Overcast

Overcast is a podcast application for Soundcloud profiles. It takes a single Soundcloud username as a parameter, and returns an iTunes-compatible podcast that can be subscribed to by your favorite podcasting application. Overcast only downloads tracks that are available for download, and thus omits unavailable tracks from the podcast feed. It was built using Sinatra, Sprockets and Rack, as well as the Soundcloud API gem.

Installation

Overcast is just a simple Sinatra app and doesn't really do much. It's very easy to install and sits nicely between a stack of Rack apps.

Locally

  1. Register your app on Soundcloud.

  2. Copy cfg/soundcloud.yml.example to cfg/soundcloud.yml and fill in your app's configuration details.

  3. Start up the Rack app (we like using Pow!)

  4. Test it out by going to yourapp.dev/some-soundcloud-username.xml

On Heroku

  1. Register your app on Soundcloud.

  2. Create the app by doing heroku apps:create my-overcast-fork

  3. Set up the SC_CLIENT_ID, SC_SECRET_ID and optionally the SC_OAUTH_URL as environment variables with heroku config:add {var} {value} if you want to use the sandbox.

  4. Push your app to Heroku with git push heroku master and check it out by typing heroku open after the compilation has finished.

Contributing

Got a cool idea for a feature? Fork this shit, submit a pull request, and show us a demo of it in action on Heroku or something! I'd love to see it!

Documentation

You can view the up-to-date code documentation at rubydoc.info/github/tubbo/overcast/master/frames

Developers

License

Copyright © 2011 Tom Scott

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