Good news everyone! We are happy to announce the Beta release of the ownCloud News app.
This release is fully functional. We have implemented all the main features that we want in the first stable release and we need your feedback to squash the last remaining bugs.
What did change from the Alpha release of few weeks ago?
Besides lots of bug fixes and important changes in the back-end, which made the app faster and more stable, the most important features we added in this release are the following:
- API (https://github.com/owncloud/news/wiki/API) – we are going to elaborate more about the API in a following blog post;
- undo of delete actions;
- keyboard shortcuts;
- better UI feedback;
- OPML export;
- import of shared and starred items from Google Reader;
- and much more! A full changelog is available on the app store: http://apps.owncloud.com/content/show.php/News?content=158434
This announcement is a good opportunity to thank our translation teams for their amazing job. As we write, ownCloud News app is translated in 75 languages (16 of them have a complete translation). If you want to help to translate the app, join one of the teams at https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/owncloud/resource/news/
At this stage, contribution from users and other developers is very important. We would appreciate if you could test the app, report the issues and join one of the open discussion on the issue tracker, https://github.com/owncloud/news/issues?direction=desc&sort=updated&state=open
So what’s next? Being optimistic, we plan to have a PhoneGap/Firefox OS mobile app (GSoC project) and syncing with KDE Akregator working at the end of the summer.
Alessandro, Bernhard & Jan-Christoph