Breaker

The best app for listening to podcasts, with your friends 🎧

#4 Product of the WeekMarch 21, 2017
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Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Breaker (YC W17) replaced Overcast as my default podcast player a few weeks ago when I got into the beta. The app has many of the same features as other podcast apps (e.g. sleep timer, skip forward, subscriptions) but with community and focus on episode-level discovery. I'm excited to see it grow as a product and community. Find me in the app (username: rrhoover) to see what I'm listening to. 😊
Lucas Grohn@ljgrohn · Redfin, Trainer
@rrhoover The focus on finding individual podcast episodes that fit my usage pattern has been awesome!
Jerry Becker@beckerjs · All Around Good Guy
@rrhoover : I've been beta testing it, too and it's also overtaken Overcast as my default podcast player. One thing I would love to see the Breaker team tackle is the problem of hearing podcast references then having to look them up on my own. Podcasts often reference books, videos, articles, etc and when I want to see what they're talking about, I have to exit the app, do my own search for it and hope I find the right one they're referencing. I've dreamed of a podcast player that somehow allowed listeners to access these references with a single tap at the moment they're mentioned (cuz shownotes don't always include everything). I'd love to see the Breaker team solve this paint point. @sferik @leahculver - any thoughts? But even if they don't, it's a solid app, even in Beta form.
Marc@themarc · Podcaster, Brew Bloods
@beckerjs I think you're asking for unprecedented AI here, way beyond what even Alexa can do; it's light years of scope creep for a podcast app. I would suggest emailing your favorite podcasts and ask them to beef up their show notes. @rrhoover
Jerry Becker@beckerjs · All Around Good Guy
@themarc @rrhoover : having AI handle the task is def one approach - and I agree, one that might be far off from becoming reality. Another option might be to put the onus on the uploader to insert the links with timestamps and then have Breaker just pull the links up in time when the podcast is playing. Another option would be to crowdsource it - let listeners put those links in and have them come up in time. Different ways of achieving the same thing...
Josh Muccio@joshmuccio · Host of The Pitch
@rrhoover yup. Been using Breaker for a couple of weeks and I love it. My favorite part is the social aspect and the ability to see what shows your friends are listening 2.
Android please 😐
Erik Michaels-OberMaker@sferik · Maker, Breaker
@palavalli We‘re just getting started! We do plan to build an Android app eventually.
Matt Horton@mattahorton · Product Manager, Capital One
@sferik @palavalli "eventually"
Matt Albiniak@mattalbiniak
@sferik Great! I'd provide contact information in exchange for letting me know if "eventually" ever turns into "currently."
ian douglas@iandouglas736
@sferik how far off is "eventually" -- weeks? months?
Erik Michaels-OberMaker@sferik · Maker, Breaker
@iandouglas736 We just launched a waiting list for Android, so you can be the first to be notified when our Android app is live: https://www.producthunt.com/upco...
Andrew EttingerHiring@andrewett · PMM @ Twitter, Previously @ Product Hunt
I'd love to be able to follow all or select some of the people im following on Twitter / Facebook
Jason Alt@littlewyvern · Co-Founder, NetStudy.com
@andrewett yeah, it's just recommending random strangers to follow. There also doesn't seem to be a way to share my own profile to my friends. I can only share the generic app, and do they then just have to manually search for me?
Alexandre Mouriec@mrcalexandre · CS @ IUT Lannion | Stuffi | Argos VR
I was able to try the beta of Breaker thanks to Product Hunt 🙏and I really like the app. The social aspect might not work for everyone but IMO it can be a great way to democratize podcasts. I am currently try it instead of Overcast to see if it could replace it. I have some feedback. User onboarding for login could be better if It would open the Twitter app instead of Twitter.com on Safari. The experience would be better 😃Otherwise really great app 👏
Nick Coates@gadgick · ITSM Solutions Engineer @Symantec
@mrcalexandre I agree on the user on boarding, would be easier if it opened the Twitter app (if installed) 👌
Frank@stillupmysleeve · Independent Designer & Photographer
@mrcalexandre how does this app democratize podcasts? I'm not sure I follow.
abasa@abasa · founder, PRIMO
This is the app that I'm not crazy enough to make but I've been waiting for someone to develope for a very long time. Great job!
Leah CulverMaker@leahculver · Founder & CTO, Breaker
@abasa haha I agree! Thanks! It was a lot of work.