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(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. twitter.com/Guv_Bubbs/status/1

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.

RT @CastroPodcasts
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. twitter.com/OvercastFM/status/

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. twitter.com/mikeduncan/status/

There are some connectivity issues at my server host right now. You may see intermittent sync errors.

RT @helloleahk
The podcast-nerdiest thing that’s happened so far at @podcon is comparing @OvercastFM’s smart speed time saving with other people

RT @marcoarment
The full story of what happened to Overcast’s servers in the days following Christmas, in 30 minutes: overcast.fm/+FgnZs_auc

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.

Want to promote your podcast and get more listeners? There are some great deals in Overcast ads right now.

The system auto-adjusts prices with demand, so everything’s really inexpensive now because few ads get purchased over holidays. Take advantage: overcast.fm/ads

RT @millipz
@OvercastFM⁩ you’re featured on the App Store!

That’s one of the more complex solutions being considered.

Could also do multi-part transfers, etc. twitter.com/spitf1r3/status/10

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. twitter.com/amananuraj/status/

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.