Thursday, September 25, 2014

Feeddler Pro 2 Just Released

Feeddler Pro 2 was finally approved by Apple and was released in the App Store this morning. I appreciate your continued support.

The free version had some issues raised by Apple's App Review team on Monday. I had to re-submit the free version on Monday night. Hopefully the issues will be resolved this time and the free app can be approved soon too.

Update on 9/30/2014:
I have submitted an update to fix aggregated item loading for The Old Reader, fix RSS summary for feedHQ, add options to disable full screen in list view or article view, and enable unread badge and background refresh. These were widespread bugs or popular requests from the initial release so I want to release an update as soon as possible. I will address other issues in the following updates.

The free version is still under review :(

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Feeddler 2 for iOS 8

Feeddler was first released on April 1st, 2010, two days before the first-generation iPad was released. At one point, it was ranked 11th in the App Store across all categories. In the next three years, Feeddler was constantly ranked in top 20 in the iPad News category, and top 30 for iPhone News.

Feeddler was first written for iOS 3.2 to support Google Reader. Over time, the code was upgraded for iOS 4, 5, and 6. There were more than 20 updates. When Google Reader was shut down, Feeddler continued to support a few RSS services.

Apple made a bold change in iOS 7. But for the first time I couldn't update Feeddler accordingly. My wife was fighting a cancer. I had to pause all plans to support her and the family. Luckily my wife has recovered well after all the chemo treatments, surgeries, and radiation therapy.

In the past few months, I have rewritten most of the code for Feeddler. The new Feeddler uses the similar UI layout with the modern iOS design. New features include Feedly support, full screen reading, full text mode with Readability, and GIF image support among many others. Test users have praised the new app for its improved speed and reliability in iOS 8.

I have submitted Feeddler 2 to the App Store and hopefully it will be approved in time this week for iOS 8 and iPhone 6 release. Feeddler 2 will be a new app. The Pro version is priced at $4.99 again. If you are not ready to pay (again), I invite you to download the free version for Feeddler 2. I decided to make most Pro version features available for the free version this time.

I hope you will like the new Feeddler and appreciate your continued support. Thank you!