Podcast app Pocket Casts goes open source

Mobile

Popular podcast platform Pocket Casts has released its mobile clients under an open source license.

WordPress parent company Automattic acquired Pocket Casts last July, having been acquired by a group of public radio companies, including NPR, back in 2018. Pocket Casts is one of the most popular “podcatcher” apps outside the big tech ecosystems of Google, Apple, and Spotify, allowing users to search and subscribe to podcasts for free, with premium features such as desktop apps available for a fee.

It perhaps should come as little surprise that Automattic has elected to push the Pocket Casts app code onto GitHub, given that Automattic founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg is a huge proponent of open source — and WordPress is among the top open source projects on the planet.

By making Pocket Casts open source, this means that anyone can access the code, fix bugs, create new features, and even fork it to build their own competing service on top of the Pocket Cast codebase.

The Android and iOS apps are available now under a Mozilla Public License 2.0, a copyleft license that stipulates all derivative projects or modifications have to be released under the same license.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Elon Musk Calls Donald Trump’s Twitter Ban ‘Grave Mistake’, Condemns Violence
iPhone 15 Pro Series Could Feature Solid-State Buttons, Hints Apple Supplier: Report
Smartwatches Could Help Detect Emerging Health Problems Using AI, Skin-Like Electronics, Study Shows
Apple Watch Ultra’s Oceanic+ Dive Computer App Now Available on the App Store
Let’s-a-go again with a new ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ trailer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.