Longtime iOS podcasts app Castro has been down since Friday and its web site not exists a month after the crew behind Castro denied rumors that the app was shutting down. Customers began reporting on Friday that they’re unable to obtain new episodes or entry Castro’s web site. When The Verge reached out to the contacts that had been listed on Castro’s website, all of our emails had been returned as undeliverable as a result of the area couldn’t be discovered.
A Friday Reddit post is filled with replies from individuals unable to make use of important elements of the app, and up to date opinions from its listing on the iOS App Retailer inform the identical story. After we downloaded the app to confirm, we had been unable to connect with Castro’s servers to seek out exhibits to hearken to.
The app has been visibly on the ropes since at the very least November, when the app was down for a couple of days due to a database downside that turned out to be extra complicated than the team first expected. That very same month, some shops and blogs reported that Castro’s shutdown was imminent, however Castro managed to get its service back up and running.
Shortly after that, the crew posted on X (previously Twitter) that any communications pertaining to its imminent demise had been “unofficial.” The put up linked to a December 1st weblog that’s not immediately accessible as its website is now down.
An archived version of the put up denied reports that Castro was shutting down, however admitted the corporate is “in search of a brand new dwelling for Castro with new homeowners” after an unspecified variety of worker departures. One such rumor got here from a former Castro crew member, Mohit Mamoria, who posted on November twenty seventh that the app could be “shut down over the following two months.”
The Verge reached out to Castro guardian firm Tiny, however didn’t obtain a response by press time.