Podcast Activity

The Podcast activity displays an iTunes Podcast RSS 2.0 feed in your app. It supports streaming audio over the network and downloading episodes for playback offline.

Example Screenshots

The Podcast activity displays the feed as a list of episodes.

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Tapping on an episode takes you to another activity where the summary/description text is shown.

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You can long-press on the Play button for additional options.

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You can also interact with the episodes directly from the list.

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Adding a Podcast Activity

To add a Podcast activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select Podcast from the list.

Settings

Activity Name

The name for this activity. The name will appear on the dashboard and as the activity's title on the action bar. It can be whatever you want. For example: "Rock Paper Shotgun"

Description

A few words describing this activity. This text may be displayed on the dashboard as a subtitle when it's Show Subtitle Text setting is enabled.

Position

A relative index that controls the order of the activities in your application. The position affects where your activity is displayed on the dashboard and in the action bar drop down. You can use any value you want; all that matters is how the value compares to the position indexes of other activities.

For more information on this setting please read: How to change the order of the icons on the dashboard

Icon

This is where you can select the icon that will be used to represent this activity on the dashboard. Click the 'Browse' button to select an image file.

Details

Podcast URL

The URL of your podcast RSS feed. It should conform to the RSS 2.0 specification and include the iTunes RSS tags as documented here: Making a Podcast

Note: only audio feeds are supported (video feeds cannot be shown).

Autoplay first track

Automatically start playing the first track after opening this activity.

Allow downloads

Controls whether the user will be able to download episodes to their device and listen to them offline. The download options will only be available (in the context menus, action bar, etc.) if this is enabled.

Colors

Track Titles

The color that will be used for the titles in the track list.

Track Descriptions

The color that will be used for the descriptions in the track list.

Background Image

This is where you can select a background image that will be displayed behind the list of audio tracks (optional). Click the 'Browse' button to select an image file.

Effect

You can have Andromo apply an effect to your background image, for example to make the text easier to read.

  • None

    Does not apply any effect to your image (your image remains unchanged).

  • Frosted

    Overlays a translucent layer over your image, giving it a subtle "frosted" look that helps improve the contrast of text without changing the colors in your original background image too much.

  • Midnight

    Converts your image to greyscale and reduces its intensity, resulting in a cool dark background that works well with the standard text colors.

Activity URL

The unique reference URL for this activity that can be used for linking to it. For an example of it's usage, refer to the topic Linking to Another Activity.

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