Good news/bad news/better news:
Good news: G:RSS is approved and ready to go to the market!
Bad news: I'm holding off on releasing it, and will be resubmitting to the market tomorrow.
Better news: I'm holding off because I'm about an hour away from completing EVERYTHING requested except the two items commented on below. And they may even be included. I feel like this new version is leagues better than the original, and I wouldn't feel good about putting out something sub par when so many people have requested these features both here and through PM/Email.
I've been looking into this, but it's more difficult than I first thought. You can't actually poll for an unread count, you have to have a server that checks the unread count and then sends a push notification to the phone with the result. This means I would need to store Google login credentials on a server to do the checking, which I personally don't want to do from a privacy standpoint.
So, to pull this off, I need to use the WP7 application to get the SID when it starts (identifier used to poll data), and then pass that SID to a server that only keeps it in memory and can check for counts until the SID expires without any privacy implications.
The downsides to this are:
A) I need time to set up a notification server.
B) I need time to ensure everything is 100% privacy secure.
I WILL get this working, just probably not for the first release.
Currently, all login credentials/etc are sent through HTTPS (SSL). Are you asking for all traffic including grabbing articles to be SSL? This will slow down data transfer, but would be easy to add in. In fact, it was so easy I added it in before posting this. It's listed on the settings screen now (or will be at release).
Yes, i hope you can add ALL https option so user can select their self. Google reader website it self fully support https for ALL RSS source, I think it can help some users, especially for those users in China with lots of content blocking, to read their RSS successfully.
Another request I want to ask is that please make an Free AD version of this APP since our region cannot bind the local credit card to zune, so even i want to pay some software, there's no way to do it, I hope Microsoft will allow the Microsoft point to buy the APP soon