I really need an iOS app or at least a better working mobile website. Until then it's hard to leave google reader for the old reader :(
We have at least one iOS client supporting us.
See current apps list here:
Pierre David commented
Feedler is a really nice iOS app, whose 2.0 version supports TheOldReader, and it's free.
Around when do you think you will have the app ready?
Dave Noonan commented
If the iOS app isn't Reeder it needs to look a LOT like Reeder.
Consider pairing up with many of the mobile RSS apps out there scrambling to stay relevant once Google Reader sunsets on July 1st. Feedler is my favorite mobile RSS reader. Might be worth contacting them, as i'm sure it might be a shortcut to getting something out there for your users :)
Lisa H. commented
I don't really want a separate app for iOS; I prefer to use the website. So for me getting the website more functional on iOS browsers would be priority. (Currently interactable items do not consistently respond to taps, scroll does not behave correctly, etc.)
be great if there were an ipad app!! Fully agree, you have the interface, but will need to have a mobile presence to be fully successful
I second, third, whatever? this. Mobile page design is a bummer to use. This is the only reader site that has the simplicity of slim, text only feeds as I have tried a number of alternatives and this is the only one that comes up trumps. Great work.
Ashley Tevatia commented
is there a timeline for app development?
Tamas Csinos commented
API for native clients, mobile css for the masses.
Luc Cote' commented
To be honest, whatever is fastest is the best idea right now. Getting something working on mobile at all is crucial for survival. I'm promoting the hell out of it but that's the thing that turns people off, not having good mobile access. So if it's quicker to get a web app up first to keep followers, bang that out real fast and then get an API out as soon as possible. Thanks again so much for this by the way, whatever happens, I'm happy someone is out there trying!
This is confusing. Whatis 'Planned'- a mobile website or an iOS app? The person who asked this question should not have asked for two things in the same request.
I think a better mobile website is a better idea, because not everybody uses iOS, but everybody has a browser on their smartphone.
Paulo Cesar commented
As an iOS developer, I would even help if you decide to create it!
Andrew Shuttleworth commented
As great as it may be, a mobile website doesn’t solve the problem of us city dwellers: cached articles for offline subway reading. Mobile apps like Byline do this well for Google Reader — I would love to see them adapted or a new one created for The Old Reader.
Jan Kazemier commented
An API would be better, then the community can build their own apps for Android/iOS/Windows Phone/Symbian/RefridgeratorOS..
Miguel A. Arévalo commented
I think a mobile site is enough, in the end this is a very simple application (from the UI side), and for offline we already have Pocket.
The big competitor for the mobile device is not Google reader, but the likes of Flipboard. The only thing Flipboard really lacks is that social layer that allows sharing and having a conversation within Flipboard- rather than having to share it via fb, twitter, G+, email, etc.
I love Flipboard and Google reader equally, flipboard does a great job at organizing and recommending all sorts of feeds (not just RSS) and I would love if theoldreader would step it up and tap in that content too.
Or an android app. Mobile site would be a compromise in any way.