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August 27, 2008 / Marco

S60NewsReader Updated to V1.02.03

The friendly and popular Symbian RSS aggregator, S60NewsReader, was just updated to V1.02.03. The following can be found in this update:

  • Optimization for performance and memory management (internal compression of all news items and local files).
  • Faster startup time.
  • New option “Mark as deleted after (days)”. News articles are marked as deleted after the given period of time. Use “0” to disable this feature – default “60 days”.
  • If a feed aliasname has been set, only the aliasname is displayed instead of the feed title and description.
  • Optimized for S60TickerServer V1.06. (Support for up to 500 news items).
  • Workaround: Enhanced encoding for wrong server side encoding added (e.g. “ü”).
  • A warning appears if you try to update in Offline Mode.
  • Bug fix: Last received news item has wrong published date.
  • Minor bug fixes and code optimization.

These changes have resulted in faster application response. For instance, news articles are now deleted very quickly. To take advantage of these changes, you should install today’s release of S60TickerServer. S60TickerServer 1.06 — which requires no license keys — provides the following features and bug fixes:

  • Support for left-to-right scrolling direction. Used for Arabic or Hebrew text. Depends on your local device settings.
  • Option “Visible on standby/homescreen only” now also works on devices with feature pack 2 (FP2/e.g. Nokia N78).
  • Optimization for memory usage and speed. (Tested with up to 500 ticker items).
  • Number of current ticker items displayed while using hotkey mode.
  • Long “C” press removes all active items.
  • Some minor bug fixes.

While S60NewsReader can be installed without any limitations, it’s a good idea to support this project by buying a license key. If you’re planning to do so and also want to get a discount, don’t forget to take a look at the comments section of my post regarding this application. I’m also hoping to see OPML support and the ability to paste URLs into the “feed URL” text box of the “create feed” window soon.


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  1. Mobile Guy / Aug 31 2008 9:36 am

    I would also like to see some kind of “import” function that would allow us to import web feeds from the S60 browser. Since it is difficult to read feeds in S60 browser itself with screen readers, like Talks or Mobilespeak, this would be a great alternative.

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