qooRSS has been one of the best and most compact ways to get specific RSS news content onto your Symbian homescreen for ages. And now it's better, smoother and more configurable, with the release of v1.2.0. Screenshots and a full changelog below. Do you use qooRSS? What else could the developers do to make it even better? Comments welcome!
Quite a comprehensive update then. Here's qooRSS in action:
(Left) the default main app view, getting ready to add an RSS feed. Note that qooRSS doesn't come with any feeds preloaded, which is a shame. #cough, AAS, guys? (Right) the settings dialog shows theming and significant customisation options.
(Left) Pasting in the URLs for a couple of site RSS feeds; (Right) qooRSS installed on a homescreen. It cycles through each of your feeds, showing the main headlines for each.
(Left) Tap through at any point to see a fuller site/headline view and then again (right) to see the headlines and opening text. If you want to read the whole story, there's the option to open in Web or copy the URL for pasting into Opera Mini, if bandwidth is tight.
Note that you shouldn't try importing your entire set of Google Reader feeds. That might be manageable on the desktop, but my set of 150 feeds overloads qooRSS and it ran out of RAM. I suspect this is a limitation of the Qt environment that qooRSS runs in. Stick to the handful of feeds that you want to monitor most closely and you'll be fine.