From now on Aggregator can crunch also Atom feeds! Starting with this release any feed (RSS/Atom) should be supported.
The most requested feature was finally added to Aggregator: import. Feeds can be imported from Google Reader OPML files and Aggregator's own OPML files. The import can be partial in that you can select what feeds will be imported. To make selection easier, one can invert the selection using the provided menu option.
Aggregator can now export its own feeds too. The export can be done to an existing file (*.xml or *.opml) or to a newly created file.
To make the application more appealing I also added the feed's icon to the title bar.
NOTE: With great power comes great responsibility. Importing feeds from Google Reader is a nice thing to have, but use it wisely! With each new feed which is updated regularly in the background, the phone's battery will last less.
Now the activities appear instant and while the content is still loading a progress view is displayed. Also, to improve the loading time, the storage has been redesigned.
So this release is about speed and responsiveness!
Important: If you upgrade from a prior version, the first run can take some time while upgrading the storage. It all depends on how many feed items you have.
The embedded viewer suffered the most important changes since version 0.9:
- the item title and date are embedded now at the top of the item content
- navigation buttons have been included for walking the feed up and down
- the item read state is represented by a toggle button
Since this application has to refresh its database at scheduled times, it comes in handy to have a way to see if the selected update interval is optimal.
For this case, the feed update monitor can be helpful. If activated, you get a clickable history graph of the last feed updates at the top of the items list.
Feedback is always welcomed!
Feed filters allow you to read only the feed items that you are interested in.
You can change the feed filter mode using the <Filter Mode> menu option.
Feed filters are a set of rules that are applied on each feed item. You can use feed filters to show or hide feed items.
From the example above, to hide all the movie trailer items, you select <Show unmatched items> option and create a filter by long pressing any movie trailer item.
More filter rules can be added by following the same steps.
To view all filters for a feed you must open the filter manager.