Anytime Podcast Player
This is the official repository for the Anytime Podcast Player - the simple Podcast playing app for Android & iOS, built with Dart & Flutter.
Anytime is currently at v1.1 and is built against Flutter 2.8+. View the project to see what is currently being worked on.
If you would like to help test Anytime please click the image below to head over to the Play Store, or Amazon App Store. You can download the current stable release or sign up to the Beta channel and help test current developments.
I would really appreciate all feedback - positive and negative - as it both helps improve Anytime and prioritise new features. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building from source
If you do not already have the Flutter SDK installed, follow the instructions from the Flutter site here.
Fetch the latest from master:
git clone https://github.com/amugofjava/anytime_podcast_player.git
From the anytime_podcast_player directory fetch the dependencies:
flutter packages get
Then either run:
flutter build apk
Anytime can search for podcasts via iTunes and PodcastIndex. To use PodcastIndex, first create an account at https://podcastindex.org. This will generate the required key and secret. To enable searching with PodcastIndex in AnyTime, pass the key and secret as runtime arguments:
flutter run --dart-define=PINDEX_KEY=mykey --dart-define=PINDEX_SECRET=mysecret
If running from Android Studio, add the following to the command line arguments section:
-t lib/main.dart --dart-define=PINDEX_KEY=mykey --dart-define=PINDEX_SECRET=mysecret
Ensure there are is only a single space between each argument. I have found that an additional space between any of the arguments will prevent them from being passed into Flutter correctly.
Open with Anytime links
Anytime supports deep linking from websites, allowing you to open a podcast within Anytime from a web url. To open a feed within Anytime, you create a link to the Anytime website passing in the URL of the feed you wish to open. For example: to load a feed in Anytime from www.example.com you would use the following link:
Anytime makes use of several amazing packages available on pub.dev. Below is a list of the packages that are heavily used within the application.
- Flutter - SDK.
- Sembast - NoSQL persistent store.
- RxDart - adds additional capabilities to Dart Streams and StreamControllers.
- Audio Service - Provides background support for supporting audio libraries.
- Podcast Search - Provides podcast search and parsing.
Anytime takes a layered approach:
- UI - The UI presented to the users. Currently this is mobile, but could be extended to web and/or desktop in the future.
- BLoC - Handles the state for the UI. Communication between the UI and BLoC is entirely via Sinks and Streams.
- Services - Interacts with the API and Repository to provide data handling routines to the BLoCs and other services.
- API - Interacts with the iTunes API (via a package) to fetch and parse podcast data.
- Repository - Provides persistent storage.
If you have an issue or discover a bug, please raise a GitHub issue. Pull requests are also welcome. Full details can be found in CONTRIBUTING.md.
Have a question?
If you wish to reach out to me directly you can find me at email@example.com.
Anytime is released under a BSD-Style License. See the LICENSE file for further details.