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tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 09:22
by Tiberius
Hi everybody,

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tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad is now available at the App Store : https://itunes.apple.com/app/tiny-reade ... d689519762
The App is localized in French and English (and soon in German) and is free.

tiny Reader RSS s a lightweight reader for Tiny Tiny RSS. It's the first release and new features will be added.
Thank you to jdelamater99 for beta-testing and joergb for German translation.

If you have any question or suggestion you can use this thread

Thank you for your feedback.

PS : We've already discuss about his app here and here.

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 15:47
by huy
Hello, looks great but it won't work on my ttrss installation because I'm using a self signed certificate.
Cheers

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 16:00
by feader
huy wrote:Hello, looks great but it won't work on my ttrss installation because I'm using a self signed certificate.

You can add the CA you signed the certificate with to iOS. One way to achieve this is mailing the CA certificate to your iDevice, or you can open it in Safari, iOS will guide you through after that.

Works fine on my iPad (I'm also using a self signed certificate on the server side), and nice app BTW.

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 16:48
by xtaz
Looks good. It's a brand new app so obviously it has lots of development potential ahead of it. But I'd say it needs previous/next article buttons whilst reading. Or even better the ability to swipe to change article. And favicons to more easily differentiate the feeds in things like "Fresh articles". Also I'm thinking it might be better to do syncing more in the background where you don't notice it going on instead of blocking whilst showing "Updating headlines" etc. In the URL field as well I typed mine in as https://example.com/tt-rss/ with the usual trailing slash on the end and I can see the app fetching POST /tt-rss//api/ so now the slash is added in twice. You might want to account for people doing this?

You don't *have* to use self signed certs by the way. Google for startssl. They give you certs which work in all major browsers with a validity of a year. It's not really any hassle to renew it every year. Works a treat for me.

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 17:27
by huy
Indeed, works fine.

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 18:26
by huy
An option to change the article order (older first) would be welcome too. Other than that the app is nice to use.

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 19:33
by skippyscage
works real well - in fact on my iPhone it's the fastest responding of all the TTRSS apps :D

one question - how many articles can it download for each feed? Other IOS apps have a limit, some of which can be changed.

one suggestion - a way to star articles for later

a great start

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 19:58
by sleeper_service
huy wrote:Hello, looks great but it won't work on my ttrss installation because I'm using a self signed certificate.
Cheers


it's not much more difficult to create your own root certificate, and then use that to sign your own certs, then you add your root cert to whatever you're using to access your site, and poof, no more 'unknown cert' grumblings. I did it, google around a bit.

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 20:51
by Tiberius
Thank you for your feedback. I've developed the app on my spare time and I'll improve it step by step.

I'm using my own app every day and I agree with you, some features are missing ;)

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 20:53
by Tiberius
skippyscage wrote:one question - how many articles can it download for each feed? Other IOS apps have a limit, some of which can be changed.


It's the API default : Before API level 6 maximum amount of returned headlines is capped at 60, API 6 and above sets it to 200.

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 22:19
by elliotk
Awesome, thanks for writing this. It works great on my iPhone.

I know you're doing this all in your spare time, but I can't resist a feature request. I'd love it if it were possible to switch to the previous/next story by swiping left/right. If you'd like to post the code to github, I'll even take a crack at implementing it myself :)

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 22:23
by Tiberius
elliotk wrote:Awesome, thanks for writing this. It works great on my iPhone.

I know you're doing this all in your spare time, but I can't resist a feature request. I'd love it if it were possible to switch to the previous/next story by swiping left/right. If you'd like to post the code to github, I'll even take a crack at implementing it myself :)


I've already started to add this feature ;)

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 23 Aug 2013, 23:47
by Tiberius
I've got a question about next/previous in article :

Do you prefer only go to previous/next unread or previous/next in the list ??

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 00:06
by elliotk
I'd personally prefer previous/next in list, not previous/next unread, but others may have other opinions.

Re: tiny Reader RSS for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad

Posted: 24 Aug 2013, 11:47
by Tiberius
I've added next/previous in list while browsing articles and some share options (twitter, facebook, mail, open in safari).

I've started to mark articles starred but somebody asks me to add "Archived" option but it doesn't seem to be available with the API...