When Digg launched its App for the iPhone, it gathered a lot of attention and within just days of its launch it was the top free app for the iPhone on the App Store. Digg did a good job with the app and using it is fun. We did a complete review of the App as soon as it was launched and pointed out some of the setbacks of the App.
According to a recent poll conducted by TheAppleGoogle, users seem to love the Google Mobile App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Google’s Mobile Team is constantly working on the App and is fixing bugs and improving the performance.
Today, Google updated its Mobile App for iPhone to version 0.5.2.3728. A complicated version number though, but Google loves it. The current version fixes the following issues –
1. Fixes Rotation in the Apps Tab
2. Fixes audio contamination issues for both iPhone and iPad.
3. Changes more button to be a popover for iPad.
Apple claims that there is an app for just about everything. Sure there are alternatives to some of the apps but sometimes we wish that there was an iPhone app for that particular service.
Do post in the name of the apps you wish was available for the iPhone platform but is currenlty not there.
I say : Feedly
By now we all are quite familiar with how much control Apple has over it’s App Store. The continuous rejection of a few apps along with a rejection of competitors apps justifies it.
Recently a developer submitted an app which had the word ‘Android’ in it. Apple rejected the app and said ” Remove the A word or remove your App”. Apple earlier even rejected Google Voice from entering into the App Store and even plans to adopt Bing as it’s default search engine for the iPhone . This rivalry between Apple and Google seems promising and could result in a lot of iPhone users to switch to the Nexus One.
Reading feeds is the best way to get content from the site without going through the jargon of pictures,ads and content. Feeds are successful due to the speed and simplicity they tend to offer.
This week’s app is all about reading feeds on your iPhone/iPod Touch. We were in the hunt for a feed reader which would just sync and download feeds at a time and the feeds would be available for future reading. We tested dozens of RSS Readers such as Feeds, RSS etc but the most catchy of all was Mobile RSS.
Mobile RSS is in our opinion the best Feed Reading application out on the App Store! When the app starts it asks the user for the username and password to the google account. After validating your email, the app gets all the latest feeds and stores it for future offline usage. Just a pull down of the page would let you refresh the content. You could even share a feed via email, facebook, readitlater, Twitter etc.
The only negative part was that we weren’t able to figure out the way to add a new subscription. Mobile RSS is hosted on Google Code.The app also works well with the accelerometer.
Performance :- 10/10
Price :- $3.99
Platforms :- iPhone/iPod touch