Monday, February 05, 2007

Google Reader Experience Update

I have two new items to update the world on since the new Google Reader update I wrote about in a previous post. First the good news. The mobile version works great on my new Nokia E62. The interface is usable but sadly it only works in it's aggregate view. I can't view posts by blog. It only shows me the latest posts in all my subscriptions. Still it's really a great feature and it helps me pass the time after all the email has been downloaded and processed on the hand held. Now the bad news. It crashes my browser (Firefox on Mac OS X) constantly. It's to the point that the thing is unusable. I notice this when I scroll down lists of posts for a particular blog that might have 100+ entries I haven't read. I haven't done the requisite search for other folks that are having this problem but if I'm going to be forced to search for a fix I might as well be searching for a replacement. So while I would hate to give up an online, server-based, aggregator, but I need something that isn't going to crash and loose my reading history every 15 minutes, (Yes, folks it's that bad) I need something more reliable. My time is too important to me. I'll keep this space updated on my progress. Alas Google Reader, your ajaxian goodness may have done you in.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mihai Parparita said...

A few comments regarding the Reader issues you're having.

In the mobile Reader interface, you can view items by subscription by going to the "Subscriptions" link at the bottom or visiting http://www.google.com/reader/m/subscriptions directly.

As for the issues when scrolling in Firefox on Mac OS X, we think we have a fix that should be released later today. I'll add another comment once it's live.

Mihai Parparita
Google Reader Engineer

6:17 AM  
Blogger Mihai Parparita said...

The scrolling fix should be live, please let us know if you're still having troubles with Firefox on Mac OS X.

Mihai Parparita
Google Reader Engineer

6:54 PM  

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