One of the most important uses for my tablet is to read news with it. The default browser works pretty well for that purpose but I tweaked my NewsFlow app’s user interface a bit so that it’s more pleasant to use with a tablet’s larger screen and even surpasses the web pages in some ways.
Now it shows the main menu on the left and news items list next to it. Right side of the screen is preserved for the news item content. All three containers are vertically scrollable.
Here is a small teaser of NewsFlow running on WeTab MeeGo tablet:
NewsFlow 1.1 Beta running on Nokia N900 and N8
NewsFlow app showing unread items on Nokia N8
With this release I changed the color theme from light to dark as it was requested on some of the previous blog post comments. It made a big difference and the UI looks really nice. It should look excellent especially on your devices with ClearBlack displays such as E7 which Nokia started shipping today :)
I only added few features to this version:
Ability to tag items
Gesture support: Swipe to left / right to switch item
Improved “Load more…” functionality
Fixed “Open in browser” feature
You can download this release from Forum Nokia Projects site, here.
I’ve been really impressed with the latest Qt SDK 1.1 Technical Preview release since now I tend to launch Qt Creator instead of TextMate when editing QML files. Only bugs that I’ve found are the problems with the remote compiler so I still need Windows machine to compile apps to Symbian^3 platform.
With Qt SDK 1.1 I’ve been working on the next version of TwimGo but now I needed some break from that and got an inspiration for news reader from Nokia Reader which is a new RSS reader from Nokia Beta Labs.
I tend to use Google Reader heavily to read my feeds and didn’t like the idea of subscribing to feeds on another application. So this made me create a simple Google Reader client with Qt Quick, QML.
I’ll try to release this app soon if you’d like to try it out.