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The Pocket Casts mobile apps are now open source

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Good news! The Pocket Casts mobile apps are now open source.

We’ve been eager to take this step since we joined Automattic last year β€” after all, the company’s creed includes the phrase β€œI know that open source is the most powerful idea of our generation.” We believe that podcasting can not and should not be controlled by Apple and Spotify, and instead support a diverse ecosystem of third-party clients.

Whenever I want to listen to a podcast, I use this app, because it has feature like silence trimming. Because I once bought the premium version, I now have a lifetime license after they moved to a subscription model.

But lately I don’t really listen to podcasts much, just short snippets every now and then. Most of the time it’s just drivel, or if there is something informative, then I prefer to get the information in text form, so I can grasp the essentials faster.

Or is it because I walk too little and therefore have fewer opportunities to listen? πŸ€”πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ



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