Shifty Jelly pushes Pocket Casts into the Material Design era


Today, what is arguably the best podcast player for Android devices becomes even better with its latest update, v5.0. Shifty Jelly, the developer of Pocket Casts, is pushing an update to its app that revamps it with Material Design. Pocket Casts already looked great but Material Design makes it beautiful. I have been been using the app with the update for a few minutes and can confirm that everything expected of Material Design, such as use of color and fluid animations, is present.

Hit the break for the changelog, gallery, and download links.

What’s New:

  • Material Design! We agonised over jokes/puns using the word ‘material’ for hours, but in the end we spared you. I still have ‘Material Girl’ playing on loop in my head though :(
  • Swipe episodes to mark as played/unplayed. Viva la revolución!
  • New Audio Effects: Volume Boost and Silence Removal. If you can’t guess what the first one does then you’re beyond help.
  • Up Next list now in your mini player, swipe across to see what’s coming up and quickly add more.

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About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.