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[WIDGET] Minimal Reader - Updated 18/04/11

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31st January 2011, 01:18 AM   |  #1  
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New Thread -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=11890423

** Update Available **
Version 1.8.3 of my Minimal Reader is out and published and the android market !!


Go get it freshly baked !

Simply Search for "Minimal Reader", or use these links :

Android Market // Appbrain Link // Web Market


The version 1.8 of the widget features :

Display the latest news titles from your favourite websites/blogs right on your desktop and easily scroll through them.

_ Import your Google Reader Subscriptions or add your own RSS/Atom feeds.

_ Click on a news title to open the full story in a customizable Pop-up window, works in offline mode too !

_ Swipe left or right on a pop-up to read the next or previous news article.

_ Customize the widget and the pop-up to match your home screen.

_ Many settings available : Filter the News by age, auto scroll, auto refresh ...


** Tips & Tricks ** All credits to Darius_bd !

--> Add twitter list as RSS :
http://twiterlist2rss.appspot.com


If your a twitter fan (who isn't?), you can add your lists to the widget !
Simply get your twitter list URL (should look like this: http://twitter.com/#!/joenrv/android and paste it into the box on http://twiterlist2rss.appspot.com. Copy the second link (RSS) you get and paste in the widget settings. Done.


--> Add Facebook Notification/Statuses as RSS :

You can also add your Facebook feeds by following to these links:

http://www.facebook.com/notifications.php

Look for the "Via RSS" button on top of the page, copy the generated link and paste it in the widget settings. Done.

http://www.facebook.com/posted.php

The RSS Icon is on the left of the page, get to generated link and change "feeds/friends_notes.php" to "feeds/friends_status.php". Copy that url and paste into the widget settings. Done.



--> 2 Easy ways to copy/paste from dektop PC to phone


1/ Chrome to Phone ! Donwload the app and the chrome extension, get to the website you want on your PC, click the RSS link, then click the Chrome to Phone icon on the right. You can get that URL on your phone through the Chrome to Phone app interface, long press your link, copy and paste that into the widgets settings. Done.

2/ QR Codes ! copy any URL into http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ on your PC, generate a QR Code, flash it with any barcodescanner on your phone, copy and paste the link into the widget settings. Done.




** ToDo List From your Feedback **

_ 4x4 widget
_ Mark all as read button
_ Share function
_ Go to stream button

Go ahead and give me some feedback, don't hesitate to share some new feature ideas as well !

You can find some screenshots below.

Have fun !
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31st January 2011, 01:25 AM   |  #2  
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Changelog
*v1.3.1
_Added Delete backup button
_Fixed widgets not loading after reboot
_Fixed widgets mixing up feeds by desynchronizing auto scroll
_Fixed links with '&' character
_Fixed landscape layouts
_Lighter general data consumption

*v1.3
_Added new tab for Backup/Restore functions
_Added Max Items per Feed setting
_Wide Layout when arrows are hidden
_Square background
_Fixed many bugs and FC's
_Cleaner code

*v1.2.1
_ Fixed Major loading problem on Android 2.1 and below
_ Fixed many minor bugs and Fcs

*v1.2
_ Added auto scroll feature
_ Added max entries setting
_ Added text alignement setting
_ Added show/hide arrows setting
_ Added show/hide time stamp setting
_ Added show/hide transulescent background setting
_ Added scroll speed setting
_ Added Atom1.0 and RTF support
_ Added ISO encoded feeds support
_ Fixed landscape mode
_ Fixed many minor bugs

*v1.1
Fixed independent widgets behavior
Added Atom feeds support
Re-coded the XML parsing, much faster and lighter sync !
General code cleaning and organisation
Added help text


*v1.0 :
New settings screen
Added Theme parameter Black/White
Added Auto refresh parameter
Fixed cutted Titles
Fixed several minor bugs
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Giving this a try

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I really like the idea, but I'm noticing some titles getting cut off and when you resize the widget with LPP the arrows don't line up correctly.
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Great looking widget, but I'm having trouble adding some feeds.
I couldn't get this to work: http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/service/feeds/allenyheder
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Amazing widget great work!!!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by toosurreal01

I really like the idea, but I'm noticing some titles getting cut off and when you resize the widget with LPP the arrows don't line up correctly.

What characters are cutting off the titles ? could you give me a feed url to test it?

As for the sizes, I haven't considered the possibility of resizing yet, I'll look into it. Which size are u resizing it to?


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Originally Posted by dubqnp

Great looking widget, but I'm having trouble adding some feeds.
I couldn't get this to work: *link*

Indeed, it seems to come from the xsl format of that page. It gets generated as you request it with a browser so it's not a physical xml file. I'll look into it see if I can get it to work.

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Amazing widget great work!!!

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Nice and simple. I like it!

Question:
Only in white?

Another question:
Update only manual?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zwart

Nice and simple. I like it!

Question:
Only in white?

Another question:
Update only manual?

Yes for now only white and manual refresh (the publication date is recalculated every 20mins though), i was waiting for some feedback to see what parameters should i make editable in priority.

Next version will have black text/arrows and set refresh time in the settings.

Any other settings you would like to make editable ?



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31st January 2011, 11:38 AM   |  #10  
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Black looks better with my current wallpaper.
Settings for automatic synchronizing would be nice.
Widget in different sizes.

That's it. Nothing more. Like the minimal aspect

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