(I intend to make even more improvements to CarPlay, but I need to make them in the app first!)
Rewrote the data layer so it’s MUCH faster, more reliable, and deals better with large collections.
Also added progress indicators, speed control, playlist images, and better text descriptions.
And by popular request: if you have zero playlists, the Playlists tab gets removed. https://twitter.com/Guv_Bubbs/status/1107398831820271616
Today’s app update greatly improves CarPlay.
It also fixes a bad bug that could cause episodes you added to a playlist to be deleted on next sync if they exceeded your episode limit for those shows.
That took a long time to figure out. I’m sorry to those who hit it. Fixed now.
Podcasting is an absolute miracle. It’s a free, decentralized publishing system that no one owns. It works incredibly well as-is for thousands of podcasters and millions of listeners.
There are plenty of ways to take part without trying to take over. https://twitter.com/OvercastFM/status/1102667684783812616?s=20
They’ll have to get through you and me first.
If you all keep listening in standard podcast apps that use the open, RSS-backed podcast ecosystem instead of proprietary walled gardens, nobody can ruin what we have.
It’s up to all of us to support and defend open podcasting. https://twitter.com/mikeduncan/status/1102638379940892673
There are some connectivity issues at my server host right now. You may see intermittent sync errors.
Introducing Instant Search in Overcast 5.1: https://marco.org/2019/01/28/overcast-instant-search
Wow! Sure enough: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crossword-puzzles/sunday-evan-birnholz/ (“Play Time”, 13 January 2019)https://twitter.com/ceenvee703/status/1084521313350402048
Two big improvements for Overcast Premium, which lets you upload your own audio files (DRM-free audiobooks, lectures, draft podcasts, etc.) at /login?then=uploads and listen in your Overcast app:
- More space: up from 2 GB to 10 GB
- Multi-select file uploads! Finally!
Coming soon: instant search.
Because life’s too short to wait for search results.
That’s one of the more complex solutions being considered.
Could also do multi-part transfers, etc. https://twitter.com/spitf1r3/status/1052177204598181888
Sorry about this. The Apple Watch file-transfer framework has an undocumented 100 MB limit.
Overcast transcodes the files to be smaller, but even that can only fit about 4 hours of reasonable quality into that size.
More complex solutions are being considered for the future. https://twitter.com/amananuraj/status/1052129337334468609
Today’s 5.0.3 update dramatically increases the reliability of Apple Watch transfers and other phone-to-watch communication.
Auto-Sync to Watch is also now OFF by default. If you use it and never touched the switch, you may need to go re-enable it in the settings screen.
5.0.2 is out now! Bugfixes, selective Watch Auto-Sync, Reduce Haptics option, and complications for Series 4 Watch faces.
New Apple Watch Series 4 owners: Sorry I didn’t build the new complication sizes in time. Coming very soon.
Cellular on the watch is not needed (and not used). https://twitter.com/sethkjolly/status/1041792753292726272