I recently changed my SD card, and implemented the Android option to use it as internal storage rather than external, which I had been doing previously. The process of re-connecting Podcast Addict to its files was a complete nightmare, and it hasn't worked properly - PA is not accurately recognising whci podcasts have been downloaded and which haven't, and keeps trying to stream podcasts that it should have downloaded.
A full backup option, including files, would have avoided this problem.
Edit: Microsoft just confirmed that their Astoria projectr is dead: http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/02/25/microsoft-confirms-android-to-windows-app-tool-project-astoria-is-dead/
Unless they come back with an alternate solution there shouldn’t be a Windows port any time soon.
Sorry about that
Xavier, if you implement the ability to sync across devices, could you build a simple Windows based player that did nothing more than take the next podcast off the playlist and stream it to the PC?
Not only is it the best app I've got on my phone, but Xavier also provides the best user support that I've ever encountered.
This is of course dependent on the ability to sync across devices, and I'd like to see both features implemented.
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
How's this coming along, Xavier, 3 years after it was started? I'm assuming there would have to be a paid subscription for this, but I for one would be happy to pay it.
I've got lots of podcasts from the BBC, who obviously spend a lot of effort making sure that all their podcasts are the same volume, and quite a few from ABC in Australia. The Aussie podcasts are always much louder, sometimes to the extent that if an Aussie podcasts follows a UK one, it hurts my ears! Much like talking to an actual Aussie! (Just a joke - I love Australians).
This would require a cloud database, and would therefore be a subscription-based service. I for one would happily pay extra for this. Each local device could have the responsibility for downloading the necessary files, so only the database would need to be synced.
Go on, Xavier, you can do it!
A sync service via a Google account would be excellent, to enable users to keep multiple devices synchronised. You could use Google's Cloud platform to deliver this at low cost. I would happily pay for this service.
@PodInhaler - You can already sync across devices using Google Drive like that using backup/restore. Backup gives you the option to share so you can upload to GDrive, but you'd have to download manually to the other device to restore it.
However, a cloud-based service that auto-updated the database would be great, then you could run the app on multiple devices syncing to the same cloud database, and leave the local devices to download and store the necessary files. That would be great. Of course it would a chargeable subscription-based service, but that's OK with me.
It would also be good if there was a web app, so that when you're at your desk you can run it on your laptop/PC.
@Anonymous - This sounds like something different, having multiple playlists that you could label as different things, as the other @Anonymous says, "Listen now", "Listen later", but I can also imagine having user-defined playlists such as "Comedy", "Politics", "News", "Educational", "Documentaries" etc, so you could choose a playlist depending on your mood.
As far as I know there is no way to rate podcasts through Podcast Addict. This is something I would really like to be able to do.