AvantGo RSS Beta

by Keith

AvantGo for RSS

As RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is becoming part of desktops and laptops users, how about having an RSS feed directly on your hand held devices, such as PDA, small screen smartphone or PocketPC? iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, announced the release of new RSS features for its popular AvantGo(R) mobile Internet service, in beta version,

Several new features packaged in the beta version, include allowing users greater ease-of-use for viewing mobile RSS subscriptions both online and offline. AvantGo users can add any RSS feed to their account, without installing additional software, and then synchronizing using wireless device, or desktop Internet connection to receive updated feeds in a format optimised for their device.


New features of AvantGo for RSS:
Ease of view of new RSS items/articles: AvantGo RSS channels include all active items in a feed. Any new items since a user’s last synchronization are noted next to the channel name on the AvantGo homepage and appeared in bold text within the RSS channel.

Save RSS items: Allow users to save up to five items per RSS channel.

Photos sharing: Users can select the Slideshow link to easily flip through the photos in the feed. Since photos are already delivered to the device during AvantGo syncs, users can share pictures from their mobile device without waiting for each image to be retrieved over the wireless network.

Channel personalization: Users can adjust channel settings to optimize feed subscriptions, customized to personal preferences.

Easy subscriptions to RSS channels with AvantGo’s AutoChannel for RSS: Users can take advantage of the AvantGo AutoChannel for RSS bookmarklet which enables easy on-the-fly subscriptions to a site’s RSS channel.

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