Web-Based RSS Reader for Cell Phone?
May 30, 2006 8:07 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of a web-based rss reader that I can access on a crappy cell phone browser?

I have a new web-capable phone (lg VX9800), and I'm having trouble finding an rss reader that will work for me. The browser is not java-enabled, so I don't think I can load the reader onto the phone.

What I am looking for is a web-based rss reader that I ca actually read on the web browser. Basically, the page must not have java or javascript anywhere on it. Does such a thing exist? Has anyone devised a different workaround to this problem?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly to Technology (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: You could setup an account at Winksite and fill it up with RSS feeds. Works on very basic mobile browsers.
posted by mikepop at 8:28 AM on May 30, 2006

Response by poster: You are a very good person. This is exactly what I was hoping to find.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 8:43 AM on May 30, 2006

Bloglines (which I love) has a mobile style, as in http://bloglines.com/myblogs
posted by soundslikeobiwan at 12:27 PM on May 30, 2006

Google Reader recently added a mobile friendly version of their reader. You can read about it on their official blog post.
posted by SubFuze at 2:18 PM on May 30, 2006

Response by poster: Sub, soundslike:
I had tried out both of those, but neither ever gets past the login page on my browser (on the phone, that is). I think that Verizon cripples the browser on purpose to restrict access to most interesting stuff, and it is a bitch to load software. mikepop's suggestion was the only one I've found that actually rendered.
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly at 2:31 PM on May 30, 2006

There's also an available mobile format for Newsgator Online, which has the advantage of synchronization with their several desktop clients. It's not free (and the synchronization is undergoing some tuning for scaling recently...), but it works well on my T-Mobile and Treo.
posted by esinclai at 7:24 PM on May 30, 2006

I have Verizon, am using an LG-VX 8100, and the Bloglines mobile works great for me. Never had any problem with it. What model of phone are you using?
posted by davidmsc at 8:16 PM on May 30, 2006

Shameless plug: I built memigo just for this: you get XML feeds, but you also get a version formatted for PDAs: the extra trick: the links (can) go to either printer-friendly or PDA-friendly articles directly. Not an RSS reader per se, but close...
posted by costas at 12:07 PM on May 31, 2006

Glad I searched and found this thread. Cheers.
posted by sjvilla79 at 5:29 PM on September 19, 2006

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