Automattic Open Sources Pocket Casts Mobile Apps
In a move that’s sure to please podcast enthusiasts everywhere, popular podcast platform Pocket Casts has released its mobile clients under an open-source license. WordPress parent company Automattic acquired Pocket Casts last July, and it seems the team is keen on giving back to the community that helped make the app so successful.
Pocket Casts is one of the most popular “podcatcher” apps outside the big tech ecosystems of Google, Apple, and Spotify, allowing users to search and subscribe to podcasts for free, with premium features such as desktop apps available for a fee.
It perhaps should come as as little surprise that Automattic has elected to push the Pocket Casts app code onto GitHub, given that Automattic founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg is a huge proponent of open source — and WordPress is among the top open source projects on the planet.
Whether you’re a podcast fan or just an admirer of open-source software, this is great news. With Pocket Casts now open source, anyone can contribute to the development of the app and help make it even better. We can’t wait to see what the community comes up with!