Our New Android App Is Here! How To Prepare & What You Need To Know

By Kat (SoCast) Jul 27, 2022 | 1:57 PM


As many of you are aware, SoCast has been working on developing a new Native Mobile Android App. We’re happy to announce that we plan on rolling out the new android version gradually to all clients throughout the month of August.

This new android version will be similar in style and experience to our new iOS app that recently rolled out.

What Does This Mean?

It means you’re getting a brand new android app, with a whole new look and feel! (we’re super excited!). Updating the apps and providing you with the latest technology is just one of the great benefits of your partnership with us.  

Features to look forward to:

  • Homepage Option: You can now use a page as the home screen in the app, which you can configure however you like (just like creating one for desktop!).
  • More theme options: Tailor your app’s branding and match your website.
  • More flexibility: You choose how you wish to set up your app, there are now various format combos and variations.
  • Updated Player: The player was redesigned to provide a much more seamless experience. More options for the live stream and podcasts are now available.
  • Faster load times and stability

I’m A New Client, What Does This Mean?

It means you automatically get the new android app! Your SoCast Account Manager will continue to work with you to get your apps built and submitted.

What Are My Responsibilities?

We need you (or your Company Admin) to log into your Company Google Play developer account and make sure there are no outstanding or pending agreements. We cannot submit or update your app if there are outstanding agreements. Please also make sure things like payment information and contact information are up to date. 

For instructions on how to update your Google Play agreements please see: https://support.socastdigital.com/portal/en/kb/articles/how-do-i-update-google-play-agreements 

What Will The Process Be?

We will create and build a new version of your existing android app(s) with us. Assuming there are no pending or outstanding agreements in the app store, we will test and submit the new builds for approval and release. 

Once released, your listeners who have already downloaded the app will receive a notification asking them to update it.

We will handle any app store rejections, questions or concerns on your behalf.

What If Something Isn’t Working Properly On The New Version Of The App?

We will work with you to get any issues resolved, and create a new build of the app.

Will This Fix Any Outstanding Issues I Have With My Existing Android App?

That’s the plan! However if you have any concerns after you have the new app, please reach out to support@socastdigital.com and we’d be happy to assist.

I Don’t Have A SoCast App, But Now I Want One, How Do I Get One?

Great question! Reach out to support@socastdigital.com and we’d be happy to assist!

If you have any questions, please reach out to support@socastdigital.com


The SoCast Team