Streamified iOS 1.3: Notifications, oGraph, Save-It-Later Streams, & More
We just realized there’s a bug in the release that affects push notifications. Everything else is functional and we’re already submitting a 1.3.1 release to fix the problem. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and we’ll let you know when it’s available!
If you haven’t already seen the news on our social networks, our latest iOS update (1.3, for those of you keeping track) is now live in the iTunes App Store!
This update has a lot of great features, including:
Localization. Using your iOS device in a different language other than English? Our app now supports French, Danish, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese.
Push notifications. One of our most-requested features is now here! Read on to check out how we’ve integrated them into the application. You can add push notifications for any type of stream we support: social network, a save-it-later stream, Google Reader, a supported blog, etc.
For your existing streams, in the “My Streams” view, tap-hold on the stream you want to add the notifications to. You should see “Push: 0 new posts” in the window that pops up. Tap on that and you’ll be prompted: “Use Push Notifications for __?” Select the rate at which you want to be notified, or hit “Cancel” if you change your mind.
For new streams, you’ll be prompted in much the same way after you go through the initial steps to add the stream. Remember, you can always opt out of notifications if you don’t want them for a specific stream.
Of course, we know that sometimes you don’t want to be bombarded with push notifications. In the same “My Streams” view, tap the gear icon for the app’s general settings. Scroll down and you’ll see, at the very bottom, options to silence the push notifications daily. The default is to silence them at 10PM (first line) for 10 hours (second line), but you can customize them however you see fit.
Save-it-later networks. Have you ever been in a situation where you’re checking your streams and come across an interesting link, but don’t have enough time right then to read it in full? We have this problem all the time. That’s why we’re so excited to say that we now support Readability, Instapaper, and Read It Later! These services allow you to save an URL for later, so you can read at your convenience.
One feature we’re especially thrilled about is the fact that in addition to being able to save URLs you find in Streamified, you can also view your saved URLs in a new stream. However, we should let you know right now that if you use the free version of Instapaper, you will not be able to browse your saved articles in Streamified.
Audio and video support in Tumblr. Tired of seeing those “Streamified does not currently support playing this kind of content” in your Tumblr posts? So were we. That’s now fixed in this update.
Integration with Facebook oGraph. We posted about this a few days ago on our blog. Basically, Facebook oGraph turns Streamified into a social reader. Whenever you read a post with our in-app browser (not viewing a post in full-screen, or every post you scroll past in-app!), the title and a link will be shared to Facebook.
This is totally optional for you and you can toggle it on and off in the app’s settings (swipe to the right to reveal the settings, then tap the gear icon).
User interface tweaks, plus speed and stability. All good stuff in our book. The app is now much faster upon first launch, and hopefully you’ll notice a change the first time you fire up the application.
We’re really excited about the new update and hope you love using it as much as we do! Let us know your thoughts and if you have any problems with the update, we’d love to hear from you and help out over at GetSatisfaction.
Justine Dolorfino is Streamified’s marketing coordinator. She can be reached at Justine@Streamified.com.