Hello Audio version 1.0 is here!
We've officially moved out of beta and are living the 1.0 life! The app now lives at app.helloaudio.fm. Your old links at the beta. subdomain will continue to work, but app. is the correct URL moving forward.
With this update comes TONS of new features. New customization tools, more fine-grained control of listener access, along with a game changer in automation, as you'll see below.
So much feedback from our users went into the design and implementation of the new system. We appreciate all of you <3
These are built-in tools to automate an action to take whens something happens in your feeds. For example, when someone subscribes to my private feed, send me an email. If a listener reaches the final episode of a feed, add them to a different feed automatically. Trigger Zaps with a webhook. Read more
Powerhouse, Pro, Starter
When creating a new feed, you now have the option to import a feed from outside Hello Audio. It can be a public or private feed, and it can turn into a public or private feed inside your Hello Audio account.
Grab the link to your old feed, and paste it into Hello Audio! A few minutes later your feed will be migrated into your Hello Audio account. Read more
Custom Branding Colors
You can customize the button colors that appear in the subscribe page and invitation email sent to listeners. It's also used in your embeddable player. This is a per-feed setting, not account-wide, so feel free to match the colors to each feed's cover art. Read more
You can set a date & time, or number of days after a listener starts a feed, and have it disappear automatically. Read more
Previously, our Zapier app only had Steps, which live in the middle of Zaps. Now, we're adding triggers that start a Zap based on an occurrence in Hello Audio. You can trigger a zap when a listener subscribes to one of your feeds, or when a listener downloads and episode for the first time. Read more
Restrict Episodes Before a Listener's Start Date
You can now set a feed to only allow episodes to be released if they appear after the listener's start date. That way they don't have access to the entire back catalogue of your feed if you'd prefer. This is useful for membership sites where members only access content that's created after they enroll. Read more
In a drip feed, you can schedule episodes to be removed from a listener's feed a certain number of days after it was released. I like to think of this as the "Snake Game" on old cell phones, where the episodes keep disappearing from the start as new episodes are released at the other end. Read more
Other Minor Improvements
Many, many language clarifications and quality-of-life improvements. Improved show notes formatting to meet ever-changing app requirements.
To see all the new Hello Audio features, start your free trial here!