This post originally appeared on the blog Mustafa Neguib and has been reprinted here with permission.
Introduction to Podcasting
- Popular & Trending
- New & Noteworthy
- Business & Industry
- News & Politics
- Society & Culture
- Games & Hobbies
- Lifestyle & Health
- Music Commentary
- Parenting, Kids & Family
- Science & Medicine
- Spirituality & Religion
UX, Design and Ease of Use
Sticher has been designed well, but it might be a bit too much for a beginner user of Android devices. The app does need a little bit of exploration to be done in order to find out what the features of the app are.
Sticher is essentially an on demand podcast service, where you can download the podcast that you want to when ever you want to. You can also add podcasts to listen later list after which the selected podcast will be downloaded to your device.
This functionality is quite useful for those listeners who are in a hurry to reach their destination, but want to listen to podcasts on the way. Users can also add stations (a station is the source of podcasts where the podcast author publishes his podcasts) to the read later list, which will download podcasts from those stations as well.
You can call Sticher is to podcasts as RSS readers are to websites and blogs. Sticher also provides with searching functionality where you can search for your favorite topics, stations, or podcast authors, etc…
Sticher provides a number of different settings which allows you to personalize your experience. You can even set what to show on the start screen.
You can also create multiple play lists into which you can add your favorite stations. Maybe you want to create playlist which will just contains technology related stations, while another playlist contains business related stations.
I highly recommend Sticher for podcast enthusiasts, as this app truly brings a great collection of stations and podcasts. I surely continue to use it in the future to listen to podcasts.