Podchaser says the partnerships with podcast apps, platforms, and networks will enhance discoverability for listeners and properly recognize podcast creators. In the coming months, podcast apps will begin to display Podchaser credits and utilize these credits in search algorithms.
Here are a few of the apps committed to utilize the Podchaser API to display credits and/or Podchaser ratings in 2019 including RadioPublic, Player FM, Castbox, Himalaya, Bullhorn, Procast, and Entale.
Creator profiles launched on Podchaser in December 2018 with a crowd-sourced credits system to build a comprehensive database of podcasting credits. Since this release, over 2 million credits (as of
March 2019) were added for a variety of roles including hosts, guests, producers, editors, voice actors, composers, writers, and many other roles that contribute to the creation of a podcast.
The Podchaser team says for podcast creators this is a meaningful step to enhance discoverability. “Credits will be used in recommendation and search algorithms, and this summer Podchaser will unveil the ability to “Follow” a podcast Creator, including notifications for guest appearances.