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  1. FourSpotProject's Avatar
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    I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to NewsSpot, a fairly young but nevertheless promising Google Reader client. It features a full two-way sync with offline saving for articles and images and a nice instant search capability.

    Version 1.2 was just released to Marketplace and adds ReadItLater and Instapaper support. A Mango version is currently in development and will be published soon.

    For more info, check out the description on the Marketplace.



    Some images:



    Give it a shot and tell me what you think about it!
    Last edited by FourSpotProject; 10-17-2012 at 09:49 AM.
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    Version 2.0 is online now. It ads Mango compatibility as well as a bunch of new features:

    - gzipped web communication, making sync faster and reduce the data transferred
    - you can share your articles via the phone builtin services like Twitter, Windows Live etc.
    - live tile support with background updates
    - increased the limits for the number of articles in the trial, and added advertising. So its now more like a add-supported version.

    Find a introductory video .
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    V2.1 was approved tonight and will be online within this day.

    I had to remove sharing since it is not supported by Google Reader anymore. Additionally there were some changes in the internal data storage to improve further development, so please hit sync to get your articles back.

    The next update will offer more obvious changes :-)
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    V2.2 of NewsSpot was approved by Microsoft today and will be online in the next couple of hours.

    Besides a new application icon you can now navigate from folders to your feeds as well as sync read articles.

    Hope you like it!
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    I'm happy to announce that version 2.3 was approved by Microsoft and should be available within a few hours.

    This verison adds an option to auto sync periodically while the application is running.

    Additionally a bunch of new appearance options are available, namely changing the application theme, hiding the system tray, sorting unread articles by oldest to newest and locking the screen orientation.
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    Version 2.4 is now available in the Marketplace. This one adds a bunch of features, such as:
    • Readability mobilizer integration.
    • Instant sync: status changes are uploaded immediately.
    • User interface overhaul
    • Quick actions to mark an article read/unread or starred/unstarred in the articles list.
    • Swipe in article summary view to go to the next/previous article.


    I've updated the images in the first post, take a look at them :)

    Regards
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    V2.5 was approved by Microsoft and should be available soon. This time only a couple of bug fixes and performance improvements.

    Users of the trial might also find that somme of the ads were removed.

    Hope you like it!
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    app looks nice going to give it a go for a bit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by agolding View Post
    app looks nice going to give it a go for a bit!
    @agolding:

    Great, if you like, tell me what you think about it :)
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    Verison 2.6 should be available now.

    This time just a tiny update to fix possible problems during startup and a bug that was introduced in v2.5.

    Regards
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    Version 2.7 is finally available on the Marketplace.

    Unfortunately, due to some hassle with Microsoft, I had to re-release NewsSpot under a new account. Details are written here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/For...9-cc65152d024e

    Please download the new version here: http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=...d-7dd34778141c

    It will be FREE for a couple of days, so if you have bought the old version, just download the new one! Please consider giving me a positive review or rating, so I get my Marketplace position back as soon as possible.
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    One I get my 920 I will be looking at this with interest as well as NextGen reader as I am a heavy reader user...
    Will let you know what I think, but thanks for bringing this to my attention
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmacleodbrown View Post
    One I get my 920 I will be looking at this with interest as well as NextGen reader as I am a heavy reader user...
    Will let you know what I think, but thanks for bringing this to my attention
    Thanks for your reply! If you own a WP7 at the moment, be sure to download it now to get it while its free :)
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    Ah, I forgot: What's new?

    • new artwork by zed martinez
    • vastly improved live tiles with heading and proper background image
    • more sharing services (Readability, Delicous, by SMS)
    • send article to Evernote


    Happy reading!
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    Downloading now, from the screenshots it looks great. :)
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    oohh, i read about the update, but didn't realise it was a different account.

    I'll download the new version, as i've been using Newspot for ages. Great app.
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    Hmm. Mine quit working. I mean the app launches ok, But clicking links to articles, nothing but a blank screen. I cleared the cache but no change. It worked the first day I installed it but that's about it. Any ideas?
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    Have you rebooted the phone? uninstalled the reinstalled? Have you changed your google password?
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    @ Techblogger:

    Could it be that you turned on the setting to automatically load the Readability view upon opening an article (in settings -> general)? This option does actually not work at the moment and will be fixed with the next release.

    Regards,

    Bernhard
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    Quick update: NewsSpot v2.8 should now be available.

    New Features include:
    - Bookmark to Diigo
    - Fixed bug: some articles could not be uploaded to Evernote
    - Fixed bug: loading Readability view on opening an articles did not work
    - Fixed bug: YouTube links did not work in Readability view

    Additionally, NewsSpot goes paid again. To make sure: If you got NewsSpot while it was free, you will not be charged later on, even if you reinstall the app.

    Happy reading!
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    NewsSpot v2.9 should now be available in the Marketplace. The update includes:

    - Added possibility to change the font size in the article view
    - Added possibility to go to the main page on back key press when loading from a secondary tile
    - Improved slide gesture in article view

    Happy reading :)
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    NewsSpot v2.10 for WP7 and v3.0 for WP8 got released yesterday. This update includes:

    Verison 3.0:
    • Full lock screen integration with quick and detailed status as well as background image. All updating in the background.
    • Pin sharp live tiles including the new wide tile style
    • Fast app resume
    • New splash screen
    • All graphics now in high resolution
    • The usual bug fixes ;)


    Version 2.10:

    • New splash screen
    • Bug fixes and performance improvements


    Attached are some screenshots from the new live tiles and the lock screen of the WP8 version. Looking forward to your feedback!

    Happy reading :)
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    hey i wonder if i use full version/paid one, do i still get splash screen? or any way i can disable the splash screen?

    sorry i just don't like splash screen.... don't know if other will agree with me
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    Quote Originally Posted by t0n1zz View Post
    hey i wonder if i use full version/paid one, do i still get splash screen? or any way i can disable the splash screen?

    sorry i just don't like splash screen.... don't know if other will agree with me
    Hi t0n1zz,

    Yes, you will still get the splash screen, although there will be no trial notice and it will fade out automatically. Unfortunately the API does not allow changing the splash screen once installed, hence one has to stick to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FourSpotProject View Post
    Hi t0n1zz,

    Yes, you will still get the splash screen, although there will be no trial notice and it will fade out automatically. Unfortunately the API does not allow changing the splash screen once installed, hence one has to stick to it.
    oh i just hope maybe you can just not use any splash... because i already tried other news feed like this and what i like is they don't include splash and it makes the app looks very smooth... well its just my personal opinion ahhahaaa....
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