PodLP, a podcast app for KaiOS, aims to take podcasts to the next billion
PodLP is the first podcast app for KaiOS, the third most popular mobile operating system in the world. Several brands including Nokia, Alcatel, and others offer feature phones powered by KaiOS. The platform aims to bring some of the smartphone capabilities to affordable devices.
While for a lot of people, these smarter feature phones serve the purpose of a digital detox from smartphones or as a companion phone, for millions of people, these phones are their first gateway to the internet. Jio, the leading Indian carrier, has sold 70 million JioPhone, the company’s affordable feature phone powered by KaiOS. PodLP will allow these millions of people to discover the world of podcasts.
The PodLP app allows listeners to search and discover new shows and subscribe to their favorites. It offers a simple, user-friendly experience optimized specifically for KaiOS. PodLP also offers podcasters an opportunity for sponsored listings on the app.
According to Thomas Barrasso, the developer behind PodLP, Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania are among the top countries using the app so far.
The ad-supported app is available for free in English, Spanish, and French language (more languages coming soon) on all devices running KaiOS 2.0+, and can be downloaded from here.