Speeed Reader [11/19/2009]
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Speeed Reader by eeenno
Google Reader Client for Windows Phones
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(Current Version: v0.93 Build 3610)
Speeed Reader is a Google Reader client for Windows Phones. It connects users to their Google Reader accounts, allowing them to view and share articles on their Windows Phones.
Follow Speeed Reader on Twitter for application updates and to ask any questions! (http://twitter.com/SpeeedReader)
Sites for Free Software for your Windows Phones
Windows Mobile Professional 5/6.0/6.1/6.5
Windows Mobile Standard 5/6.0/6.1/6.5
.NET Compact Framework v3.5
V0.93 – November 19, 2009
- Bug Fix: Crash when starting Speeed Reader with cachning disabled (introduced in v0.92)
- Bug Fix: Minor layout issues in the UI
V0.92 – November 18, 2009
- Bug Fix: Passwords containing ‘&’ result in login issue (fixes login issue for some users)
- Bug Fix: Search index always zero
- Bug Fix: Not requesting all new articles in last refresh (with caching enabled)
- Bug Fix: Crash when starring a reading list article
- Bug Fix: Reading List, Starred, Shared Lists unreadable when coming out of offline mode
V0.91 – November 11, 2009
- New Feature: 2 new themes (Noir – dark/black, Beach – coral/turquoise)
- Enhancement: When navigating between multi-page lists, Speeed Reader will remember your page
- Enhancement: Added bytes transferred (estimate) to the about screen
- Enhancement: General Performance Increases/Memory Management
- Bug Fix: Storage Card in Non-English Locale’s Not ID’d Correctly
- Bug Fix: Clicking last item in reading list causes a crash
- Bug Fix: Download More articles index is inaccurate
V0.90 – October 23, 2009
- New feature: Article Caching/Offline mode
- New feature: Search
- New feature: Share articles via email/sms
- New feature: Download more articles for tag reading list
- New feature: Mark (new) articles unread
- New feature: Hide read subscriptions and articles
- Enhancement: Now using Bit.ly for URL shortening
- Enhancement: Dynamic manual article refreshing
- Enhancement: Progress bar is back
- Enhancement: Correct font sizes for QVGA devices
- Enhancement: Newly designed settings UI
- Enhancement: New Mirabyte Controls module
- Bug Fix: Feed URLs contain ‘?’ now load correctly (no more “There are 0 articles to read”)
V0.83 – August 4, 2009
- Bug fix: Attempting to open articles in external browser (besides IE/Opera) resulted in a program crash
- Bug fix: Some characters now display correctly (ie. ;quot& is now “)
- Bug fix: Twitter panel shows wrong character count if you edit the Tweet
- Enhancement: Full Windows Mobile Standard support
V0.82 – July 23, 2009
- Bug fix: Application error when Google Reader account contains 0 unread articles
V0.81 – July 22, 2009
- Bug fix: Unable to open article in external browser while viewing the article using the internal browser
- Bug fix: Articles “kept unread” in Google Reader desktop will be marked as read in Speeed Reader
- Bug fix: Some users weren’t able to login even though their credentials were correct
V0.80 – July 20, 2009
- Share articles using your Twitter account
- Broadcast articles using the Google Reader Broadcast function
- Open articles in your default browser (recommended for Windows Mobile 6.5 users)
- Now view list of articles by page – this allows you to set the ‘Download Size’ higher than before – also you can download older articles for any given subscription
- Mark all of your articles as read, you can also just mark a tag, subscription, or article as read as well
- Settings are now stored in SpeeedReader.ini in the application program directory. Makes it easy to use the same settings across different devices
- Redesigned settings UI
- Additional performance enhancements, bug fixes, code simplification, and additional settings have been added
V0.71 – June 10, 2009
- Added auto-login capabilities, this option can be toggled at the login screen and in the settings
- Added the option to load the reading list at startup
- Renamed ‘Close’ to ‘Back’ (in the browser form)
- Resolved a crash involving empty subscription list, program will end gracefully J
- Code tightening and optimization
V0.70 – June 1, 2009
- New icon for program
- Icons by each tag, subscription, article displaying whether an item is read, unread, starred
- UI redesign (consolidation tabs into one)
- Touch scrolling in the browser
- Ability to star articles
- Ability to hide read articles
- Multi-language support
- Resolved issues with encoding (some characters did not display correctly)
- Resolved issues with QVGA devices
V0.60 May 20, 2009
- Fixed two crashes dealing with empty lists
- Fixed crash where closing login form using the corner X/Ok causes unpredictable program behavior
- Significant loading performance speed up
- Ability to view reading list for all tags (excludes ‘Untagged’ tagged since there is no official Google Reader tag for this)
- AppToDate Support – need to have AppToDate (http://www.apptodate.org/get) installed to use this feature
V0.50 – May 17, 2009
- Implemented Mirabyte Touch UI for finger friendly lists and scrolling
- Fixed bug where Google API token would expire preventing the application from marking articles as read after some time
- Fixed crashes where no network/internet access exist
- Fixed bug where an article marked as read on the home tab wasn’t marked read in the Tag tab
- Fixed issue with screen layout/sizing problems on devices with lower screen resolutions
- Fixed backwards scroll when scrolling through lists
V0.10 – April 25, 2009
- Initial Release
- Manipulating subscriptions (add/remove feeds)
Known Issues (to be fixed in future releases)
- Any changes made to subscriptions, tags, etc. in the desktop client will not be reflected in Speeed Reader unless you restart the application
- There is a memory leak in the internal web browser (.NET Compact Framework issue, out of my control). The internal browser will grab memory and not release it when using it to view articles. The problem is exacerbated even more if the article contains a lot of images. Please uncheck ‘Download Images’ to minimize this issue. You can also view articles in your default external browser to fully minimize this issue. Once Speeed Reader is closed, all memory is released back to the device however.
- Windows Mobile 6.5 users, the implementation of Pocket IE has changed, which negatively effects the behavior of the internal web browser. Please use the external web browser. See settings for more info.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does article caching work? Article caching (when enabled) works by saving all the articles loaded in Speeed Reader onto your device (or memory card). You can save an infinite or finite number of articles. However, your device’s hardware configuration will restrict this. The more articles you cache, the more memory you will use.
The cache is located:
- Memory Card: \Storage Card\SpeeedReaderCache\<username>\
- Device: \Program Files\SpeeedReaderCache\<username>\
The article caching occurs after each FULL refresh. Article caching allows two things a) offline mode b) quicker accesses to new content. I will explain a) later. When you have articles stored, after a fresh application start, Speeed Reader will load you’re a cache articles THEN download newer articles from Google Reader. If you use Speeed Reader often, this will speed up downloads.
Offline mode works by disabling all internet access in Speeed Reader. You can enable offline mode two ways. The login screen -> Menu -> Login Offline or Settings -> Behavior. A cache must exist before you can enable offline mode. Remember, the cache is created only after a full refresh. Once logged into the offline mode, Speeed Reader will present your tags to you. You can navigate them normally and Speeed Reader will load each subscription as you click on them. Don’t worry about the “0 Unread Articles”. Trust they are there. This will be fixed in a future maintenance release.
How does article search work? Article search can be started by going to Menu -> Search. You can then input your search terms. If you want to search multiple terms, please separate them by a comma. Click the search button and Speeed Reader will begin searching all loaded articles on your device.
How does dynamic manual refresh work? In older versions of Speeed Reader, clicking refresh will always refresh all of your articles. In v0.90, clicking refresh has different actions depending on what you are looking at. For example, if you are viewing the CNN feed, hitting refresh will refresh only that feed. If you are viewing your “Cars” tag, hitting refresh will refresh that tag. If you are viewing a reading list, starred list, or share list, clicking refresh will refresh that list only. Finally, if you are viewing all your tags, hitting refresh will execute a full refresh.
The login page changed, how can I save my login information and enable login automatically? From the login screen, Menu -> Rememeber Me/Login Automatically
Does the developer see my username and password when I use Speeed Reader? No, it is simply used to authenticate with your Google Reader account. The only parties using this information are the Google Reader server and Speeed Reader on your device. If you choose to use the ‘Remember Me’ feature, the password is stored and encrypted on the device.
How do I view my Google Tag articles (Broadcast, Star, Reading List)? These articles have been moved to the menu. From the main screen, Menu -> View.
What is the Mark As Read behavior?
- If you are viewing your tags: none selected -> mark all tags as read — tag selected -> selected tag marked as read
- If you are viewing a tag’s subscriptions: none selected -> mark all subscriptions (or the tag) as read — subscription selected -> selected subscription marked as read
- If you are viewing a subscription’s articles: none selected -> mark all articles (subscription) as read — article selected -> selected article marked as read
What is a reading list? A reading list is a list of recent articles (set of 15 by default), sorted by date. You can have a reading list that pulls from all your subscriptions, or a reading list that pulls from the subscriptions with a specified tag.
What is AppToDate? AppToDate is a utility that can check for updates for applications that support AppToDate. In order to use this functionality with Speeed Reader, you must have AppToDate installed (apptodate.org/get) and install Speeed Reader to the ‘Device’.
- Page Size – the number of items that will be listed on a “page”. If the number of items that exist for a give list is greater than the page size, additional pages will be created
- Enable List Transitions – when checked, this enables the transitions seen when navigating from Tags -> Subscriptions -> Articles, etc. Some devices may experience slow transitions or users may just want this disabled. Disabling this speeds up the application.
- Show Full Screen – will disable the top menu bar, bottom bar disabling will come in v0.91
- Show Progress Bar – Will show the progress bar at the bottom when checked
- Show Icons – Will show the icons next to each list item, unchecking this reduces the memory footprint
- Refresh Interval – sets the interval between refreshes, can also be disabled
- Search Results – sets the number of articles that are returned when searching articles
- Login Automatically – when checked, Speeed Reader will attempt to login using the saved user credentials
- Show Reading List At Startup – when checked, Speeed Reader will load and display the Reading List once the application has logged in
- Always Use Default Browser – when checked, articles will load in your default external web browser. This is highly recommended for Windows Mobile 6.5 users.
- Hide Read Items – when checked, will hide subscriptions with 0 read articles and read articles
- Artcicle Cache Location – Specify the location of the article cache (device or memory card). You can also disable article caching here.
- Articles To Cache Per Feed – Specify the number of articles max that are cached per feed.
- You can delete the cache by going to Menu -> Clear Cache
- Download Size – the number of articles that will be downloaded for a subscription or reading list. The higher this number, the longer the download will take. Also, if you have a lot of subscriptions, setting this value to be very high may result in undesirable program behavior
- Download Images – when checked, Speeed Reader will download images (if any) for display in the internal browser
- Offline Mode – when checked, puts Speeed Reader into offline mode (no internet access)
Add your Twitter account credentials to be able to share articles using your Twitter account
- Shorten URL – when checked, Speeed Reader, will change a article URL into a Bit.ly URL (so you can enter longer Tweets)