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FeedR, or the story of one satisfied customer

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ItalianScallion, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. ItalianScallion

    ItalianScallion Well-Known Member
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    I use FeedR. A lot. It is my one and only go-to app for RSS reading. The app's dirt cheap (99 cents) and is one that's dead simple to use, yet still has amazing functionality. I've used it on my previous Android phone, and continue to use it on my Droid.

    Anyway, it's been rock solid since the beginning. Today, however, I updated to the latest version and, though I still was receiving feed updates, I no longer received feed update icons in the notification bar. Like many of you, I feel one of Android's strengths is its notification system; consequently, when using FeedR, I like to know how many unread threads I have. I live by those feed update icons. The fact that these were no longer appearing was setting off my OCD. :eek:

    This morning, I e-mailed the developer to let him know the issue I was having. I figured since it was Christmas Eve and the start of a long weekend for many folks, I wouldn't hear from him until next week. In addition, I was one lone voice with (in the grand scheme of things) a relatively minor issue.

    I was obviously pleasantly surprised when, less than three hours later, I received an e-mail from the dev thanking me for reporting the issue and stating that he'd just updated the app on the Market. I downloaded the update and voil
     

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  2. lekky

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    It's a good rss app, but check out newsroom (free trial available). If you go back to feedr after trying It I will be very very surprised
     
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    I started with FeedR, then moved to NewsRoom. With an update, all my feeds were tossed ... except one-- the NewsBlog about NewsRoom. I contacted the dev to express my dismay, politely, and mentioned that other RSS apps have a save-feeds feature. I realize a later upgrade cured that toss-feeds dilemma and added save-feeds, but the inherent arrogance of taking the time to save ONLY the dev's blog irked me. So, I went back to FeedR, where I should have stayed.

    It's great that the Android community has options in this and other areas. Now that I'm back with FeedR, I appreciate its feature set more and more.
     
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    Does FeedR, or NewsRoom sync with Google Reader?
     
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    FeedR does. Can't comment on NewsRoom as I've never used it.
     
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    I also love FeedR. I use it multiple times a day. It's almost replaced actual, traditional, websurfing of my favorite gadget / news sites.
     
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    Newsroom doesn't sync with reader, you can import your feeds tho
     
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    I couldn't get FeedR notifications to work on my Moment. If somebody else with a Moment has it working let me know.
     
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    +1 for a super app & dev.
     
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    +1 I've been using FeedR for a while now and it's the app I use the most daily by far. Extremely simple, easy to use and doesn't affect the battery much.

    FYI.. I tried NewsRoom after reading this thread and it's pretty fluid given how rich the UI is. I have two main gripes:

    (1) You have to open the web browser to see users' comments to articles on sites like Gizmodo and Jalopnik.
    (2) I updated the feeds in FeedR then updated NewsRoom afterwards. FeedR pulled in the latest articles while NewsRoom was a few behind when I looked at both Engadget and Jalopnik.
     
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    FeedR was one of the first apps I downloaded the day I got my Droid and have been using it ever since to keep up to date with the latest bargains, politics, tech and world news. Never had any issues.
     

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