Feed Hawk 1.6 Adds Discovery of YouTube Channel Feeds and More

Feed Hawk 1.6 is now available in the App Store. This update adds a variety of improvements:

  • Feed Hawk now discovers YouTube channel feeds when opened with youtube.com URLs or from the YouTube app.
  • Feed Hawk will now be available in the share sheet when you long press a URL in Safari.
  • Feed Wrangler and The Old Reader now support JSON Feed. Feed Hawk will now make JSON Feeds available to users of Feed Wrangler, Feedbin, Inoreader, NewsBlur, and The Old Reader.
  • On the iPad, touching anywhere on the screen will now dismiss confirmation messages.
  • The Feed Hawk Web Service no longer serves as a search engine for feeds when none are found on a web page. This functionality has been obsoleted by feed discovery improvements in the app.
  • Feed Hawk now uses a universal link for the NewsBlur OAuth Redirect URL. This results in a more secure login process for customers using NewsBlur.

I updated the privacy policy to note that the Feed Hawk Web Service is no longer used as a search engine for feeds. I also updated it to allow for the possibility of Feed Hawk checking the web service for announcements. I have not yet implemented such an announcement capability, but I wanted to include it in this change to the privacy policy rather than make another change to the privacy policy later.

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