Wednesday, 29th August 2007
Podlinez Adds More Numbers; Dial and Listen to a Podcast
We've been writing for almost a year about how podcasting will eventually turn into cellcasting/mobilcasting (chose your term). In other words, no need to take the time to download and then listen. Now, listen on demand and all you need to do is be able to dial a phone number.
One service that has been around for some time but unavailable for users to add new feeds to is Podlinez. Be sure not to get this like sounding product confused with Bloglines, the RSS/ATOM aggregator. Btw, did you know Bloglines released a new beta version this week, more here.
This service (free) allows users to take a podcast feed and make it accessible over the phone. In this case, you listen to the program by dialing a specific phone number. So, even people with phones that can't handle streaming or don't have massive bandwidth plans to stream data can still listen. UpSnap also offers similar services.
++ 1 (650) 523-6819, The NPR Hourly Newscast
++ 1 (415) 376-7253, CNN Radio News