Limited Feeds

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Hi Guys,

I LOVE the pulse reader. BUT there is one HUGE problem that I am hoping you are going to solve very soon, that is the massive limitation of just 20 feeds!! I downloaded the latest version (which I had hoped would have had this solved) and I still get "This version only allows adding up to 20 sources". Am I missing something?

Also having a way to categorize feeds would be really useful.

Thanks,
Thomas
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  • seriously frustrated and dissapointed becuase othewise it is a great app.

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Hi I have the Ipad and 25 feeds are too few. please allows in next upgrade at least 50 feeds, 100 would be perfect. Your UI is great but please remove this limit as soon as possible. Thank you
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Reader Support, The Pulse Team

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please update the app to version 2.0. This includes the ability to add up to 60 feeds.
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Tom Aellis

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The iPad now supports up to 60 which for me is a sign they are both "hearing" us and working for us. BUT, I need much more. My other app gives me unlimited to my google reader but the interface kinda stinks
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Btw, is there any watt to remove the limit on how many posts a specific feed shows on the iPad app?
When I add a new app it may only show 10 and I'd like to go further back and study
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mrtechreviews4you

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STILL no more then 20 sources!??
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Reader Support, The Pulse Team

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there are 60 sources available in iPad version 2.0. The iPhone version is limited to 20.
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Tom Aellis

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For the iPad, go check your iTunes app for an update! This is easy stuff to check
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Whens the next update out?
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Cristina Cordova

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A new iPhone update is coming out, with some fixes and a couple new features. Then, a new iPad update after that!
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I know you don't think adding more feeds to the list is an elegant solution, but artificially limiting the reader to 20 feeds is restrictive. Especially for the kinds of people who are interested in purchasing RSS reader apps. It would be nice if we had some kind of option or setting.

An increased number of apps doesn't have to be the recommended or default setting, and you could stick as many warning stickers on it if you'd like, but it would be nice if I had the option.
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There are some stability issues with adding more feeds, so we need to work on those as well. It's not purely an artificial limit. We're working on it as fast as we can!
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mrtechreviews4you

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I'll test your beta!
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yes,it's very suppot feature.i can use pulse news instead other Rss reader
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They released it because it's an awesome new way to aggregate. With a pimp UI that is like no other
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Cristina Cordova

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thanks Paul!
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-1.
"limiting the reader to 20 feeds is restrictive."
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Cristina Cordova

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We're working on expanded feeds on iPhone/Android. There's now a 60 feed max on iPad!
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I give up. Three months of nothing for iPhone users, and now they make it free. Can't believe I paid to beta test this. Hope the funding lasts, Alfonso - you've seen my last dollar.

Anyone angry should be leaving 1-stars in the App Store, not grousing here. They AstroTurf like nobody's business there, but at least they can't ignore it over there.
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STILL no update for iPhone that allows more then 20 sources. Also push notifications would be nice so that you'll be notified when new feeds are available for viewing.
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No update at all that I can see. As of 1/2/11. Still limited to 20 (read: no useful) feeds. This is a silly limit, and the excuses about the "bad UI" are disingenuous. If I want to subscribe to 300+ feeds (and endure the subsequent torture of managing, scrolling, etc) why does this app developer think they can tell me they know what's good for me.

This app is useless until the number of feeds is unlimited and there is one app for both iPad and iPhone.

Really....
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Cristina Cordova

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We're updating shortly, stay tuned!
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Cristina: I appreciate your repeated attempts to help, but this is also a bit disingenuous. One of your colleagues posted the exact same response 5 months ago. Without details on exactly what will be improved, to what extent and when it will be available, comments like this are completely unhelpful. Can you please reply with information, or stop filling the comment stream with this sort of useless text? Thanks.
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Hi Jeff,

The original question and response you're referring to was asked of our Pulse for iPad app. We added additional capacity and a brand new management UI for 60 feeds in an update a few months after that original question was asked.

Later on, some of our users asked for more feed capacity on our iPhone and Android versions on the same thread. We're close to being finished on the new management UI for iPhone and Android, so please stay tuned. Just as users asked for it on iPad and we updated the app, the same will happen for iPhone and Android. We're trying to get it out as fast as we can but there are several other highly requested features we are working on as well.

- Cristina
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Cristina: I see that, but this thread also promises an iPhone update quite some time ago. Also, the app needs to be a dual iPhone/iPad app. Any clue on when this will happen and what the updates will be?
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Hi Jeff,

I can't give you an exact release date but we should be submitting an update sometime in the next few weeks with a few other features we have also been working on. A universal app is also on its way.
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Cristina: Right, sorry - the Apple iTunes Store uncertainty. You can't really control that. Sorry you can't tell me what's in it, but I appreciate both your attempts to help and your prompt responses. I'll look for the update and universal app soon. Thanks!
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Cristina Cordova

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Thanks Jeff!
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I really can't understand why you guys/gals can't see this.
The "founders" here leveraged an opportunity to charge for sub-par software, made a bundle, left behind a crew of 2 "engineers" that do 4 million other projects took the money and then made the "Product" free thus their position that the initial fee was to bring a "great" product to market for lift off.

There are several products that blow this out of the water. Even the 60 feed limit for iPad is beyond garbage.

Gotta hand it to these guys, pretty shady but smart.
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I bought it hoping it would be improved upon. Since I had to pay for it, I assumed it would be updated in a timely fashion with the changes that we all demanded.
Your explanation is the only possible conclusion we can come to. It's so obvious, but we all wanted to believe otherwise.
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Hi Tom,

We're currently a team of eight including the founders. We were a team of 2 at the founding of the company. We're not working on anything not Pulse-related at the moment. This includes an iPad app, an iPhone app and an Android app. We made the app free so that we could enhance the product with social features, which is easier to do when there are more users on the platform. Making the app free ensures that every user will at least get to try it out.

We look at Pulse as a casual visual news reader, not necessarily one that will allow you to browse through 1000 feeds in one sitting. We have updated the app with full Facebook integration and Top Stories for each category of news in the app. We also updated with internationalization in several languages. We've made several updates to our Android application since we went free as well. Many of the changes we have made have been done to our backend, which doesn't require an app update to see. This may be why you have missed our improvements. We just spent the last two weeks on performance improvements.

While we cannot guarantee that every change our user community demands will be made, we will continue to try and listen. I hope you understand. We'll be submitting an update for iPhone and iPad shortly.
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"We look at Pulse as a casual visual news reader"

Please be kind enough to show us where you disclosed this during the Selling of Pulse?

"Making the app free ensures that every user will at least get to try it out. "

At My Expense? Are you kidding?

This company is indeed smart. They've used their "vision" to take as much money and now, because it's free and they want to allow all the "people" to have Pulse free they believe they cannot be held accountable.
They are dead wrong.

There are at least 6 other awesome newsreaders that blow this away, are unlimited in their newsfeeds. You may have to pay but why be held hostage to a company such as this? This is going to be an interesting next couple of months for Pulse. I can promise that.

Since they've sold this on the App store they will have to disclose full financial information of every penny to the State. I'll update here.
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hey tom,
i`m fully agree with you .. and just a question what is the other awesome newsreaders?
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hey tom,
i`m fully agree with you .. and just a question what is the other awesome newsreaders?
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While I'm uncomfortable pointing out other newsreaders here on this thread I can tell you that it's simple. Go to the App store and spend time reading the reviews. This will guide you though any app that suits your specific needs.

You will find a host of Newsreaders that far exceed this app and have a much stronger and more moral foundation behind them.
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Feedly is three bucks, has a decent interface, and and allows for unlimited sources. (And turns your RSS feeds into a magazine.) Sorry Pulse, but you're not cutting it anymore.
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5 months isn't quite "really soon".... Android version has the same retarded issue. 20 items per fee, no offline caching/saving...

But hey, it was made for Apple users, so looking pretty is FAR more important than functionality right? Dunno if it exists on the iPhone, but Newsrob does all of the above, plus syncs it all with Google reader, so it IS possible. Although pulse is pretty useless for anything with text, but like I said... it looks amazing and could be better, starting with this apparently very much desired change. I applause the programmers, but announcing an update "soon" kind of binds you to an expected release date of maybe 2 months tops.

I just got the newest version too, hoping it had more options and customability, but no... ah well. Looking forward to more improvements though. No offense but how did this app get such rave reviews all over the place in the Apple world in the first place? Oh yeah, it looks pretty and shiny...
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BANANA!
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Please allow more than 4 headers (including Home). I use Pule to source content regularly and require way more than the allotted amount of topics. Plus I'm interested in way more than 3 topics. There desperately needs to be a limitless amount of content to be added. It's frustrating.

I'm using Feedly now so as to get the right amount of content but prefer your UI. Please fix asap.
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Cristina Cordova

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Hi Grant - we have 5 pages in Pulse. Have you scrolled to the left or the right to view the other available pages?
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The feed limit is simply too low. I have more webcomic feeds than 60. Once I also add in tech blogs, art blogs, and basic mean-spirited homor, this limit is totally unworkable.

Pulse looks like a great app, and I like the interface a lot. But it won't make it as my main reader until the cap is removed, or some sort of multiple profile option is enabled.
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Hello all,

Pulse only supports five pages (think about having to scroll through a ton of sources in order to read the one that you want!). Due to this fact, we are working on the best way to expand beyond 5 pages. Do you have any recommendations? Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

--Ramsey, the Pulse Team
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Well, add infinite number of feeds but only view 12 at a time. Press a button to reveal the next 12 and hide the current 12?

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