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Old 09-13-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Post G:RSS: Optimized Google Reader (RSS) for the Nook [BETA Testers needed]

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BETA testing is complete, and the application is live: http://nowsci.com/grss-web/

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Hi all,

{ NOTE: This does not require modification to the Nook. It is a Web-app will run in the standard Nook Web Browser. }

For those who may have crossed my other thread, I've been working on porting over my Windows Phone 7 app, G:RSS (http://nowsci.com/techviews/20100612...s-phone-7-wp7/), to the Web for use on eReaders, such as the Nook. The Nook is going to be the first one out of the gate, followed shortly by the Kindle, and I've pretty much finished up all the code and display.

That being said, I'm in need of testers, especially since I've done all this development using an Android emulator and a few trips to B&N to test from their store

Below are some screenshots which pretty much tell the story, and here is the feature list:
  • Full controls from the LCD
  • Designed to match the Nook menu interface
  • All standard desktop reader features such as Starring, Marking Read/Unread Articles and Feeds, Labels, etc
  • Secure passing of login credentials to Google via SSL with no server storage (only a Cookie is stored on the eReader, and nowhere else)

I'll open it up to a few testers first to get the kinks worked out before releasing to the public. If you come across this after I've locked it down for testers, you can watch for the release on:
So, if you want to be a BETA tester, please respond to this thread. No PMs Please.

Thanks,
Ben
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:31 AM   #2
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oh!! beta testing beta testing beta testing! sign me up

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Old 09-14-2010, 09:15 AM   #4
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I'm on a trip but I will probably want to try this when I get home. Just a quick question: does trying this require a softroot?

It looks terrific and well integrated into the existing framework. Way to go.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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Please sign me up as well, I am a big fan of both google reader and android, since I got my nook, google reader client is the most app I want in Nook.

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Old 09-14-2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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I'm on a trip but I will probably want to try this when I get home. Just a quick question: does trying this require a softroot?

It looks terrific and well integrated into the existing framework. Way to go.
No, this will not require any modification to the Nook. It is a Web-app that will work inside the standard Nook Web Browser.

I'll let everyone know shortly via this thread and PM when I open it up for testing. Some maintenance is being done at my hosting provider (I'm being moved to another node), and I don't want things to operate oddly because of that during the test phase.

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Old 09-17-2010, 12:10 AM   #7
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:09 PM   #8
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Beta testers have been notified via PM.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:42 AM   #9
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:47 PM   #10
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Hello,

Program works quite well. A years better than Calibre RSS agregator.

I'd like to share some suggestions.
1. Unread items are marked with a line infront of them - I think it will be better to have uneread ones Bold and read ones with Normal as they are seen in google reader itslef.

2. Selecting "Mark all items read" or "Back to feeds" on a feed that is in "Folder" of feeds - reloads Root page instead of loading "folder" that was feed we red before.

3. Open feed. Open next page with older items. Open random item. Selecting "Back to Items" returns in the first page of items. Expected to return on page that last item was opened was.

4. Open in browser - doesn't seems to do anything. page justs stays as it was. May be this is not yet implemented

5. RSS item that fail to load
On some of items in this feed are loaded only headlines. No item text is shown.
Feed: http://www.netinfo.bg/ni_gennews.php?p=2&c=10&last=1
Example item: http://www.vesti.bg/index.phtml?tid=40&oid=3271191
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:11 AM   #11
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Hi,

i want to be betatester,

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Old 09-19-2010, 11:00 AM   #12
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Hello,

Program works quite well. A years better than Calibre RSS agregator.

I'd like to share some suggestions. ...
Thanks orlincho,

Exactly the type of feedback I'm looking for. For actual responses, I'll post up what I'm going to update next week. I'm traveling all this week, so won't have much time to respond/update until next week.

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Old 09-21-2010, 08:52 AM   #13
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Thanks for making this. I tried it an really like the way it integrates into the existing framework.

I did notice one bug, I think. I can;t get articles to open in browser. Am I missing something?
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Looks very nice indeed! I love reading the news on the reader (currently using trook and rss). Would love to betatest your app!
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This looks really good! As the others said, the Open in Browser does not work. All the other functions working so far.
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