One of the easiest ways to get notified of new posts by your favourite websites is to add their RSS feed to a feed reader.
But while RSS feeds are versatile – and the #1 choice for those keeping tracks of hundreds of websites – they do have flaws.
Like in presentation, for example. RSS feeds are not ‘styled’, resulting in themed elements – such as text, image captions, alignment, and buttons – not looking as intended.
So, being Linux users, we’re fans of choice. And one of the choices that we think you folks deserve is a way to get all the benefits of our full-article RSS feed but without losing any of the design gumption on the main site, or sacrificing mobility.
OMG! Ubuntu! for Android
Our new Android app offers the best way to read posts from OMG! Ubuntu! while in bed, on the commute, in a queue, or wherever else you want to.
The application offers:
- Notifications of new posts
- Offline cache
- Ability to ‘star’ posts for easy access later
- Native Android design
- ‘Web intents’ will let you open links to OMG! in app
- Browse by category
- Comment support
- Category browsing
- Homescreen & Lockscreen widgets
Other Ways to Read OMG! Ubuntu!
Now we know that not everyone wants to install a sole app dedicated to one site. And we totally understand that; we’re all about the choices, remember?
We offer many ways to read and be notified of new posts on OMG! Ubuntu! including:
- Google Currents
- Any web-browser on any OS on any device
- Chrome Extension
- Your local neighbour hood psychic.
Future ways to digest our tasty content will include:
- Ubuntu Phone App
- Firefox Extension
Get the App
First things first: if you have our old Android application installed we recommend that you remove it pronto. Not only is it broken, but it will not be getting updated any time soon.
The new app is brand spankin’ new. It’s been built from the ground up to look and work better than our old one.
OMG! Chrome! readers don’t need to panic – we’ll be launching a Chrome-coloured version of the app in the coming weeks…