Reeder app update with Local Feed...Please Explain?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Gala, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Gala macrumors regular

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    Does the new local feed account in the app mean that once Google Reader dies Reeder will be able to update my feeds locally and sync between my other Reeder apps (Mac,iPad)?
     
  2. Vanstra macrumors newbie

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    You can read your feeds locally but there's no sync between other devices.
    Otherwise you need to use the feedbin service.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    No, if you setup the local option only, all you will be able to do is read whatever feeds you have in iOS Reeder... nothing will be synced.

    If you want to sync you will need to either pay for Feedbin and select that option to sync to the OS X Reeder update when it comes out, or setup Fever for yourself on a server.

    The Feedbin option also syncs to the Feedbin web reader now.
     
  4. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    Or Fever. I recently setup Fever and it works pretty well. As soon as they update the Mac version I can dump Google Reader.
     
  5. Gala thread starter macrumors regular

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    If Local can compile the feed then is it possible that iCloud sync could be used in the future?
     
  6. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure, but the developer of the app sometimes posts on twitter about what he's working on next: https://twitter.com/reederapp. Maybe keep an eye on his account? He hasn't mentioned iCloud yet.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is possible, but I have seen articles from a couple devs. that iCloud does not lend itself well to this type of sync.

    Also, as I understand it, services like Google Reader and Feedbin are doing more than just syncing. The service actually scans the RSS feeds for articles and caches them. Then when you launch say the iOS app it pulls down the articles from this cache rather than directly scanning every feed individually.
     
  8. Gala thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes I follow that and checked it out prior to starting this thread. From what I've read through his Twitter conversations it seems that a free option is something he is hoping to get done.

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    So this is why apps that rely on GReader sync so fast. They are just syncing the results of work that GReader has already done for them. If Reeder were to do this all on its own it would be more time consuming.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, exactly. I read an article somewhere how Google Reader scans popular feeds very frequently and less popular feeds maybe only once a day.
     
  10. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    I know its not for everyone, but if you have your own domain name and hosting account, you can install Fever and have it refresh as often as you want. Then Reeder will simply sync to it and pull in the updates. I have Fever refresh on the server every 15 minutes and that seems to work fine.
     
  11. JonLa, May 20, 2013
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    Hey Dave, my iPad version of Reeder doesn't appear to have any way to sync the app with non-google reader accounts. Which clients/apps are you using with Fever? It's tempting me...

    Update: aha! it's in the iphone version! Have just set up Tiny Tiny RSS with a Fever plugin and it looks like it's going to work with Reeder...
     

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