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  1. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member
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    Google released an official Google Reader app today.

    Search market for "Google Reader". I don't see it on appbrain yet.

    I've been using newsrob, so I'm interested in how this will compare.
     

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  2. UncleMike

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    I've always had trouble with the mobile version of the web interface, where it thinks I touched higer or lower on the screen than I actually did, or the highlight boxes from touching not lining up with the items displayed on the screen. This app seems to work much better in this regard.

    I already miss the on-screen link for "mark all as read", since it's rare that I read every article in a feed. But it's only the first release, so I'm optimistic regarding its evolution.
     
  3. SoFLO

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    Menu>>Mark all as read :)

    Glad Google released an app. I just started using the service on the web a few days ago and wondered why they didn't have their own app.
     
  4. Enhanced

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    Loved:
    - The volume buttons to scroll through content.

    Hated:
    - Doesn't refresh when you open the app.
    - No widget
    - No where does it display an unread count. Not one outside the app, not one while in the app unless you go back out to the main menu.
    - Loading takes a bit too long

    Yes, I understand that this was a first release but this is Google! They have the manpower and they have had plenty of time! What would be best is if they copied the layout of their webapp. I love how in the webapp, even if you click on an article, it just expands it while not leaving the entire list of items you have. Now if you could use the volume keys to expand these items, it would be perfect.

    I'll be sticking with the webapp until the next release.
     
  5. amlothi

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    Can anyone post the APK, please? Not showing up in the market in my location.
     
  6. thrawn86

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    I posted in the news thread, but:

    no inline browsing/mobilizer support.

    big fail for me, I use greader currently. It is pretty speedy though. If I had a faster phone I'd probably just use reader mobile since its the most full featured.
     
  7. reinbeau

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    I'm sticking with FeedR for this exact reason, no mobilizer support. Totally underwhelmed with the Google Reader.

    Interesting. I went into my app drawer to delete it, and it seems to have disappeared. What's up with that? I hadn't deleted it yet.....
     
  8. lexluthor

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    Sticking with newsrob. I like the swipe to mark as read in newsrob. Takes too long to long press/mark read in google reader. Also, no support for expanded articles in google reader. For example, lifehacker feeds usually say click here to read more. In newsrob, clicking here loads more of the page in newsrob. In google reader, it opens by browser. Don't like that.

    What's "mobilizer support"?
     
  9. reinbeau

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    'Mobilizer support' is basically what you've just described. FeedR calls it 'mobilize'. Instead of opening in the browser it opens in a nicely formatted representation of the browser, if you click further, then you'll go to the browser.
     
  10. tamanaco

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    Under settings there is an option to enable plug-ins that's grayed-out. Are there plugins already available and if so, where do I get them?
     

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