I would like to publish a comparison post that compares the available options and decides on the ‘best’ one or two. But before I can do that, I need to determine the various criteria should a mobile podcasting client be judged by.
Here are a number that come to my mind, please feel free to add your own.
- The ability to search/find podcasts quickly from within the client itself.
- Support for downloading podcasts when in range of WIFI only
- Support for downloading podcasts when plugged in only
- Support for streaming a podcast on the fly if neccessary
- The ability to download/keep the last x episodes of a podcast, and automatically deleting older episodes
- The ability to determine where podcasts are being downloaded (e.g. to tell it to download to external SD card only)
- Widgets (for control)
- Remembering last position for all episode of all podcasts
- Controls (easily go backward/forward x seconds, 1 minute, etc).
- A nice user experience.
Please share your experience, which podcaster you like and why.
Thanks so much.