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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Greed Newsgroup

I just started a newsgroup for Greed. It's at Feel free to stop by and comment on/discuss Greed. I've been busy with another project lately, but I'm going to be resuming work on Greed within the next couple of weeks. It's time for some updates.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rock the Vote

As I mentioned earlier, Greed has been nominated for "Best News App" in the Android Network Awards. I had planned to drive a Lamborghini into a swimming pool to celebrate, but decided to hold off until the votes are in. I'm embedding the voting widget so you can go vote for Greed if you're so inclined. Thanks!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Greed: External integration

I've been a bit busy lately with a new Android project I can't talk about, and I'm also overdue for an update to Greed I've been working on with someone.

This update won't really have much effect on you if you're a user, but if you're a developer, you can launch Greed for a specific feed ID now with code similar to the following:

String feedId = "feed/"; // or similar

startActivity(new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("rss://" + feedId)));

If Greed is installed on the phone, this code will launch into Greed's Article List for the specified feed.

Note that the feed ID has to be part of your list of subscribed feeds in Google Reader, or Greed won't know what to do with it. When I have more time, I would like to make Greed smarter about this scenario, and add a subscription for the feed.