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Old 09-08-2004, 06:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

we released a Public Beta of our RSS readers for Blackberry. There are still some limitations, e.g. we are supporting RSS feeds version 0.91 only at the moment, but we are working on more versions for the next beta. The Beta expires on Monday, 20th of September, but we will have another version then.

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Please send comments, ideas, bugs etc. to [email address].

A first draft of a manual is available here

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For those who are unfamiliar with RSS, it is a kind of a news distribution format. Which means, RSSreader, can be used as a news reader. RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication".

For articles and explanations of what RSS really is:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1267205,00.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(protocol)
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/12/18/dive-into-xml.html [Technical]

For some information about RSS feeds, many popular news websites provide RSS feeds that can be viewed in an RSS reader.

http://news.yahoo.com/rss
http://news.com.com/2009-1090-980549.html?tag=alias
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/rss/front.htm
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Mark,

thanks for the explanation

A good source to find 0.91 feeds is for example here:

http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php

They have a really nice search and filter system at the bottom of their page ...

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Link

to a small thought about RSS :D
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We released a new version today:

- added: support for RSS version 1.0
- added: Open article in Browser

- Program splitted in two parts: Company for BES users, Personal for BWC users

- fixed some bugs
- added more feeds by default
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Amazon has a big list of 0.91 RSS feeds:
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Another RSS option for Blackberry:

http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburn...ves/000697.html

Neither one is completely ready for PrimeTime yet. The BMedia has a nice interface, but only supports older RSS feed types.

The BurningDoor FeedBurner appears to work with all RSS types, but has a bad interface -- it's mostly a port and doesn't take advantage of any BB features yet. However, both companies promise to fix their shortfalls, and I expect we'll see some excelelnt product in the next few weeks.
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I downloaded the public beta and in setting it up it is prompting me for my wap settings. Does anyone know the Cincluar BB wap settings?

thanks in advance...
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I just got my 7230. I've not yet activated tzones. Do I need tzones in order for the rss to work. Do I need tzones with unlimited data, or is it part of it?
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Cingular:

IP: 66.209.11.61
APN: wap.cingular
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Quote:
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I just got my 7230. I've not yet activated tzones. Do I need tzones in order for the rss to work. Do I need tzones with unlimited data, or is it part of it?
You need a browser for OTA download, RSS reader itself is a standalone application which uses WAP to access the single feeds for updating.
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Quote:
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Cingular:

IP: 66.209.11.61
APN: wap.cingular
Thanks. It's also promptingme for a WAP Gateway Port. Any idea what the port is for Cingular?

thanks!
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Quote:
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i get the error message unsupported rss version
about says beta 2 september 20 2004
I downloaded teh zip and instaled with desktop software
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Which feed did you want to use? Could you post the url to this feed?
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after adding an own RSS feed? This message occurs at the moment you try to update an RSS 2.0 feed. We support RSS 2.0 in the next version, to be released Monday the 4th. Did the other feeds update successfully?
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We uploaded a new version today which supports RSS version 2 feeds.

http://www.79bmedia.com/~knoppi/blackberry/RSS.zip

BES users please install files from folder "company" after exctracting, BWC users (WAP) instll files from folder "personal".

Or use our OTA download:

http://www.79bmedia.com/~knoppi/blackberry/bb.html
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Hello,

Just to clarify ... do you support RSS v2? I tried to add the follow news feed and it did not work:

http://www.emulator-zone.com/rss_news.php

Before it blew up the program and now nothings comes back.

Thanks,

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RSS v2 is supported in the latest release. I have just added your feed on my Blackberry and it updated without a problem. Is there a chance that you did not enter the URL on your Blackberry correctly? Does the update work for other feeds?
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