Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Note (1): No committed time frame.
Note (2): I am still adding requests that I received in the past 2 months. If your request doesn't appear here it doesn't mean it's not on the list
Note (3): In no particular order

stephen: the onion
me: fix taiwan apple news
me: china times
me: sankei news topics
Mohamed: backup list of subscribed feeds to SD card
Jackie: e-mail articles
Jordan: option to display white text on black background
Daniel: support Slashdot
Danny: CNET
Erie: Podcast support and Google Reader sync
Juanona: Daily Republic, Times Herald
Spitfire: change that daft logo
Molly: display 5 article titles under each feed
Luke, marc: MSNBC
jakeD: notification of feeds, keywords for quick access
Dusty: Reuters
daniel: motorcycle reader
tarcie: boston
mimi: UK mainstream media like Guardian, Independent
Matthew: miami herald
ChicagoReader: Tribute, Suntimes
billy: local news
Mine! why mine!: lifehacker
CK: more taiwanese news like UDN and chinatimes
Robert: seattle times
rachael: more US newspapers and a search feature
Android:,, entertainment news
Brian, Natasha: google news
++N++: yao lotsa languages
Robert: First
cutris: first?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NubiNews is ranked top new apps on Android

Today, all of a sudden the ranking of NubiNews in the Android Market jumped from #12 to #6 in the "News and Weather" category. You can see half a cow icon now.

Since #1 in #5 in the "News and Weather"category are all weather apps, I guess that would make NubiNews the top news app on Android Market.

Frankly I don't know how this could happen, since there are a few news apps out there that have more downloads than NubiNews. But I guess I shouldn't argue too much about this, so ....


New Home Page Design

Some users commented that the NubiNews home screen is getting too crowded (with more than 20 sites ...), so in the next version, you will be able to select which sites are displayed in the home screen.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ooe Mariko is cute

For those who bother to read the End User License Agreement and thought I forced them to sign away their lives, here's the proof that, at least of section 8 of the EULA, I didn't cheat you.

And she's a smart cookie, too.

download older versions

Some users have reported that after recent updates, the speed of NubiNews has become slower. However, I am not able to reproduce this (on 3G, Wifi or Edge networks).

You can download earlier versions at

NubiNews1.8.apk (2009/04/04)
NubiNews1.9.apk (2009/04/10)
NubiNews2.0.apk (2009/04/10)
NubiNews2.1.apk (2009/04/12)

To install, browse this page inside NubiNews or in Android Browser, click on the link and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you find one old version is significantly faster than the latest one (2.2), please let me know at!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Added 文学城论坛

Nubinews Forum

I have created a forum for people to post requests, opinions, etc, about NubiNews.

A link to this will be added into the app in the next release (v 2.3).

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Finally 10,000 downloads

10000 downloads in about two months. Thanks to everyone for your support :-)

Friday, April 10, 2009


LATEST_VERSION: NubiNews = 115
LATEST_VERSION: NubiNews_zh = 116
LATEST_VERSION: NubiNews_jp = 114
APK: NubiNews_en =
APK: NubiNews_zh =
APK: NubiNews_jp =