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MyPOD Help Index
   Index
   Some Terminology
   Common elements
      The title bar
   Custom components
      Buttons
      NumberScroller
   Feedback
   Being Social
      Twitter
      FaceBook
      Google groups
    Donations



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Index
Welcome to MyPOD help. To find out about a certain screen follow the links below...
Getting started
Home Screen
View Feeds
- View Feed items
- Feed loading screen

Downloaded files
Download queue

Add and find feeds / websites
- Edit feed
- Updates
- Import / Export options
- Feed Selector

Player
- Playlist

Settings
Remote service
Tag select
Recent changes
Re-installation
Switch V1
Some Terminology
For iTunes people :
    feed = podcast
    file = episode

TermDescription
Podcast
A podcast is a show delivers content to MyPOD.
Feed
A feed is a URL that delivers the podcast content They can be RSS, Atom (or for mypod even just a website)
File
A downloadable file containing the episode content
Episode
The content to be watched or listened to

Sometime the terms Podcast & feed are used interchangeably, they are similar and people seem to find one or the other confusing.

Similarly Episode and File can be used interchangeably.

So for people who are used to iTunes (Podcast / episode) probably make more sense, and (Feed / File) terms might seem confusing. You can rest assured they are generally the same thing, probably the later is the more general terminology.

The way I think about it, (Podcast / episode) more refers to the actual content, but (Feed / File) more refers to the resources necessary to consume the content. (Hope that makes sense ...)

Common elements

There are some elements that are common to all screens in MyPOD these are outlined below.

The title bar

The title bar is available on all screens and is an action bar that allows you to navigate between the essential screens easily.

Title


IconTitleDescription

home
Goes to the home screen

Free/Paid
Show the unlocked status
Title

The screen title

Down-loaded files
Manage downloaded files(podcast episodes)

Downloads
Manage files(episodes) currently downloading - this is were files being downloaded are held until they arrive

Playlist
Manage your playlist

Player
Player - there can be two players, a foreground and background - it is good for listening to podcasts where one is voice and one is music. for most functions short press goes to foreground player and long press goes to background player - you dont have to use the background player, just some people like it - it depends what you listen to.

Custom components

Buttons
Most buttons in MyPOD have been customised to fit the UI. The buttons have a coloured ring around the outside which changes colour as its interacted with - the colour scheme is:
ColourDescription
White
Idle (Not long pressable)
Pink
Idle (Has a long press function)
Yellow
Selected
Blue
Active (used in title bar)
Orange
Button press
Red
Button long press
Green
A larger green ring shows the button is focussed

NumberScroller

The number scroller is a number picker control, you can drag on the number area to adjust the value. dragging vertically on the left is the coarse adjustment (multiples of 50), dragging vertically on the right is the fine adjustment.
You can also use the buttons below to do fine adjustment, pressing will increment/decrement. holding will auto-increment/decrement.

Feedback
I am always looking to improve my application - if there is a feature you crave then please let me know (there is a feedback link on the feedback page)

Being Social
Twitter
Follow sentinelwebtech on Twitter
FaceBook


Google groups
MyPOD Discussion google group

Donations
Software doesn't write itself - maybe it soon will, who knows, not sure what i'll do then, but anyways until then we are stuck with people like me... If you like the app and use it then why not consider buying the app. That way I can write more apps that you might like also. I am also a nice guy - so live well, knowing your money will go to a good home ;)

Or feel free to recommend it to your friends (You can send feeds and podcast episodes in the feed/file info pages (see Feed Info)). Gotta go viral these days.

These buttons are for donating ONLY - they don't unlock the app, to do that go to the market or appstore and purchase "MyPOD Unlock Key"

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