Make Your Podcast iPhone Friendly

Aug 11th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Digital Music, How to Podcast, iPhone, Mobile Podcasting, Podcasting Software

iPhone friendly podcastThe Financial Aid Podcast’s Christopher Penn has released a free .php script, the Podcaster iPhone Kit, that can be used to generate an iPhone-friendly page for your podcast.

Here’s how Penn describes the script:

This simple little web page parses your podcast’s XML feed and slaps it into a nice page designed to render well in Safari, which is the browser on which the iPhone operates. It also grabs your feed’s image and displays it as the icons.

Here’s an example, an iPhone-friendly page for the Financial Aid Podcast.

Here’s how to set up an iPhone-friendly page using Penn’s script:

  • Download the Podcast iPhone Kit.
  • Unzip the folder, which should be called iphone
  • Edit the config.php file with a text editor like Notepad, BB Edit, etc. and set all values as appropriate.
  • Copy the entire folder to your podcast’s web site.
  • You may need to set the folder’s permissions to writeable, depending on your web host.
  • Link to your iPhone-ready site from your podcast’s home page.
  • Enjoy iPhone goodness!

The Podcaster iPhone Kit is licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 US By Attribution, Non-Commercial, Sharealike license.

No Responses to “Make Your Podcast iPhone Friendly”

  1. Guide Study says:

    Great tips, this deserves to be bookmarked! User experience, people forget this.

  2. The kit is very easy to customize. Check out the version we put together for The Frat Pack Tribute:

  3. Thanks for the love, guys! Kevin – I would suggest keeping the phone number at the top of the script because it’s tappable on the iPhone – your comment line is just a finger’s tap away from any iPhone user.

  4. In my version the phone number is still “above the fold” on the iPhone screen and clickable too. I didn’t think I needed two clickable phone numbers in my version and wanted to make the entire contents fit onto one iPhone screen.

  5. […] If you’re a fellow podcaster and want to learn more about how to do this for your show, see the related article at Podcasting News. […]

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