RobinReader RSS Aggregator

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The application is a simple and easy to use RSS Reader. It pulls news feed from a server and displays them in categories. User can browse categories and read news articles. Full article view was implemented on iPhone webview wrapper, which solved iPhone OS application boundary limitation.

Robin Reader RSS Feeds List Robin Reader Favourites Robin Reader Preferences

The application has six screens:

  • Splash screen (with logo displayed while the application is loading)
  • Categories screen
  • Articles list screen
  • Article full view
  • Favorites
  • Preferences

We had implemented additional features to allow users to:

  • Display the number of unread articles in the Categories view
  • Manually update feeds (or selected feed)
  • Mark articles as read
  • Navigate between articles in full article view
  • Automatically delete articles when they expire (controlled by the customer)
  • Manually delete selected articles
  • View the articles in the external browser
  • Send a link or the whole article to a friend or colleague via e-mail or short message

Technical Details:

The project was implemented for the iPhone platform. Application development for the Android platform is just started and is still in progress.

Used technologies and products: iPhone SDK, Cocoa Touch, C, Android SDK, Java

Project complexity:

  • Overall project duration: 4 weeks
  • The team consisted of: 1 Developer, 1 QA and 1 BA / SCRUM-master