Sad new from Opinion Podcast App.
Dear Opinion podcaster,
We’ve been forced to shut down the podcast hosting. To avoid losing your data you will need to download your audio files (or move your podcast) before November 1!
Please read the information below carefully.
We’re stunned to see how well our podcasting app has been received around the globe. Since our launch in November 2014, there are now well beyond 100 000 people who are using our service.
From early on, we decided to allow free hosting for all of our users. That’s because we wanted it to be easy and free to share spoken stories.
However, the amount of content on our servers is now measured in years, rather than hours or weeks. And the costs followed suit. We have a small and humble revenue stream from our in-app-purchases, but the costs are unfortunately soaring well beyond that. The numbers don’t add up and we are forced to do something about it.
OPINION SHARING PLATFORM IS SHUTTING DOWN IN 30 DAYS
After many and long discussions, we’ve decided to wind down our online podcast sharing platform. But the Opinion app will remain exactly as it is.
That means – you can keep using Opinion for recording and editing. But online sharing has to be done on any of the numerous podcast hosting services availble online.
Your content will be available online for the following month, but after that, you’ll have to settle for another hosting option.
WHY WE CAN’T KEEP IT AS A PAID SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Many of you have asked us, the reasonable question, why we can’t keep it as a paid service for “pro users”. However, our calculations show that the number of active pro users are simply too low to keep the hosting service going.
DOWNLOAD YOUR CONTENT BEFORE SHUTDOWN
In order to not lose your data, you need to download it before November 1, 2017 (in one month)!
OTHER HOSTING OPTIONS FOR YOUR PODCAST
For a full list of the hosting options available – including free ones – please have a look here:
“15 Of The Best Podcast Hosting Sites For 2017” – https://www.podcastinsights.com/best-podcast-hosting/
“The best podcast hosting services” – https://www.thepodcasthost.com/websites-hosting/best-podcast-hosting/
MOVING YOUR PODCAST
Many of the available services allow for easy transition from your current Opinion podcasting, to the new service, simply by entering your current Opinion RSS feed.
To change your RSS feed URL on iTunes, just log in to Podcast Connect and follow these instructions: https://help.apple.com/itc/podcasts_connect/#/itca489031e0
Once you have a new podcasting RSS, you can enter that RSS into Opinion (click the settings button in the app, and then “Redirect RSS Feed”), to ensure that existing podcast subscribers are migrated to your new podcast.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but hope you understand us.
BTW – DO YOU WANT TO SAVE OPINION?
Wanna help out and SAVE Opinion and keep the online sharing platform running? Good news: It’s for sale! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you further information.