Castro 2

By Supertop

Castro 2 — By Supertop

Press Kit

  1. Summary
  2. Trailer
  3. Screenshots
  4. Linking to Your Podcast
  5. App Icon
  6. App Store Details
  7. App Store Description
  8. Supplementary Information
  9. About Supertop
  10. Contact Information

Summary

Castro 2 is an app for today's broad-minded podcast enthusiast.

There have never been as many great podcasts available as there are now. Incredible stories, multiple perspectives on news, and diverse opinions are all just a few taps away.

Castro 2 is the first app that is designed to help you expand your listening habits and track a broad range of shows without getting overwhelmed.

Trailer

We produced a short trailer introduces the core triage features of Castro 2:

Other features introduced in the trailer include:

Screenshots

  1. Queue (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  2. Inbox (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  3. Archive (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  4. Show Notes (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  5. Podcast Summary (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  6. iMessage App (1 | 2 | 3 |)

Linking to Your Podcast

If you know the iTunes ID of your podcast you can link to its page on Castro using the following format:

https://castro.fm/itunes/ITUNES_ID

To determine you iTunes ID you can look at the URL for your podcast in iTunes. It will be something like:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/supertop-podcast/id1143273587?mt=2

That number at the end between id and ? is your iTunes ID, so in this case 1143273587

The share page for your podcast will look like this one, with your artwork, author information and summary. On iPhone listeners will be able to easily tap through from the share page to open your podcast in Castro. They also have the option to listen to other podcast apps using links conveniently placed in the footer of that page.

These buttons can be used to link to Castro. Also, feel free to create your own to match the style of your site using our app icon resources.

App Icon

App Store Details

App Store Link
http://supertop.co/castro/download?campaign=press
App Name
Castro — Play and Share Podcasts
Apple App ID
1080840241
Version
2.0
Binary Type
iPhone Only
Developer Name
Supertop
Category
News
Price
$4.99 (Paid app. No in app purchases.)
Release Date
15th August 2016
Press Embargo
15th August 2016 9am Pacific Time

App Store Description

Castro is the ideal app for today’s podcast enthusiasts.

There have never been as many great podcasts available as there are now. Incredible stories, multiple perspectives on news, and diverse opinions are all just a few taps away. Castro is the first app that is designed to help you track a broad range of shows and pick out the episodes that appeal to you. Subscribing to a podcast doesn't have to be a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to choose a narrow few shows and miss out on the rest.

Castro introduces a new concept to support today's broad-minded podcast enthusiast: triage.

You can set your favourite shows to queue automatically and use the inbox to triage the rest. This opens the door to expanding your listening habits without overwhelming your play queue.

SHARING AND DISCOVERING NEW PODCASTS

Castro provides the top charts by genre so you can browse popular shows easily. Tap search to easily find shows you know or hear about.

Personal recommendations from friends are another great way to find new shows. Castro users can easily share direct links to specific episodes. Tapping a Castro link will open the episode in the app, where you can queue it right away without subscribing to the entire podcast. If your friends don't have Castro yet, a beautiful web interface lets them play the episode from a browser.

Castro maintains a chronological list of your played episodes in History. This makes it easy to find these episodes for sharing later.

If you hear an episode you love, you can star it. Your starred list becomes your personal podcast hall of fame, allowing you to easily share your favourite episodes next time someone asks you for a recommendation.

ALL THESE EXTRA FEATURES

Supplementary Information

About Supertop

Supertop is a small indie partnership that makes top quality apps for iOS and Mac.

Other apps developed by Supertop include Unread, an RSS reader for iPhone and iPad, and Tokens, a developer tool for Mac.

Supertop is Pádraig Ó Cinnéide and Oisín Prendiville. They met in Dublin City University in 2005 and have been working in partnership with each other for over 5 years. Pádraig resides in Vancouver, Canada and Oisín is currently in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Contact Information

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