Posts tagged rss
The first round of forum changes/enhancements has happened. Hopefully everyone in the forums will agree these are good. First up is a whole slew of RSS feeds. Custom feeds! Ego Feeds! There is no RSS button for these feeds because there are just so many of them. There is a feed for the whole board, each forum, newest threads out of all threads, newest posts out of all posts, each subforum, every thread, every member, news topics (announcements). It’s just a lot okay? Google Chrome doesn’t have a feed recognizer so you will have to use Explorer, Firefox, Safari to find them. See the picture above for a hint.
There’s also a new posting template that’s available. Right now it is set for the G1 Application Reviews forum. If you feel there is a need for a posting template in other forums let the MODs know, who will, when there is enough interest, will let me know. It’s fairly easy to use, just go to the G1 Application Review forums and press on the New Topic button. The text area will automatically be populated with the template.
As a way of distinguishing long time members we have added Annual Stars to the Member Profile and View Topic pages. Whenever you see a star like the one above you will know how many years they have been a member. Just another way of recognizing the AllShadow Community.
There are many more changes coming, some you will see and some are backend. As always, let us know if there is anything we can do to enhance the AllShadow Community!
If the words Podcasts, RSS and Free get you excited then BeyondPod is something you should check out. Being actively developed in an Open Source environment, BeyondPod is your solution for a free Podcast and RSS aggregator. It’s simple to setup, go to BeyondPod.Mobi and download and run the install file. Once you have that setup you are free to add, edit and change your RSS subscriptions all from the comfort of your phone. Keep reading for the full scoop… More >
Sometimes, when reading RSS feeds on your Smartphone you come across links that just don’t load well on the tiny screen. This is where Google Reader comes in really handy. If you haven’t already create a Google Reader account (use your gmail if you have one) and import your favorite feeds from your favorite browser.
While browsing a story in Google Reader on your Windows Mobile phone that you want to read from the PC, scroll to the bottom and ‘Star’ an Item (or press the * key on your keypad). This item is now EASILY retrievable from your desktop PC just like that!
Now on your desktop PC go to reader.google.com and on the left click on ‘Starred Items.’ This will bring up all the items you ’starred’ on your mobile. I found this feature to be very handy when a link had too many images to bring up quickly, when I found a post with some detailed information I wanted to check on, or when it linked to a page full of interesting stuff (like our forums).
If you haven’t already, sign up for our RSS feed.
Hope this enhances your mobile experience!
Even if you don’t have Viigo already you should know there is a newer version available for Windows Mobile with improved performance and features. Viigo is a splendid and free RSS reader that runs on the Shadow. Now you can get updates from all your favorite sites including your favorite AllShadow.com feed in a quick easy to access manner. To download you can go to the Viigo website from your PC or go to http://www.getviigo.com from your Shadow’s browser. Viigo will also work all newer Windows Mobile Smartphones.
One thing I noticed that was slightly odd was during installation it asks to download a newer version of Compact .Net Framework. I pressed Yes to begin the download but had to cancel the download for some reason but Viigo still worked just fine. Has anyone else experienced this?
If you like to stay up to date with out all that web browsing and entering in one URL after another then you need a RSS reader. Viigo comes as a free download and supports all types of RSS feeds. You can subscribe to event updates, sports, news, local weather, horoscopes and of course your favorite AllShadow.com feed as well. This is great for people on the go or when you’re waiting in line at the store or your local venue. See below for more screenshots.
You can download Viigo from www.viigo.com
What Was Wanted:
I wanted an easy to use Podcast application for the T-Mobile Shadow smartphone that was simple, worked all the time and had some great features. It had to have an auto-update feature, a way to simply add podcasts, be RSS compatible, and work over the many different connections on the Shadow. The interface had to be intuitive and easy to learn but still provide full functionality. Audio wise, it needed to work through the built in speaker, the headphones and on bluetooth headphones. I checked out AudioBay from AcroDesign Technologies, to find out if it was what I was looking for keep on reading.