I’ve launched Player FM today, a product I’ve been wanting to make since podcasting began in 2005! It’s a way to discover, share, and play podcasts in the browser. Works pretty well in mobile browsers as well as the desktop.

Learned a ton in building this thing! A few technologies in here:

  • Rails 3.1 on the server
  • Twitter Bootstrap and Font Awesome icons
  • HAML, SASS+Bourbon, CoffeeScript
  • HTML5 history to keep playing while the user browses
  • SoundManager 2 using Flash and falling back to HTML5 audio as appropriate
  • RSS, JSON, OPML, and plain-text imports and exports

Any ideas for this, let me know. Hope it’s useful!