Pocket Casts 4 for iOS 7 gets teased by Shifty Jelly

Pocket Casts 4 for iOS 7 gets teased by Shifty Jelly

Shifty Jelly caused some controversy recently by going Android-first for their big Pocket Casts 4 update, but now that iOS 7 is incoming - see our complete preview - they shifting out of jelly and into high gear to get the new version ready for launch day. Here's what they're teasing on the Shifty Jelly blog:

  • Stunning, redesigned user interface based on iOS 7′s styling.
  • iPad support, because your iPad needs podcast lovin’ too.
  • Your subscriptions, playlists and play states can be synced between every iOS & Android device you own. We love this feature. And you heard us right, iOS and Android, living together in syncing harmony. That’s syncsess right there!
  • Smart dynamic episode filters. Want a list of every unplayed, downloaded podcast? Right here. How about a list of video episodes that you haven’t downloaded yet? Easy. Manual playlists are obviously still available for the super picky among you.
  • Automatic downloads. When a new episode of your favourite show comes out, Pocket Casts can download it automatically for you, without you having to open the app.

I've snuck a few extra peeks and it's looking fantastic so far. Shifty Jelly has also said the update will be iOS 7 only, but will be free. (Though I'll be shoving some Aussie bucks at them any way as thanks for all the hard work!) Check out their blog post for more, and then let me know what you think of Pocket Casts 4 so far.

Source: Shifty Jelly blog

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Rene Ritchie

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Pocket Casts 4 for iOS 7 gets teased by Shifty Jelly



I fell in love with Pocketcasts 4 on Android and miss it incredibly on iOS. I have the current version but it doesn't quite compare. With a redesign for iOS 7 and better syncing...oh my.

Yes! I switch between my iPhone and Android phone constantly as well as use an iPad Mini. Ever since syncing was first teased (prior to the Android app), I've been eagerly awaiting its cross platform arrival!!

Rene, can you somehow let us know if you find a donate button/email address for them? I've looked but couldn't find anything - would gladly pay for the update but they won't let me!

I've bought & used all the major podcasting clients for iOS. Each has its benefits, but in the end I chose PocketCasts. Just love this app. Very excited about the new version, I swear by the current & have converted a few folks too after they tried it.

I'd put iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 now (I have a dev account) if they offered a public beta…