Newsie, a Nextcloud News client

  • @jezek you are correct, sorry about that. reported is now public.

  • Updated to 1.3.1 with a slightly nicer UI, new icons, new logo, a couple minor feature implementations, tons of code cleanup, and some more speed improvements. Updates will be a little more sparse instead of daily now that i'm pretty happy with how things are working.

  • Version 1.4.1 is out with offline reading support, tons of UI tweaks, and minor bugfixes. Currently testing 1.4.2 which should be out tomorrow that circumvents issues people may be having in relation to Morph Browser #54 and Morph Browser #239.

  • Version 1.4.5 will be out tonight with podcast support (play and download), some content filtering (ads mostly), a starred article indicator (star/unstaring coming in 1.5.0) and lots of work on the backend with code cleanup and nice speed improvements. next release may also add nextcloud bookmarks support as well. thanks!

  • Maybe rename it "Nextcloud control center" if you are adding more app support? 🙂

    Passwords support would be cool too:

  • @poVoq lol, it will just be a save to bookmarks opiton. I will look at a passwrods app in the future though.

  • Ahh, ok.

    Btw. could you look into using the Suru Icons?

    The bitmap ones currently used look really blurry on my Nexus5 screen.

  • @poVoq i switched to Suru icons a couple versions ago, but i need to use bigger versions that's why they look a little blurry.

  • Version 1.5.1 will be released tonight or tomorrow. This version brings more user control so if you go to Settings, you can now sort by unread or name, view only unread feeds or only unread articles, etc. I have implement favicon support which is a nice indicator to know what feed you're browsing. There is also a new Explore tab which has a few feeds i find interesting that you can add directly to the app. Until the update is released, you can see the changes in the Open Store screenshots. Additionally, there's some bugfixes and UI tweaks as always.

    Version 1.5.5 will be out in a few days which will fix @poVoq icons issue, as well as a few more quality of life improvements.

  • 1.5.5 is out and has the following new features:

    • Settings are now updated automatically instead of after resynchronizing with the server.
    • Improvements to offline caching.
    • Added favicon in article view.
    • Begin work to fix issue with blurry menu and toolbar icons.
    • Tons of minor UI tweaks, and some code cleanup.

    Version 1.6.1 will be out Friday and it's shaping up to be a feature packed release...check out the CHANGELOG to see what's coming up 🙂

  • Version 1.6.1 is out now with the following changes (big release!):

    • Added data saver mode which prevents loading of images, iframes, favicons, and other external content.
    • Added playback speed support for podcast episodes, and additional podcast support.
    • When choosing previous/next articles, the page now automatically scrolls back to the top.
    • Added scroll to top button to toolbars.
    • Refactored settings page code.
    • Fixed issue with blurry icons.
    • Minor bugfixes and speed improvements.
    • Updates to offline caching.

    It's possible that some of you may want to wait for 1.6.5 which will be out sometime this weekend (currently beta testing) as that's another big release which brings dark mode and a cleaner UI (see Open Store screenshots for an early look at 1.6.5) and as always, keep up with the CHANGELOG to see what's coming up next.

  • Wow, very fast development!
    it's really shame that my NC is using webcron so I'm manually updating my feeds 😃

  • @kugiigi I will find a way for ya lol

  • @geekvine That would be cool! My current workaround is to toggle Full Text in each feed and that refreshes the feed.
    If that's available in the API then that would make my experience so much better 🙂

  • @kugiigi i saw your bug report in the News Github, I'm gonna take a look at it this weekend.

  • @kugiigi i was just looking it over, and i haven't tested it, but maybe it's possible to set up Nextcloud Updater on your phone? I'll look into it app side regardless. Webcron is pretty terrible and not recommended so maybe switch to Ajax updates. Not even sure why Webcron is an option as a Nextcloud updater since it tends to time out pretty often.

  • @geekvine Thank you very much. So far webcron works better than AJAX, AJAX is only triggered when someone is visiting the site 😅

    About the updater, I didn't thought about! I forgot I'm using a linux phone 😃

  • @geekvine on a Nexus5 1080p screen the bitmap icons still look blurry in the latest version. It also looks a bit like they are jpeg compressed?

  • @poVoq if you're on telegram, shoot me a DM there @martinferretti. They look good on 1.6.5 so maybe i jumped the good on the changelog since i work on two versions at the same time.

  • @kugiigi said in Newsie, a Nextcloud News client:

    it's really shame that my NC is using webcron so I'm manually updating my feeds 😃

    Not sure if this still works, but it was possible to make a separate NC news only webcron in the past:
    (I need to set up NC news on my Nextcloud again sometime and test this, as I have the same problem due to the official NC Docker-image not having an build in cron).

    @geekvine Currenly not on Telegram (need to configure the XMPP to Telegram transport on my server) but I guess I will just wait for the new version. By the way did you have a look at how the Pesbuk app does the menu and icons: ? It seems to work/look quite a bit better than the way you are doing it in the Newsie app.

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