'Overcast' is a new podcast app conceived and put together by Tumblr co-founder Marco Arment. Overcast is an ambitious venture given that Apple already offers a free podcasting solution; however it still manages to stand out thanks to its elegant design and useful suite of features.
The highlight of this podcast app is its top-notch audio processing capability. The playback of podcasts can be sped up and slowed down while still sounding completely natural. The app can also compress and equalize apps to make them easier to hear.
The basic version of Overcast can be downloaded for free, while full functionality can be unlocked for $4.99. Extra features include longer playlists, a sleep timer and the ability to download podcasts over a cellular connection rather than having to rely on the Internet.
The 'Overcast' Podcast App Blends a Thoughtful Design and Useful Features
1. Podcast-listening Apps - Developing more podcast-listening apps with top-notch audio processing capability.
2. Freemium Model for App Development - Exploring the freemium model for app development, offering basic version for free with unlockable full functionality.
3. Audio Enhancement Technology - Investing in enhancing audio technology to provide optimal podcast listening experience.
1. Mobile App Development - Developing podcast-listening apps for smartphones and other mobile devices.
2. Audio and Sound Technology - Investing in audio technology to improve the sound quality of podcasts.
3. Digital Media - Adopting the freemium model for app development to monetize and distribute podcast content.