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Ziepod Build 3 for Version 0.99.9 is up and ready for download
posted on Thursday, May 3, 2007

As we just launched reborned version of Feedzie.com along with very neat features, we didn't want you to miss the power that you can make use of to find better podcasts and episodes on the Internet. In addition to that, thanks to more feedbacks from our dedicated users, we got couple of important feedbacks that had to be addressed before getting to the 'Version One.' And there you go, today, we are releasing the Build 3 for the Version 0.99.9.

Feedzie.com doubles the power of Ziepod

The goal of embedded Feedzie.com inside Ziepod is to allow you to find podcasts and episodes so that you can easily and quickly put them into use by subscribing to found podcasts and saving and playing found episodes, without having to open any browser. And this new release adds more ways to accomplish this goal with better precision.

Here is the short overview of upgrades related to Feedzie.com & Ziepod integration

Better search results & Seach preferences

Searching quality is not changed but you will be able to make use of automatically assigned categories and tags in order to optimize your search by eliminating unrelated content or ordering them based on how category centric they are. In addition to that, you can also specify the language for search results.

Tag highlights

Other than searching, Feedzie.com also provides tag highligths, that is, latest 2 audios and videos and most related 2 feeds for each tag. As its name implies, this allows you to see the latest content about any topic at once, which saves your time.

Tag-cloud for feeds

Feedzie.com monitors feeds and keeps track of topics that are mentioned in published content. Then, it visualizes those mentioned topics in flash-based visualization tool, showing the most mentioned topics at first. This gives you the best overview of the content of that feed and lets you understand what that feed is all about at a glance. Now you can access that content visualization thru Ziepod.

Related feeds

When you check any feed via Feedzie.com, it also lists 5 feeds that are most related to that feed based on true content match. In addition to that, you can also see most related feeds for each tag. All accessible thru Ziepod. Hence this allows you to reach related feeds and podcasts by just checking your favorite feeds or tags.

To use these new features, after installing this new release, go to the 'Search' segment in the Home tab. Sure you will feel the difference.

Arrested Bugs

Thanks to the feedbacks from our dedicated Ziepoders, we managed to detected a anomaly related to the download module. All feedbacks considered, in case of high load of download traffic, Ziepod crashes at some random level. So, first we should say sorry for the inconvenience and have to add that at certain computer environment you may experience difficulties but we still haven't experienced this in our test bed, which makes the case very difficult for us to identify fully. So based on feedbacks we got, we tried to simplify and secure download-related modules that may cause those inconvenient cases.

Early tests with our testers showed that it improved the case. However as each computer environment is different than one another, we need to see that improvement over wide range before getting into the Version One. So we'll see. We recommend everyone to use the latest release as we believe it is the most stable one of all.

To sum up ...

We believe this release is one of the most interesting and powerful releases of all, as new powerful and content-centric search and browsing features of Feedzie.com is available thru Ziepod. Hope you make use of it to explore the unlistened portion of podcast world.

In short, make use of Ziepod in every possible way you can. That is what we are building it for. And don't forget to uninstall your old one before installing the new one. Check 'Upgrade Instructions' for more.

Sunny days,

  • Upgrade Instructions (recommended)
  • Download Ziepod+ version 0.99.9 Build 3 [ Mirror ]
  • Read Release Notes for Ziepod+ version 0.99.9 Build 3
  • Download Ziepod version 0.99.9 Build 3 [ Mirror ]
  • Read Release Notes for Ziepod version 0.99.9 Build 3
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