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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 — after all, the company’s creed includes the phrase “I 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? 🤔🤷‍♂️



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