BringCast 3.0 will be cloud enabled

Announcement: the next version of BringCast will be cloud enabled.  We’re not talking about specifics right now apart from:

  • User data such as subscription lists will be roamed through the cloud
  • Data will roam between Windows Phone and a future Windows 8 version of the client
  • There will be a web front end for users that have purchased the app enabling subscription management among other features.

We’re also investing a lot of time and energy in feed request management.  Expect an update to BringCast 2.0 in the next few weeks including a bunch of new feeds as well as a better feed request handling mechanism.

As ever, thanks to all our users and customers for their continued support!

What’s going on?

Quite a lot really.  We’re currently in the process of rewriting the management backend for Bringcast.  This will enable us to be more responsive to feed requests as well as other benefits.

We also have known issues with the current shipping build.  We’ll be updating the FAQ soon as these are all collated. Thanks for being patient.

Looking for beta testers for BringCast 2

Hello to all.  We are getting ready to release BringCast 2 shortly which introduces the long awaited support for Mango features, most notably background audio playback.  Before we do so we are keen to get some BringCast users to take a look and see if there are any bugs we didn’t catch that need fixing before we release.  If you are interested in participating, send an email to feedback at clarkezonesoftware.com with the word 2.0 beta in the subject line by 9pm PST tonight (11/22).  In the meantime here are a couple of screenshots from the marketplace submission for v2:

 

 

BringCast on Windows Phone 7 Mango

Hey guys, just wanted to give you a quick update on BringCast on Mango. We’re working hard on an update, and it should be in the store in a month or two. It’s going to have a host of new features, some of which have not been previewed yet, but we think you’ll love them. For more updates we recommend following us on Twitter. Thanks for sticking with us!