Being a long term Prodigem user, and having actually written about the service in my book on Podcasting I am disappointed in some of the stuff they missed in the roll out of the re-launched service and have a couple of concerns.
First they did not forward the old prodigem RSS feeds which is a monumental mistake to the new account RSS feeds they transfered.
Second on the new service they have a direct download of the media on the website, and a RSS feed for the direct download. The better choice would have been to use my original RSS feed in the place of the new direct download RSS feed on the website or at least made it a option. What bothers me about this is that they poll my RSS feed for new content so they know what the direct download link is and what the original RSS feed is.
Third when they poll my RSS feed and download the new file to create the BitTorrent feed, with data they are not importing the description data. This causes the listing to have no description data so people that visit that site have no clue what the content is about.
I am not thrilled about their RSS feed with the direct download that originates there as I already have a rss feed with the direct download. Plus their are no real download stats anymore. These folks at this point do not care about giving me access to what the transfer totals are.
So what MoveDigital.com needs to do is this. Is give account holders the option to place our original RSS feed in that direct download spot. Import our complete RSS feed and display the data from that rss feed in the listing.
They have taken a perfectly good service put a new pretty wrapper on it, and reduced the functionality by at least 50%, and in my eyes at least made it a resource that is not friendly at this point to content producers. It sure looks pretty though.
It is to bad they removed some of the old features and missed the mark on some others. For the meantime I will be moving my RSS BitTorrent feeds to a service that cares about my attention data, and respects the information in my RSS feed. What continues to kill me about these new roll outs is that they don’t talk to their USERS and ask them to look over the site. It took me less than 2 minutes to find these glaring issues.
Plus there is no contact info on the website where a person can send these types of complaints directly to. [www.movedigital.com]