Would like your input: Feature Rich iPhone RSS Feed Reader

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enophi

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Aug 10, 2007
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We are getting closer to v1 release of enophi and we'd love to hear your input. If you've tried it in the past, we'd love to see what you think of the changes!

Main Features:
- Ability to add RSS feeds (With auto-discovery)
- View feeds individually, by category or combined
- Add friends with whom you can share articles
- View the days most viewed, popular and discussed articles
- Leave comments
- flag articles for later viewing
- And more

Please let us know what you'd like to see added or changed. We're trying our best to make this the most powerful RSS reader for the iPhone, and with you're help we can make that happen.

I'll be checking this thread often, and can't wait to see what you guys think. If you like it as-is, please let us know that too!

http://www.enophi.com <-- iPhone Link
 

miklevin

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Nov 17, 2007
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You need to be able to forward RSS articles to people as emails. You should be able to make groups, so you don't have to type lots of email addresses every time. And the emails should contain the headline, article, date, and link to the original article. So, the email should basically be all you need to read without following the link, but also provide the link for more reading.

It has to work offline. That's an absolute must, and will make it go over big on the NYC subway.

One-handed operation is a must. The same hand that holds the iPhone should have a nice big touch-sensitive way to scroll long articles and flip to the next article. The iPhone is really just waiting to obsolete things like the tree-killing Metro, if only it's easy to use for your daily read.

Speaking of easy to read, it should allow you to set the text size easily, and perhaps support phone rotation, so you get larger font size just with a 90 degree rotation, as with Safari.

You should be able to turn on or off any embedded graphics. Or better yet, turn off the graphics in RSS articles when it senses that there is no network connection. Make it optional when it's the Edge network, and automatically turn it on when it's WiFi.

Mark the articles as read as you scroll through them. Don't require any particular user action to mark them as read.

And of course, timed pull updates.
 

Tinman

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Jul 16, 2007
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#3
You need to be able to forward RSS articles to people as emails. You should be able to make groups, so you don't have to type lots of email addresses every time. And the emails should contain the headline, article, date, and link to the original article. So, the email should basically be all you need to read without following the link, but also provide the link for more reading.

It has to work offline. That's an absolute must, and will make it go over big on the NYC subway.

One-handed operation is a must. The same hand that holds the iPhone should have a nice big touch-sensitive way to scroll long articles and flip to the next article. The iPhone is really just waiting to obsolete things like the tree-killing Metro, if only it's easy to use for your daily read.

Speaking of easy to read, it should allow you to set the text size easily, and perhaps support phone rotation, so you get larger font size just with a 90 degree rotation, as with Safari...
Did you actually check it out? It's a Webapp that uses Safari. I think it's safe to say offline usage ain't happening.


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Mike
 

Tinman

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Jul 16, 2007
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#4
We are getting closer to v1 release of enophi and we'd love to hear your input. If you've tried it in the past, we'd love to see what you think of the changes!

Main Features:
- Ability to add RSS feeds (With auto-discovery)
- View feeds individually, by category or combined
- Add friends with whom you can share articles
- View the days most viewed, popular and discussed articles
- Leave comments
- flag articles for later viewing
- And more

Please let us know what you'd like to see added or changed. We're trying our best to make this the most powerful RSS reader for the iPhone, and with you're help we can make that happen.

I'll be checking this thread often, and can't wait to see what you guys think. If you like it as-is, please let us know that too!

http://www.enophi.com <-- iPhone Link
In its present form it was mostly frustrating. Right off the bat the top banner interferes with lower text and graphic items. See the following pic, but it happens everywhere.



Worse, after searching for something (with no results) the only thing that showed was "Sorry, no results"--as if I searched for something--no matter what I clicked on (including Most Viewed, Most Popular, etc.).

So in my opinion it still needs work.


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Mike
 
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