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Spitfire RSS Reader Launches as Premium App

spitfire pushpress Spitfire, previously known as PushPress, has been released by All Kapps Software and is looking quite good. The app is a RSS reader with a nice UI that lets you view RSS feeds right from your BlackBerry kind of like Viigo. The application is optimized for Feedburner feeds but it works with any RSS URL which is nice. The app also has a cool interface that is reminiscent of Apples Cover Flow tiles to browse through articles.

Where Spitfire differs from Viigo is its integration with WordPress blogs. If the blog you are reading has their WordPress plugin installed you get optimized content, images, and the ability to comment on the article directly from the app. While BerryReview runs on WordPress we have not yet installed the plugin to allow for commenting since there was not a large enough audience to justify installing a beta plugin. Let us know in the comments if you are interested and based on that we will decide.

Spitfire is regularly priced at $1.39 price but it is on sale for $0.99 until July 9th which is very reasonable. I was hoping they would go for an advertising supported model so they would have more users but the price is not high.

Features:

  • Import WordPress and FeedBurner RSS URLs
  • Comment on PushPress enabled blogs right from the post
  • Share posts through Email, Facebook and Twitter
  • Quick view of last post time and image from the homescreen
  • 2 reading layouts – Tile View and List View
  • Delete read posts to clear your list
6 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Let’s look at it. Looking for something to revitalize RSS Feed reading.

  2. I’m willing to drop a buck to find out if this app can do what Viigo can’t, that is to run 24/7 without consuming every byte of available RAM on my Storm and eventually crash the OS if the phone isn’t rebooted twice a day.

    from my BlackBerry Storm…

  3. Is the verdict out on this? I would like to at least be able to demo it or see more screenshots.

  4. Great UI. VERY fast. But no options what’s so ever. When ever the application refreshes the feeds you get all of the most recent ones even if you delete the or read them. A small pet peeve of mine is the large home screen icon. Its worth a $1 but I will stick with viigo until they step up their game. Good start though.

  5. So it doesn’t keep track of articles you’ve already read and not show them to you again as “new”? If that’s the case then I take back what I said, no it wouldn’t be worth spending even a buck. That’s an absolute BASIC requirement of a feed reader (and one that Viigo STILL fails at for some feeds on occasion).

  6. So, anyone try this and can confirm/deny it keeps track of articles already read and not show them to you again?

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