WARNING: lire is not a google reader client.
IMPORTANT: lire comes bundled with the ability to fetch & cache up to 15 full-text articles per feed, and an option to remove that limit with a simple one-time in-app purchase.
Love RSS feeds? So do we!!
RSS feeds are a great way to follow updates on your favorite website. However, most RSS feed 'reader' apps, focus less on the reading aspect, and more on trying to manage feeds like an email client would manage emails.
RSS feeds are not emails, and lire does not treat them like emails, rather it tries to focus on the reading part.
Some sites set up their feeds to only show a portion of each entry, you know, to get you to click through to their actual website. We find that really annoying, and we're sure you do too.
Which is why, unlike other RSS feed readers, that either push you into a browser (in-app or otherwise), or depend on third party text parsing services and require you to be online to fetch the full text of one article at a time (which makes it no different from having to click/tap through to a website), in lire, you get your favorite RSS feeds as they should've been. You don't need to click through to any website (though, you do still have the option to, if you really wanted). It takes your favorite partial feeds, does it's magic, and converts them in to full feeds, so you don't have to click/tap on those annoying 'Read more' or 'Continue reading' links.
Once they're cached, you don't even need to be connected to read your full-text feeds.
Introducing cloud based feed parser : The cloud based feed parser can return up to 100 articles from it's cache, even if some of those articles are no longer in the live feed. Which should be enough to ensure that most people don't miss any articles, if they are a reasonably frequent user of the app. Visit 'Feed Details' to enable the cloud based parser on a per feed basis.
A few things to know about the cloud based feed parser :-
1. The cloud based feed parser can only return up to a maximum of 100 articles, so depending on how you consume feeds, it may or may not make sense to enable the cloud based feed parser on feeds that provide more than 100 articles already.
2. The cloud based feed parser may not always be in 100% sync with the live feed, as feeds in the cloud are refreshed at preset intervals.
Other improvements include...
- Fixed a bug the would cause a crash if you started a second refresh before lire had finished caching new articles.
- More improvements to OPML import, now supporting more varieties of OPML files.
- Some tweaks to make the app better aware of the state of the in-app purchase and a few other settings.
- Improved image parsing.
Please be aware that the cloud based feed parser is still a work in progress, and should be considered an experimental feature, so, it may be removed in the future if it is deemed unsupportable, or if something better comes along. This is also why, there is not a universal toggle to enable the cloud based feed parser for all feeds.