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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Greed 2: Manual Polling

I just pushed an update to the Market for Greed 2 that adds a manual polling option. This effectively stops the Feed Notification service from running unless you press the (new) "Manual Refresh" menu item in the main screen.

Also, I added a configurable widget update interval so you can control how often the widget updates.


  • At 4:01 AM , Blogger a_priori_mouse said...

    Good news, thanks.

    If possible, several requests.

    I use Greed2 on my SE X10 mini pro. Realy, this is excellent app, only mail I use more often then it. There are only 2 or 3 problems with the interface.

    1) Yep, X10 mini is mini. So, I have to make font size larger. Now I have to do this for every article. It would be great to set one font size for all articles: maybe from options, may be just by remembering size I have already set for one article.

    2) Top panel (with fore buttons). Often I accidentally open it and have to wait for auto-hide. Maybe it is need for fifth button for hiding? Or it can be hiding with "back" key.

    3) It is comfortable in Dolphin browser to scroll with "space". Will not greed2 be better with binds "space" and "S+space" for scrolling?

    Best regards and thanks for greed2!
    (...and sorry for my eng)

  • At 6:39 AM , Blogger Fnord said...

    Glad I paid for it, love the updates except for the interface...specifically one part of it. What the HELL do the icons mean? How am I supposed to know what the FRACK a cyan circle with a square smileyface means?! BAD UI design, IMHO.

    Text labels are nice. Please consider them. Or a built in manual that translates Kelly to English >.>

    Sorry if I come off as harsh but: a) I've always been annoyed at icon-only UIs that expect me to know what an image is associated with, in the dev's brain. b) I like this app too much to have such a nearly crippling flaw (I really don't know what the frack you mean by cyan-squarehead or red-list-with-x-on-it).

  • At 6:40 AM , Blogger Fnord said...

    Also, it would be cool to have an option to use instapaper for a mobilizer, instead of google =^.^=

  • At 8:30 AM , Blogger Kelly said...


    Pretty good point, the icons are a little odd. I was just following the conventions in Google Reader. The icons mean:

    . Envelope: Read/unread
    . Star: Starred/un-starred
    . Backwards RSS icon: Shared/un-shared
    . Square cyan face: Like/unlike
    . Ball with two arrows: Share
    . Down-arrow balanced on a board: Download
    . Red list-with-X: Clear downloads

    I used icons instead of text because it takes up less room, but yeah... it would be nice to have some way of showing what the icons mean.

    I didn't realize Instapaper had a mobilizer. I'll look into using that.


  • At 11:22 PM , Blogger Fnord said...

    Aha, so I was expected to know the image associations in some google dev's brain ;>

    Perhaps add a (?!) button that raises the icon popup further and provides a legend? Or triggered if a button is held down for more than 2 seconds.

    What do the icons for feed select do? The row that starts with the lightbulb.

    Instapaper's mobilizer for this page is:

  • At 8:32 AM , Blogger Kelly said...


    The icons that appear when you click a feed checkbox do the following:

    . light bulb: Mark/un-mark for notification
    . floppy disk: Mark/un-mark for offline caching
    . arrow-and-board: Download feed contents to the SD card.
    . red list with x: clear downloaded feed content.
    . check mark: Mark feed as read.

    I've already got the instapaper mobilizer in the app, did it last evening. It will be easy to use: I added an inscrutable icon for it. It's a line drawing of a stick figure reading Slashdot on a Nexus One. If you use a microscope, you can see that the number of lines on the web page the guy in the icon is reading is pretty low, indicating that the page content has been compressed. LOL!


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