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Some lovely numbers from AntennaPod

AntennaPod hits 150,000 monthly active users

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    AntennaPod, an open-source podcast app for Android, has hit 150,000 monthly active users on Google Play. As can be seen above, the app saw significant growth on Sep 26, the day that it was announced Google Podcasts is to close. Much of this growth has been in the US, according to data seen by Podnews. “While we undoubtedly have a small market share, we’re proud of this increase,” says @keunes, one of the volunteer project maintainers.

    • Unlike iOS, Android users have the choice of other app stores; as an open app, it’s also listed on F-Droid, which doesn’t give user data.
  • What is Podcasting 2.0 all about? After recent criticism that the project was too complicated and technical, a new website has been launched to explain what it is. It’s the work of Daniel J Lewis and Podnews Editor, James Cridland.

  • Podtrac published a new ranker for January - which no longer lists “global streams and downloads”, but US-only ones instead. The company promises “a new global ranking” later this month.

    • Last month, the company reported that total global downloads for the top 20 publishers were down 19% month-on-month and 24% year-on-year: attributed to the changes in iOS 17 for Apple Podcasts.
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