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digitalmars.D - News Reader for iPod?

reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
I tried the web interface with an iPod, it's unusable. Anyone know of an iPod 
app that functions well as a decent newsgroup reader?
May 16 2010
next sibling parent reply Jason House <jason.james.house gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright Wrote:

 I tried the web interface with an iPod, it's unusable. Anyone know of an iPod 
 app that functions well as a decent newsgroup reader?

I use http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?search_txt= group=digitalmars.D on my iPhone.
May 17 2010
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Jason House wrote:
 Walter Bright Wrote:
 
 I tried the web interface with an iPod, it's unusable. Anyone know of an iPod 
 app that functions well as a decent newsgroup reader?

I use http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?search_txt= group=digitalmars.D on my iPhone.

Ack, I found that unusable on the small screen.
May 17 2010
parent Jason House <jason.james.house gmail.com> writes:
Walter Bright Wrote:

 Jason House wrote:
 Walter Bright Wrote:
 
 I tried the web interface with an iPod, it's unusable. Anyone know of an iPod 
 app that functions well as a decent newsgroup reader?

I use http://www.digitalmars.com/webnews/newsgroups.php?search_txt= group=digitalmars.D on my iPhone.

Ack, I found that unusable on the small screen.

Usually, a quick double tap on the subject area is enough for me to read the subjects and see the threads. Once reading a message from a thread, the list at the bottom is handy. The most annoying part is retuping my name/email every time.
May 17 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Michel Fortin <michel.fortin michelf.com> writes:
On 2010-05-17 00:50:09 -0400, Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> said:

 I tried the web interface with an iPod, it's unusable. Anyone know of 
 an iPod app that functions well as a decent newsgroup reader?

NewsTap looks good. I just played with it 5 minutes though, and with the lite version which is limited to one newsgroup. -- Michel Fortin michel.fortin michelf.com http://michelf.com/
May 17 2010
parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Michel Fortin wrote:
 On 2010-05-17 00:50:09 -0400, Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> 
 said:
 
 I tried the web interface with an iPod, it's unusable. Anyone know of 
 an iPod app that functions well as a decent newsgroup reader?

NewsTap looks good. I just played with it 5 minutes though, and with the lite version which is limited to one newsgroup.

The user reviews of it were rather awful (!).
May 17 2010
parent reply Sean Kelly <sean invisibleduck.org> writes:
Walter Bright Wrote:

 Michel Fortin wrote:
 On 2010-05-17 00:50:09 -0400, Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> 
 said:
 
 I tried the web interface with an iPod, it's unusable. Anyone know of 
 an iPod app that functions well as a decent newsgroup reader?

NewsTap looks good. I just played with it 5 minutes though, and with the lite version which is limited to one newsgroup.

The user reviews of it were rather awful (!).

It's greatest selling point is that it's the only one. However, I really don't think it's all that bad considering the screen real estate available. There's even a way to view the message threading tree, though the presentation is a tad confusing (to me anyway). I figured it was worth the few bucks to be able to read news while walking the dog or whatever. Maybe now that the iPad is out, someone will make a better one.
May 18 2010
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Sean Kelly wrote:
 It's greatest selling point is that it's the only one.  However, I really
 don't think it's all that bad considering the screen real estate available.
 There's even a way to view the message threading tree, though the
 presentation is a tad confusing (to me anyway).  I figured it was worth the
 few bucks to be able to read news while walking the dog or whatever.  Maybe
 now that the iPad is out, someone will make a better one.

I was surprised to find out that the digitalmars.com site is actually readable on the ipod.
May 18 2010
prev sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Sean Kelly wrote:
 It's greatest selling point is that it's the only one.

That's interesting, given there's supposed to be 75,000 or so apps.
May 18 2010
parent Sean Kelly <sean invisibleduck.org> writes:
Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> wrote:
 Sean Kelly wrote:
 It's greatest selling point is that it's the only one.

That's interesting, given there's supposed to be 75,000 or so apps.

Most people I talk to these days have never even heard of Usenet though. Also, 50,000 of those apps are flashlights. :-)
May 19 2010
prev sibling parent Sean Kelly <sean invisibleduck.org> writes:
Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> wrote:
 I tried the web interface with an iPod, it's unusable. Anyone know of
 an iPod app that functions well as a decent newsgroup reader?
 

NewsTap. I'm using it right now :-)
May 17 2010