From a personal perspective we simply love listening to great audio stories, dramas, documentaries & the odd bit of whimsical banter. Having exhausted the obvious places to find these types of podcasts, we felt there must be more great and diverse stuff out there - and ooooh, yes, indeed there was!
However, we found a lot of noise too. Over the past year or so we have investigated several ways to sift through this noise and find the best audio podcasts, which has culminated in The Super Times app. We really made this for ourselves just as much as a great way for others to listen too.
Unlike subscribing to several feeds, you get a much more diverse range of audio without overwhelming your mobile device and yourself with a tonne of podcasts to catch up on. We have also engineered the app to allow for fast syncing so that you can quickly sync while you're online and enjoy listening anywhere.
As busy people we simply didn't have the time to find new and interesting audio to download onto our phones for our long London commutes and we made The Super Times solves to solve this problem.
We have a free edition. Just download The Super Times from the app store and try us out before you commit to a subscription. We are very picky about things like audio quality and content - so when we feature a podcast by a shy and retiring lady with a make shift sound recording studio in the corner of her bedroom, we make sure that it maintains the high standard of programmes we like to listen to.
We are serious about building a quality audio service for mobile use. Simply it costs us money to design and develop the experience as well as support the infrastructure for the ongoing weekly editions.
It's also important to the two humans that built The Super Times to be directly liable to you and the best way for this to happen is for you to pay us and be our customers. We'd rather NOT sell your status as a user to the Vogons or try and cross-sell you salt air treatments!
Apple handles all subscription payment processing and from time to time this may give you back an error. Although we can't identify what the specific error may be you should check your Apple account and if you continue to have problems then get in touch with Apple.
You need to be connected to the internet for your subscription to complete. If you've lost internet connectivity and your subscription payment has already been processed by Apple then we will show the complete your subscription button at the bottom of each screen of the app. Tap this to complete your subscription when you are back online.
On rare occasions we may experience a problem with our servers, in which instance we will contact you to inform you of this.
The app is optimised for use on an iPhone 4+ and will therefore also be compatible with iPads and 4th generation iPod touch. We currently support iOS 5.1+.
Maybe. We are just two humans building this product and so time is very limited. However, if it's a useful feature that enough people request then we'll consider it. There are also services and apps that already cater to other types of functionality that may not be a focus for us, so we won't be fulfilling every feature request sent our way. Our focus is simple - super content, super fast and sticking to this is our first priority.
Not for now. The app is designed like a magazine and with the expiration of each edition we clean up all associated content in preparation for your new edition. This means that you will never end up with a backlog of podcasts taking up space on your iPhone or be overwhelmed with content.
The Super Times app has no outside funding or corporate backing. It's a business run by two regular humans, therefore the aim is to generate income to cover it's costs. This income comes entirely from paid subscription accounts.
If you would like to support The Super Times, the best way to do it is by downloading the app and subscribing to weekly editions.
It's also a huge help if you spread the word by telling your friends about The Super Times. Thank you for your support.
For any other questions you may have, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're always around and we'll get in touch with you soon afterwards.
Thanks for listening :)