A new audio aggregator app just appeared on the iPhone store. What’s unusual is that it handles podcasts, and Apple has been pretty heavy handed with approvals to iPhone apps that mimic the behaviors of their own apps. Here’s a preview:
I’ve been playing with the app for a little while now, and it’s got some great features, not the least of which is the ability to “wedge” small weather update audio clips into your playlists, further closing the gap between the timeliness and proximity of live terrestrial radio with the variety and freedom of on-demand podcast programming.
Another nice feature is that not only can you listen to the shows, you can also view the shownotes for the podcast you’re listening to. So, for today’s “Who Did It Better”, you can click the “Web notes” button, and see the artwork, read the shownotes, and even cast your vote in the poll.
To subscribe, just click the Search button at the bottom of the screen, and enter Coverville in the field that appears. It’s truly a one- or two-click process, and couldn’t be much easier.
I’m not yet sure if you can subscribe to premium content using the app, but I’m still pushing all the buttons and pulling the levers. I’ll post an update if I find something. Hopefully, they’ll make a version for Android, and the new Windows 7 smartphone OS.
The app is free, and can be downloaded here.
Make sure you grab it today, and of course, use it to subscribe to Coverville!