Opening episode root posts/objects to support cross-app comments

App version:

Problem you may be having, or feature you want:
Some podcasters publish their episodes as ActivityPub objects, or create ActivityPub ‘root posts’, to which you can reply. For example, any episode from a Castopod installation (where episode = object, e.g. The Linux Experiment) or the episodes of the Podcasting 2.0 podcast (root post manually assigned).

I would love to be able to

  1. quickly open these objects/posts in my favourite ActivityPub app (for me: Fedilab), so that I can quickly see what others responded to the episode, and leave a reply myself
  2. see directly in AntennaPod how many comments there are on the episode

Suggested solution:
Implement a button a) to open the root object which b) shows in a simple way the number of comments. This button should (at least) be available on the full player screen, as it’s most relevant there. It could also be welcome in he episode detail view, e.g. in the top bar.

Screenshots / Drawings / Technical details:
I can work on screenshots later. For now, there’s a technical discussion about how to ensure such interoperability between any non-ActivityPub app (here: AntennaPod) and a dedicated ActivityPub (in my case: Fedilab).

As I barely have any understanding of Android App development, I don’t get the arguments and can’t conclude anything useful from the existing discussions. I also have the impression that people bring in irrelevant arguments/proposals, but I can’t judge it and thus can’t reply anything useful.

Therefore the request to the contributors here: what would make sense from your (AntennaPod) point of view, in order to have a simple ‘open comments’ button in AntennaPod?

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