Get the New Survival Podcast Android Application — 19 Comments

  1. Apple let the Morning Coach app in and it basically monitors an RSS feed. Crazy Apple.

    Anyway, could there be a section to login to our MSB and see the specials and links?

  2. Jack:

    The app is very cool. I love it. It is much easier than downloading the podcast and copying to the phone.

    The only question I had is about the add-in app TuneWiki. It seems rather invasive. Why does it need know my location and have the ability to read my phone’s state and identity? It could be that I am just being paranoid.

    I did not install it. What is your advice? Are the benefits of the add-in worth any detractions?



  3. Curt, you will have to hope that Jason answers that for you. I don’t own a droid and other than a few videos I have not actually had the opportunity to see the app work. I simply authorized Jason to build it and make it available. That said many iPhone apps request location. Rest assured your provider knows your location already though and that information can be acquired. Most apps ask for it to provide you with information, it isn’t transmitted to anyone else unless that is the purpose of the app, like a find each other app or something.

  4. Curt,
    TuneWiki uses your coarse location(by coarse i mean it’s not a precise fix) for a feature that lets user look at a map and see what other music people near them are listening to. It’s anonymous as well, so don’t let that scare you off.
    The advantage of using TuneWiki, is that it communicates with Survive! about the play state, which means if you stop a listening to a podcast halfway in, you can resume it where you left off, and the app can also ‘mark as read’, when you’re finished. Other music players will work, but they don’t have this extra functionality.

    -Jason (Survive! developer)

  5. Jack and Jason:

    I got it, thanks. I don’t want to sound paranoid, but Google doesn’t really screen their apps like Apple does. There are pros and cons to that approach.

    I knew that coming from you guys that there would not be a problem. You’ve always steered me in the right direction.

    Thanks for developing the app and making it available. I’m sure it will help spread the “Word”.

  6. Sorry, I don’t have the know how to make a Windows mobile app, I’m mainly a java guy, but if someone wants to step up and help make a port I’m open to sharing my resources.

  7. Thanks!
    Google listen was really starting to piss me off. It seems to think I want to listen to episode 422 every day.

  8. There are plenty of rrs reader apps for the iphone that fetch a.k.a monitor rss feeds. Strange, they didn’t accept yours.

  9. I used a place called Mother App and I guess they got to turn key for apples taste.

  10. Jason. I have visual Studio 2010 and may be able to port the Java source in an applet that runs on windows mobile. (Are you developing with Java ME? (won’t know if I can till I try). I’m just getting back into programming after a 15 year hiatus and have no idea what I can or can’t do yet. (Ignorance is bliss LOL).

    I also work with Windows Embedded and may be able to do something with that. (Just got my Embedded 7 upgrade trial and can’t wait to play with it, if I can ever find the time).

    PM me on the forum and we’ll have a chat.



  11. My dreams have finally come true!!! The power of TSP at my fingertips via Android!!! Maybe I won’t have to go through Google Listen anymore?