For those of you who use Stitcher on the desktop and wish you could so on your phone, your days of waiting are shrinking. In an email from the "Stitcher Team" it states clearly that they have plans for a Windows Phone app and they're looking for an early 2012 release:
Stitcher is a popular web-based internet radio provider akin to Weave for RSS--basically it gives you categories to listen to and it "stitches" content for you, giving a more personalized experience with little updating on your part. The service is quite prominent and they already have apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and even webOS--so adding Windows Phone to that roster is hardly a stretch of the imagination. The only question was when and not will they--and at least we now have a timeframe. Combined with Audible and we should have a nice selection come early 2012.
Thanks, Trey W., for the tip!
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It never gets old that they always reply with the term "Windows Mobile" lol. Learn your industry people!
Where can I buy one of these "Windows Mobile" phones so I'm ready when the app comes out? I assume it won't be compatible with Windows Phone :'(
Definitely looking forward to this one.
I use my webOS device now as a Stitcher device...
My biggest beef with Windows Mobile, er Windows Phone, is that it is mediocre as a podcast listening post. Especially for 'in-car' listening.
It is especially galling since Stitcher's ads talk about how their software works with your Ford Sync blah blah. Well, I have a Ford with Sync and guess what? It only barely works with Windows Phone. It kind of boggles the mind that Microsoft doesn't make Windows Phone THE premier option for their own auto OS. Want to guess which one is recommend as THE best option? Android. Ouch. Followed by iOS. Ouch, Ouch.
Mango gave us the ability to have the built-in Zune software subscribe to podcasts and manage them. Sort of. I constantly wind up with half downloaded podcasts that I have to kill.
I'm hopeful that we will get Stitcher plus a few other podcast options.
Still waiting. :'(
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