Hey bombers, you might remember I posted about a month ago looking for beta testers. A bunch of people participated, which resulted in some great feedback and helped surface a number of nasty issues that would’ve otherwise slipped by. The app is now pretty much stable and contains most of the easy to implement suggestions, so I’ve made it available on the App Store. If you’d like to check it out, just follow this link!
There’s some bad news, though: Apple has nixed the download functionality for copyright reasons. I’ve already exhausted my options with the Review Board, so absent some kind of documentation from GB explicitly granting the app permission to download video it’ll have to remain disabled for now. In its place, I’ve added the ability to “favourite” videos, so you can build a kind of local playlist.
Update 22/09/2019: Downloads are back in version 1.1!
Update 7/12/2019: The iPad version is now available!
What does it look like?
Here's how it looks on iPhone:
And here's how it looks on iPad:
What does it do?
I’m glad you asked! Here’s what’s already implemented:
- iPhone and iPad support.
- Browse videos by category or show.
- Watch archived video and live streams.
- Cast videos using Google Cast.
- Push notifications for new videos, live streams and show episodes.
- Video search.
- Download videos for offline viewing.
- Mini player.
- Mark as watched.
And here’s what’s coming soon:
- Home screen top slot.
- Upcoming videos.
I’d also like to add Apple TV support, but that's more of a longer term proposition.
I already use Video Buddy/GBTV/Burger, why would I switch to Bomb Cyclone?
Those apps are great and if you like one of them you should absolutely keep using it. With Bomb Cyclone, I wanted to do something a little different with the UI and implement some functionality, like reliable push notifications, that isn’t otherwise widely available. If any of that sounds appealing, you should give it a try!
Why doesn't it do (x)?
Probably because I haven't though of it! If you have suggestions that aren't already on the roadmap, please let me know.