After almost 800 hours of work, attending hackdays, thousands of lines written (and thousand of lines deleted again) it's finally done: Version 1.0 of Detlef Gpodderson has been released on Google Play.
Excuse me, but who is Detlef?
Detlef is the code name of a gpodder.net client for Android 4+ devices. It was created by a team of 6 students during a university course on software engineering tutored by Stefan (@horrendus) and released under the terms of the GNU GPLv2 license.
800 hours of work may sound like a lot for such an app - but the course focused in large parts on project management, organisation and documentation. So the 800 hours did not go exclusively in coding as one might think.
The resulting software forms a good basis for further development, and contributions are very welcome!
Sounds nice, but what can I do with it?
Detlef Gpodderson is designed as a dedicated client for gpodder.net for devices running Android 4.0 or newer. Here's what you can do with this first release:
- Synchronize podcast subscriptions (two-way)
- Discover new podcasts from within the app
- Listen to podcasts using the integrated media player
- Create playlists, filter episodes lists and much more
Everybody can contribute to Detlef, and you don't even need to be able to write code to help us! Here are some ideas what you can do to help us out:
- Report bugs and suggestions for improvement
- Rate and review the app in Google Play
- Send a pull request with your code contributions
- Translate the app into your language
- Spread the word - write a blog post, tweet about it :)