MobileRSS for Android

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Posted 5 years ago

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Martin Lentz

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If the current iOS MobileRSS is going to be ported to Android, it would easily win from Feedr. Most RSSapps for Android are horrible. :)
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Terry traded his Smartphone & Metro Phone for the phone he got today. Says no sims card. Can the sims be transferred from his Smartphone to this one. I DID NOT RECEIVE THE PHONE I ASKED FOR (Melissa)
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Tom Lee, Employee

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Hi Martin,

Thanks for your feedback. I have reported it to our devs. Many other nice users have already given the same suggestion to us. We are considering it seriously now. We will do what users like. Thanks again.
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Martin Lentz

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Wow great, thkz. :)

Yeah, take a serious look at Android and the available apps in the App Market. The point is with the iOS Apple App Store is that most apps are there all ready for a while (and so are the dev's ;p) and have a slick good looking design with good functionality. Android has a huge potential because of the run of manufacturers to this platform. Meanwhile Google keeps developing new good working stuff and promotes Open Source. Hot item right now, How "open" is your device? As far as I know only Dell (YAY!) released the source code for the Dell Streak. Gingerbread 3.0 is going to change a lot of things, as we may believe from Google. :)

The downside of Android is that it is growing up. The Froyo 2.2 update was a huge step forward towards a "grown up" mobile OS. The expectations for the Gringerbread 3.0 update are high. Many users are complaining about different things and this upcoming update (end of this year) will probably solve a lot of these complaints. The Paypal integration into the market is mentioned many times before and we (users) finally got some word of Google that they are really working on it (also expected before this years' end).

Another thing is the storage space problems that has been around for years now. Apps get bigger, heavier and more data consuming (complaining service providers, also with iOS :P). And unfortunately HTC made a huge mistake when putting together it's latests devices. The HTC Desire (my device :D) for example has just 500 mb of internal storage available, 350 mb is used by Android (OS) and the remaining storage space is for apps. Well that was the main idea, I have a contacts-section of at least 30 mb which is connected to my Google Account, Facebook and my Sim-card and I haven't mentioned the other stuff.
This problem stimulates rooting (on iOS, Jailbreaking ;)), which gives you Apps2SD capabilities. Unlike iOS there isn't much piracy around Android, mainly custom ROM's (theme's and more features). Most (certainly not all) users understand dev's need the money to create or expand their apps.

Upcoming devices like the rumored ( probably tomorrow in London announced ) HTC Desire HD, will get rid of the problem by larger internal storage. I saw 4 Gb internal storage on a unconfirmed specifications list. I believe the Samsung Galaxy S has a whooping 16 Gb of internal storage space, but can't tell that for sure (correct me if I'am wrong ;)).

All in all Android is still growing and it's growth is depending on every single partaker(?) (dev's, users, service providers, manufacturers). During the last months the OS and it's App Market have been improved a lot (!). Improvements are still needed to push the mobile OS towards the level of the Apple iOS and it's App Store, when speaking of quality and app quantity. So does the Open Source-aspect of the platform, which is an interesting discussion during the upcoming months. Between mainly : Manufacturers and Google. Without the Open Source-aspect Android would be a clone of iOS.

Grtz. Martin, The Netherlands :)
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Hi Martin,

I'm very sorry for my late response. I have reported your feedback to our devs already. You are very kind and professional. We also have considered it seriously. We have received over 20 mails told us the suggestion about developing Android. Your feedback is so detailed and worthy to us. It really makes sense to us too. I will push it to our devs. I think we should make a real plan.
Thanks again.
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Martin Lentz

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Yay, haha. :)

No late response at all, used to waiting for weeks to get a basic response with customer supports. Mobile App dev's surprise me every time with this, getting emails and replies within several hours or days. :)

Like I mentioned before, take a good look at the App Market and Android it self, don't jump in without consideration ( just a warning, trying prevent unwanted consequences :P).

Tip: Most of the time apps get big and good selling via Android-communities and Android-news sites via reviews and mentions. :)

The weak point with other RSS-apps on Android is their UI and functionality (features etc.). I have the MobileRSS app on my iPod Touch (1st Gen.) with iOS 3.2.
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Tom Lee, Employee

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Hi Martin,

Thanks for you helping us realize that how much you care about our MobileRSS. With your help, we have known more about the Android.
We will consider this chance as well as our situation seriously. Then,
maybe we will make a plan for it. Thanks again again again.
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Sören Nilsson

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What's the status?
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Stan Xu, Official Rep

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This will likely happen although I can't say on what time table. We've been getting this request a lot.
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Sören Nilsson

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Seems there is a high demand. And Android will become the biggest platform. Don't miss the chance. ;-)
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Tom Lee, Employee

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Thanks for you helping us realize that how much you care about our apps. We won't miss the chance. We will do that in the future.
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Andrew Jacobs

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Mobile RSS is the one APP i really miss since migrating to android. I would do anything to get Mobile RSS on my nexus one.
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Charlie, Employee

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Thanks for the suggestion Andrew. We're looking very seriously at the Android marketplace now.
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never onhere

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Yes, android would be awesome, especially if it was designed to scale for android tablets.
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hi, I strongly agree with the idea of Android MobileRSS. Looking forward it to see in market place - I bet I will purchase it. UX of existing RSS reader is crap.
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It would be great that Twitbird created for Android.
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+10

Been a long time paid user of MobileRSS on my 2nd gen ipod touch and it still beats the crap out of several readers I've tried on my new latest/greatest Android device!

Would gladly pay for Android version. Your design, UI, UX, performance all ROCK on this app! Hope to see it soon for Android! And Thanks!
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Any news ??? Need my MobileRSS on android !
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Fco Javier Benzo Jurado

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Please, i bought ipad and iphone version, i would buy android version too. Please, is a great app!!!