There’s always been a noticeable lack of podcast production tools for Android users compared to iOS. But podcast hosting/live-streaming company Spreaker is working to change that with the release of its Spreaker Studio app for Android. From the Spreaker blog:
We’ve punched up our app to include everything you’ve wanted – the ability to add songs and sound effects while you go live, toggle the microphone, and more so that you can take over the entire production of your own podcast or radio show.
Push REC at the top and choose to go live or record and then publish later. Make sure to adjust the microphone and switch it to ON to keep it on the entire time your broadcast, or hold down Push to Talk to only record vocals when you need to. Want to play songs? Tap on Add New Song to start pulling songs from your device, and set them on the decks. Play as you go, or choose Auto DJ to let the playlist run on its own. And don’t forget to tap on any of the sound effects on the right to add extra flair to your content.
When going live, you’ll get a chance to set up your track’s info before you go on the air. When recording offline, your track will instead be placed in your Drafts collection as soon as you choose to publish it.
This looks like an exciting development for those wanting to create and publish audio on the Android platform. However, it’s unclear from reading the Spreaker blog if it’s possible to post your Spreaker Studio creations anywhere other than Spreaker’s website. So, while this is a cool app with some nice features, it’s not necessarily comparable to Bossjock for iOS, which hosts a selection of different export options.
Still, it’s good to see a podcast-friendly company making progress in adopting the Android platform. To learn more about Spreaker Studio and see screenshots of the app in action, hit the link at the top of this article.
UPDATE: I was contacted by Anna from Spreaker with a note that the Spreaker blog post (linked above) has been updated with this information:
You can automatically share tracks by tapping the Facebook and Twitter icons in your track’s Edit page, or by tapping on the share icon of an already published track. With published tracks, you’ll be able to select from the various social media apps you’ve already downloaded on your Android device, including Soundcloud and Youtube.
This change was made in response to my uncertainty about whether or not Spreaker Studio is able to to export tracks outside of Spreaker. Thanks, Anna, for the clarification!