Today I had some free time and decided to write another Android application. I didn’t really know what to write until I noticed the new podcast from Scot Hanselman featuring Scott Reynolds. So I thought it would be fun to write an app for the Hanselminutes podcast series, just because I can. Before you ask, Yes the source is available on Github.

The now

What does the application do for now.

It gets a list of all podcasts when you click on the refresh list button.

When you then select a podcast and click play it will show you which title you just selected and you can also pause an stop play. Simple really.

The mp3 is streamed so for now you need an internet connection to make this work.

The future

Make the seekbar work a little better. It works but it’s quirky.

In the futue I want to save the list of podcasts in an SQLite database so that the user doesn’t have to download the list everytime. I want to also give the user the ability to download the mp3 so that you can listen to it when not connected.


I used an article on the IBM site for the RSS-reader part.

And I used a musicsample by krvarma on google code for how to use the mediaPlayer part.