A long overdue app is finally making its way to the marketplace. Google has finally announced they’re going to release a standalone app for its Google Reader RSS service. Googler Reader is probably everyones default RSS reader. Personally it’s the one I use all the time.
Many people, like myself, in the blogging community will always live and die by the RSS feed. Where as most people now use Twitter as their way of getting news feeds. Still Google Reader is the biggest and most widely used RSS reader on the web.
The app itself is pretty straightforward. It brings the basic features of Google Reader and compacts them onto your Android device. The Google Reader app supports multiple accounts, has various syncing preferences, and the ability to search for new RSS feeds with your phone.
Follow all your favorite sites, blogs, and more, all in one place. See what your friends are sharing, and easily share any interesting articles you read. The Google Reader app syncs with the web version, so all your reading lists are always up to date.
- Volume-key navigation: if you enable this in the settings, you can navigate by using your phone’s volume keys for next and previous
- Long-press on a folder or subscription to bring up a contextual menu that lets you rename, unsubscribe or change folders
- If you hit the menu key on an individual item, you can use the “send” feature which integrates with other apps on your phone to send the item using any 3rd party app
[via Google Reader Blog]