updated 06:30 pm EDT, Fri October 15, 2010
Helps podcasters determine trends, popularity
IdeaSwarm, who make AppViz for helping developers track app sales, reviews and rankings, has expanded their line with the introduction of PodViz ($25), designed to help podcasters determine the popular reception of their podcasts by automatically downloading reviews and rankings from iTunes.
The program also lets you track any competitor or affiliate podcasts for comparitive purposes, and offers breakouts by country and daily rankings, as well as a podcast's performance relative to the top 300 in that category. Visual cues let users easily spot new reviews or trends (positive or negative). Sorting and filter options allow the user to separate the statistics they are most interested in from the overall reporting.
PodViz is available for a 14-day free trial. PodViz requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher.