Nextgen Reader

A Google Reader Client for Windows Phone.

Nextgen Reader v2.4 and a big surprise

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Early next week, Nextgen Reader will get a new update (v2.4) with some nice new features and a heap of bug fixes and improvements. Here’s a look at what’s new.

Improved live tiles

The live tiles now support three different update modes – “unread count”, “unread count + article” and “unread count + articles + images”. Yes, now you can see the beautiful images on back side of pinned tiles (if available). Also, the images are downloaded only if device is unlocked and start screen is active.

So if the device remains locked for six hours, no cpu or data is consumed for processing images.

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Also, the live tiles now display recent article for at least 30 minutes unlike before it used to disappear after opening the app. The new behavior is similar to ME tile, where status updates are displayed for sometime even if you open and read them.

Important Note: After the v2.4 update, you’ve to re-enable the live tiles through app settings. Also check that “Nextgen Reader” is turned on in phone settings –> applications –> background tasks.

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Manage sources hub

The v2.4 update introduces the new manage sources hub with complete management of feeds. Now you can edit/rename/delete feeds and folder including moving feeds to a new folder. It also improves the search and subscribe feature. Last but not least, it is super easy to pin multiple tiles to start screen.

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Lots more…

In addition to above changes, the update also includes the option to change Google Reader password/account. Further, we’ve improved scrolling in article view & mobilized page and made several UI changes (including the updated sharing page). Finally, there is no loop back to first article when swiping in article view (and new animations when you reach the last article).

Besides the above improvements, there’re several bug fixes like saving the post title in read it later, handling multiple YouTube videos and using the correct font for Japanese language.

A special surprise

Nextgen Reader just completed it’s first year on 22nd January, so watch out for a big surprise when v2.4 update lands in marketplace over the next 2-3 days. And make sure, you’re already following us on Twitter or Facebook.

As always, we’re working hard to bring even more goodness to Nextgen Reader, so please continue to send us more feedback and feature requests. Thank you!

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Written by ngreader

January 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Posted in NextGen Reader, Windows Phone

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  1. Thanks mate. I really appreciate all the work you have put into this app.

    Chine Ezeks

    January 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

  2. I followed the instructions on WP Central, but still can’t figure out how to get this app for free. All I know is that now I am subscribed to some list that will probably generate a bunch of junk email. Oh well, it was worth a shot.

    Jason

    January 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    • @Jason Very sorry for the lack of details. We’ll send you the unlock key in mail (within a week) and you have to just go to app settings -> about -> unlock app.

      It will give you all paid features as well as whatever comes in future… :)

      We’ll never send you a spam mail and after receiving the key, you can unsubscribe to mailing list by simply clicking a link.

      I hope that helps.

      Thank you.

      ngreader

      January 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm

  3. I did the same and can’t find the list to subscribe to. I setup my twitter to test and gave permission. Hope I get the unlock code.

    Ramesh Dimba

    January 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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  7. the live tiles don’t work for me :(

    george bakos (@georgebakos)

    February 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    • Please go to app settings -> live tiles and toggle the switch to off and on again.

      ngreader

      February 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm


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