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Old 09-30-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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G:RSS: Optimized Google Reader (RSS) for the Kindle 1/2/3 (and Nook)

Hi all,

I've been working with people in the Nook section to release G:RSS-Web, a port of my Windows Phone 7 app, G:RSS (http://nowsci.com/techviews/20100612...s-phone-7-wp7/), to the Web for use on eReaders.

It includes most of the features of the desktop Google Reader, plus things like hot-key support for the Kindle's keyboard.

Details, screenshots (included here as well), and the URL to access the reader can be found at: http://nowsci.com/grss-web/

Note: Kindle 1 and 2 version is now available.

Thanks,
Ben
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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Dude that looks amazing! I may have to start using google reader once again
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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That is awesome. Nice job

question - how is login handled from security point of view?
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
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question - how is login handled from security point of view?
A validated SSL cert (RapidSSL) is used for transmission of the username/password between the Kindle and nowsci.com. The username and password is passed along to Google's API servers via Google's SSL certs. Nothing is kept in memory or on disk of nowsci.com's servers, other than the encrypted POST data. It's just as secure as logging into Google Reader directly.

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Old 09-30-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
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This is amazing!
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:50 AM   #6
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Hi all,

Note: Kindle 1 and 2 version is under development. If anyone is interested in helping test those versions, please respond here.

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I'd be interested in testing a version for the DX, thanks.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:59 AM   #7
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Hey dude, this works like charm for the DX. It gives a much better reading experience than GR's mobile ver. itself.

Hope it will live long!

Thx. Bookmarked it.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:31 AM   #8
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Hey dude, this works like charm for the DX. It gives a much better reading experience than GR's mobile ver. itself.

Hope it will live long!

Thx. Bookmarked it.
Good to know. I just got a hold of a Kindle 2 to finish out the work on 1/2/DX.

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Old 10-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #9
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Hey dude, this works like charm for the DX.
Actually, question for you. Do the hotkeys work on the DX?

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Old 10-01-2010, 01:12 PM   #10
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Kindle 1 and 2 versions are now available. The next features will be: Login security message (about Google's OAuth method) / privacy policy to make people more comfortable, Folder sorting, and logout button.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:02 AM   #11
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Actually, question for you. Do the hotkeys work on the DX?

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Unfortunately not and there are no hotkeys for the older versions. Anyway it is still great!
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Unfortunately not and there are no hotkeys for the older versions. Anyway it is still great!
Ahh, darn. I will label the Kindle 1/2 version as DX as well. Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:33 AM   #13
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Why can i just use google to login? Just don't want to enter my password for third party.
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:46 AM   #14
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Why can i just use google to login? Just don't want to enter my password for third party.
That's just not the way Google's OAuth works. The username and password is supplied to Google through the API. It's the only way for a Web App to set the cookie on your eReader with your AUTH token.

The Web is set up so a site only has access to the data it creates, there's no way the G:RSS Web app could access your Google Login information on it's own (that would be a HUGE security issue). That's why OAuth is required.

If you have a mobile phone, and you use a Google Reader application on it, or an Email application, or a YouTube app, etc, they all use the same process.

I can't say I don't share your concern about sharing login information, if this was the only app I'd released, I would be, too. But if you browse our site, you can see that quite a few reputable apps (both web, and for Windows Phone and Android) have been released, and I have attended conferences and interviewed/questioned a couple of recognizable names in the industry. Hopefully this is credibility enough for most.

Thank.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:03 PM   #15
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Anyone know how to access the "double letter" articles? After 27 articles per-page, they have "aa", "ab", etc. as their shortcuts. How do you type both letters?
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