iBloglines 2.0

Now with search, bitches.

Honestly, no other readers besides Bloglines have a decent iPhone site. NewsGator is an example. After using it for approximately 30 seconds on my iPhone, I noticed the following:

Scrolling all the way to the bottom (which takes a while, see above) and clicking next doesn’t mark anything read. The three main problems…

  1. Items default to unread.

  2. Going to the next page does not mark the last page read.

  3. Clicking All Read marks every unread item in the feed.

…create a trifecta of unusability. I have no clue what they were thinking when they made this– actually I do. It was, “Deploy an iPhone version of our site so we can get press.”

For some reason NewsGator thought this was worth a press release. A lot of companies wouldn’t even deploy something this bad.



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