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  1. SvanteH's Avatar
    Version 1.0 is finally certified! You can get it here! Version 1.1 is undergoing certification and will bring live tiles to the app.

    Known issues:
    * Users being able to login without subscriber account resulting in never-ending load (fixed in 1.2)
    * Text being clipped when reading the article title (fixed in 1.2)
    * Text being clipped when it's a really long article (trying to find out)

    Hello there!
    I have started creating an app for using Instapaper on your Windows Phone.

    Instapaper FAQ
    What does Instapaper do?

    Instapaper facilitates easy reading of long text content.

    We discover web content throughout the day, and sometimes, we don’t have time to read long articles right when we find them.

    Instapaper allows you to easily save them for later, when you do have time, so you don’t just forget about them or skim through them.
    Last edited by SvanteH; 05-12-2012 at 02:20 PM.
    04-22-2012 05:05 PM
  2. SvanteH's Avatar
    Pictures of the app

    Hello there!
    I have started creating an app for using Instapaper on your Windows Phone.

    Instapaper FAQ
    What does Instapaper do?

    Instapaper facilitates easy reading of long text content.

    We discover web content throughout the day, and sometimes, we don’t have time to read long articles right when we find them.

    Instapaper allows you to easily save them for later, when you do have time, so you don’t just forget about them or skim through them.


    Currently I have made a rough prototype of the app and my vision but I am already looking for suggestions. At the moment I feel the app feels a bit "empty" but on the other hand it fits well with the Metro UI principals (aka no unnecessary content, don't clog it with images that isn't context-based). I am also interested in people that use Instapaper already (either on Windows Phone) or on the computer/iPhone/Android that can give me some input what you feel is _required_ and what would be considered "neat" to have.
    Realised some silly mistakes with the Metro design and added some features:
    Photo Album - Imgur
    04-26-2012 07:42 AM
  3. FriendOrDafoe's Avatar
    I really like it! I think you should add a "Paper" theme like the kindle reader for wp7. Stairing at white screens for a long time can be hard on the eyes. Otherwise awesome... I would use it.
    04-26-2012 10:35 AM
  4. SvanteH's Avatar
    I really like it! I think you should add a "Paper" theme like the kindle reader for wp7. Stairing at white screens for a long time can be hard on the eyes. Otherwise awesome... I would use it.
    I figured I would try staying as close to the metro ux and not deviating (e.g Facebook app) from it very much. You can always swap around between Light/Dark theme but I did the screenshots in the Light theme mainly because I think it looks better. Or perhaps you mean the actual "read text" page?
    04-26-2012 12:48 PM
  5. grasshoper's Avatar
    I like the pictures already. Will definitely use it when it comes to marketplace. My thought: release a first version on marketplace and listen to the feedbacks to implement new functionality. I for once will give you some feedback when its first released :-)

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    05-01-2012 06:48 AM
  6. SvanteH's Avatar
    I like the pictures already. Will definitely use it when it comes to marketplace. My thought: release a first version on marketplace and listen to the feedbacks to implement new functionality. I for once will give you some feedback when its first released :-)

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Board Express
    It's undergoing certification as we speak. Only issue I'm aware of right now is that it might crash for an unknown reason when you are in a low coverage area (where I live I got full 3G coverage + WiFi most of the time) so hoping crash reports (yay!) will tell me how big the problem is and what's causing it.
    05-03-2012 06:18 AM
  7. SvanteH's Avatar
    Added live tile for showing unread bookmarks.

    05-05-2012 10:20 AM
  8. kenzibit's Avatar
    Wow, can't wait

    Sent from my HTC HD7 using Board Express
    05-05-2012 10:41 AM
  9. FriendOrDafoe's Avatar
    I figured I would try staying as close to the metro ux and not deviating (e.g Facebook app) from it very much. You can always swap around between Light/Dark theme but I did the screenshots in the Light theme mainly because I think it looks better. Or perhaps you mean the actual "read text" page?
    I mean when you are reading a story there should be some kind of sepia option that is easier on the eyes.

    See example.



    http://regmedia.co.uk/2009/05/20/kindle3.jpg
    05-10-2012 08:41 AM
  10. SvanteH's Avatar
    I mean when you are reading a story there should be some kind of sepia option that is easier on the eyes.

    See example.



    http://regmedia.co.uk/2009/05/20/kindle3.jpg
    I'll look into different ways of coloring the text/background (e.g black&white&sepia)
    Oh and first version is out, feel free to give feedback in this thread as it is easier to respond :P
    05-12-2012 03:21 AM
  11. kenzibit's Avatar
    Svanteh, the app is not loading my stuff....what's wrong? Takes forever to load till you quit it. Help

    Sent from my HTC HD7 using Board Express
    05-12-2012 03:51 AM
  12. SvanteH's Avatar
    Svanteh, the app is not loading my stuff....what's wrong? Takes forever to load till you quit it. Help

    Sent from my HTC HD7 using Board Express
    Just to check, do you have a subscription (can be bought from Instapaper.com 3$ for 3 months)?
    Update: Version 1.2 will notify users logging in about subscription is required.
    Last edited by SvanteH; 05-12-2012 at 05:21 AM.
    05-12-2012 04:02 AM
  13. SvanteH's Avatar
    I mean when you are reading a story there should be some kind of sepia option that is easier on the eyes.

    See example.
    http://regmedia.co.uk/2009/05/20/kindle3.jpg
    How about this?

    Photo Album - Imgur
    Light

    Sepia
    Dark
    05-12-2012 08:07 AM
  14. SvanteH's Avatar
    Version 1.1 is released and it now supports a live tile to show unread bookmarks.
    05-16-2012 08:33 AM
  15. SvanteH's Avatar
    Going through final testing of version 1.2 to make sure everything works as it seems the live notification is broken on 1.1 and I have no clue a) why it happens and b) why Microsoft let the certification pass.
    05-18-2012 03:33 PM
  16. SvanteH's Avatar
    Version 1.2 has been sent in. Been busy with finishing this semester and a funeral got in the way so finally had the time to work on Reading for later a bit.
    06-03-2012 04:58 AM
  17. grasshoper's Avatar
    Argh, I tried your app today and once logged in the apps go try to gather my articles and then crashes. Impossible to have it working!

    I have a paid account and other apps work just fine ... Any clue ? I am on nokia Lumia 800 cyan with latest Tango.

    Sent from an HP Touchpad turned evil
    07-27-2012 07:21 AM
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