I've been developing Instacast 2.0 for 4 months now and it has come to a point where we have a release candidate. I'll be testing a few more days and then send the update to Apple. Thank you to all beta testers by the way. They're doing a great job.
I am really excited about this update. There have been a lot of feature requests in the past and some folks were saying that Instacast's feature set does not hold up to the competition. But if you look at competing apps and compare them to Instacast you can see why Instacast is still number one. Because it has never been about features at all cost. We are putting much more priority on the overall user experience. If you are coming from iTunes and thus are used to the simplicity of downloading and playing podcasts, you can be overwhelmed by the rich feature sets other 3rd party podcast clients offer. I don't want that. I want the learning curve for a first time Instacast user to be flat at the beginning. That's why I am very careful in adding new features. Everything needs to work great together and you should not be bothered by stuff you don't care about.
With Instacast 2.0 I think I found the right mix of giving power users more tools to manage their podcast habits while not shying away novice users from trying it out. Instacast 2.0 will be a free update for Instacast 1.5 owners. But there will also be an in-app purchase for features that are not essential to beginners or features that need extra server support like Push Notifications.
And here are some impressions that might sweeten your wait:
April 26th, 2012 • Permalink
06/18/2013 - Instacast Roadmap for iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 Mavericks
05/28/2013 - Instacast Mac 1.0 Available
05/04/2013 - Tips and Tricks Part Three (Sharing and Accounts)
05/03/2013 - Instacast for Mac - Tips and Tricks Part Two (System Functions)
05/02/2013 - Instacast for Mac - Tips and Tricks Part One (Playback)
05/01/2013 - Instacast for Mac - Public Beta Available
12/15/2012 - Integrate with Instacast
12/12/2012 - Instacast's Automatic Download Management
12/09/2012 - More about our Cloud Sync
12/06/2012 - Instacast 3.0 Available
09/13/2012 - Instacast Memberships
Gerade instacast für OSX und IOS gekauft. Der Sync hat mich überzeugt. Thx an @vemedio
7 days ago
@vemedio magst du schon iOS 7 Bugreports haben oder habt du gerade genug anderes um die Ohren?
7 days ago
Liegt das am Feed des Podcasts, dass es da Dopplungen gibt? Publizieren, Depublizieren, Caching. #Instacast #Sync @vemedio
7 days ago