Overcast for iOS gets teased, new podcast app coming from Marco Arment later this year

Marco Arment needs little introduction – he created Instapaper and The Magazine and is a member of our hall of fame – and his next project will see him tackle the world of podcatchers. At the XOXO Festival in Portland, Arment revealed he's been working on a podcast client for iOS that he's calling Overcast:

I like some iOS podcast apps, but I don’t love any of them. So I’m making my own. It’ll be released when it’s ready. Maybe later this year.

The Overcast icon was designed by fellow hall of famer Louie Mantia of Pacific Helm using Apple's new iOS 7 grid to great effect. Other details are pretty slim at this point, but knowing the developer behind the project, it's sure to be something we're going to want to take a good look at when it's ready. iOS isn't short on ways to get your Podcast on, and some of them offer a pretty impressive experience and feature set.

It's got our attention, and we'll be following it closely. How about you?

Source: Overcast

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