MobileRSS vs Reeder: tell us your side!

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You have a great app, one of the best readers, but have been getting hammered for the (accidental/deliberate?) imitation of Reeder's UI. I can see nowhere that you respond to the articles, claims, and concerns that users are seeing and voicing. No mea culpa, no "here's how we're fixing it, no "we did nothing wrong and here's why". Just tell us what happened, why, and what your plans are going forward. Otherwise, you are telling us that you just don't care about the issue, it is beneath you. Which is your prerogative. Just know that a lot of us DO care about the business practices of who we buy from.
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Tom Lee, Employee

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Hi Lance,

I feel deeply sorry about this and my late response. We are developing the new version of MobileRSS HD now, we will fix some bugs, improve some features and change the UI. We plan to submit it to the App store this month. We are confident that's will be a big surprise for our nice users. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks very much for your feedback. Take care!

Tom
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Charlie, Employee

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Hi Lance,

There was no intention to ruffle feathers with the last release and while we acknowledge that we might have gone too far with the similarity, we continue to stand by unique features which Reeder doesn't have (some of which Reeder has been adding since). Regardless, we're submitting an update very soon which will at once eliminate the similarity - setting MobileRSS apart even more - and satisfy users. We think you'll agree that it's both awesome and nothing like any other RSS reader. With that said, it remains familiar and easy to use. Take care-
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Julian Knight

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I can't see the problem here. Reeder's Unique Selling Point is the clever interface with its pinch gestures. MobileRSS doesn't imitate that any more than any of the other RSS feed readers do. In fact the interface is very standard for email/news type readers, especially for iOS.

It is Reeder that gets all the press because of its interface but in my view (and I live and breath this stuff), the speed and other features of MobileRSS make it far more usable day-to-day. Wizzy user interfaces always get tired eventually, you can't beat having good core features.

MobileRSS is probably my most used app and it keeps me sane (well fairly) on the daily commutes.
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Charlie, Employee

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Thanks for the kind words Julian, it's appreciated. The latest update to MobileRSS is feature complete and in testing, we'll submit it to the App Store very soon.
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Most of succesful RSS is Reeder.Just minimalistic UI and easy to use it. I love it.
If you create similar UI for MobileRSS or Windows Phone style I give you 100% people will love MobileRSS more than now.
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Tom Lee, Employee

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I really appreciate your suggestion, snowcougars. Actually, the current UI of MobileRSS is our original design which we have poured a lot of our efforts into it.
We don't want to copy anyone, just want to be MobileRSS. We are confident we can do it better.
Thanks and take care!