A social podcast player is in the works and we want your feedback.
I was really excited to read about Emily White’s desire for a more social podcast player in her recent article. Not only because I share that desire but because my co-founder and I wanted it so bad that we set out to build it.
Podcasts are thriving — there’s so many new networks popping up. Gimlet, Nerdist Industries, Radiotopia, the list goes on. But the problem with podcasts right now is that they’re hard to discover. It’s a one-dimensional media and a one-way communication.
With Tung we’re setting out to change that. Tung will be the first social podcast player with a feed of your friend’s podcast recommendations, clips and comments. Share clips of podcasts to your social network of choice. Make a time-stamped comment in an episode. We’re going for the whole kit-and-kaboodle social experience here.
The other side of it is that we want to allow podcasters to give their audiences more. They will be able to customize a button in the player, as well as run fundraising campaigns and show off incentives. More about that here.
Tung is currently in beta. You can participate by signing up here.