Fixxeren

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  1. So this has been an area of the app that has bothered me for quite sometime. This feeling has been intensified due to the release of the 2017 flagship phones and the bezeless trend. Now that we have these near bezeless devices having navigation keys at the bottom and top nav bars really feel like wasted space and can be mitigated at a minimum by having the top and bottom bars fade away on scroll like other modern apps do. I have submitted feedback to the developers through support and have been told that they are working on a new design for the app but no timeline was provided. I wanted to take a moment and provide an in-depth post about everything that I think is wrong with the current implementation of “Full Screen” or “Immersive Mode” and why I think this needs to be addressed either before the new design roll-out; or as a part of it. Let’s get into it. Currently, Immersive mode can only be invoked via a double tap on the screen as long as it is not on an interactive image or link. The issue here is that it can actually only be invoked while in an actual post. This locks the user into that specific feed or folder until they reach the end of that feed or folder. Below is an example of my “Deals Feed” You can see based of the images below what I have described above. Inoreader (Non-Immersive) Inoreader (Immersive) The other issue I have noticed with this approach is that while swiping I occasionally receive a “Failed to Load Screen”. This presents a usability issue because I now have to swipe up from the bottom of the phone (Native Android Gesture) to invoke the nav bar and tap the back button to go back and repeat the process I outlined above all over again to get back into immersive mode. This is not a good user experience. One last issue with Immersive mode in current form. If the user actually utilizes the FAB button to for example TAG a post. The interface reverts back to standard. This means the Android Nav bar reappears and the user must again reinvoke Immersive mode. Another bug is that when you reach the end of a feed and it slides you to the next the FAB will sometimes disappear and not come back until you pull yourself out of immersive mode (via double tap) and reinvoke it again. I feel that all of these issues can be mitigated by Inoreader simply creating an immersive mode in options menu. This should allow the top bar and Android navbar to hide while scrolling, then implement a swipe from left edge feature to either go back a page; or invoke the subscription or feed menu. In it's current state "Immersive Mode" feels shoehorned into this app and it feels halfbaked and unreliable. I can add more screens if needed to provide more input to this point. Many apps already do this “Feedme” app is a great example of a well implemented “Immersive Mode”. This is just one feature of many I would like to see changed but it's the one that’s most nagging at the moment. Aside from this critique I still think Inoreader is a wonderful app and I am happy to see the devs embrace material design. I feel confident to post this because Inoreader support has always been so responsive, and I feel this input will not go to waste.
  2. Optimized Tablet Layout

    Thank you for the feedback. I am really looking forward to some type of design overhaul. The current layout is just not effective for modern content consumption.
  3. [Feature Request] A Selfish Plea

    So I have posted about this before, but I thought "Hey it's an open forum why not try it again". I am once again coming to the alter of the all powerful development team for this great app and begging that you please implement the public search and all the search functionality of the website to mobile app. Please. This is the one and only feature missing from an otherwise fantastic reader. I have some observations about the UI and things I would like done a bit better on the beautification front, but those can surely wait if the search features are being implemented. So again, please consider moving this to the top of the list for updates, it would be infinitely helpful and amazing. Thanks for all your hard work.
  4. iOS app screen estate and usability issues (list view)

    Lechukor. The load full article in RSS view can be down by pulling down form the top of the article. This will load the content in the "Readability View". Not sure if that's what your talking about.
  5. [Feature Request] Full Search Capability

    Thanks for the response. I have one more question. Is it at all in the card for a full screen reading view. Basically the top bar fades away as we scroll up to read content? The current top bar is a bit distracting as its always there when reading.
  6. Is there any plans to incorporate the same search capabilities as in the web site to the mobile app? Like being able to search public feeds etc? Also, are their any plans to allow Pro users to create Global search and manage them via the mobile app?
  7. I think Inoreader would be the perfect app for Apple Watch integration. Maybe show the most recent story or hottest story from All Categories in the Glance. Then in the full app allow the user to see maybe the hottest 10 stories in their feed.
  8. PinBoard Integration

    I am talking about Pinboard. Sorry auto-correct must have struck during the post. I have not been able to find where pinboard integration was incorporated into the website. I must need to look harder. Also, will Pinboard also be integrated into the Rules as well? Thanks for responding.
  9. Can the Share menu be cleaned up?

    I think it would be much better for a usability perspective if the custom share menu be removed from this app. iOS 8 now has its own native Share Sheet which honestly pulls data a lot better than the custom solution in the current inoreader app. It's actually very redundant at this point. I think when the Share icon is tapped it should just bring up native IOS share Sheet. This seems to be a pretty simply fix, but would go a long way for usability.
  10. Having this feature when incorporated would be fantastic. When in List or Magazine view as I am scrolling I may not want to read all the articles. Being able to long press on the article title in my list and then select Mark as Read above or Below would be a great way to do a quick clean up of the list without having to mark all as read. Or have mark as read on scroll turned on.
  11. PinBoard Integration

    You guys allow Inoreader to integrate with a great assortment of services. Is it possible that Inboard could be added to this list. I believe it is open source and allows integration from other services.