Looking for an RSS reader?
RE-EDIT: Please don't tell me to do a search; I already searched. I don't care about what Bold, Curve etc. users have.
I downloaded FreeRange, but it does not appear to work full-screen? I can't seem to get the darn keypad off the bottom of the screen? Also doesn't appear to work in landscape mode?
I've heard of Viigo, but have also heard that it's quite a memory hog, yet also others say that they like it, so maybe I'll have to try it.
Just looking to see what some good options are. No sense asking a Curve user if FreeRange does full screen, and I don't really care how it works on their phones.
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- 01-01-09, 03:08 PM #3
Viigo has been a great program for me. Had it on my 8130 and now on my Storm. Only issue I have seen is the screen hangs half way when I hit the back button. All I need to do is assist it to finish moving by flicking the screen. Not real sure on the memory hog part.
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01-01-09, 04:09 PM #4
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as for memory hog, you have to keep in mind that it is still in beta. but other than that viigo is your best bet when it comes to a fully compatible rss reader for the storm.
but a search would've gotten you this information too.
I will check out viigo too thanks. Didn't know if something simple was out and full screen.
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Oh I see. I don't need a whole lot of feeds. Mainly just my Patriots RSS updates, and a couple other things.
I did check that compatibility mode mentioned above for FreeRange, but it didn't seem to change anything. Any of you that use FreeRange have the same issue? Or does it work landscape or without the keypad?
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01-01-09, 10:55 PM #10
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I would love to see some of the iPhone apps ported over to the Storm
Byline would be great or something similar that can do a 2 way sync. I like Viigo but find the text a little on the small side unless im missing a setting to enlarge the text. It would also be nice to be arrange the feeds.
Hopefully we will see a lot more apps in the future. Its still early days for the Storm
I installed Viigo, so far it's pretty cool. I agree about arranging the feeds, I'd like to be able to move them around, maybe there's a way I just don't know about yet. It gets stuck when you hit back, but I read on here that's known so I just tap the screen an extra time. I understand it's still beta. Still going to play some more around.
Now, do audio/video RSS feeds work as well? Or only text?
- 03-07-09, 09:11 AM #13
Viigo has been troublesome on my Storm, always takes a while to update and I only have 4 feeds and 10 articles per feed. Man if ANYONE knows an alternative to Viigo for simple RSS feeds (4 or 5 tech feeds, use AP Mobile for other news) I would love it.Mark
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- 07-07-09, 08:57 PM #15
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- 07-08-09, 11:15 AM #19
If this does not happen, then I hope that viigo will develop 2-way sync.
If that does not happen, then I hope newsgator go will eventually be developed for the storm.
The way things have been going for the storm, however, I'll probably just be using the google reader mobile site until january when I switch phones.
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07-08-09, 02:08 PM #20
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- 07-08-09, 02:25 PM #21
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- 07-08-09, 02:28 PM #22
They do continue to develop apps for the iphone, though (I believe there's a google reader app). Everyone knows how successful the iphone has been and that it is here to stay. The storm's future is still questionable. Will the storm 2 have surepress or not? I think that until developers have a better idea of what the future holds for touchscreen blackberrys, they are hesitant to take the time to code specifically for it. Who knows...
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- 07-09-09, 12:29 PM #23
- 07-10-09, 10:56 AM #25
I used WM devices before coming to the Storm and I <really> liked NewsReader, which was an excellent RSS reader from Ilium Software. Once I came to the world of BB, I tried all the various RSS choices (Viigo and the others) and nothing did it for me. Tried and used the AP app, the WSJ app, ZDNet - all those, and didn't love them either. Either too memory heavy or clunky to navigate or something.
Now thought, I think I've found my perfect fix for quick news bites (you know it - get ready - yes I'm talking about) Twitter.
My use of Twitter has completely replaced all other news sources, feeds, etc. I just follow every single tech blog and news outlet on Twitter (using Uber right now, waiting for TweetGenius to finish their Storm version or maybe also Tweetev) and no more do I feel like I need an RSS reader.
I just bet Twitter will end up making RSS feeds obsolete.....my prediction....