Feed Hawk 1.2

Feed Hawk 1.2 is now available in the App Store. This update adds a variety of improvements:

  • Feed Hawk will now find RSS feeds that are only linked to from the body of the web page.
  • When allowing the user to select from a list of RSS feeds, Feed Hawk will display the URL to each RSS feed.
  • Feed Hawk contains a new certificate for pinning against the Feed Hawk Web Service.
  • When Feed Hawk asks the Feed Hawk Web Service for a list of feeds for a specific URL, it makes that request as a POST request rather than a GET request.
  • Lots of refactoring and performance improvements.

Two caveats to the change in which Feed Hawk will find links to RSS feeds from the body of the web page:

  • Feed Hawk will only check whether a link in the body of a page is to an RSS feed if its label or URL has one of a few keywords.
  • If there are more than 200 links in the body of the web page that meet that criteria, Feed Hawk will ignore them.

If Feed Hawk finds links in the body of the web page that are not in the header, it will submit the web page URL to the Feed Hawk Web Service. The privacy policy has been updated to reflect that.

If you use Feed Hawk, please consider leaving a review in the App Store.

Feed Hawk Update Adds Support for Fever and tt-rss

Feed Hawk 1.1 is now available in the App Store. The biggest improvements in this update are support for Fever and for tt-rss.

To work with Fever, Feed Hawk requires an HTTPS server with a valid certificate and Fever-Feed Hawk Adapter.

To work with tt-rss, Feed Hawk requires an HTTPS server with a valid certificate and a version of tt-rss from August 30, 2016, or later.

Other improvements:

  • Feed Hawk is now more tolerant of URLs that cannot be parsed when reading lists of subscriptions from feed services.
  • Feed Hawk ignores feeds that require authorization and that have URL protocols other than HTTP and HTTPS.
  • Feed Hawk ignores feeds that appear to exist only on your local network, unless you are using a self-hosted feed service (Fever or tt-rss).
  • Feed Hawk now provides text to users logging in to a BazQux Reader account letting them know that they need a BazQux Reader Mobile Login.
  • The Feed Hawk app no longer looks for a URL in the clipboard when it is first launched. This worked well in iOS 9, but Universal Clipboard makes this slow down the user interface under some circumstances.
  • “Subscribe to Our Blog” on the Settings screen now uses a switch.
  • Feed Hawk is now using Swift 3.0 and is compiled with Xcode 8 against the iOS 10 SDK. Feed Hawk is also now using a different dependency manager.

The privacy policy has been updated to reflect the addition of the newly supported feed services. In addition, the link from the privacy policy to NewsBlur now uses HTTPS.

Feed Hawk 1.1 requires iOS 10.

Please consider leaving a review. App Store reviews are reset with every update, so if you left a review before please consider leaving one again. Thank you.

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Ready for macOS Sierra

Apple is scheduled to release Sierra (macOS 10.12) tomorrow. The most recent version of CloudPull runs well on this new version of macOS. If you do encounter any issues with CloudPull and Sierra, please let us know.

Ready for iOS 10

Apple is going to release iOS 10 tomorrow, September 13. Both of my iOS apps, Marcato and Feed Hawk, work well on iOS 10. Although no updates are needed to support the new version of the operating system, I do have Feed Hawk updates that I intend to announce very soon.

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