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    This is something I'll be looking to investigate further for the Mango update. I think v1.8 (which is currently undergoing certification and is primarily a bug-fix/stability release) will be the last pre-Mango version, but I have lots of ideas in store for Mango...
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    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Just a quick update to let you all know that RSS Central v1.8 is now available to download. This is a bug fix/stability update and resolves a number of problems and issues that have been reported to me over the last couple of months. I'd definitely recommend upgrading your existing versions!

    For those of you that haven't tried RSS Central, why not give it a go? The trial mode is completely unrestricted so you can fully use and evaluate the app to see if you like it.

    This will probably be the last pre-Mango version of RSS Central. I have lots of ideas for Mango, I'll reveal more details over the coming weeks...
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    btw guys, just another cool feature of this app: All of your feed sources can be backed up with dropbox. What does this mean? I just did a hard reset of my phone and, instead of having to manually type all of my feed sources in the app, I just had to reload them from dropbox, from within the app. It was very easy and painless, probably 3 steps and 20 seconds of time.
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    Here's a little teaser image for you all:



    This is still a work in progress and I've a couple of obstacles still to overcome to get this doing what I really want, but I've a feeling you'll all like the next update of RSSC!
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Press release:

    I am very pleased to be able to announce the release of v2.0 of my popular RSS reader application, RSS Central. This update is for Mango only, and finally implements many of the features that people have been asking for over the last few months.

    The update takes full advantage of the new Mango feature set, and includes the following new features:

    - fast app resume.
    - live tiles -- all of RSS Central's tiles now display live unread article counts when pinned to the start menu.
    - background downloads -- RSS Central can now download updated subscription content when it isn't running.
    - pinnable tiles -- any subscription (or subscription group) can be pinned to the start menu for instant access (and of course, these are live tiles too!)
    - sharing of articles to social networks (Twitter, Facebook, ...)
    - subscriptions will be downloaded in compressed format if the server supports it, meaning that they download even faster!

    All this is in addition to the existing set of powerful features, including full RSS, Atom and RDF feed support, offline reading, subscription and article search tools, keyword features to help highlight articles of interest, import and export of subscriptions in .OPML format, uploading to InstaPaper and more.

    RSS Central v2.0 is available in the Marketplace priced at $1.29. The trial mode is completely unrestricted other than occasional "nag" messages, so please give it a try and see what you think. More details and screenshots can be found at the offician RSS Central site here:

    adamdawes.com - RSS Central

    I am always working on enhancing and improving RSS Central so please do get in touch if you have any suggestions.
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    I am looking for an RSS reader that can sync with something other than Google Reader. I have yet to find an app that does this. For example it would be awesome if your app could sync with Netvibes. It doesn't have to be netvibes but I need a reader that I can use on both my phone and on my desktop. I want to break away from Google!!!!!!!!!
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    Hi guys,

    Would any of you be interested in helping me translate RSS Central into other languages? I've spent a fairly large amount of time modifying all the code to allow this, and I'm very nearly at the point where I need translators to work their magic.

    I've already had offers to translate it into Swedish, Czech and Spanish (Latin American). I've had an offer for German too, but my German translator no longer has a Windows Phone, so if any of you can help there it will make testing much easier.

    I'm very interested in any other languages people would be willing to help with. If you would be willing to help, please drop me an email -- you can find my address here:

    adamdawes.com - Contact

    Many thanks and I look forward to hopefully hearing from some of you!
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    The latest update to RSS Central, version 2.3, is now available in the Marketplace. The main new feature in this release is one that I have been asked to implement many times over the last year: localisation into other languages.

    This version of the app adds support for German, Spanish, Italian and Swedish, with more languages to come. If you would like to help translate RSS Central into your language, please contact me and let me know! Contact details can be found within the app itself, or on my web site at adamdawes.com.

    RSS Central is a fast, powerful RSS reader application with a great feature set, including the ability to subscribe to any RSS feeds you wish, to share articles by email, SMS or via social networks, background downloading and live tile support, searching and article keyword highlighting, the ability to read your downloaded articles even if you lose your internet connection, and much much more. RSS Central also just celebrated its first birthday; with over 300 reviews, an average of 4.5 stars and a fully functional trial mode, you should give it a try if you are looking for a high quality RSS reader. The full version costs $1.29 / 0.99 / 1.29.

    Full details about the app can be found on its page at adamdawes.com - RSS Central and it can be downloaded from the Marketplace here: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...c-00237de2db9e or using the following tag:
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
    www.adamdawes.com
    @AdamDawes575
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    RSS Central v2.4 is now available to download.

    The new version contains translations into four new languages, as well as a couple of minor bug fixes. The full list of languages is: English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish & Ukrainian. Many thanks to the wonderful team of translators who have helped to make this possible -- I hope you all enjoy their work! More languages are on their way, and if you would like to help translate into your language then please contact me and let me know.

    Full details about the app can be found on its page at adamdawes.com - RSS Central and it can be downloaded from the Marketplace here: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...c-00237de2db9e or using the following tag:
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
    www.adamdawes.com
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    RSS Central v2.5 is available now. The most obvious difference in this release is that I've added support for background images behind the page content, which makes the app look a lot more vibrant than the plain black background from before. Here are a couple of images:



    This version also adds a translation into Hungarian (now a total of 10 languages supported), and improves the article browser so that when using the email/share/open in browser/send to Instapaper/etc. functions, it is the currently viewed page that is used rather than the base article page.

    RSS Central currently has an average review score of 4.5 / 5 across nearly 400 reviews. A full unrestricted trial is available as always, give it a try and see what you think. Download from the Marketplace here.
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Do you have suggestions or ideas for RSS Central?

    I receive a lot of suggestions for things that people would like me to add to RSS Central. In order to help keep track of these and to allow people to suggest things more easily, I have set up an RSS Central UserVoice page. You can find it here: rsscentral.uservoice.com.

    If you have suggestions or ideas, please post them. Also please vote on the ideas that are already present. I'll use the page to see which ideas are most in demand, and will consider future development of the app based on these ideas.

    Please do get involved and let me know what you would like to see next -- thanks!
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamDawes View Post
    Do you have suggestions or ideas for RSS Central?

    I receive a lot of suggestions for things that people would like me to add to RSS Central. In order to help keep track of these and to allow people to suggest things more easily, I have set up an RSS Central UserVoice page. You can find it here: rsscentral.uservoice.com.

    If you have suggestions or ideas, please post them. Also please vote on the ideas that are already present. I'll use the page to see which ideas are most in demand, and will consider future development of the app based on these ideas.

    Please do get involved and let me know what you would like to see next -- thanks!
    Hello Adam...any chance we can get Google Reader integration into the app? The app is great so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by htom View Post
    Hello Adam...any chance we can get Google Reader integration into the app? The app is great so far!
    Hi htom,

    Glad you like that app!

    I'm certainly planning to add support for importing subscriptions from Google Reader into the app. This is one of the ideas suggested on the RSS Central UserVoice site, though it hasn't actually received any votes yet (you could change that!).

    Whether I'll add full synchronisation with GR, I'm not sure at the moment -- this isn't an area I've investigated at all. If it can be done without damaging the app for non-Google users, then maybe, but I can't promise at the moment.

    Thanks for the suggestion,
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Thanks Adam...you got my vote!
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    If you've enjoyed using RSS Central, I would be really grateful if you could spare a few seconds and nominate it for the Best News App on the Windows Phone 7 Community App Awards site: Windows Phone 7 2012 Community App Awards -- powered by WP7applist.

    Thank you!
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Thank you so much to everyone who nominated RSS Central in the WP7 Community App Awards. It got through the nominations phase for Best News App -- and has (to my surprise) appeared as one of the entries in the App Of The Year category too.

    This of course means that I have another request: please vote for RSS Central!

    You can find it in the Best News App category here:
    Windows Phone 7 2012 Community App Awards -- Best News App

    ...and in the App Of The Year category here:
    Windows Phone 7 2012 Community App Awards -- App of the Year

    Many thanks!
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    I've had numerous requests over the last couple of months for a Windows 8 version of RSS Central. I just wanted to post a quick message to let you know that I am currently working on it.

    There's quite a lot of work to do to the app to make it more suitable for desktop and tablet devices, which look and feel very different to the phone. I'm making good progress though and hope to be able to share some more information soon.

    I really want to be able to use it too, so it's very much on my mind at the moment! I'll post more details as soon as I can. For more updates, keep an eye on my web site/rss feed or follow me on Twitter.
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Hello RSS Central fans,

    I thought you might like to know that the Windows 8 version of RSS Central is very nearly here. The app is finished and submitted to the Windows Store for certification, hopefully it'll get through without any problems and will be available in the next week or so.

    In the meantime, I've put the RSS Central product page online on my web site, which includes a number of screenshots to whet your appetites. :) You'll find the page here:

    adamdawes.com - RSS Central

    I hope you like the pictures and I hope you'll enjoy the app! I'll post here again once it's available to download.
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    RSS Central for Windows 8 passed certification a few hours ago and is now available in the store. You can find its page here:

    I hope you like it!
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Here's a short video showing an overview of some of RSS Central's features on Windows 8.

    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Another quick update to let you know that RSS Central v2.6 for Windows Phone is now available in the Windows Phone Store.

    The biggest change for this release is the addition of support for using SkyDrive when importing and exporting your subscriptions, as an alternative to the existing support for DropBox. This has been the most requested feature on the RSS Central UserVoice page so I hope you all like it. :-) In addition, there is support for Chinese (simplified and traditional), new encoding support, and various bug fixes and minor enhancements.

    I have attempted to fix the problem with the live tiles in WP7.8 by updating to use the new live tile API, but I've already had one report telling me that it's still not working, so this one may unfortunately be out of my control for the time being. Other than that, though, I hope you all like the update.
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    This week I have released updates to both the Windows Phone and Windows 8 versions of RSS Central.

    RSS Central for Windows Phone is now on version 2.9. The main improvement in the latest version is that YouTube videos can now be replaced directly from the article preview, without having to open the article's source web site (previously these just displayed an error message). The update also fixes the subscription search function and resolves a problem with the Dropbox import/export feature.

    RSS Central v2.9 for Windows Phone is available now from the Windows Phone Store with a fully-featured free trial mode.



    RSS Central Windows 8 reaches v1.1, and adds a number of features that were missing from the original release, including:


    • Added support for importing and exporting .OPML files from and to the local file system.
    • Added support for importing and exporting .OPML files via your SkyDrive account.
    • Added a Category filter to the subscriptions list to help find just the subscription you are interested in.
    • Fixed the subscription feed search function.
    • Added next/previous article buttons when in "expanded" or "snapped" modes.
    • Added an internal subscription list backup function to protect against the list being damaged or corrupted.
    • Various minor feed compatibility improvements..

    RSS Central for Windows 8 is available now from the Windows Store, and it also comes with a fully-featured free trial mode.

    I hope you like the updates!
    Adam
    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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    Nice reader Adam, thanks
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    Didn't know there was a thread for this. Great app and I use it everyday. Thanks for this.
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    You're both welcome -- glad you like it!
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    >> My new book, "Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Game Development" is available now, published by Apress.
    >> Find out more at http://www.adamdawes.com/books/w8wp8gamedev.html
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