Castro is Having Another Very Bad Time

The Castro podcast app is currently experiencing another extended outage. It started over the weekend, when entire domain seemed to disappear, bringing the app, company website and email all down.

After a couple of days of no communication from Tiny (who bought Castro in 2018), the app’s X account tweeted today:

Hello Castro Users!

We are having issues with our DNS on Digital Ocean. We have been working over the weekend to fix it. We will be back shortly.

Thank you for your patience 🙏

“Working over the weekend” should have included updating paying customers as to what was going on. Instead, the company was silent — yet again — as people wondered about the future of the app.

I hate it to say it, but I have very little confidence that Tiny knows what it’s doing with Castro, or even cares that much about it.