Today I’m delighted to announce the latest update to our dashboard. The latest update, v2020.3 is, quite frankly, lickable.

I won’t bore you with the technical details, but we’ve made some significant changes to how the dashboard operates. These changes make it easier to zip around from one podcast to another, and to know exactly what podcast you’re working on if you manage a few.

Screenshot of analytics in the dashboard

We’ve simplified our analytics, made it easier to filter, and we now have a new listener tracker, so you can see how your audience has grown over time, and get a better sense not just of how many downloads you get, but how many listeners you actually have.

Super-fast websites

As part of the update, we’ve also released a whole new rewrite of our templating engine. This is the underlying tech that drives our podcast and network websites, and makes them customisable. We call the new engine Sites.js, and we’re pretty pleased with it.

Pages now load faster, and we’ve squashed some bugs that were starting to creep into the old system.

A much cleaner experience for new podcasters

If you’re new to podcasting, we’ve got your back. When you start a new show with us, or bring over an existing one, we’ll help guide you through the entire process, showing you exactly what you need to do next. Yes there’s a walkthrough with some cute animations, but more importantly, you can see your progress in real time.

Introducing our weekly email digest

Our robot, Loda, has been busy sending emails to podcasters every day, with stats and growth tips. We’ve now made Loda even smarter, so now you’ll get a single email every Sunday, which covers your entire podcast portfolio.

Not only will you get a brief snapshot of your numbers and tips on how to grow your audience, tailor made for you, you’ll also get the latest podcasting news, curated from a variety of sources, and a few little extras from us.

Look out for the weekly digest, from Sunday.

So much more

This is day one of a raft of announcements and launches we’re bringing to the podcasting community. Follow @PodiantHQ on Twitter for up-to-the-minute info about what we’re releasing, the week beginning Sep 28th.

Today’s update was big, and it’s merely the tip of the iceberg. Catch you tomorrow for the next announcement.