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fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby mightycoco » 09 May 2013, 20:33

Hi comrades,

the first TT-RSS app for windows phone 8 was just approved from Microsoft. Have been a long way, as the MS guys are pretty picky about apps relying on hosted-only solutions. Anyhow, I managed to bring it through certification and here we go.

Check it out here: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store ... fc7fdabec1

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby Bobjespat » 09 May 2013, 23:30

Oh my god, a reader for Windows Phone! Great, but its only for WP8. Could you please do the same for WP 7.8? Please! Please! Please! Please!

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby mightycoco » 10 May 2013, 13:48

WP 7.8 is currently not on my radar.

There is a decision to make, if you start making an app. Should it be WP8 / W8 compatible or should it be WP7.x/WP8 compatible. So one platform is always left out.

As I plan to release a Windows 8 app, as well, I decided to drop the WP7.x path. Going now down to WP7 means completely writing the app from scratch for WP7 - furthermore: future updates would force me to manage two different code pathes.

I'll surely investigate this further to find a solution for a more compatible code base to be able to support WP7.x as well (presumably NOT 7.0 but maybe 7.5/7.8) but keep your expectations low, as this might take several weeks or won't come at all.

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby Andyt8 » 14 May 2013, 10:12

Nice to see there will come a Win8 App, but I have also only a WP 7.8 device...

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby mightycoco » 16 May 2013, 21:32

update: I got all libraries to compile with the WP7.1 SDK. (that's WP7.5 and WP7.8)
That doesn't mean there is a working version, but it will come.

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby Bobjespat » 16 May 2013, 21:47

Yeah! There seems to be light on the end of the tunnel! Thx

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby mightycoco » 18 May 2013, 15:34

fast Reader for Windows Phone 7.1 was submitted to the Windows Store today. The average submission certification takes about 5 business days, so we can expect the app to show up on Friday may 24th... As I'm not available for at least one week, I hope the submission process goes through without major issues and the app will be available on friday.

BTW. fast Reader for WP8 was updated to 1.1 a few days back.

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby Bobjespat » 18 May 2013, 16:35

I live this! Great and many many thx

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby Andyt8 » 21 May 2013, 15:50

Big thanks for your work. Do you interested in a german version? If you have something for translation, I'm available to help you.

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby rockdreamer » 26 May 2013, 13:19

Hi, I'd be interested in using it but it's not available in the italian market. I can help out with the translation if you want.

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby mightycoco » 26 May 2013, 13:58

The apps are available in all markets worldwide. My focus currently is on features and stability instead of localization which brings a lot more work than just localizing an app. You also have to provide screenshots descriptions and stuff in each locale. I'll drop this overload for now which definitely doesn't mean "no".

thanks for the offers, but I speak German and Italian my self. French, Spanish and Russian would be more interesting on future...

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby rockdreamer » 27 May 2013, 03:22

Hi, I tried to search for [fastreader] in the italian marketplace but it is not available. Let us know when it becomes available. :)

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby Bobjespat » 28 May 2013, 00:09

I couldnt find the app in Germany to. Maybe next week?

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby mightycoco » 28 May 2013, 21:50

rocketdreamer, bilbo_b,

If you are looking for the WP7.1 version: It's not there yet and I'll update this thread, as soon as it is there.
If you run a WP8 device, please check out the link in the first post of this thread and click install or visit the link from your phone. - Otherwise open a ticket at MS or your carier.

The italian version is here: http://www.windowsphone.com/it-it/store ... fc7fdabec1

Please don't spam this thread when searching for a WP7.1 version asking when it is there - it'll be there if MS says it''s there.

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Re: fastReader - a TT-RSS Windows Phone 8 app

Postby billamoore » 29 May 2013, 19:41

Thanks for this. I am on WP8 and like the layout a lot. Curious though, the Italian version has a different color scheme, is that defined by the device color scheme? Also, is there a way to manually update or mark a feed category as read?

Thanks, Nice work.
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