Instapaper creator takes aim at Apple with iOS podcast app Overcast
Marco Arment, the developer behind the wildly popular Web-page-saving app, has decided to build something new.
Arment announced on Monday that he’s currently working on a new application, called Overcast, that will attempt to replace the iOS-based podcast apps already running on Apple’s platform. According to Arment, while he might “like some iOS podcast apps,” he doesn’t “love any of them.”
“So I’m making my own,” he wrote on the Overcast site. “It’ll be released when it’s ready. Maybe later this year.”
Arment’s Overcast will pit him directly against Apple’s own Podcast application. The company made some waves when it launched the application, since it put its own service in direct competition with those from other developers. Apple has done the same with its Maps app.
Arment plans to provide more Overcast details on his Twitter and Facebook page.
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