RSS for iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tagmut, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. tagmut macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone seen an RSS News Feed Program for the iPhone that 'pushes' new stories yet?
     
  2. Morn macrumors 6502

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    You want hundreds of pushed stories each day?
     
  3. tagmut thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a few sites that might push one or two items a day related to my job (legal)
     
  4. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    No but consider what this would require based on Apple's design of the push notifications system. You can not individually connect to it for a particular app so there would have to be a server that did the real aggregation and pushed you notifications. There are a few potential candidates for this service like newsgator and google reader but it seems neither are acting on it immediately. I would expect to see it from newsgator (who has NetNewsWire on the phone) if anyone did it though.

    The only alternative I can think of is something like Prowl accompanying NetNewsWire on your mac at home to send notifications to the phone.

    Personally I don't mind this situation because I use RSS for exactly the opposite reason I want to be notified of things. I want my rss aggregation to reduce the time I'm spending focused on random internet crap :) So the last thing I want is to be reminded immediately that I have things to read, or I might stop to read them.

    But I realize some people use rss aggregation for things that are more notification-worthy like server status or work stuff... so maybe keep an eye on NewsGator.
     
  5. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    See this thread for a solution to push RSS feed updates using Prowl, you would still need a proper feed reader to read the actual article but at least you will be notified when they are updated.
     

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