The developer of the popular RSS Reader Nextgen Reader has announced on the official blog that an update has been released for the Windows Phone app. Version 4.5 includes numerous improvements, but the main points we walk away with is that plans for the app to continue to function after Google Reader is closed down are still in the works. More on this in a moment.
Here's a list of changes included in version 4.5:
- New: Secure Oauth2 login.
- New: Faster sync engine (supports incremental syncing).
- Updated share menu design with copy title & link options.
- Updated 'headline + large images' list style.
- Fixed: Syncing issues or errors.
- Fixed: Live tile/background task issues.
- Fixed: "Mark above as read" bug.
- Fixed: Authenticating Facebook or Twitter accounts issues.
- Several other bug fixes and performance improvements.
As well as the major update, we've been informed by the developer that Nextgen Reader will continue to function after Google shuts down its Reader service. It's stated that the team is still looking at a solution (or service) to support once the popular RSS feed service is killed off and more information will be released at the end of this month.
If you're a Windows 8 fan, an update for Nextgen Reader is on the way with a dark theme and other enhancements. You can download Nextgen Reader from the Windows Phone Store for $1.99, as well as Windows 8.