Mike Becky

Overcast’s New Recommendation System ➝

Marco Arment, on the latest Overcast update:

Overcast now offers its own data-driven recommendation engine, and I’ve removed Twitter integration entirely.

Podcasts in the new “Suggestions for You” section of the Add Podcast screen are based on the shows you subscribe to, and what else their subscribers subscribe to, which gives much better recommendations without involving any social networks.

Most importantly, it works for all of Overcast’s customers.

The new recommendation system seems far more effective than the previous Twitter-powered version. I’ve already added a new subscription to my rotation and I expect I’ll check the list from time-to-time to see if there are any new shows I’d like to listen to.

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