Just two days have gone by and here i am with a minor update to my beloved BloggerBuddy. After a conversation with Raju i realized that if i want to motivate a migration from any reader to BloggerBuddy i should implement some kind of import. He gave me valuable feedback on the export type of Google Reader (which is the most popular among the readers i guess) and i looked better into it. I got a small export, tinkered a little with it and here i am with an update to v0.5 that actually adds this feature! The format that you can import is OPML.
If you are using Google reader and want to try out BloggerBuddy here is how you can do it. First of all download BloggerBuddy version 0.5 from here. Login to Google Reader, go to settings and then import/export. Download the exported data that will actually contain all your subscribed feeds. Finally, fire up BloggerBuddy and go to “Feeds” then “Import Feeds“. Find the file with the data and then a small popup will open with all the feeds contained. Select which ones to import and that’s it! When it’s done, hit “Feeds” and “Reload Feeds” to download the latest from all your subscriptions!
Please, if you find any bugs report them back to me because this will help me a lot on improving BloggerBuddy and making it better for me and all of you!
I use google reader, Its my favourite..
I haven’t tried Blogger Buddy. Will let you know about any bugs after trying it.. 😎
I did the import but my feeds are not showing up.
Any idea why it happened??
It opened the file selector and then the blured window that all your feeds where in? If so you clicked on “Import feeds”? Please tell me what you did so i can see which step seems to have the problem. Thanks for reporting back to me!
I am facing similar issue here. After selecting the XML file from import Feeds option, basically nothing happens. Is it something to do with the XML size? it is 26kb for me.
@Both The screen doesn’t blur and the feeds appear on a selectable list? Weird. Can you send me a copy of that XML (if you don’t mind that) so i can see what is wrong and troubleshoot?
Nice, I’ll try importing my Google Reader feeds.
I do have one suggestion. The Blogger Buddy only works if you have Adobe AIR installed. And you do have clear instructions on the BloggerBuddy product page. But who reads installation instructions?! 🙂
Some users will download BloggerBuddy without installing AIR first. When this happens, the computer doesn’t know what to do with the file.
Instead, could it be packaged in some kind of ‘container’ which prompts users to install AIR if they haven’t already, and provides them with the download link?
@Shirley I guess you are right. I’ll think about that. But i guess that in time AIR will become as essential as JRE. Also, if you try importing from Google Reader please let us know what happened (since Raju and PC seem to have a problem). Thanks for dropping by!
So is this some kind of RSS reader developed by you? I love the name. That’s a nice one.
Hmmm, come to think of it. That was a stupid question, wasn’t it? I should have read browse archive.
That’s ok 🙂 Since nothing actually seemed to fit me well i decided to code one myself. Thanks for dropping by and if you get a chance to take a look at it i’d be glad to hear your comments!
First let the exams get over and I will HAVE to try blogger buddy.If it works well then definitely a post coming from my side to promote blogger buddy 😛
As usual your coding skills are appreciated buddy.. 😉
@Rockstar Sid: Thanks man. If you get the chance to try it out i’ll be glad to hear any feedback you have! Thanks for dropping by!
Tried it an I like it, except for one little thing which is merely cosmetic in nature. Is there a way of making the left column wider as larger blog names do not fit.
@Sire: Well man this is something i’ve been thinking about. I thought about iframes (so you can resize as needed) but that doesn’t look that much good. Next thing i have in mind is a small properties dialogue with such stuff. Maybe v0.6 will have it 😉 Do you use it though?
Yes I do. I am in the process of transferring all my feeds over.
@Sire: That’s great! If you find out anything else let me know!
I’m using feed demon and I’m happy with it….
Though after reading about blogger buddy I might give it a try…
I’ve only just noticed that it doesn’t display the posts in the order I expected. I thought that it would show the last post first, but the dates seem to be all over the place. I’ve looked but I can’t seem to find a setting to fix this. I’m running v0.5
@Sire: Which view are you talking about? It is really weird… Maybe a screenshot would help?
Sure, here it is http://www.blogsire.com/images/bloggerbuddy.png
@Sire: Well i don’t see any problem on this screenshot. Dates are descending… Do you have a problem on another blog? Can you screenshot the exact problem so i can pinpoint it? Thanks for taking time and helping me troubleshoot!
Yes it is Stratos, but it isn’t showing any of your newer posts which are down the bottom somewhere.
@Sire: Mate you were absolutely right. I just saw that for myself. I apologize for telling you you were wrong 🙂 I will now take a look at my code see what the heck is happening there and i will come back with an update. Thanks again!!
The update works fine Stratos and I am amazed how quickly you were uble to come up with it. Thanks mate.
@Sire: Thanks to you this little hiccup is now resolved 😉 Again, for anything please let me know!