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  1. SifJar's Avatar
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    So following the recent news that Google Reader, which I use quite a bit, is shutting down, I've been trying to find a decent alternative. For the time being, I am trying Feedly. Of course, one of the essential features any replacement must have for me is compatibility with the Playbook. Luckily, Feedly has an Android client, which I have installed on my phone, and it's not terrible. (Not as good as Google Reader was, but not terrible). So I headed over to goodereader to see if there was a BAR for Feedly posted there (rather than going through the hassle of pulling the APK off my phone and converting it myself). I found that there was, so I promptly installed it. However, when I launch it, it just sits on a splash screen for ages, and never seems to make any progress.

    I was just wondering if anyone had had any success getting Feedly to work, and if so, if there is some specific version that works well, or if I'm just being too impatient and not giving it long enough to load, or whatever. Any advice is appreciated.

    (I am also open to any other suggestions of decent, cloud-synced RSS readers with a decent Playbook experience available, whether via app or website)
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    I've been using Flipboard for my news lately. GoodEReader has the last working bar version, 1.9.11 I think, and it works pretty good. A bit laggy on startup, but after the initial topics you watch load it works well. Pulse is another decent news reader that they have.
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    Same experience here... the converted bar doesn't work. I'm not sure if there is a repository of older version apks... that might be an option that has worked for other apps.

    Also been using Flipboard... agreed, a little laggy, but on the whole absolutely useable. Still waiting for something native with decent offline/caching support.
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    I tried Flipboard, but it was extremely laggy for me and also seemed to have a weird orientation problem (from memory it displayed in portrait despite me starting it with my PB in landscape, but yet it took swipes in landscape, not portrait, so I had to swipe perpendicular to the direction I actually wanted to swipe). Perhaps I was too impatient with it and should give it another chance. I may also checkout Pulse.
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    Flipboard on the PB only works in Portrait from my understanding, but I could be confusing it with another. I know it has a bunch of settings options...orientation may be one. Pulse, from the little I tried of it, works in Landscape and pulls the articles in on a ribbon that you can scroll back and forth before you tap what you want and it pulls full-screen.
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    Ah, that could explain my troubles with Flipboard. I think I did look through the settings and saw nothing there though. I'll maybe give it another shot anyway.

    Thanks for your help
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    Download : BlackBerry 10 Bars

    This is version 1.9.19 and works good in both Landscape and Portrait. Don't know if 2.0 works yet, will try and let you know. This is less buggy/laggy than the previous 1.9.11.
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    I have tried Feedly 2.0.1 and 10.101 and both stayed stuck on the splashscreen. any one else got them to work? Benice to have feedly on the playbook since I just transferred my feeds to that service in light of Google shutting down Reader.
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    So apparently 1.9.10 is the last working version that will run on it's own on PB, as it's the phone version (hence being in Portrait-only). Newer versions will work and do have the Tablet option (Landscape), but will have to be launched within Ghost Commander - otherwise you get stuck looking at a black window.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurdenLunarius View Post
    So apparently 1.9.10 is the last working version that will run on it's own on PB, as it's the phone version (hence being in Portrait-only). Newer versions will work and do have the Tablet option (Landscape), but will have to be launched within Ghost Commander - otherwise you get stuck looking at a black window.
    Thanks for the info. Seems to work well following those instructions. A tad annoying to have to go through that way to make it work, but I guess I can live with it.
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    I'm waiting on The Old Reader pulling my feeds in, because I don't use an RSS app.

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    Yea, I'm basically under the same pretense - tad annoyed but will work with it until it gets updated properly or they update the Android Runtime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DurdenLunarius View Post
    So apparently 1.9.10 is the last working version that will run on it's own on PB, as it's the phone version (hence being in Portrait-only). Newer versions will work and do have the Tablet option (Landscape), but will have to be launched within Ghost Commander - otherwise you get stuck looking at a black window.
    I tried launching 2.0.1 and 10.101 from Ghost Commander without success. Do you have a link to 1.9.10 so I can try that?

    I'm getting close to disappointed that I switched to Feedly - not a perfect successor to Google Reader yet. They need a decent BB app and web version (rather than Chrome extension).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kfroese View Post
    I tried launching 2.0.1 and 10.101 from Ghost Commander without success. Do you have a link to 1.9.10 so I can try that?

    I'm getting close to disappointed that I switched to Feedly - not a perfect successor to Google Reader yet. They need a decent BB app and web version (rather than Chrome extension).
    He was referring to Flipboard, not Feedly. (At least, I think; his instructions made Flipboard work well, but not Feedly)
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    I'm using NewsBlur via the browser until GNewsReader supports it - and the dev said he will.

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    Unfortunately for me flipboard isn't available on windows, thats why i chose feedly. I hope it makes it officially to blackberry world at some point before google reader officially calls it quits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SifJar View Post
    He was referring to Flipboard, not Feedly. (At least, I think; his instructions made Flipboard work well, but not Feedly)
    Was referring to Flipboard, yes. I was using the latest one from Android, converted, launched through Ghost Commander but got tired after a few days of having to go through a few extra steps when the older one launched just fine on its own... 1.9.10 is on GoodEReader's site under PlayBook Apps.

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