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Old 03-08-2016, 10:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Rewriting both the iPhone and Android apps - Part 3

In this update, I rewrote the core code, again. This time, I feel great about how the code is performing and app is at the level I'd like it to be.

The newly implemented features are:
- Guest list with their photo, description and most recent appearance.

- Guest details with a little more info and a list of all the shows they've been on.

- Show photos that open into a gallery.

- Streaming and downloaded audio with play, pause, and skip ability.

- Resume the place where you last listened.

- "Currently playing" bar at the bottom that shows you the currently playing episode. This bar will always feature the most recently listened to show.

Coming up next:
- A scrubber bar that tracks the current position of the episode and allows you to scrub forwards and backwards.

- Background downloading while the app is closed.

- Automatic downloading when a new episode is out.

- Push notifications.

I'm not sure how the automatic downloads are going to work out. This is an area that I haven't created a proof of concept for. I've done some research and there are several tools available but I think the existing tools might be limited. I might need to hire Android & iOS developers to enhance those tools for me, so that I can achieve the features I need.

Namely, I'd like downloads to automatically trigger with a silent push notification and then trigger a local push notification when the download has completed.
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