[App] NextGen Reader - a Google Reader client for WP7

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  1. Nextgen Reader

    Nextgen Reader New Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I just want to tell you about a simple and fastest google reader client for windows phone 7. We continuously develop and update NextGen Reader, the version 1.13 is now available in marketplace.

    You can find more details on my blog: http://ngreader.wordpress.com/

    Download link:
    http://social.zune.net/External/Lau...oneAppID=643381de-4724-e011-854c-00237de2db9e

    As many of you may know that Microsoft have recently announced the ability to distribute application to set of users before the actual release through Marketplace.

    We're ready with our next update and would like you to try it once before the actual release.
    So, if you're interested then please send your Live ID (email address) associated with the windows phone to ngreader[at]live.com.
    I hope you like the application.

    Cheers,
    - NG
    Twitter: @ngreader
  2. ninjaap

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    Nice. I'm always searching for a great Reader. I will def give this a try.
  3. Nextgen Reader

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    Thanks, if your phone is updated to "Mango" beta, then please send your live id for private beta.
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    Thanks for the beta invite, but I'm one of those idiots that can't seem to figure out how to get Mango on my phone. :)
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    No issues. Don't update now, as final version of "Mango" is coming soon... (rumors)
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    I'm using your app right now, and my initial reaction is "two thumbs up!" I'm very happy with the speed. I see there is Twitter share integrated. Any future plans for FB share?
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    Thank you. Yes, new improved sharing feature with Windows Live and Facebook support is coming very soon. Also, Mango is not required for beta invite, so you can share your live id.
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    Sweet! I will send my Live. Thank you.
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    Installing beta now. Would you prefer posting any issues I come across here or via email?
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    Thanks. You can send direct mail from about page, so that we can track issues easily.
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  11. RandomAlec

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    Oh wow, what an honor to have Nextgen Reader developers here on the forums. I LOVE this application. I use it daily and is the only RSS reader I have loved so far on my Windows Phone. It's fast, easy to use, simple interface it's all great.

    As soon as I am able to finally update my REV 1.3 Focus I will hopefully come back here and beta test the next version without a doubt. Thank you for a great application!
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    Dare I say this is the fastest and best reader I've tried so far? Yes I do...
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  14. SnailUK

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    Tried this last night.

    Not bad, needs a little more colour, as looks very dull with just black and white showing.

    Seems faster to read feeds than feedpoint, which is my current RSS reader of choice. Just a shame it seems to take longer to open the actual articles. Share options seem good, but i don't see an obvious way to share via email (unless thats what the share via LIVE means)
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    @SnailUK Thanks for your feedback. Share via email option is available under appbar menu in article view.
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    Just saw this thread and downloaded the app. One word to describe the app - COOL. I have tried lots of browsers as I need to be updated about news on the go. This is simply the fastest.

    Good Job
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    @ajayden Thanks. Also I'm happy to let you know that an exciting update is on its way.

    For everyone who've not shared live ID in past, please do so to get the preview of next version.
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    I've noticed with the last update I no longer have one of my favorite features available: being able to hold my finger on the title of an article in my feed list and pulling up options for it. Please bring it back.

    Also, it seems to take much longer for actions on Nextgen Reader to reflect on my Google Reader. It was much faster before, almost instant I would say.
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    @RandomAlec Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I've removed the context menu feature due to temporary issues causing memory leak. I'm working on it. Btw - you can tap on left side to select item and then do most of the actions like mark as read or star or share.

    There is no change done in uploading actions to Google Reader. By default, the app syncs changes after every 1 min. Please check in settings if you've turned it off.
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    Hi all,

    I just wanted to let you know about next update coming soon...

    1. share to Facebook.
    2. subscriptions in alphabetical order.
    3. "all items" or "unread only" toggle mode:
    - display all feeds or only unread feeds.
    - display all articles or only unread articles.
    - toggle using application bar button.
    4. new experience in "unread only" mode:
    - auto hide articles when marked as read.
    - auto hide feed/folder with no unread articles.
    - auto back to top-level list.
    5. sync any feed or folder:
    - navigate to desired feed or folder.
    - press sync button to download new items.
    6. improved automatic loading of new items.
    7. option to lock screen to portrait mode.
    8. increased limit for starred and shared items.
    9. increased star button in article view.
    10. fixed image resizing in mango build 7712.
    11. improved layout in landscape mode.
    12. many bug fixes.

    Thanks,
    - NG
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