By Gone East LLC
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Sunstroke was the first iPhone and iPod touch app designed to work with Shaun Inman's Fever. Sunstroke is a universal app designed to work on all of your iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It syncs with your current installation of Fever and gives you full access to all of your feeds, hot links, and saved items. Sunstroke is also the only iOS RSS app that enables you to quickly search every item downloaded to the app. You can even save searches to catch news about any topics that interest you. It is the best way to use Fever on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Sunstroke supports all of your favorite Fever features, including:
— Hot links
— Saved items
— Kindling, groups, and sparks
— Mark items as read as you scroll past them
— Hide unread counts by default
— Sort new items by date or by feed
In addition to supporting all of Fever’s beloved features, Sunstroke adds new features that are only possible because it is a native iPhone/iPad/iPod touch app. Some of the new features of Sunstroke include:
— Fast performance, even when subscribed to a lot of feeds
— Incredibly fast full-text search of every item downloaded to Sunstroke
— Saved searches that update automatically to keep you up-to-date on whatever interests you
— Integrated sharing with the most popular services on the Web, like Facebook, Twitter, Instapaper, Pocket (Read It Later), Readability, and Pinboard.
— Tight integration with a host of the most popular apps for iOS, including Chrome, Buffer, Netbot, Felix, Riposte, and Pinbook.
— Offline viewing of your downloaded items
— Image caching for offline viewing
— Background syncing
Sunstroke requires that you have already purchased and set up Shaun Inman’s Fever. Fever is a self-hosted RSS feed reader that, in the words of its creator, “takes the temperature of your slice of the web and shows you what's hot.”
Fever is copyright © 2008-2013 Shaun Inman
What's New in Version 1.6.0
— Added full-text, saved searches. Every user can have one saved search for free. You can buy unlimited saved searches using in-app purchase. (If you do not want to support a poor, hardworking iOS developer, you can hide the in-app purchase button by going to Sunstroke's settings in Settings.app.)
— Steamrolled the user interface.
— Added a Instapaper mobilizer toggle button to the built-in web browser.
— Added "Read Later on Pinboard" option, which can be enabled in Settings.app.
— Improved right-to-left language support (enable this by going to Settings.app > Sunstroke > RTL Language Support).
— Improved syncing speed.
— Toned down the colors a little bit.
— Bug fixes.
Aesthetically Sexy, Organizationally Fluid
I've been reading and using RSS feeds for more than fifteen years now, and honestly there is no other app on any other platform that comes to the design and functionality of this app. I've tried Reeder, ReadKit, Ashes, Google Reader (obviously!) and the plethora of other clients that came out after Google Reader's demise, and honestly I couldn't be ever more thankful of the developer of this app, Anthony Drendel, for creating this app. His attention to detail and functionality makes a perfectionist like me completely satisfied. I just wish this app was available on the MacOS.
Great RSS experience
Everything good you've read is true, this is the best way to access your Fever server. Just beware not to get tap-happy with it: if users tap to load a list with nothing in it, Sunstroke shows a sad-face. But if users tap it twice, even if by accident, the app suddenly gets snarky about it. For example, it might say, "I have a headache…and I just don't want to." The mean error messages don't stop, and can only be reset by deleting/reinstalling the app.
Besides that though, this is the Fever app to beat. Give it a try, gently.
Any time somebody asks me why I'm using Fever for RSS and not one of the other services I simply show them Sunstroke.
Sunstroke is simply the cleanest, most useable feed reader app for iOS. If it switched to using a different service tomorrow, I'd switch from Fever just so I could keep using it. It's that good.
- Category: News
- Updated: Sep 09, 2013
- Version: 1.6.0
- Size: 5.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Gone East LLC
- © 2013 Gone East LLC
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- Unlimited Saved Searches$4.99