We just wanted to give everyone a general heads up that we have implemented some automations in our billing system. These are going live today and tomorrow, but we sent out an email informing customers earlier today. More information is available on our support blog.
In the December issue of Fast Company famed director and libsyn customer Kevin Smith was featured in the article Inside Kevin Smith’s Booming Podcast Business. The article covers the interesting show dynamics that Smith has created around The SModcast Podcast Network. Kevin Smith produces his shows in an old converted theatre called the SModcastle putting his own spin on live podcasting events. The excitement of producing content on your own terms continues to drive serious artists to the Podcast medium. Smith is doing innovative stuff with ideas worth pillaging so check out the article.
Just for the record Cop Out was one of my favorite Smith movies this decade.
Also Joe Mansueto, we have to be related. I was pleased to learn that our last name means “Tame” rather than “Lame”.
Today we announced the availability of new libsyn powered Android Apps in the Android Marketplace. We first launched on Android with 15 or so video apps. Today we are live with our audio version of the libsyn Podcast App that features full background multitasking and playback. This isn’t a quick and dirty port of the iOS app, we worked hard to make an Android friendly user experience because when in Rome…
We also integrated AdMob into the platform which opens up all sorts of possibilities for our producers. Check out the full release here. Now go eat turkey!