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Cross device synchronization

Would be great to be able to synchronize subscriptions, playlist, read status, ... between devices

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (Admin, Podcast Addict) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  AdminXavier Guillemane (Admin, Podcast Addict) responded  · 

    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

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      • AdminXavier Guillemane (Admin, Podcast Addict) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Usually I publish the beta so everyone can retrieve it on the play store (you need to be part of the beta tester group on G+), but in this case it will be limited to a few users first.
        I will need users willing to do some testing and to send me some feedback in case they see some speed impact, battery usage issue, bugs, ...

        I don't know exactly how I will proceed yet but once the beta is ready I will post a comment with all the information

      • K Chen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Glad to see this has taken off! Thanks for all the hard work Xavier.

      • Elliot Huffman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I hear that Google allows App Data sync with their servers. I would look into this as a possibility for data sync.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Maybe use the user's Google Drive to save the ompl/playlist/read and unread/etc.? Just have the program check the Drive for an updated/newer version of the file. Don't save audio to it though, just the config and metadata. That way, there's no more server work for you, as Google Drive takes the brunt of the bandwidth. Plus, the user will have complete control over their data, and they have it backed up somewhere safe.

        This way, no matter what device you're using, if it's online (should be for a podcast app), it'll be able to keep the sync file up to date. If it's not online, then it'll just default to the local copy.

        That way, if I have Podcast Addict on my phone, my tablet, and installed in Chrome (it works), then I, as a user, don't have anything to worry about, and there's no central device to worry about.

      • AdminXavier Guillemane (Admin, Podcast Addict) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I still have a couple releases to deliver will small improvements / new features and bugfix, then I will spend a couple of weeks developing this. Then it will take at least another couple of weeks for intensive beta testing...
        I hope to deliver this feature before the end of the year

      • Joe F commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be great. I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 and it would be great to switch from device to device and pickup where I left off on my last podcast with read and playlist synced between each.

      • Tim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would love to have podcast subscriptions, read/unread status and playlist work across multiple devices (e.g. phone & tablet) and even better, to be able to also have desktop access as well. Would love this feature!!

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