Cosmicast by Shihab Mehboob (Universal)
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Released: Sep 16, 2018
Version: 2.0.1
Size: 22 MB
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Cosmicast

Shihab Mehboob
Cosmicast is a beautiful podcast player built with iOS design guidelines in mind. There are no complicated user accounts or settings to configure. You can pick it up and get started immediately. This is made even faster with OPML podcast importing, so you can start using the gorgeous turntable right away.

Key features:
- Beautiful interface
- Browse top podcasts in any region
- View podcasts by a variety of topics and categories
- Adjustable sleep timer
- Adjust the playback speed for when you're in a hurry
- Change skip backwards and forwards durations (long-hold or deep-press to change the durations)
- Great gestures (scrub the turntable and swipe up/down to view/dismiss lists)
- Download episodes and add them to your playlist for offline listening
- Discover related podcasts
- Change region for different podcast content
- Change app tint
- Change app icons
- Dark mode support
- Siri Shortcuts
- iMessage stickers
- Universal app with iPad and Apple Watch support
- CarPlay support
- Import and export OPML files from within the app or from the iOS Share Sheet

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch. Cosmicast was created by an incredibly small team of one and I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm available through Twitter @JPEGuin.

What's new in version 2.0.1
- Added CarPlay support to listen to popular podcasts as well as those in your library
- Added chapter markers support (tap the top-right icon when playing an episode to view the option for chapters if it's available)
- Added the ability to long hold on the turntable to bring up chapter markers for the currently playing episode (this can be disabled via the gesture settings section)
- Added more Siri Shortcuts (to control the currently playing media)
- Added 24 more alternative app icons (some are themed around popular podcasts)
- Added more iPad keyboard shortcuts to match available options
- You can now skip forwards and backwards regardless of whether the episode is currently playing or not
- You can now go up to 2.5x playback speed
- Improved iPad cursor/trackpad support
- Fixed table cell layout when searching for podcasts
- Fixed issue where the lock screen media playback controls wouldn't show the episode artwork at times
- Fixed issue where using context menus whilst searching would bring up and subscribe to the incorrect podcasts
- Fixed issue where carriage returns in episode details would sometimes be ignored
- Fixed issue where subscribing to a podcast wouldn't update the library at times
- Fixed issue where the AirPlay icon tint wouldn't update when changing the app tint
- Fixed issue where some app icons would change to the incorrect one
- Fixed issue where the player arm wouldn't display on an iPad if the orientation is in landscape mode
- Fixed issue where podcasts imported from within the app wouldn't persist at times
- Minor UI changes

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch. Cosmicast was created by an incredibly small team of one and I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm available through Twitter @JPEGuin.
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Our verdict: Good
  • + Cosmicast is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + Cosmicast is currently ranked #50 in paid News apps for iPhone.
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