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30 Seconds Stands Between You and Mobile RSS Happiness

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Go to http://mbeta.newsgator.com/d on your cell phone via the browser.

Download the appropriate client for your phone (if it’s missing or doesn’t autodetect, please leave a comment here and my friends at NewsGator will work on tuning it.)

Run the app.  If you have a NewsGator account, you will log in and automagically see your feeds.  If you don’t have a NewsGator account you will be prompted to create one and then you are off to the races.

I just tried it on my Dash (Windows Mobile) and it worked flawlessly.

Once all the kinks are worked out, this will move to http://m.newsgator.com/d

God these guys are good.

  • proales

    So dident Bloglines release their mobile client about 2 years ago?

  • http://www.newsgator.com Kevin Cawley

    We have had mobile clients in the wild for quite a while as well. Brad was just pointing out that some of the work done recently has revolved around making the mobile experience more enjoyable and easier to get up and running.

  • rob

    been using the NewsGator for Blackberry mobile client for a while – like it

  • http://www.thisismobility.com/blog/ Mike Rowehl

    The app itself is pretty slick. It didn't detect my N95 on it's own, so I just downloaded the Java version. Here's the UA.

    Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.2; U; Series60/3.1 NokiaN95-3/11.2.009; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413

    I had to create an account on the desktop website as well, didn't see the option to create a new account from within the mobile app. That would actually be pretty slick IMO, lots of folks out there in other countries who this would be a fantastic app for, but who don't have access to desktop computers most of the time.

    It would be great to allow the app user to set an adaption engine to use when pulling up the full version of a story, otherwise many devices could choke on the page and fail to display. I'm working on one called Mowser, info about using it is here:

    http://pub.mowser.com

    But there's also a public service from Google and services like Phonifier and Skweezer.

  • http://mystro2b.edublogs.org mystro2b

    google mobile and google reader are a snap on my “unsmart” lg vx8350 phone…

  • http://www.newsgator.com Kevin Cawley

    hey miker (recognize your name from russell's blog)… thanks for the tip on the UA and, yeh, the create account functionality is in the works for the java/blackberry client.

    btw, using skweezer is an option you can select for viewing source articles from w/in go! (windows mobile only right now).

    best of luck w/ mowser – looks awesome and have been a long time fan of russell.

  • Nate

    It took me a bit to make sense of this sentence: “If there's one download option we detected your device.”

    I suggest having the copy respond to whether or not my device has been detected. Or, better yet, just get rid of the sentence. If there's only one download option shown, techies will assume the device was detected. Others don't care.

    If the device was not detected, continue to say “Please select the appropriate link…”

    • http://www.newsgator.com Kevin Cawley

      Good point Nate – I'll make that change. Thank you!

  • proales

    So dident Bloglines release their mobile client about 2 years ago?

  • Kevin Cawley

    We have had mobile clients in the wild for quite a while as well. Brad was just pointing out that some of the work done recently has revolved around making the mobile experience more enjoyable and easier to get up and running.

  • rob

    been using the NewsGator for Blackberry mobile client for a while – like it

  • Kevin Cawley

    hey miker (recognize your name from russell's blog)… thanks for the tip on the UA and, yeh, the create account functionality is in the works for the java/blackberry client.

    btw, using skweezer is an option you can select for viewing source articles from w/in go! (windows mobile only right now).

    best of luck w/ mowser – looks awesome and have been a long time fan of russell.

  • Mike Rowehl

    The app itself is pretty slick. It didn't detect my N95 on it's own, so I just downloaded the Java version. Here's the UA.

    Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.2; U; Series60/3.1 NokiaN95-3/11.2.009; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 ) AppleWebKit/413 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/413

    I had to create an account on the desktop website as well, didn't see the option to create a new account from within the mobile app. That would actually be pretty slick IMO, lots of folks out there in other countries who this would be a fantastic app for, but who don't have access to desktop computers most of the time.

    It would be great to allow the app user to set an adaption engine to use when pulling up the full version of a story, otherwise many devices could choke on the page and fail to display. I'm working on one called Mowser, info about using it is here:

    http://pub.mowser.com

    But there's also a public service from Google and services like Phonifier and Skweezer.

  • mystro2b

    google mobile and google reader are a snap on my "unsmart" lg vx8350 phone…

  • Nate

    It took me a bit to make sense of this sentence: "If there's one download option we detected your device."

    I suggest having the copy respond to whether or not my device has been detected. Or, better yet, just get rid of the sentence. If there's only one download option shown, techies will assume the device was detected. Others don't care.

    If the device was not detected, continue to say "Please select the appropriate link…"

  • Kevin Cawley

    Good point Nate – I'll make that change. Thank you!

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