Luminary, the start of a $ 100 million podcast, is solving one of the biggest complaints of podcasters with the subscriber-oriented platform: the lack of show notes. The company is updating its iOS, Android and web application to allow creators to include links in their show notes, which are often used to provide related information or links to sponsors, writes Luminary co-founder Joe Purzycki in a publication of blog. The links still do not seem to be live on the iOS player, and Purzycki says that updating the web application will initially require that the links be copied and pasted into the URL bar;
Luminary lost its launch with poor messages and product limitations that hurt small creators. Not only were the application notes removed, but it was also discovered that he was using a proxy server when requesting program downloads, which hid important data from the listeners of the creators. Since then, the team solved the problem, but those two situations added to what the podcasters considered a hostile approach for the creators.
His aloof stance in advertising also deactivated many podcasters. Luminary has made it clear that he believes there is a better way for the industry to keep itself in place of ads, so it is focusing on a subscription model that gives users access to exclusive shows. But most programs rely on ad money to make a living, and for those podcasts, notes and data can be essential to your business.
Other creators and important programs that should be removed from the platform for several reasons. But perhaps with his two biggest mistakes geared towards the creator behind him, Luminary will be able to move forward.