At least if there are no local search results, we should display something like
No results in your subscriptions. [Search for new podcasts]. As your mock-up makes local search a lot more prominent, I wonder if we still want some kind of button to search online even if there are local results. If one uses the search bar, they could otherwise be disappointed and think that AntennaPod’s database is too small.
I refer to the home screen. The lines in the “latest” section show the podcast title and move the other information around. That will be a bit of a pain to implement cleanly. Also, to be honest, I want to try to be as consistent as possible. AntennaPod 1.x had 3 different layouts for the episode lists with only tiny differences. Users complained about that (#3548 #3003).
I recently saw a comment on Google Play by someone claiming that AntennaPod needs more and more storage space over time. My guess would be that they just never delete downloads. Having the screen displayed more prominently could help there.
Personally, I use the downloads screen to (manually) delete played episodes. I don’t trust in the auto-delete feature to always behave like I expect it to behave ^^ It really needs a rewrite. Anyway, not sure if the downloads section should show “delete” buttons or “play” buttons on the home screen.
Not a fan, to be honest. See Feature request: Button to download and play · Issue #3034 · AntennaPod/AntennaPod · GitHub