play Store
Philippe DePass commented
This is very important for me. A full backup is not required. Subscriptions and episode status should suffice and should fit in Google cloud storage easily
Mike Stein commented
Would suggest as well that when creating a new backup it would overwrite the previous file, to minimize storage space.
Julie Wills commented
Google's backup only offers a small amount of space - nowhere near enough to store downloaded episodes.
An intermediate backup (like Full Backup, but without the downloaded episodes) is all that would be possible - but that would certainly be more useful than just the OPML file, as it would include all the other settings (which episodes have been played, usual playback speed for each feed, etc.)
And by adding that information to the backup, a periodic backup becomes more necessary because that information changes more often. Doing it at the same time as (at the end of) downloading episodes, seems a good choice, as the user has already decided that they have good enough data access to do the backup as well as downloading data.
This is very important. Please do It.
Michael Smith commented
I couldn't believe this wasn't a thing when my phone broke and I had to replace it, I had to go by memory for my podcasts and the ones I'd had and had not listened to.
Sounds a good idea! I like to keep some episodes for future reference and if you ever need to restore your settings/config at some point in the future, these episodes aren't always available.
A manual backup would be best, as you need to ensure you're on a high speed connection to upload?