BloggerBuddy: My approach to RSS readers

bannerI’ve been upsent for quite some time now. This is because i was onto something. I was learning the framework of Adobe AIR. It’s a quite nice tool for rapid desktop development with Web standards. You actually use Javascript and HTML to code desktop applications. In order to find my way around this new technology i needed a project. Some people find it convenient to learn by buying a book. What i do is i throw my self into some serious coding. That is my way of learning. So, i decided to go on with a project. It is called “BloggerBuddy” and it is an approach of mine on an RSS reader.  I have tried many readers before and they all organize feeds in a certain way which does not suit me. The one i liked the most is Google Reader but i wanted something to integrate on my desktop. Besides that, BloggerBuddy has another advantage. It is designed from a blogger (yup that’s me) for bloggers (and that is you!). It has a nice feature where when a post is marked as a “commented on”, next time it tries to fetch the latest comment. This way you will be able to easily track the activity on posts you want to see how the discussion goes. So, go on and check it out. If you find any bugs or you have any suggestions take a look at the “Feedback” button on the left of the homepage.

Other than that, i have about three posts in a draft state for quite some time and i want to post them soon. So, keep on visiting!



14 Responses to “ “BloggerBuddy: My approach to RSS readers”

  1. Raju says:

    Wow!! CSS has been implemented now :smile: and you have a separate page for BloggerBuddy!! Will check out this version tonight :D

  2. Lagiator says:

    I love BB.. It’s great.. :mrgreen:

  3. Shirley says:

    Wow! Nice project. :-) I’ll try it out and let you know what I think.

  4. Pavan Kumar says:

    One feature to be added… Fetch feed name automatically, if I do not suggest a name, it will stay blank… Good luck :-)

    I wonder why everytime, my captcha goes wrong on your site :evil: though I enter properly :sad:

    • stratosg says:

      @Pavan I guess you are right… Why didn’t you submit it on the feedback form ;) Thanks for trying out and noticing though!

  5. Nice work man, will check it out tonight

  6. Raju says:

    Hi Stratos,
    I seem to be having some problem with BB. After installing the latest version, I added my blog’s feed but I am unable to read it. Only your blog’s feed comes up. Am I missing something?

    • stratosg says:

      @Raju You have the feed redirection to feedburner. Instead of “http://techpp.com/feed/” add the feedburner one. Please refer to the docs of Bloggerbuddy http://bb.stratos.me/#docs for more info on the problem (i guess you added this feature today?)

  7. Raju says:

    I did add the feedburner one itself. and yeah there is redirection as well. Anyway I tried deleting the feed and add again and it worked :shock: Now if it is a bug or just my stupidity (typo may be), that’s anybody’s guess :)

    Your captcha is troubling me as well now :(

    • stratosg says:

      @Raju Who knows. I’m glad it’s working now. I guess i need to add an edit feature. As for the CAPTCHA you are the second one mentioning this so i guess i should check out what is going wrong. Thanks!

  8. Raju says:

    Few things I can think of now-
    1. Edit feature as you mentioned
    2. Selecting a Feed from the list of feeds on the sidebar
    3. Hyperlink on the title instead of Go There button
    4. May be a simple and cute Blogger Buddy logo :)

    Regarding the captcha, do you really need that? why not a simple math query instead? and ideally Submit button should be below captcha!

  9. stratosg says:

    @Raju Thanks for all the feedback! I am counting on that! Point to point:
    1) The edit feature will be added on the next version
    2) When you say select a feed you mean click on it and only posts from that feed should be displayed?
    3)I was thinking about it but i think it’s cleaner this way… Don’t you think?
    4) Yah i know i SUCK on graphics and stuff so anyone with a good idea on it i’d be glad to have it!

    You are right about the CAPTCHA. I will probably add a math thingy as you said. As for the submit it’s a stupid thing with my theme…
    Thanks again for all the feedback! Much much much appreciated!

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