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  • Blog Post: In the process of updating FeedPoint app.

    I am in the middle of updating of my FeedPoint app. Of course I am changing it to work with Feedly API's instead of Google ones. I am also revamping the UX design for the app. Here're a few screenhshots of the new Hub page in the app: The update will be coming soon to the store.
  • Blog Post: FeedPoint Window 8 Store app is released.

    My FeedPoint app for Windows 8 Store has been released. You can get it from here: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/feedpoint/19a4c655-5547-4f08-81e1-a67d8d87ad2a Description FeedPoint is not just another Google Reader client app. It's an app that lets you read the feeds in a...
  • Blog Post: FeedPoint updated for Mango

    I've finally published the update for my FeedPoint app for Mango. It's got a few bug fixes as well as Mango specific functionality such as ability to pin live tiles for your feeds which get updates via a background agent. The tiles would get updated with the latest post's image as a backround tile...
  • Blog Post: FeedPoint updated.

    I've updated the FeedPoint app with the a few requested features: - The feed list screen now has the "mark as read" button. You don't need to expand the menu for this. - It now allows sorting the feeds by time they were created, such as "sort by newest" and "sort by oldest". This sort is set on...
  • Blog Post: Is ANID unique?

    When developing the FeedPoint app I needed to encrypt the user credentials in order to store them in the isolated storage. So, I used AesManaged class to encrypt and decrypt the data. As a password key, I've decied to use the anonymous ID that we can retrieve utilizing the UserExtendedProperties class...
  • Blog Post: FeedPoint app has been published.

    The feed reader app that I've been talking about in my previous posts has been published on the marketplace: http://social.zune.net/redirect?type=phoneApp&id=ec451fcf-7b10-e011-9264-00237de2db9e I've decided not to make it a free app (it just a dollar) due to marketplace restrictions for a...
  • Blog Post: MY FEEDER is available for beta testing.

    The feed reader app that I described in my previous post is ready to for beta testing. So if you own a developer unlocked Window Phone 7, have Google Reader account and willing to beta test the app (I named it MY FEEDER) send me email at alex.yakhnin(at)microsoft.com. I've also recorded a short video...
  • Blog Post: (Y)et (A)nother (F)eed (R)eader for WP7

    I don't know how about you, but I love the Outlook app on the Windows Phone 7. I like its simplicity, readability, ability to quickly triage the email, etc... I also read feeds every day using the Google Reader on the web. I've been looking through a number of available feed readers for WP7 on the market...
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