Elementary OS 0.3 Isis Will Bring “Vocal”, A New App Designed For Listening To Podcasts

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the elementary OS developers have started work for their new Linux system, Elementary OS 0.3 Isis, which will be based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS.

Despite the fact that there isn’t much information about Elementary OS 0.3, a demo video of it has been released, highlighting some of the changes and new features.

Elementary OS 0.3 Isis Will Bring Vocal A New App Designed For Listening To Podcasts

Now, new information has been made available. It looks like the Elementary OS developers have started work at creating Vocal, an app specially designed for playing podcasts, independently frm the Music app.

This is what Cassidy James, one of the developers posted on the Elementary OS blog:

“The mental models between a music app and a podcast app are vastly different, though. I don’t go, ‘Hmm, I want to listen to one or more MP3s. Do I want that to be a series of songs, or a podcast?’ Just because one underlying piece of technology is the same doesn’t mean it needs to be the same app. Especially when you start to consider the unique aspects of podcasts like subscribing, downloading, streaming, video, etc. It’s just a whole different monster,”

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