Published on June 13th, 2010 | by Kyith2
How to read Google Reader RSS Feeds in Android:NewsRob
If you are finding it difficult to keep up with numerous websites providing you with information you require, then having a RSS Reader that aggregates all your news content is very helpful.
What is RSS Feeds?
RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site’s email newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News.
What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed? RSS Feed Readers and News Aggregators
Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use.A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers include Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac), FeedReader (Windows), and NewsGator (Windows – integrates with Outlook). There are also a number of web-based feed readers available. My Yahoo, Bloglines, and Google Reader are popular web-based feed readers.Once you have your Feed Reader, it is a matter of finding sites that syndicate content and adding their RSS feed to the list of feeds your Feed Reader checks. Many sites display a small icon with the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF to let you know a feed is available.
What i use
Personally i use Google Reader as my RSS Aggregator. It really works well and its like my news inbox. News get push to me instead of i go and source for it.
I use the web Google Reader to read almost 95% of what i require in terms of Finance,Stocks, Technology and Leisure.
What happens when i am on the move?
When i am on the move, i have my iPod Touch 3G with me most of the time. Its a great organizer and i do recommend people to get it for no frills organizing.
On the go, I use MobileRSS Lite. Whats good about this is that it is FREE (add supported), Syncs with Google Reader, so i can read on the go and when i get back, i go use the web version.
Essentially i am assessing only one RSS Database and that of the Google Reader Database, so i don’t have to be bothered by news that i read before.
So do we have a similar solution for Android Devices?
Android is picking up pace and one consideration whether I can make the transition across is having an app on android that can do that.
NewsRob is a FREE (Ad Supported) or you can pay 2 pounds for the full version.
I have tested it and it does what MobileRSS does:
- Syncs to Google Reader
- Enables offline download
- View in browser
- Very good browsing capabilities
- Very Very Customizable