By Milkshake Labs
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Get updates from all of your favorite tech blogs instantly in this gorgeous app. This app is quick, and best of all it's not only free, but ad-free too.
***Now includes all user recommended feeds and automatically updates with new feeds that you recommend!
-Read Write Web
Don't see your favorite blog? Download the app, recommend a feed, and I'll include it in my next version.
What's New in Version 2.0
-Added all user recommended feeds
-Fee list can now be updated without updating the app!
Nice, clean & simple UI (for the most part)
I enjoy having multiple sources within one app and the layout is clean and simple but there are a few little things that are bugging me. During my short, initial time spent with it I've noticed a few issues that distract from the experience for me. It's not only this app, but it truly bugs me when I tap an article to read and then need to tap "More >>" to read the rest of the article. I just want to tap once and read it, otherwise I just end up going to "their" app. After deciding to "read more", it seems counter intuitive that the "tap to go back" icon, which previously has been consistently in the upper right corner, is now in the upper left corner. I'd really prefer it in the upper left where they usually are but why put in two different places depending on where you're going back from? The red banner that just kind of hovers near the bottom is distracting. I wish it would fade away, be lowered to the bottom or something similar.
Gizmodo's "read more" links got fixed! Thank you for that.
Good to see that the developer is taking input from us users and updating the app accordingly.
There are still a few bugs that should be addressed.
The ungainly scroll bar on the homepage being overlaid on the list when you scroll through it.
Now the red share bar is no longer flush to the bottom of the screen (was fine before the update).
When browsing through links in "Details" the forward button is not highlighted when it should be (you can still go forward a page, it's just the graphics).
A couple feature requests:
Customizing feeds- ability to remove and reorder feeds.
Instead of having the share bar always on screen, you could add a gesture where if you swipe right/left, it will show/hide the bar.
4+ star? I don't think so
How this app got a higher than 4 star review, is beyond me. First, the techwire section contains articles from over a year ago. Like "Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence". That happened so long ago, Steve is now dead. Once you are in a specific site, the back button is in the top right, not in the intuitive place where every app that has ever had a back button, has its back button, which is at the top left. The app also fails to take the user to the app store to rate and review, like any other app. it has a screen to tell you how to search for the app within the app store. I have released zero iOS apps, and even i know how to program an app to make it take you to the app within the app store. Lastly, it just doesn't operate with fluidity. Is just another bland interface with a nice background. I like the idea of an all in one tech news app, but this falls short.