Ubuntu Touch is Getting an RSS Reader for Newsblur
The fidelity of the Ubuntu Touch operating system makes it very easy for users and developers to write programs from scratch for it.
Because of this, the official Ubuntu Store is constantly expanding and acquiring more apps as time passes by. The number of native applications has also started to grow rapidly, and one application that is a point of interest is the new RSS reader for Newsblur.
It’s not currently out on the store just yet, but the developer has the necessary tools required to make a thorough RSS reader for Ubuntu Touch.
David Caville revealed on Google+ that he is currently close to releasing a dedicated reader for Newsblur, primarily because the web user-interface of the site isn’t really well-optimized for regular usage on the phone.
“It’s probably time to start unveiling a new Ubuntu app I’ve been working on this week. If, like me, you are a heavy RSS user (and by heavy, I mean 400 or 500 items per day), you are probably missing an easy way to speed-read them on the Ubuntu phone. And if, like me, you are a #Newsblur user, you probably think the web UI just doesn’t cut it on the phone. I’ve decided to scratch these two itches with a bit of python and QML and create an app just for this: connect your Newsblur account and crunch through a large amount of RSS feeds in no time.”
Of course, the best apps tend to be the ones that developers make out of their own needs as well as other’s. Be sure to check out some of the screenshots of the app below that David shared. Pretty neat, huh?