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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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      • Thomas Luzat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Even if Podcast Addict implements its own format to fully support all Podcast Addict features it would be great to see gPodder support for cross-platform synchronization; organizing large lists of Podcasts is more comfortable on a PC.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just want to sync the part of a podcast I'm up to between my tablet and phone, although since I go through phones a lot, having an account that would immediately grant me access to all my feeds without setting up again would be awesome.

      • Daphne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has probably been said before, but this would be awesome as a part of the paid app feature.

      • Elliot Huffman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Use Google drive for sync. Google chrome uses it and it does a great job.

        You could create your own information storage schema. This would allow you to store whatever you want (like pod casts that have already been listened to).

        The only down side is that if the user does not have a Google account that it may not work.

        A plus side is that if you make the schema like an XML then it would only take like 1kb to store your information. This is usually available on the user's profile.

        I personally would do this:
        If you are only distributing the app on Google play then Google drive is a good idea. But if you are distributing it elsewhere then look into alternatives.

        Or you can just support multiple services like MS one drive, Google Drive, Dropbox or logmein cubby.

        Hope this may further your efforts on implementing this feature!

      • OV51KGRV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As my phone has recently broken (won't charge or turn on), this feature looks a lot more important. I would also suggest gpodder.net. This would allow cross platform synchronisation.

      • moredsir commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want to sync the actual downloaded podcasts between devices. ATM I do it by HD File Manager creating a simple anonymous FTP server, and then browsing to it and downloading the entire podcast directory. It's a clunky way of doing it but gpodder has no value to me at all as I cannot stream data.

      • OV51KGRV commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Does google allow any storage for apps that could be used? If so, would be good as everyone will have that.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        On android 4.3+ , could you use the same mechanism that games use to sync game progress?

      • Stéphane GIROUD commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Maybe a feedly intégration will be great (i used greader for articles but for podcast definitively Podcast addict is the best)

      • BeowulfOF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Xavier, look at gpodder.net to check full feature list. Even if the features are not fully supported now, it is open-source based and can be implemented as well.

        But favourite episodes, read status and subscription sync is definitly there already.

      • Marcus Carlsson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Will put my vote on gpodder.net as well since they're already offering an API for doing synchronization between devices.

      • BeowulfOF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        how about using gpodder.net to use this feature that is already implemented on various devices and tools but rarely in android apps.

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