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Old 11-12-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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Google Reader on my Kindle?

I have a lot of Google Reader feeds, and on my iPhone I use and app called byline to read these. This allows me to download all the feeds (inc images), read them, then re-sync so that the read items are marked as read etc.

I appreciate that this might not be fully possible of the kindle, but is there any solution that works in conjunction with my PC that would allow me to do this?
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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Have you looked at Calibre? You can use it to send feeds to your Kindle. If your feed isn't already included, you can add it yourself (depending on your programming skills) or ask nicely in the Calibre forum for someone else to add it.
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Hopefully you might find this thread re Google Reader useful. Other ways of reading feeds on your Kindle are also explained:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97936
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:25 PM   #4
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Have you looked at Calibre? You can use it to send feeds to your Kindle. If your feed isn't already included, you can add it yourself (depending on your programming skills) or ask nicely in the Calibre forum for someone else to add it.
Calibre has a Google Reader feed. But it is not working the way I'd like (no links to the original/expanded article, no attribution/source visible when viewing article), sometimes calibre gives an error while generating it, and sometimes Amazon refuses to deliver it for some reason. So I've turned it off. Haven't had time to dig in and figure it out and modify the recipe. YMMV
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:29 AM   #5
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Yes, I use Calibre a lot.
The problem is that there is a multitude of ways to get the content on to my Kindle, but I need a way to update the feeds on Google's end once i've read them...

Also, i need to be not connected, so the mobile web browser wont work...

Thanks
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:25 AM   #6
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Have a look at this thread:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=100763

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It includes most of the features of the desktop Google Reader, plus things like hot-key support for the Kindle's keyboard.
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:52 AM   #7
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I'm afraid there's no way to do this (yet). As you know, it's possible to have the feeds delivered to your Kindle in a variety of ways (Calibre, Kindlefeeder, etc.) but that's a one-way solution. You could always manually mark go through your items in Google Reader and mark them read (ie. select "items older than a week"). Obviously not exactly convenient. Or you could use the browser, which you already told us was not an option.

In theory, someone could write an app to grab your feeds from Google Reader, store your metadata (read, unread, etc.) locally on the Kindle and sync it back the next time you're online. The problem is that you'd actually need someone to invest time into what would be a huge project. And the reality is that there aren't that many jailbroken Kindles out there. The reason so many iPhones are jailbroken is that there's money to be made and (at least here in the US) people can't or don't want to use AT&T, which has horrible coverage in some places. And people can and actually do buy iPhone apps.

Most people who own a Kindle don't even know that it's possible to jailbreak them and of those who actually go and do it, I'd bet most do it because they're sick of seeing Emily Dickinson. So, there's zero money to be made by writing apps for the Kindle, access to the KDK is restricted and on top of that, RSS/Atom is kind of a niche. Heck, the folks behind Bloglines even seem to think it's dead or dying. I personally disagree and think it's immensely useful but chances are 95% of Kindle owners have never even heard of RSS.

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