Its tough on the App Store®

Today one of my long time competitors whose product I've admired and respected has called it quits:

I'm very sorry to hear this but the fact is that it's tough to make money on the App Store. Customers (rightly) demand high quality software which takes time to create, test and support and this requires a business to reach a sustainable income.

For those counting, this is less than 1 year since Overcast entered the Podcast App marketplace, bringing a beautiful UI and some of the sound processing features that RSSRadio has featured for some time to the masses with Marco's popularity and following. Thats a tough act to follow.

Over this time I've pushed RSSRadio further than I ever thought possible, paying careful attention to the design and usability. This hard work has been successful, delivering customers with a better application and me and my family with a continued living.

This won't be the only high profile casualty we see this year on the App Store, but what I can tell you is that Dorada won't be one of them. My business remains profitable and diversified.

So long Instacast, you will be missed.



Yesterday RSSRadio's servers were upgraded to support PubSubHubBub, this new technology allows providers to push content rather than the servers having to poll for new shows.

What this means is that rather than the servers having to look for new shows at regular intervals, providers will notify either the Google Public Hub or the Superfeedr Public Hub and RSSRadio's servers will send out a push notification to get your show downloading immediately.

This technology is currently supported by over 10,000 podcast feeds.

Looking for New Content? RSSRadio Has You Covered!

Thanks to the large number of people who participate in the "Vote in Top Podcasts" system, RSSRadio can now offer personalised recommendations if you are looking for more content.

These recommendations are based on your existing subscriptions using a mathematical system called "collaborative filtering" to analyse millions of podcast subscriptions, all performed on RSSRadio's server in an instant for you.