ezFeeds submitted to the App Store

I am pleased to announce that a new Google Reader client for the iPhone and iPod Touch has been submitted to the App Store for review!   You ask, do we really need another one?  well, if you’ve tried any of them, then you probably already know the answer!

ezFeeds has been in development for about five months, and was born to provide a fully featured Google Reader (news reader) client, opposed to a partial, slow, or read-only variation.

Some of the key goals that were taken into consideration when building ezFeeds:

  • Must be FAST, even when you have subscribed to tons of feeds
  • Reading must be EASY, which is why there is a ‘Next Unread’ button.  This allows you to read in the same order of your feeds.  Want to read all items chronologically?  Just tap on the Unread folder – it’ll show arrows in the bottom toolbar instead of the Next Unread button.
  • Provide FULL synchronization of feeds, folders, and their order (e.g. drag and drop feed order in google reader will sync to ezFeeds and vise-versa)
  • Allow users to DISCOVER feeds on the device, with global and user feeds on popular feed sources such as Google Blog Search, Google News, Twitter, eBay, Myspace, Flickr, Youtube, Blogger, del.icio.us, WordPress.com, and even specify a custom URL.

Here’s what it looks like:

Adding a feed:

Click here for a list of features, details, and more screenshots.

There are a few things that didn’t make it into the first release, since they are not needed for a great reading experience, but are coming:

  • Shared & Notes (do people really use these anyway?)
  • Posting to Facebook, Read It Later, and Instapaper
  • Optionally Cache Images for full offline reading
  • Remember last position
  • Favicons
  • Possible iPad / OS X Version
  • More yummy tidbits that I’ll share if you’re nice!

I’m not too sure how long it’ll take to be available on the App Store, but I will let everyone know when it is!

5 thoughts on “ezFeeds submitted to the App Store

  • Hi,

    i just buy ezFeeds.
    it pretty good!

    I’d like to change font size, but i can’t find this function.
    Does this app have it?

    cheers,
    Nao – from JPN.

    • Hm, didn’t think that was a big request, but should be very easy to do. I’ll get that done for the upcoming version!

  • Where “Optionally Cache Images for full offline reading”
    I can’t find this on setting menu.

    I can’t watch images under the off-line area.
    i have to all article open and download all images before,
    if i read under the off-line area.
    Unnn…it pain the neck,especially ipod touch Users.

    At the same time, Other famous RSS Apps(e.g. Byline, reeder, MobileRSS..etc) can image cache and article download, I hope ezFeeds has same function,too.

    P.S.
    Don’t get me wrong , ezFeeds is good App 🙂

    Best Regards.

    • I agree that that is a very useful feature, and will definitely get to that. Most likely not the next version though, but soon after. The key is that I do not want it to go slow when you have lots of articles.. All of the other apps either have a very limited amount of items that can be stored per feed, or go really slow when synchronizing and using it.

  • I appreciate your prompt response.
    I’m looking forward to updating it.

    Thanks for your time.

    Best regards,

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