Comments on: AvantGo Adds Support for RSS Feeds

iAnywhere today announced the beta release of new RSS (Really Simple Syndication) features for its AvantGo mobile Internet service. The new features give users greater ease-of-use for viewing mobile RSS subscriptions online or offline, and expands the content available through AvantGo by including the millions of RSS feeds offered by bloggers and major media. AvantGo users can now add any RSS feed to their account, without installing additional software, and then synchronize using a wireless or desktop Internet connection to receive the feed items in a format optimized for their device.
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Wolfgard @ 10/18/2005 1:48:10 PM # Q
Is it as good as Quick News/Hand-RSS? Until I get back home, I can't test this out.
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Just When I think I'm Out....

bsquare @ 10/18/2005 1:43:52 PM # Q

...They pull me back in.

Nice to that Avantgo is still ticking along (somehow) and adding features. There will no doubtedly be the expected "I switched to Plucker/iSilo/Sunrise a long time ago..." post here, but I personally am waiting for another solution that will offer an offline sync without the need for a PC or Conduit like Avangto can do. Yes, there are other RSS readers out there that can pull RSS when connected to a network, but which one will spider those RSS feeds and then download them for you to read when no longer connected to a network (say like when you are on a plane)? I used Avantgo to do this through my PalmV modem dialed up to Earthlink at an Airport payphone 6 years ago. Today with the abundance of WiFi spots there still isn't something that can do just that. Correct me if I'm wrong, please. Seriously, I wan't to know if something else does that, the free 2meg limit on Avango sucks.

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4s @ 10/18/2005 2:29:57 PM # Q
I remember some time ago, AvantGo promising something like 4 additional megs if you completed a survey. I completed the survey and never got the increase.

Avantgo limit
Scud @ 10/18/2005 6:05:24 PM # Q
Just checked my Avantgo acc: the limit is 3 megs.
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palmdoc88 @ 10/18/2005 6:22:39 PM # Q
Currently I am using Sunrise/Plucker for my RSS feeds but the advantage of this on Avantgo is that one can refresh the feeds while online on the go....

T3 & T5 user
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drw @ 10/18/2005 11:52:04 PM # Q
I'll never forget my start with Avantgo. Would take the dog for a walk and read the news via Avantgo on my Palm IIIe. One day a homeowner down the street said they didn't want my dog pooping on their yard. I said my dog doesn't poop on your yard. The homeowner pointed at my dog who at that moment was pooping. I didn't notice because I was so intent on reading Avantgo news.


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ozz @ 10/19/2005 11:33:47 AM # Q
Somebody needs to invent virtual poop! :-D
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vs. Quick News

joad @ 10/20/2005 12:27:44 AM # Q
I like the price, but after looking at the Beta I may end up buying QuickNews anyway. Avantgo downloads take quite a bit of time, and QuickNews seems to be much more suited to quick RSS updates (individual pages and updating all).

Nice that Avantgo is scrappily hanging on, I've been with them from the beginning. Innovating things like this may keep them around for a while longer...

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