Podsights releases “Open Downloads” spec
August 5, 2019 · 2.8 minutes to read
Podsights have released an Open Downloads specification, designed to be open and comparable with others. They have cited their problems with the IAB v2 standard, and explained that they have “decided to open source a spec for how we count downloads and share our blacklists with the podcast community as a whole.” The company has also released code to calculate downloads according to the simple spec on Github.
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