Welcome to our first PodClear blog entry! We are probably even more excited than you are. We have decided to start this blog to chronicle how we decided to dive head first into this project and to mark our successes and learning opportunities along the way. We want to be able to connect with our users and get as much feedback as possible as we work to make amazing Podcasting tools. This will be the place where we post new ideas and upcoming features…stay tuned! We also hope to eventually have some useful content about creating, maintaining, and perfecting your podcasts here (or at least some damn good links).
First off, we’d love to introduce ourselves so you know we are real people with ideas, feelings, and good intentions. Our team consists of two brilliant technical software developers, Sebastian and Spencer, and one non-technical podcast enthusiast, Hannah. We all live in San Francisco where, as it turns out, we are pretty unoriginal for creating a little SaaS, but we’re still pretty stoked. We don’t have an office pet (or an office…), but if you would like to lend us a cute dog for a day we would happily take you up on the offer.
How did we find ourselves in the wonderful world of podcasting, you ask? Let me tell you! None of us are actually podcasters, BUT we are avid podcast listeners and find the community to be really interesting and engaging. During a long drive between LA and SF while listening to the nearly 40 hours (you never know how long this drive could actually take) of podcasts we had downloaded we noticed many of our favorite podcasts had downright unintelligible podcast interviews done via Skype, phone, and other out-of-studio methods. We thought if we could develop a simple solution it could help small (and large!) scale podcasters add a lot of production value to their shows, and allow listeners to actually understand the content they worked so hard to produce. It has been a fun market to work in since podcasters are generally interesting, passionate people who are just trying to get the word out about things they love.
If you have any questions, comments, ideas, or just want to reach out, feel free to shoot us an e-mail or contact us on twitter @PodClearTweets!