Posted on November 7th, 2007 in Android, Google, iPhone, iPod Touch |
With a recent update to the mobile Google Reader interface, the RSS aggregator software takes another pace in front of the competition with more choice as to how feeds are displayed and improvements to the UI:
“While the functionality is the same as previous versions, we’ve changed the user interface to make it easier to navigate and select often-used links. We’ve also moved the navigational buttons to the top, since it’s easy to return to the top of the page by just tapping on the status bar”Dolapo Falola, Google Reader official blog
In addition, it’s newly simple to flick between summary views of everything, of feeds and of tags, while records of mobile use are kept separate from desktop statistics on the Google Reader Trends page.
It’s been enough for ZDNet’s Garett Rogersto leave his notebook languishing unused for the majority of work that depends on internet interaction:
“I can do 90% of what I need the internet for on my iPod — to me, that says a lot about the direction things are heading”Garett Rogers, ZDNet
Of course, improvements in the Google mobile UI will be equally usable when the first handsets based upon their Android cellphone toolkit are released; you can find out more about the upcoming “gPhones” over at our sister site, www.Google-Phone.com
Written by: Chris Davies