Agora is a podcast player that allows you to manage your content easily, stay tuned to each new update of your subscriptions and expand your catalogue discovering new content, but this is not everything…
- Smart Playlists.
- Dynamic speed.
- Proximity sensor: Bring the cell phone to your ear and the episode will play.
- Timer: Select the time you want the playback to stop.
- Podcast speed control: Increases the audio tempo and saves time to listen to more episodes.
- Siri Shortcuts integration
- Save subscriptions backup to iCloud automatically.
- Manage your activity like a TODO app.
- Custom themes (day, night and dynamic).
- Rich notifications.
- Playback stats
- Simple gesture-based design to explore the app.
- Quick access with 3D Touch.
Agora has been crafted focusing on the little details and simplicity, and it would be much better if you help me with your feedback or suggestions.
Thanks for being part of this journey.
NEW on Agora 2.1:
- Dynamic speed. The app adjust automatically the speed rate to trim silences to listen even more episodes (On Settings)
- Now you will see remaining time mixing with current time on player.
- New playlist sort: "Oldest first".
- Pinch to zoom the podcast avatar.
- Alphabetical sort for podcast networks.
- Auto detect clock format 12/24 (iPhones without notch).
- Private feeds now works if usernames or passwords contains @.
- Solved some download issues.
- Stats records again the playback activity.
- Now drag to archive works on podcast section.
Better performance, visual and animations refinements
Enjoy your podcasts!
Ratings and Reviews
Beautiful but 2 feature requests
This is one of the most beautifully designed apps on the store. It takes a little bit to get used to all the shortcuts but it’s definitely worth it in my opinion. There are, however, three minor features missing that I think would make this app perfect. The first is something that I have been looking for in a podcast app for a while- autoplay from the most recent podcast with unlistened episodes when the queue (or playlist as it’s called in this app) is empty. This used to be on the native podcasts app but apple took it out for some reason. The second is a quick option to swipe right on an episode to add it to the playlist. I know you can swipe left and then tap the button, but that’s pretty slow- and it really adds up when you’re scrolling through your podcasts to build a queue to listen to. The last one is the ability to organize your grid of podcasts. By default, it’s done alphabetically, but I would like to drag my most listened to podcasts to the top. Overall though my experience with this app is amazing.
Looks and works like a beautiful mock-up
The app is beautiful, albeit clunky and lacking features. While other podcast apps allow manual refresh, I have to just wait and hope Agora will load in the most recent podcasts. (Update: it turns out I needed to pull to refresh in the library section, not very intuitive in my experience) It also doesn’t allow for changing skip increments from 30s forward and back. Actions feel buried under multiple gestures and it’s easy to loose your sense of space while browsing podcasts in the library. Overall the learning curve is relatively high because Agora does not follow common design pattens in iOS. On top of this, Agora’s on-boarding process only uses text, it’s difficult to just figure out how things work. Otherwise, there is a lot of thoughtful haptic feedback, dark mode based on screen brightness, and a now playing queue which works great.
All in all, this is a beautiful app, but it needs attention with regard to user experience. I’m looking forward to seeing how this app progresses.
Love the new approach
I’m a podcast app snob, and I love how iOS focused podcast apps really are the cream of the crop when it comes to design. This so far is the best looking podcast app available. And it tries some unique new interaction concepts never done before. I will say, it takes a few swipes around the interface to remember what the icons do and, for instance, how to find your subscribed podcasts after searching the podcast directory. I was thinking it might work to use either different shades/colors or perhaps some translucency for the various layers that exist within the so you can always remember your place within the app at a glance.
Overall wonderful minimalist design, great typography and use of space.
- Javi Perez
- 7.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Javi Perez
- In-App Purchases
- Let's have coffee $0.99
- Cafeteria $0.99
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