Apple’s iPad was released in early April lacking in one key app area: RSS feed readers, specifically ones that synced with Google Reader. That’s changed in recent weeks, including the “praised and then pulled and then posted again” Pulse News Reader, but the one that most iPhone users have been waiting for is a native version of Reeder for the iPad. Over the weekend, those users got their wish.
No doubt about it, being an iOS developer is sometimes tough. Take for instance the tale of two Sanford University grad students who created a popular, up-and-coming news reader which even caught the eye of Steve Jobs, only to have their app removed later that day.
The biggest challenge of the Web is finding information you want. For a
while, bookmarks sufficed, giving users an easy way to quickly return
to their favorite sites. As bookmark lists grew, Really Simple
Syndication (RSS) became the preferred tool of Internet power-users. An
RSS reader makes it easy to track a large number of sites, but
eventually, you’re subscribed to so many feeds that finding the good
stuff becomes a challenge. Enter Fever, a Web-based RSS reader that
tries to solve this info overload by sorting your news by importance.