Press Kit

Summary

Castro is an app for today's broad-minded podcast enthusiast.

There have never been as many great podcasts available as there are now. Incredible stories, multiple perspectives on news, and diverse opinions are all just a few taps away.

Castro is the first app that is designed to help you expand your listening habits and track a broad range of shows without getting overwhelmed.

App Preview

This short video introduces the core triage features of Castro:

Screenshots

  1. Queue (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  2. Inbox (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  3. Archive (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  4. Show Notes (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  5. Podcast Summary (Day Mode | Night Mode)
  6. iMessage App (1 | 2 | 3 |)

Linking to Your Podcast

If you know the iTunes ID of your podcast you can link to its page on Castro using the following format:

https://castro.fm/itunes/ITUNES_ID

To determine you iTunes ID you can look at the URL for your podcast in iTunes. It will be something like:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/supertop-podcast/id1143273587?mt=2

That number at the end between id and ? is your iTunes ID, so in this case 1143273587

The share page for your podcast will look like this one, with your artwork, author information and summary. On iPhone listeners will be able to easily tap through from the share page to open your podcast in Castro. They also have the option to listen to other podcast apps using links conveniently placed in the footer of that page.

These buttons can be used to link to Castro. Also, feel free to create your own to match the style of your site using our app icon resources.

App Icon

App Store Details

App Store Link

http://supertop.co/castro/download?campaign=press

App Name

Castro Podcasts

Apple App ID

1080840241

Version

3.0

Supported Platforms

iPhone and Apple Watch

Developer Name

Supertop

Category

News

Price

Free

In-App Purchases

Castro Plus is an optional subscription to unlock advanced features. It costs $8.99 per year or $2.99 per quarter. Prices are in US dollars and may vary in countries other than the US.

Release Date

21st May 2018

Press Embargo

21st May 2018 9am Pacific Time

App Store Description

Castro lets you track lots of podcasts at once without getting overwhelmed. Here’s how it works:

  1. Newly published episodes land in the Inbox. Read the descriptions, queue the good ones and archive the rest.
  2. The Queue is a central playlist where you organize your next few hours of listening. Queued episodes are automatically downloaded.
  3. Press Play. Castro plays your queue in order from top to bottom. Reorder or archive queued episodes anytime.
  4. In the Archive you can find the back catalogue of all shows you subscribe to, browse your listening history, and easily access your starred episodes.

This triage flow lets you expand your listening habits without getting overwhelmed. With Castro, subscribing to a podcast doesn’t mean making a commitment to listen to every episode. You don’t have to choose a few shows and miss out on the rest.

OTHER FEATURES

CASTRO PLUS

Castro Plus is an optional subscription to unlock a range of advanced features. There are quarterly and yearly payment options, and both include a one week trial.

Castro Plus costs $8.99 per year or $2.99 per quarter. Prices are in US dollars and may vary in countries other than the US.

Castro Plus is charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. It will renew on the day before the current subscription period ends. You can cancel auto-renewal any time from the Castro settings screen.

Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use: http://supertop.co/castro/privacy

Supplementary Information

About Supertop

Supertop is a small indie partnership that makes a top quality apps.

Supertop is Pádraig Ó Cinnéide and Oisín Prendiville. They met in Dublin City University in 2005 and have been working in partnership with each other for over 5 years. Pádraig resides in Vancouver, Canada and Oisín is travelling the world.

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