Developers wanted: Google Chromecast support

AntennaPod is an open-source application that is dependent on volunteer contributions by the community. Because of some changes that are outside our control, we need to rewrite Google Chromecast support. We are therefore looking for a developer who is interested in doing the necessary code changes. If nobody volunteers, Google Chromecast support likely has to be removed in May.

Interested? Just leave a comment here or on GitHub :slight_smile:

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I’m interested. What kind of development would be involved?

Welcome to the forum :slight_smile: Rewriting Chromecast support is a pretty big amount of work. I tried to do it at some point and then gave up because I am not motivated to spend 15+ hours on a feature that I don’t use myself. Google published a new Chromecast library that works differently to the one we already use. I think it might be easiest to delete all Chromecast functionality and start from scratch with the new library. Chromecast support currently is around 2800 lines of code - so the changes needed are massive. Also, it needs a lot of manual testing to ensure that it still works with the real Chromecast hardware.

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Thanks for the clarification. I’ll give it a shot. One year is a long time. Might as well get started and see where it goes. Who knows, others could join and help out.

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If at some point you need testers, let me know :slight_smile:

Add me to tester list too - I use ChromeCast actively.

Also, should I join beta tester program?

I wish I was not so rusty with my coding and had mobile dev practice. Still I am pretty good with testing and describing testcases. Count me in for testing pls…