Limewire Podcast Directory Becomes LimecastMar 26th, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Podcast Directory Sites, Podcasting, Video
Limewire, makers of a file-sharing client, is launching a podcast directory, Limecast. Billing itself as “the Web’s open podcast directory and archive” only has about a hundred podcasts at the moment.
The platform for the directory, however, is intriguing. It is still in the process of being built, and is being created online as a collaborative open-source project. One can assume that the finished product will work with Limewire, which could be a conduit for publishing and obtaining podcast files.
Listeners and viewers of the podcasts will be able to post reviews, suggestions, and tags. The podcast show listings offer several different methods for subscription, streaming, or individual download.
Right now, the project has three sub-project parts: the Limecast podcast directory itself, “Limetracker,” which is a php BitTorrent tracker, and an RSS feed-generating feature.
As NewTeeVee points out, “there’s still a lot missing.” It’s very much still a work in progress. But considering that Limewire is a widely-used, popular client, it’s conceivable that this new directory and publishing application will offer another avenue for podcasters to share their creations, and for their audience to consume their shows.