Living with WaterOnMars

I’ve been using wateronmars on a daily basis for approx. 3 weeks now and here are my first impressions:

  • Christmas time is the worst possible time period when to test a news reader (most of the feeds I’m subscribed to where on a break then)
  • considering a beta test period before bragging about one’s software is a must (the last two big shameful bugs were detected and corrected during the first week)
  • it’s really great to use a news reader again ! (I stopped trying other readers after the shutdown of Google reader)

WaterOnMarsMobileApart from that wateronmars has improved a little with some bug fixing and some speed optimization but most of all I’ve added a new way to display the sieve that is specific to mobile devices. It can be seen on the demo site (and even without a mobile device by selecting the “carousel” view).

By customizing a little Twitter Bootstrap‘s carousel  and pluging in the TouchSwipe-Jquery-Plugin library it was relatively easy to handle a”(touch) swipe”.

So we can now go through the news as with a pysical newspaper, and it’s become my main way to use wateronmars :)