Media host and podcasting services provider Liberated Syndication (LibSyn) has a special Black Friday offer for its standalone podcast app service. From the LibSyn blog:
WHAT YOU GET: a $60 savings for your standalone app…
This standalone app will be in Amazon, Google Play and iOS Markets branded for your show
Your App will support audio, video, PDF & blog posts of your content…
Normally we charge a $50 set-up fee and an additional $10 a month on top of a $20 or more a month Libsyn hosting plan but just for 2 weeks, starting black Friday we are waiving the $50 fee plus the $10 a month charge for the first month!
This offer is available starting today and runs thru December 12th. In order to take advantage of the offer and get your podcast apps into the Amazon, Google Play, and iOS stores, you’ll need to subscribe to LibSyn’s $20/month (or higher) hosting plan and you’ll need to have your own Apple and Google developer accounts. Once you have all of these requirements taken care of, you’ll need to fill out the “app destinations” form that will become active in your LibSyn dashboard.
For full instructions on how to set up your developer accounts and get your LibSyn-powered app created, follow the LibSyn offer link at the top of this blog entry. As the LibSyn offer points out, now is a great time to get your own app as there will be a surge of mobile devices entering the market during the holiday season and the owners of those devices may just be looking for your app!
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.
Continue reading Spreaker Studio App Now Available For Android
Audio-streaming service Mixlr, used by many podcasters for live broadcasts, is making some news on the mobile front. The company has released a beta version of an Android app and Mixlr has also updated its iOS app.
These Mixlr apps allow for broadcasting directly from mobile devices and they also allow users to listen to streams created thru Mixlr. The new Android app is particularly exciting as there aren’t many of these types of apps yet on that platform. From the Mixlr blog:
“Broadcast high-quality live audio from all your mobile devices. Just like our other apps, you can also record your live broadcast and save it to your showreel to share and listen back to later.
Listen to all your favourite Mixlr live broadcasters on the go. We’ll also send you push notifications when a broadcaster you follow goes live, so you’ll never miss another Mixlr. You can also follow other Mixlr users from right inside the app.”
Mixlr is stressing that the Android app is in beta and that they’re looking for feedback and bug reports from users. The company has also stated that they’ll soon be adding chat functionality to the Android app and they’re also hoping to make the app compatible with older versions of the Android operating system.
Continue reading Mixlr Releases Beta App For Android, iOS Update
I received an e-mail today from Skype that read:
“We are now retiring older versions of Skype and it appears that you’re currently using one of these. To continue signing into Skype on your mobile or tablet, you’ll need to download the latest version. The new version comes with improved performance, the latest features and security updates, so you’ll get the best possible Skype experience.”
I hadn’t ever received an e-mail like this before from Skype. And usually, when iOS apps are updated, the process is pretty much automatic thru the App Store. I decided to investigate further. I launched iTunes and looked at apps I’d already downloaded. I saw that the Skype for iPad app (the only version I’m currently using) didn’t indicate an update was available. I looked at the listing for the Skype iPhone app in the App Store and saw that there was a new version of that app released earlier this month. I’m assuming that I received the e-mail because I had downloaded Skype for iPhone in the past, but I no longer own an iPhone, and I guess Skype somehow knew that I hadn’t downloaded the latest version of the iPhone app, and that’s what triggered the e-mail.
Continue reading Skype “Retiring” Older Versions