Monday, August 6, 2012

Listen Up

To mourn the passing of Google Listen, I decided to write Listen Up. My version of what Google Listen would have been with continued maintenance. I'm not trying to compete with any of the podcast applications out there, I wrote the application for me and I'm now sharing it with the world.

It features a modern Android UI, a desktop widget and tries to do one thing well, which is to play audio podcasts. It uses your Google Reader account and the "Listen Subscriptions" label to automatically synchronize your feeds. The only major thing missing is a podcast search service. I was using the same service that Listen was using but in their announcement Google said they would be pulling the plug on that service too so I scrapped the feature.

Times are rough for everyone, if you can spare some change, the application will set you back $0.99, if you don't, no worries, you can get the free version.

The free version is identical to the paid one. That means the free version has no ads. There are no license checks either. I won't commit to never having ads in the free version but until the economy improves, I don't want to rush to add adverts without giving the chance to let people buy the paid version.

Link to the paid version

Link to the free version