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  1. honor browser options, esp. for Flash plugin.

    FroYo introduces Flash support in the browser and other apps including NewsRob. Unfortunately, in RSS feeds, Flash is usually used only for ads. The browser has the option to display Flash on demand (like ClickToFlash or FlashBlock on desktop browsers), which is vastly superior and improves performance to boot.
    In addition, Flash content gets rendered over the top of the title bar when scrolling in NewsRob article view (bug).
    It would also be great if you could make the zoom, text-size and reflow options behave exactly the same as they do in the Browser (e.g. double tap to zoom and…

    3 votes
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    • next post bug

      When I am reading through a feed using the next arrow on the right side it takes me to the next unread post in the feed. The problem I am having is when I receive a text message or email etc, I will pull that up, reply and then return back to news rob where I see the last post I was reading. The problem is when I push the next button, rather than taking me to the next unread post, it takes me to the first post which i have already read and I have to scroll through all…

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        In 4.0 I use an approach to get back to the article that works, except when an update is running and newer articles have been insert before.

        For performance reasons I cannot try to find the “old” article then.

        So for >95% of the cases it should work now.

        Russel open another suggestion when you’re unhappy with Facebook sharing.

      • 'Previous' bug fix

        After using the view article > menu / share option, NewsRob returns you correctly to the shared article but then Previous (left tap) dumps you back to the list, instead of going to the previous article.

        5 votes
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        • Starred Items not included in download count option

          I would like to have all of my starred items on my phone all the time... without affecting the normal cache preferences. Ie, if I have 20 starred items and 200 download count, I should download total 220 items instead of only 200.

          2 votes
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          • comply with system wides auto sync/background data settings

            k9mail have this feature, http://code.google.com/p/k9mail/

            it try to observe current system settings and follow the behavior,
            stop sync when system wide "Auto sync" with/without "Backgroud data" been disabled

            9 votes
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            • airplane mode doesn't allow sync since June release

              Airplane mode on Android allows WIFI connections, but NewsRob seems to think it doesn't and refuses to sync even when I'm connected to internet during nights. Please return to the previous behaviour.

              3 votes
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              • Remove "More" button and move cache options to "Settings"

                I brushed the screen on the way from the "Menu" button to the "Refresh" menu option and accidentally cleared the cache. Twice.

                Is "Clear Cache" used so often that it needs to be in the main menu? Might it not be better tucked safely away in the Settings dialog under Cache? Plus, that would mean you wouldn't need a "More..." menu.

                3 votes
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                • 4 votes
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                  • Quick switch between Day and Night Theme

                    The "Night Time" theme is awsome. The only issue is the
                    amount of time that it takes to switch between the 2 themes.
                    I counted 15 actions (buttons) to switch from the article page, backing out, settings, changing theme, exiting and starting the app again and getting to the article page. I'm sure it
                    could be trimmed down a few, but with the setting that deep in the
                    menus and the need to restart it's still more than comfortable.

                    A "switch theme" button in the pop-up menu or the "More" menu from the article page would be more functional.

                    3 votes
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                    • Allow `text only` mode

                      Under 'download default content` there's options like `articles`,`article+images` etc. I want just the articles and no images so I've selected the first option but I still see images. For the sake of 1) data conservation and 2) not filling up the page unneccessarily it would be great to have an option to disable *all* images from the app and make it text only.

                      6 votes
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                      • on app startup, have an option to go straight to all articles view

                        Will pay to have this feature added as its really not much work. How much would u need to add it?

                        3 votes
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                          Already implemented. In the pro version you can create widget and select a feed / label or all articles and then define to show all articles, or the feed list etc.

                        • Widget acts like main application icon

                          Please, make optional for widget act like the main application icon. So, it displays unread count, but when i tap it it just opens NewsRob just like tap on actual application button. Currently it launches flat view of all unread articles and if i have no new articles (with an option to hide read articles) it closes instantly.

                          24 votes
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                          • Image icon in Feed Item List

                            Is it possible to implement (without too much CPU strain that would harm the battery) tiny thumbnail of the first feed image appearing rightmost on each list item in Feed Item List. Initially when list of items is downloaded images will not show up, but as Feed Items are processed and image is found and downloaded, such thumbnail would appear on each item in the list.

                            Also, please allow via setting option that a number of lines of the text of a feed item are shown under the Feed Item title in Feed List. By default it would be 0…

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                              completed  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow for notification without sound

                              Currently, we have to pick "silent" for the notification ringtone in NewsRob if we don't want sound on notify. One problem with this is that when you are listening to music it will interrupt the music with silence. It's a little annoying. I still want notifications to show, but I want them with no ringtone. I've seen other apps give the option of disabling sound.

                              2 votes
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                              • put .nomedia under SD card cache

                                this is a little trick to prevent system doing media scan travel into this directory

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                                  Fugou, correct. But I don’t want to declare it as cache, as I don’t know what Android will do with it in future OS versions.
                                  It may be shrinked, when memory on the SD card gets low and that wouldn’t work for NewsRob. So I use the external Dir.

                                  Furthermore .nomedia was not necessary anyway, because NewsRob masks the file extensions. I put it there however, so that the file scanner doesn’t need to try anyway.

                                  Anyway, this one is implemented since quite some time and I forgot to close this.

                                • Automatically go back to home screen after all messages are read in a folder

                                  Right now after reading all the articles from all the feeds in a folder you are left in the folder with the "all articles" listing 0. I would like NewsRob to automatically go back to the home screen and not stay in the folder. This is currently only the case for feeds and not folders. Currently when all the articles from a feed have been read you are taken back to the previous screen listing feeds with unread articles and not to an empty screen with no articles.

                                  16 votes
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                                  • Show snippets on items.

                                    Show a short snippet/preview of items, like in the web interface.

                                    9 votes
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                                      completed  ·  6 comments  ·  Admin →
                                    • Auto fit-to-width when orientation changes

                                      When you change the orientation of the phone, fitting the image to the width of the screen should be redone, so when you have a small image in portrait view, it wil be bigger in landscape

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Scroll title header out of view when reading article

                                        Apps like the Browser scroll the top header out of view when the user scrolls down in a web page. This saves valuable screen space, especially in landscape mode. It would be nice to have this in NewsRob.

                                        38 votes
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                                        • Integrate into the sync portion of the OS

                                          It would be great if the sync feature was integrated with the other syncing portions that come out of the box, like google account sync. This way it's easier to disable NewsRob syncing along with all the other syncing aspects of the phone, rather than having to turn NewsRob sync off separately.

                                          11 votes
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