Podcaster.fm: the best iphone podcatcher

Podcaster.fm is a iphone optimized website that aggregates a tonne of popular podcasts, so you don’t have to. Basically, it gives you a very iPhone friendly interface for finding and listening to podcasts.

A common complaint of cranky geeks everywhere, is the iPhone’s inability to sync with iTunes over the air. With podcaster.fm – as long as I’m planning on staying in 3G range – I don’t think I’ll ever worry about syncing my podcasts again. We’ll see.

The first time I used the site I accidentally discovered that when you load an mp3 file directly from a website iPhone’s version of quicktime actually continues to run in the background! I’m not sure if it’s a bug or a feature, but I like it!

The only thing I don’t like about the website is the interface. Switching between pages is really quirky. I don’t know exactly how to describe it… it’s kind of like the destination page loads twice. The navigation itself could be improved somewhat, it’s 4 or 5 taps to find and play a podcast, that’s 2 taps too many.

  • I am in the process of making a native podcast client. http://almerica.blogspot.com for a video.

  • I am in the process of making a native podcast client. http://almerica.blogspot.com for a video.

  • Wow! That looks really cool man!
    I like that you added the ability to open in Safari, so that it can play in the background.

  • Wow! That looks really cool man!
    I like that you added the ability to open in Safari, so that it can play in the background.