So, now that we have FlattrKit, how can we leverage it? One of the primary use cases for Flattr are podcasts, but nobody has the website open when he listens to a podcast. I think it is safe to assume that many people who listen to podcasts are doing so in the builtin iOS Music.app - so that is the target for FlattrCast.
While I can’t give you a button right inside Music.app, I did the best I could:
When you launch FlattrCast, you will see the cover and name of the podcast you are currently listening to in Music.app. The first time you launch it, you will need to log in to Flattr:
If you choose not to login or if there is no matching thing on Flattr, the button will stay disabled. In any case, you can tweet a link to the podcast and tell others to Flattr it, too. FlattrCast uses the iOS 5 Twitter integration for that:
Finally, there is a list of all podcasts stored in the iTunes library on your device. You can tap on each of them to get to the same actions you can perform on the current podcast:
The application icon and the ‘no podcast’ image are derived works of the Podcast logo made by Peter Marquardt, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Germany License.
The ‘Gears’ symbol was derived from Public Domain images of the Tango Desktop Project.
This application uses NXOAuth2Client: Copyright © 2010, nxtbgthng
Many thanks to Philipp Albrecht for beta testing.