Nice idea. Do you know of other apps that implement this?
No. this would be the only one, I think.
Any idea for a kind of icon?
That depends if you would go with the minimal approach and only do one type of segment (ads). Then I’d use a shield, like many AdBlockers do. For more segment types a shield could still work but maybe something different would be good. Can’t think of anything though.
Where in the interface do you think it could be placed
Left next to the playback speed button is still room. I think I’d try to scale both of those buttons down a bit. They don’t need to be as big as the Skip Buttons.
Or you could introduce a second row between the progress bar and the player controls with small icons where Speed, Sponsorblock and Sleep timer could live. Not as clean anymore but clean enough (to me) and very useful for quick access.
An option to hide this encourages leeching.
True, but leechers gonna leech anyway. Nothing that’s that important to me though.
That’s what I thought of ChromeCast support when it got introduced. I lost faith in single possible killer features ever since Different users, different needs…
I could’ve told you! I think the amount of people that cast their podcasts to their speakers is probably not that big. But one thing everybody can agree on is that ads suck. So I really think this would be pretty huge.
Have you looked at the Sponsorblock repository? Wouldn’t it be possible to take the core functionality and port it to AntennaPod? Just to make things a little easier, I mean. Maybe the author would be open to a cooperation in some form. Could be awesome.