Fountain 1.0.2 - Android Improvements, Library Customisation & Swipe Gestures
This update is dedicated to our Android users. The app is now faster and more responsive than ever before - and we've bundled in some new features too.
We want to begin by thanking you all for your valuable feedback and support since the recent Fountain 1.0 update. We have been listening to your suggestions and fixing any issues you’ve been experiencing - and we will continue to do so in the coming weeks. Here’s what’s in store for 1.0.2.
Following recent performance upgrades we have completed on Android, the app is now considerably faster. You should notice more responsive playback controls with no buffering or lag as long as your device has a good internet connection.
Many Android users reported an audio playback issue which was causing the gaps in between dialogue to be removed - this has now been fixed. For those of you who interpreted this bug as a feature, the good news is that the skip silences is in our roadmap and will be released very soon.
In Fountain 1.0 we made it possible to customise your library view for quick access to episodes, shows or your queue. In the latest update, you can now choose which quick links to display or hide at the top of your library page as well.
We have also added swipe gestures to any items you’ve added to your library, making it quicker and easier to manage your episodes, clips and playlists.
Swipe right to star an item or add it to your queue
Swipe left to mark as played or remove from library
Add a nostr link to your profile: If you have connected your nostr account from the settings in the Fountain app, a link to your nostr page will appear on your profile so that other listeners can start following you easily. We have a big nostr update coming soon in 2024, so keep a look out for that.
Podcast splits manager: We’ve fixed a couple of bugs that podcasters were experiencing when managing show or episode splits and made some small improvements to the UI too. You can learn more about what splits are and how they work here.
Toggle autoplay next in queue: If you like to add items to your queue to listen to later but don’t want them to autoplay, you can turn it off. This allows you to use your queue as a bookmarking feature - if that’s what you want to do.
We are launching on Product Hunt on Thursday 25th January 2024! If we can achieve the coveted “product of the day” accolade, we can generate mass-awareness of Podcasting 2.0 and Value for Value and bring more people into the ecosystem - but we need your support.
We will share more details about this next week. In the meantime, please sign up on Product Hunt (if you don’t already have an account) so you can leave us a nice review on launch day.
Your feedback helps us make Fountain better. We would love to know how you’re getting on with the new update. If you’re experiencing any issues or have ideas about how it could be improved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to help test new features before they get released? Join Fountain Beta on Telegram to get access. All iOS and Android users welcome.