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Version: 2.2/3.1
Release Date: 5/1/2013
Price: €1.99
£1.49
US$1.99
NZ$2.49
AU$1.99
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feed me

feed me


NEW: support for Nokia Music feeds!

feed me is a fast, easy to use RSS Reader that can be used as a standalone reader or as a NewsBlur client. feed me offers full support for YouTube feeds with HD video playback and supports offline browsing of previously downloaded articles and allows downloading of audio and video podcasts.

You can follow progress on twitter (@feedmewp or @forty3degrees) or check out our YouTube channel for videos to help get you started.



Windows Phone Store link:
Supported languages:
  • English
  • German

Known issues:
  • Ratings prompt appears repeatedly instead of just once on the 5th and 10th app starts.
  • Update on startup setting doesn't work in stand-alone mode if no feeds are set to update in the background.

Key Features:
  • NewsBlur Sync or Stand-alone mode
  • Live tile and lock screen notifications
  • Pin feeds and groups to the start screen
  • Update feeds in the background
  • Add Nokia Music Feeds
  • Listen to articles with SoundGecko or Text To Speech
  • Download or listen to podcasts in the background
  • Add YouTube feeds1
  • Watch YouTube videos in HD
  • Keyword highlighting for articles
  • Tweet or e-mail articles, post to facebook or send the link via SMS
  • Add articles to Instapaper, Readability, Pocket, Delicious or Pinboard
  • Allow feed me to run under the lock screen (allowing feeds to be updated when the phone is locked)
  • Supports all windows-125* and ISO-8859-* encodings
  • A Google feed search for adding new feeds
  • Import feeds from NewsBlur
  • Backup and restore settings to our server
  • Filtering of views using the title, content or keywords
  • GZip compression support for faster updates2
  • Feeds are only downloaded if they have been updated2
  • Fast and reliable SQL-Based cache
  • Optional update on start-up
  • Favorites for bookmarking items

Trial:

The trial is ad supported. There are no feature restrictions.


Tips:
  • In the article view, swipe the article header up to enter full-screen mode.
  • In full-screen mode, swipe the article header down to view and tap to exit full-screen mode.
  • In the article view, in the menu, you can switch between text and html view.
  • In the settings for a feed you can set the view mode to open article links directly.
  • Long press a group to edit, refresh or delete.
  • Long press a feed when editing a group to remove or delete, or just tap the feed to edit.
  • The behaviour of the back button when viewing an article can be changed in the settings.
  • You can set the list item style in the settings. Turn images on or off, show an excerpt of the article etc.
  • You can turn off the 'all' or 'unread' views and folders in the app settings.
  • Refreshing while viewing a feed will only update that feed. When the 'all' or 'unread' views are selected, then all feeds in that group will be updated.

Change log:


Version 3.2 (WP8):
  • Add Nokia Music feeds (stand-alone mode only)
  • Update feeds in the background (stand-alone mode only)
  • Live tile updates for secondary tiles now also in stand-alone mode
  • Open videos in Metrotube or myTube
  • Pin all and unread views to the start screen (introduced with version 3.2.1)
  • New button to navigate to feed list if a feed or group is opened using a secondary tile (introduced with version 3.2.1)
  • Option to show navigation buttons in the article view


Version 2.2 (WP7) and 3.1 (WP8):
  • Sync unread only (when NewsBlur sync is enabled)
  • Update all feeds on start-up now also available in stand-alone mode
  • Save images found in the articles (long press on the image in text view, click the link in HTML view
  • Improved HTML view (swipe now supported)
  • Added support for saving to Delicious and Pinboard
  • Articles can now be selected to change multiple articles at once
  • Context menu added to articles (in the article list)
  • Text-to-speech support added (continues with the next article when finished reading) (3.0 only)
  • Language setting added to feeds to support playback in different languages (3.0 only)
  • Added full article mode on demand (no longer just on a per-feed basis)
  • Articles can now be sorted from oldest to newest
  • Hide feeds and groups with no unread items (activate 'Show unread only' and 'Hide empty feeds and groups')
  • Support for fast app resume (3.0 only)
  • Added option to reduce mobile data usage (no content or images are downloaded unless a WiFi connection is available)


Version 2.1 (WP7) and 3.0 (WP8):
  • Added a full two-way sync with NewsBlur
  • Added support for lock screen notifications (3.0 only)
  • Upgraded live tiles to support the new Windows Phone 8 tiles (3.0 only)
  • Added support for article playback via SoundGecko
  • Add articles to Readability
  • Pin feeds and groups to the start screen
  • Hide empty feeds and groups
  • Added support for new resolutions (3.0 only)


Version 2.0.4:
  • Time-based cache management
  • New option for downloading images: always, never or only when a WiFi connection is available
  • Bug fixes


Version 2.0.2 (Released on the 10th of October 2012):
  • Bug fixes


Version 2.0.1 (Released on the 23rd of September 2012):
  • Share to a facebook list
  • Bug fixes


Version 2.0 (Released on the 12th of September 2012):
  • Added a full two-way sync with Google Reader
  • Added support for downloading and listening to podcasts when the app is no longer running
  • Added music + video hub integration
  • Added support for fast app-switching
  • Keyword highlighting for articles
  • Switched to SQL for a more reliable and faster cache
  • Added support for feeds that do not belong to a group
  • Extended the article full-screen mode to support portrait orientation
  • Added new view mode setting to feeds (adds a new comic strip view)
  • Added 'all' and 'unread' system groups (available in the appearance settings)
  • Added 12 new Live Tile designs (also available in older versions)
  • Many other performance and UI improvements


Version 1.12 (Released on the 29th of September 2011):
  • Fixed a few minor bugs


Version 1.11 (Released on the 23rd of September 2011):
  • Podcasts playing when the app is cloased are automatically resumed
  • Added instapaper mobilizer support for articles and links
  • Moved 'Mark all read' to tha AppBar
  • Improved image management
  • Improved error handling and cache management


Version 1.10 (Released on the 31st of August 2011):
  • Scroll down in YouTube feeds to dynamically load more videos
  • Duplicate articles from different feeds (e.g. from BBC Home and BBC World) are merged together in the all and unread views
  • Fixed a bug that caused a random crash wehn updating a feed on the article list page
  • Fixed a bug that prevented favorites from being opened
  • Fixed some more random bugs that were introduced with the new cache system in version 1.9


Version 1.9 (Released on the 24th of August 2011):
  • Greatly imporved loading times and stability
  • Added an option to change the live tile image
  • Added a option to set the startup page
  • Fixed signing in to Google Reader with passwords containing certain special characters
  • Fixed video playback after changes made by YouTube
Video highlighting the changes made in version 1.9:




Version 1.8 (Released on the 21st of July 2011):
  • Added new view mode for articles
    - A single image is displayed
    - All embedded YouTube videos are shown inline
    - Shows the article content as text
    - allows swiping to the next/previous article
    - Tap at the bottom or top of an article to jump to the next/previous page
    - Double-tap to show/hide details for the counter and feed title/author
  • Full-screen view in landscape mode
    - Header, application bar and status bar are hidden
    - These elements can be displayed for a short time by tapping the appropriate edge of the screen
  • Choose your theme (light, dark or use the current OS setting)
  • Added a setting for the number of list items initially loaded
  • Added a star icon to favorites when images are used in the article lists
  • Fixed bug where app crash if images where shown for certian feeds
  • Fixed a navigation bug in mango beta (0x80020006)
  • Fixed bug where app may be terminated by the OS if application resume took to long
  • Fixed bug where returning to the app after reading the last unread item could cause a crash
  • Fixed bug where enabling cache-management without setting the expiry time left the expiry time set to zero days
  • Removed ads from all pages except the ItemPage
Video highlighting the changes made in version 1.8:




Version 1.7 (Released on the 6th of July 2011):
  • Option to show images in the article list
  • Full import from Google Reader importing folders as groups
  • A preview image is now shown for embedded YouTube videos
  • Sorting of feeds and groups
  • Improved cache management
  • Smoother scrolling
  • When sending a link in a SMS the link is shortened with bit.ly
  • Removed the limit to the number of feeds shown on the live tile
  • Accounts can now also be set in the settings page
  • Improved article layout to give the article content more room
    - Open link moved to the appbar
    - Show/hide details for the counter and feed title/author
  • Improved loading of articles and fixed a rare bug when opening an item
  • Fixed bug in latest mango beta (see here)
  • Fixed a bug updating a feed in the group view (only occurred when an articles title changed)
  • Fixed a bug when entering certain invalid feed URLs
  • Added tutorials page (linked in the welcome message and in the about page)
  • The same feed can now be added to multiple groups without being downloaded multiple times
  • Improved feed support
    - Added support for xhtml content
    - Changed fallback ID to use the date as well so that all items were displayed on certain feeds that do not use IDs for the articles
Video highlighting the changes made in version 1.7:




Version 1.6 (Released on the 26th of May 2011):
  • Post articles to your facebook wall
  • Add YouTube feeds1
  • Watch YouTube videos in HD
  • View YouTube videos embedded in an article or web page
  • Listen to podcasts in the background while browsing other articles
  • Hide read articles (in the group settings)
  • Fixed error when the log file reached the predefined size limit
  • Fixed error when resuming the app to certain pages in the settings
  • Fixed error when deleting a lot of text from text boxes in the feed settings
Video highlighting the changes made in version 1.6:




Version 1.5 (Released on the 28th of April 2011):
  • Download podcasts. You can also pause the downloads and restart them later (they are automatically paused when leaving the app).
  • Added new page transition animations (these can, however, be disabled in the settings)3
  • Added a logging feature to help troubleshoot live tile issues.
  • Added a new icon for podcasts.
  • Improved the usability of the accounts page in the settings.
  • Improved loading time when viewing full articles.
  • Improved display of attached images. Now all *.png, *.jpg, *.jpeg and *.gif images are shown.
  • Fixed the display of javascript for certain articles

Version 1.4 (Released on the 9th of April 2011):
  • View or listen to podcasts
  • Add articles to Instapaper or Read it Later
  • Allow feed me to run under the lock screen

Version 1.3 (Released on the 2nd of April 2011):
  • Added Twitter integration
  • Improved support for (almost) all European and Middle Eastern enodings (see the above list)
  • Fixed support for ATOM feeds
  • Enabled javascript in article view to allow certain feed content to be displayed
  • Eixed error when pressing the back button as a group is loading

Version 1.2 (Released on the 25th of March 2011):
  • Live tile showing new article count
  • Added support for windows-1250, windows-1251 and windows-1252 encoding (thanks to Adam Dawes for windows-1251)
  • Improved scrolling performance
  • Added Google Reader support when adding new feeds
  • Added a backup/Restore function for feed settings
  • Added a 'new items' pivot to the main page so you can easily check new content
  • Improved cache management
  • Changed feed refresh to check the Last-Modified http header so that only content that has changed is downloaded1
  • Added support for attached images (see here for an example)
  • Added support for dublin core elements so certain feeds are correctly displayed (in the last version the publish date was sometimes missing)
  • Improved support for RDF feeds

Version 1.0 (Released on the 22nd of February 2011):
  • Initial Release



  • All the standard YouTube feeds are supported as well as user uploads and searches. You can also enter any version 2 feed manually (see the documentation here: Developer's Guide: Data API Protocol – Video Feed Types
  • This only applies if the web-server sends the correct header
  • Credit goes to the following post for providing the basis for the tranisition animations: WP7 Page Transitions Sample - There was still a lot left to do but without this they would have been a lot more work to implement.