Cross device synchronization
Would be great to be able to synchronize subscriptions, playlist, read status, ... between devices
The next couple of versions will focus in getting reed of any existing issue, then I will resume working on this feature.
I may have found a solution to handle the charge necessary and which might not cost too much.
Once a first beta with basic subscription syncing is available I will study the impact on the servers (and the cost), then I will add more syncing step by step, in order to sync the read status, favorite flag, playback progress, …
Hopefully I’ll be able to add this feature in the free version
Dropbox has deprecated is Sync API, so this isn't a solution anymore
Max C. commented
I wonder maybe it could use existing cloud storage options like drive and dropbox vs running own servers?
Olaf Bottek commented
Xavier, please allow for a vendor independent solution here. Don't bind users to your, Dropbox, Google or any vendor service.
I would suggest asking the user for a WebDAV folder URL where you could then store files how you need it. WebDAV is offered by a lot of services already including owncloud and alike.
If you want to, you could also offer WebDAV space commercially for PA, so you wouldn't have to dip that for free.
Phillip Marquez commented
Started test driving, was really impressed with features/options, purchased the paid/donate app on Google Play and started setting up priorities and adding tons of podcasts only to realize there is no sync. :(
This is crushing... I won't refund my purchase because the app seems great otherwise, but the lack of sync makes this a non-player for me - back to Pocketcasts. I'll check back again in a few months (or years based on how long this has been "coming"?)...
Has this idea dead??. At november 2015 no sync yet!! It's a fundamental feature.
At the very least could you not start with a way to sync just the subscription list between all a users devices? I don't mind right now if each device can't sync read unread etc. It's just incredibly frustrating having to find and add the same pod subscription to each of my 4 devices.
Ohad Shai commented
is there an update about this?
David Silva commented
Hi, have you consider making it a paying user only feature?
It's not hard to find a decent,cheap paying server capable of handling the data sync with Webservices and a database.
Google Plus is just used for the login mechanism.
The problem with Google native sync mechanism is that it can only be used where there isn't a lot of data to synchronize.
Some users have A LOT of subscriptions (200+). This can mean a number of episodes to synchronize of 50K, 100K or even more.
Because of that those solutions aren't adapted
'Anymote Smart Remote' have a sync feature that uses Google Plus. Maybe it could be useful to see how they do it? I don't know what's behind it but it works really well and is very simple to use.
There's no beta for this. I had to cancel twice this feature as Google reader service closed, then Dropbox Sync API was deprecated.
For now I'm still looking for a solution...
Abiel Enrique commented
This will be an awesome improvement. How can we get the beta version?
Christopher Meid commented
@Xavier --- is there a way to get in on the beta testing of the sync capability?
Luis Rodrigues commented
Have you checked out feedly api?
Camilo Godoy V commented
Hi Xavier, I hope your update for Android 6.? is running smoothly.
Please do not forget about all of us waiting impatiently for this incredible improvement (cross device sync) for your already amazing software.
I guess the user settings and also user config/info (f.e: favorites) wil be able to be synced , right?
Take care / Prends soin de toi.
Sorry but I don't have any new ETA for now.
I'm still working on Android 6.0 update. Then a couple of weeks after the Android 6.0 release I will have more time to resume my tests
Jose Ramon commented
Do you have any new ETA?
Andrew Rose commented
how about that update
Frank Gasser commented
So its 2015 now ....
Awesome app any updates about cross device synchronization