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Monday, February 09, 2009

Greed: Another update

Another update just went up for Greed, and it contains several updates and fixes.

The updates are as follows:

UI update for feed list and folder list:

There wasn't really much point in those big radio buttons on the feed and folder lists, which is Android's default "single-select list" look and feel. They probably do that since it would look lame if there was nothing on a list item besides text. So I updated the feed and folder list items so they have little icons depicting their status, and they display in bold if there are unread items.

Also, both lists have headers now so you can click to show all feeds (or labels), or only those with unread items.

Hmmm, actually, that's it for the updates. The rest were bug fixes:

Force-close errors when returning from the browser:

This should actually be called "force-close errors in low-memory scenarios", since that's what was causing the problem. Greed now handles this situation the right way, and doesn't blow up when you return from a big fat browsing session.

Empty "Updated Feeds" list:

When you got a notification from Greed about new news items, you'd click on the notification to be presented with an empty list. Sometimes. It was annoying, and should be fixed now.

No notifications:

Because of the way Greed was handling "unread counts" updates, it was failing to notify when a feed was updated, until it had more than one unread item.

Anyway, have fun.


  • At 7:12 PM , Blogger Jake said...

    Any new info on the title spanning bug? I can only see the first two lines of a title before it gets truncated.

    Keep up the great work!

  • At 12:22 AM , Blogger Puny Weakling said...

    Hey dude, clicking into updates from the notfication now force closes. :(

    Also, regarding updated watched feeds, have you considered the option to filter/sort the feeds list by watched/updated items...? In case you accidentally clear the notification, or Greed crashes on the way to updates?

    Love your work, and your level of support and development so far.

  • At 9:00 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

    Really? Wow, I haven't noticed that issue at all. Can you give me a set of conditions where this occurs? What feeds are you looking at updates for, do you have an SD card in your phone, etc.

    Are you saying that you get a notification, click on the notification, and it blows up right at that point, or that you're getting it when you click on an item in the "updated feeds" list?


  • At 3:51 PM , Blogger Puny Weakling said...

    Ok it seems to be working now. i tried it again 2 hours later and no prbs since then. I wonder if another app or notification wasn't playing nicely. if it happens again I'll record the exact scenario. i use greed daily so no prob.

  • At 7:50 AM , Blogger Ramblurr said...


    Could you put an option into the settings activity that lets you disable the background service, and possibly a way to exit the service?

    Sometimes I don't want the service running (to conserve data when i'm roaming) all the time.




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