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    Just a heads up regarding the latest version of the app. It doesn’t provide cross device syncing yet, but it allows you to sign in to your Google Drive account and have all your data automatically backed up to make sure they are safe at all time. It also makes restoring the data on a new device really easy.
    You can go into Settings/Backup to enable this and sign-in
    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Anonymous the app will never be able to sync status with iTunes.
    Apple doesn't provide such APIs, so that's not possible

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Matt
    Thanks for the information, but unfortunately I cannot ask for this permission as it doesn't make any sense for a podcast app to use the camera.
    Also their API isn't complete for now and only basic information can be synced.

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @zed

    I tried to contact them to ask some questions but I didn't get any answer.
    It looks like it's missing some features, and there's no way to know if their server can handle the charge. Finally I already started working twice on this feature and both times the solution I chose was deprecated... I want to make sure this won't happen again

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Max C.
    Dropbox has deprecated is Sync API, so this isn't a solution anymore

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Phil
    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

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Abiel Enrique
    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...

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    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

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    I started developing this based on a Dropbox API. The subscriptions syncing was fully developed as well a 50% of the episode status syncing, but Dropbox announced that their were cancelling this feature...
    So I have to find another solution. I could handle it on my side by adding more servers, but because I want this available in the free version as well I'm afraid it might cost me a lot to implement this, so I'm still looking for an alternative.
    Also the upcoming Android M version will require a lot of work so Podcast Addict can work properly, so for now I don't have an ETA...

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @iWampy
    Yes but this is limited to devices with access to the Google Play Services. I'm trying to build a solution which will work on devices without Google Play Services. That way, you will be able to synchronize Kindle devices, BB devices, on Chrome, and Windows 10 ;)

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Bad news... I was implementing this feature with Dropbox Sync API, but Dropbox just announced that these APIs were now deprecated...
    I will have to find another solution and re-implement everything :(

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @OV51KGRV this feature will allow synching subscriptions and episode status. It won't store any downloaded episodes

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    First I need to finish the v3.0 which comes with a small UI update and some technical improvements. Those technical upgrades will then allow me to resume working on the cross device syncing. There were some performance issues with my initial tests, and now it should work better

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Sorry I had to switch to a much urgent issue the past weeks.
    With the increasing number of users I'm having some server issues so I need to rewrite all the server code. This will take like a couple more weeks, then I will switch back to the cross device syncing

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Because I won't be available much in the next weeks I won't publish anything yet.
    I will publish the 1st beta in january

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    In case of a phone upgrade you can use the app backup/restore feature which will allow you to keep all your subscriptions and episode status

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Still working on it but I'm having a technical problem to solve first... I think I will have to postpone the beta to January because I won't be available to work on the app the second half of december

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    I'm having performance issue, so I had to switch to another solution.
    Still doing some testing to see if I can finalize this

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    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

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    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

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    This feature will be added in 2014. But it requires a lot of work server side and also to find a solution that won't cost to much... So it will take a few month to implement it

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Do gpodder offer episodes favorites, read status, position synchronization or just subscription sync ?

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Calum
    It doesn't look like it. What they call a universal app is an app that will run on any Microsoft device/OS, but they don't provide the tools to convert Android apps anymore (at least for now)

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Aaron developing an app takes a lot of time, especially when you're alone and doing this on your free time.
    This app won't be developed for other platform.
    I might build a Windows Universal app once Microsoft fixes the framework tools/limitations.
    But because the app doesn't have a cross device syncing feature the universal app might not be very useful for now.
    The only thing that might be developed later is a webapp, so the app can be used from any device, but this won't happen any time soon...

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Patrick
    What do you mean by 'questionary'?
    Please let me know (podcastaddict@gmail.com)
    Feel free to let me know which menus you want to remove as well.
    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    This is a standard webpage. I don't see any feed there. Unfortunately you can only subscribe to RSS/Atom feeds urls

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Can you please send me some example of those feeds url so I can check why it doesn't work (podcastaddict@gmail.com) ?

    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    You can press on the artwork to open the episode screen, then you can open the screen menu and select 'Custom Settings'

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Sorry to hear that, but you can turn streaming and download off over data when you're in a foreign country (Settings/Network). That way you can still stream and download over WiFi

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Please send me the podcast RSS feed url, not an episode url.
    You can find it by long pressing on the podcast (not the episode), then select Copy to clipboard and paste the result here
    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    What do you mean by 'Podcast/Playlist' menu item in the Top left ?
    I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're asking.
    Please give me more detail or some screenshots.

    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    For now you should be able to achieve something similar by enabling :

    - Settings/Playlit/Plays 1st episode
    - Sort playlist by priority asc
    - Customize podcasts priority, that way you will have the podcasts with the higher priority playing before the other

    Feel free to contact me if you have any question (podcastaddict@gmail.com)

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    You can already to something similar by enabling Automatic update at the time of your choice. Then if new episodes are retrieved and Automatic download is enabled, they will be downloaded

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Sorry but I don't understand this request. Can you please give more detail/information about it ?

    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Please contact with the podcast RSS feed url and podcast name so I can help you (podcastaddict@gmail.com)
    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Just to be sure, you want the app to mark the episode article as read as soon as it has been opened ?

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Please add the networks website urls so I can check those networks.
    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Please contact me using the 'Contact support' button or by email at podcastaddict@gmail.com regarding the unsubscribing issue.
    Make sure you're using the app latest version as I just improved the unbsubscribing process speed in v3.5.6

    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Geo Jeff: you can enable the automatic deletion of the episode when it has been listened to, that way the episode will be marked as read AND deleted at the same time. That should solve this issue for now.

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Geo Jeff: in that case you can use the 'Mark every episode read', or do it with a selection of episodes, or one by one from the description screen (mark read then swipe) or use the 'Mark older episodes read' contextual menu entry

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    You can use the select mode from tge tollbar to select your episodes, then select the mark read entry from the toolbar menu. It will be way faster than marking them read one by one

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    You can mark episodes as read in order to hide them

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @emlax3
    Please don’t use this page to report an issue. It’s dedicated to new feature requests. Use the Contact support button or the dedicated bug report form instead (Settings/Feedback/Report a bug)

    Regarding the issue, the app can only delete episodes based on the Automatic cleanup settings. If they are disabled then episodes ca only be deleted manually.
    BTW the deletion is only for the downloaded file. The episode article cannot be deleted. Maybe you marked it as read and then pressed the toolbar 'eye' button to hide read content. In that case please press on this button again to show them back.

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Comments are displayed at the bottom of the episode description screen when available

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    I don't understand what you mean. Can you please give more detail ?

    Thanks

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    @Kevin
    You can already do this, by replacing the app launcher icon with a 'shortcut' widget called playlist

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    AdminXavier Guillemane (CEO / Founder, Podcast Addict) commented  · 

    Trash content is kept based on your trash setting which is a duration.
    Episodes are kept in the trash for for one of the following:
    1h, 2h, 6h, 12h, 1 day, 2 days or a week

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