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      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
      Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

      Dave,

      this could maybe work with what feedly plans, but only because feedly thinks about providing a Google Reader compatible API. Fever does not.

      And even for feedly we don't have specifics and in particular authentication is unclear to me.

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        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
        Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

        This has now been submitted a couple of times.
        I described my current thoughts here.
        https://t.co/SQsczscgBe

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          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
          Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

          No decisions made.

          Follow along the discussions on the mailing list: http://bit.ly/nr_list

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            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
            Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

            Hey Josh.

            Thanks for the maintenance job ;)

            I think the original intent here was to have a dark theme that uses true blacks, where the pro version uses a low contrast approach for tired eyes at night and doesn't use true blacks.

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              planned  ·  5 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
              Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

              Which font size are we talking about?
              Of all the fonts or (a) Feed title (b) Article title (c) Snippet text?

              Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

              I will implement it in the ICS version.

              But sorry, not around the corner. Really am sorry about this, but my paid job and life is happening too.

              It's on my list however.

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                2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                Sorry. That doesn't work with the GR API. The API is only for the GR frontend. Apps like NewsRob are just freeloading and don't get the features that are needed only by those and not also by the official frontend.

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                  Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                  NewsRob syncs can be triggered by Tasker, Locale, Settings Profile. That's what many users are using. It can also take into account if the phone is plugged in, at home. etc.

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                    Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                    It does that already. How come that you feel it doesn't?

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                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                      Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                      How to implement that? It's not a service I suppose?

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                        under review  ·  6 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                        Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                        Yes, that could work.

                        Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                        No, sorry, that is not possible.
                        For the "Feed View" articles and the articles that are processed using the "Simplified Web View" I am in control of the colors or at least know what the colors will be,
                        but for random pages I don't know what and when those pages have black writing on white background and I change the background to white then you cannot read anything anymore.
                        So grey may not be perfect too, but it is the best compromise.

                        Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                        Yes, that would be technically possible, but would make NewsRob even more overwhelming for new users. That already is an issue and every option counts here.

                        I meanwhile have another idea, instead of changing the background I might try to put a semitransparent, dark overlay over the content area.
                        Not sure if that would work however and make any sense. Thoughts?

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                          9 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                          Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                          Well, I think there is, but there are lots of things that are closer to the hearts of many users, so to be honest, it is not likely to happen soon.

                          Except if I re-write the sync scheduling anyway, then I may just have a stab at this.

                          Sorry for not having a more satisfying answer for you.

                          Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                          Ok, I see your issue. You likely triggered a manual sync instead of a scheduled auto-sync. A manual sync overrides the restrictions, e.g. WiFi-Only, System Wide Sync Off, No Background Data etc.

                          Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                          Ok, I guess I understand now.

                          Settings -> Sync -> Offline Use -> WiFi Only.

                          Does that do the trick for you?

                          Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                          Sorry Chris, I don't get that. Could you please explain it with other words?

                          Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                          Anonymous,

                          maybe at some point in time.

                          For the time being, most people use a 24h intervall then and every time they use sync manually (full sync of course), it is reset to 0.

                          So if you at least sync once a day, e.g. at home, then you have the 5 min autosync without the drawbacks.

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                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

                            Well, the actual content is downloaded … most of it, but there is something left that NewsRob didn’t get.

                            When this gets voted up I would need to find a specific example where this happens and then find out what it is that I missed.

                            Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                            Well, the actual content is downloaded … most of it, but there is something left that NewsRob didn’t get.

                            When this gets voted up I would need to find a specific example where this happens and then find out what it is that I missed.

                            Also(!) it would be news to me that NewsRob reloads the page content. This can't really be, because NewsRob rewrites the links to point to something stored locally. So when something is still loaded then it is stuff that NewsRob didn't understand.

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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                              Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                              I would love to do that Anonymous. I would use the feature myself.

                              But I don't know how to implement that. Sorry.

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                                under review  ·  11 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                Does the Dolphin/Evernote plugin carry over images?

                                Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                No, sorry, I am busy with other things at the moment. But in general I am willing to do that and see no technical issues.

                                From a functional point i am not quite sure how to deal with images however, but we'll see about that when I start working on it.

                                This is not a share with evernote feature however, but broader in scope. So I changed the name of this suggestion to attract more votes. Votes are the best shot that I work on something as it shows me where a lot of users have an interest.

                                Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                It depends on the article. But in general, yes, it would. Not sure though how Evernote would consume HTML.
                                Also it is against the Android philosophy to target individual apps.

                                I'll investigate when there are enough votes.
                                Btw. You know that you can give three votes, right?

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                                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                  Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                  Hi James.

                                  Accepting patches would mean to make NewsRob open source. I don't intend to do that as of now.

                                  If there is a particular feature that someone wants to get implemented I am interested in proof of concept code though. This is of course about features where the interaction with the underlying OS is relevant, not about the NewsRob internas.

                                  And the good thing is that this proof of concept could also be handed to other RSS reader app developers.

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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                    Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                    I just tried Pocket and it doesn't do that. I don't have the Readability app, but I guess they can color their parsed content, but not the original content.

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                                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                      Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                      Are you aware of Settings/Syncing/Sync Type/Unread Only.

                                      Read articles will be removed during sync to make space for more unread articles.

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                                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                        Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                        i dont know how to this unfortunately.

                                        for jelly bean there seems to be an api though. need to check it out.

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                                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                          Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                          Btw. from my personal point of view this feature wouldn't help much as when the recency is relevant to me I go to the articles list with all articles sorted descending by date.

                                          Of course, it could be of some value, but to me more features mean a more complicated product and this one wouldn't make the cut.

                                          But we'll see what the interest is.

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                                            2 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →
                                            Mariano KampAdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

                                            Hi Stu.

                                            I don't know how to detect that the app was "opened". So far I only found a way to detect that it came to the foreground, but that has the downside that it will also do a refresh when going back in the navigation.
                                            I can also detect when the app is created, but this is also not the right thing, as it may be cached until the next use.

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