By Christopher Kriens
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STARSS is a News and Blog Reader featuring an authentic LCARS interface experience. STARSS provides convenient access to all your favorite news and blogs via RSS feeds with classic design, animation, and sounds.
STARSS works with iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, iPod Touch, and features full support for Retina Displays.
Get your news and blog updates in 24th century style!
What's New in Version 3.2
Fixed text appearance issue in iOS 8
Added support for 64-bit devices
Good for novelty, not serious RSS reading
It's good for novelty, but not very useful beyond this. There are a couple serious deficiencies such as the ability to share anything to email, twitter, FB or anything else. If a feed address is not working, an error appears and doesn't say which feed, there is no way to mark unread articles as read and so on. Most standard functions of an RSS reader are missing entirely.
There also is a rather obvious bug that the web browser appears zoomed and cropped, yet the expected functions such as pinch to zoom and so on are not there. Not quite a frustrating experience, but an annoyance.
HOWEVER, It certainly is worth the 2 bucks for the novelty aspect, but Pulp or River Of News are definitely better RSS readers for more serious reading with killer features.
I rate Starss with three stars simply for the browser bug and the lack of sharing ability. to break it down: as an RSS reader it gets 1 Star, fun factor is worth 4 Stars, so averaged it out. However, if you are a Star Trek fan, you WILL love this and it IS worth the money asked ($2 as of this writing).