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Scrollable News Widget

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Scrollable News Widget

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Version 2.1.2
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Updated September 18, 2013
Installs 16 times
Category Magazines & Newspapers

Description

— Scrollable RSS reader widget —

Full history available at: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=848454

IMPORTANT:

– You MUST uninstall 1.x before installing 2.x (do not simply upgrade)
– Do not install on SD!

Please note the story title color is controlled by both the widget theme and specific feed setup. If a feed declares a color, it takes precedence over the color declared in the theme. This is a feature designed to help users to quickly sort out articles visually.

The widget is highly customizable (emphasis on “highly”). Please take the time to go through the options before spreading false info because you missed a configuration option.

FEATURES:

– Homescreen app widget
– Natively scrollable
– Natively resizable
– Appearance customization
– List or grid disposition
– Five item layouts to choose from
– OMPL Import/export to SD
– Multiple widget instances
– Multiple feeds per widget
– Feed color discriminant
– Thumbnail support
– Feed lookup (browsing the target)
– Feed search (using googleapis)
– Share stories
– Save favorites (~bookmarks)

Found a bug? Report it through the proper channels. Issues reported via the market comment feature won’t be investigated. Period.

A set of three hidden buttons are present over the title bar; they are used to, from left to right: open the widget config, refresh the widget stories (without fetching feeds) and reload the widget (actually fetching feeds). Please note that those three buttons are always present even if the title bar is hidden. You can enable the global option “Debug” to see where they are actually located.

Background rendering can be tweaked in the global options (“prefer shape over 9-patch”). Widget is best rendered with shapes but they have been reported to not work correctly on some devices. So by default a 9-patch is used. This is ok in most cases but if for some reasons you want the widget to be smaller than 3 rows (or 3 cols) you may see visual artifacts on the background borders (when rounded corners are enabled). If so, try enabling the latter option.

Limitation (HoneyComb only):
– Widget title cannot be hidden on HoneyComb (feature explicitely deactivated)

“There’s only one widget size! Why?” The widget is natively resizable under HC/ICS/JB – the default size is set to 4×4. Providing more widget sizes would make the apk heavier and would clutter the widget choice page.

Doesnot work at all? Probably something wrong on your side.

Since version 2.0.0 the widget is natively scrollable under Honeycomb (from 3.1), ICS and JB. It is however not compatible with prior Android versions.

Please report any issue to google code: http://code.google.com/p/scrollable-news-widget/issues/list

Gingerbread users: please use version 1.4.4.1 available from google code (1.4.4.1 still requires an alternative launcher such as Go Launcher or ADW Ex).

http://code.google.com/p/scrollable-news-widget/downloads/list

Bad things happen but…

“Work not! Fix it!” Yeah, right… That’s the way to ask! Or is it?

“Dev should test the app” Seriously? Do you really think it has not been tested? Whining won’t bring you anything.

The source is freely available but this is mostly a one-man job. This is software thus there ought to be bugs. I cannot think of all borderline cases; also there are zillions of feeds out there and unfortunately most of them are malformed. Being rude is easy but sadly it won’t help me to fix issues and it won’t bring you anything neither (or so i hope).

This widget has been tested against Motorola Defy running CM9 and CM10 (Android 4.0.4/4.1.x) and Asus TF101 running Prime 2.1.1 (Android 3.2) and CM10 (4.1.x) with the following launchers:
– Apex Launcher
– Nova Launcher
– Go Launcher
– Stock launcher
– ADW Ex

It has also been reported to work correctly (i.e. as expected) against a variety of other device/rom/launcher combinations.

Recent changes:
2.1.2
– Add 2 and 3- column layout (best fit for tablets)

2.1.1
– minor fixes and more sanity checks

2.1.0
– Fix embedded browser menu
– Google news thumbnail hack (url fix)
– Stop loading option (reader menu)
– Support media:content thumbnail
– Fix media:description incorrect use
– Add the option to hide story title
– Get rid of the hideous orb icon
– Add “mark all read” option
– Tweak main settings activity

Content rating: Everyone

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  • Michael

    Great work!  Can you add the “La Presse Mobile” android app to your catalogue (http://www.cyberpresse.ca/mobile/)?

    Thanks

  • Richard m

    A couple of days ago I tried to download (News360 for Tablet) and I just tried again…my Kobo Vox shows download completed so when I tap it to go to the screen where it’ll ask you to install, a window pops up and says…..Parse error There is a probem parsing the package. Has anyone else had a problem with this app?

    Thanks for any help

  • Richard m

    A couple of days ago I tried to download (News360 for Tablet) and I just tried again…my Kobo Vox shows download completed so when I tap it to go to the screen where it’ll ask you to install, a window pops up and says…..Parse error There is a probem parsing the package. Has anyone else had a problem with this app?

    Thanks for any help

  • Richard m

    A couple of days ago I tried to download (News360 for Tablet) and I just tried again…my Kobo Vox shows download completed so when I tap it to go to the screen where it’ll ask you to install, a window pops up and says…..Parse error There is a probem parsing the package. Has anyone else had a problem with this app?

    Thanks for any help

  • Richard m

    I don’t know if I’m just unlucky or my Kobo V is acting up but what happend with the News 360 just happend with USA Today, that Parsing error again. Oh sorry for the 3 comments finger got tap happy.

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  • Richard m

    I just wanted to say About Time!! You guys got an App, I down loaded it to my Kobo V last night and couldn’t put it down it’s now one of my first to go to apps. The great thing about Good E-Reader News App is she’s young and we’ll get to watch her grow……Also I ‘ve gone through most of your apps and there are only three I ‘m still haveing trouble with News 360, USA Today, and now Engadget Distro they all say the same thing Parsing erro. Again thanks and keep up the great work.

  • Pickles Flomar

    I’ve been haveing the same trouble with my Kobo Vox.
    Getting that Parsing error window when I try to DWLD those same apps as Richard m are they not compatable with the K.V. tablet.

    Thanks

  • Leo-cooper

    it’s possible to convert this app for playbook and BB10 (bar) ? thank you

  • marie

    it crashes on kobo Vox

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  • emcclem

    any chance of making the Napster and BridgeBase apps available?

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  • It is best for me……..WOW Such a great news for me………

  • Oh, this is a great app! I would like to download this one. Very essential for me since reading is my fashion and would love to know about the latest news, issues and trends.

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  • fullspecs

    Anyone having trouble converting this?

  • dbroid

    MiniRead app is new in the android market but has the potential to be in the top apps. Its a new innovation in RSS feeds/ News reading experience.
    Google play store link:-
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dbroid.flexirss.trial

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  • paulbourdette

    Merci pour ces infos. Est-ce qu’il y a des apps comme ça spécifiquement pour les <a href=”http://www.renaldlabbeavocats.com/fr/”>avocats au Quebec</a>? Je pense que cela serait bien intéressant.

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  • What’s great about it is how news are being placed in sync with the rest… it is rare for us to see something like this…
    Robert

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  • anusingh123

    This list is missing Newsco app (news summary)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=newsco.me.app

  • anusingh123

    This list is missing Newsco app (news summary). Very simple interface and very fast loading.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=newsco.me.app

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  • evab

    it does not work. It gives the message “Unfortunately Next Issue has stopped” Any suggestions?

  • Great apps

  • Alma Moores

    Doesn’t work . Miss reading my home newspaper !!M