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Re: Notification

by forumadmin » May 21st, 2013, 5:05 am

Unfortunately,as of now in iOS there is no way to run code in the background of the device. :( Until there is, or until xFeed offers a server based download strategy there seems little reason to set a notification on new items as the app will be running as they become available.


by Meme » November 4th, 2012, 9:16 am

Is there any future thoughts about being able to set notificationss o that when new feeds arrive - they notify you?

Apart of that - a great app

Many thanks

Re: Auto update does not seem to work on my iPad

by Kevin » July 18th, 2012, 6:29 am

Thanks Guenter,
I know it has been awhile since the latest version. I can, however, most assuredly assure you that xFeed is not a dead project. Without going into too much detail, work has resumed as proceeding well. I hope to have a much improved version out before the end of the year and good thoughts such as yours assure that possibility.

Re: Auto update does not seem to work on my iPad

by Guenter » July 16th, 2012, 2:16 pm

Hi, I encountered the very same problem these days and found this post and answer. Kevin has written "This behavior will change in future versions." - in December 2010. Now I'm curious, WHEN there will be the mentioned future versions - or at least one, where xFeed provides the "usual" notification center integration? What are your plans, feature-wise and time-wise?
Such updates would make xFeed much usefuller than it is already now.
Thanks, Guenter

I am missing only one thing

by Shay » October 14th, 2011, 12:51 pm

The only one thing that wI'll keep me usIng this's app,
Is when there is a new feed the application will let me know about it

Re: Auto update does not seem to work on my iPad

by Kevin » December 13th, 2010, 7:16 am

Hello and welcome! Thank you for the very thorough question!

You are correct in your observations as to how auto updating is implemented in the current version of xFeed.

The update does not occur in the background.

If, when you select your feed, the amount of time that has passed is greater than your configured update interval; xFeed will download the latest items and add them to your feed.

This behavior will change in future versions. Currently, battery consumption is a main point of concern. If a user has dozens of feeds updating frequently enough, a serious amount of bandwidth and battery could be consumed.

Auto update does not seem to work on my iPad

by jetcon » December 8th, 2010, 6:49 pm

Auto update does not seem to work, or, at least it doesn't work the way I thought it should (IMHO)
- In the Favorites Category, I have a feed named "Gregg Keizer - Security - Computerworld" (THE FEED) which I have defined to have an Auto Update Interval of 5 Minutes. (see Fig. 4)
- When the xFeed app is launched I click on "Favorites" (see Fig. 1)
- The current time is 11:55 and THE FEED was last updated at 11:33 (I clicked on the manual update at that time) I had been on the page for more than 2 minutes and there were no auto updates
- I click on THE FEED and it updates
- I click on the "info" icon to verify that the auto update time is 5 minutes and then press Cancel (see Fig 3)
- I Sit at the the feed screen till 1201 (more than 5 minutes since the last update) but the last update still shows 1155 (see Fig 4)

Re: Where is the PUSH notification?

by Kevin » October 18th, 2010, 6:52 pm

This is a much requested feature! A clean implementation of this feature is in the works... Thank you for your patience!

Re: Notifications

by Kevin » October 18th, 2010, 6:40 pm

Hello there,
There is currently nothing in place for notifications... A new version is in the works which should incorporate background refreshing and a new notification system. :P


by Guest » October 3rd, 2010, 4:55 pm

Original post went to feature request, not questions. My mistake.
Is there a way to activate notifications as new feeds are sent? I was looking for something like, when a new message comes in on the iphone, a number 1 pops up with a sound alert letting me know I have a message. Thanks for the great app.