It is time.

This is what I get for opting to use the lovely Old Reader as my Google Reader replacement: the developers have decided to make it private, which means I'll be booted off.  Sigh.

I've been wanting to write my own RSS reader for a while, and have snippets of it done, but it''s not the the point where I could use it daily. There are a few things that I'd like:

1) grouping articles/posts about the same story together and being able to mark them all as read at once; sorting these by their anticipated preference.
2) Displaying different quantities of content depending on the time of day, the duration of time since the user last used the site/app last and the quantity and type of posts since their last visit.  For example, when I'm at work, I shouldn't be reading loads of comics, but the most important tech and news posts might be okay.
3) integrating RSS with mailing list emails-- they're about the same level of importance to me, and it'd be nice to check them both at once.

One day I'll have the time for all that, but for now, it might be worth building the most basic reader so that I can play as I get the time.

1 comment:

Anaam said...

i cooked one up for myself once google reader died