Golden Hill Software is excited to release its first version of Unread. This update contains three big improvements:
- Free migration of purchases from previous versions
- Universal app for iPhone and iPad
- Account login improvements
Unread 1.7 requires iOS 10 or later.
Free Migration of Purchases from Previous Versions
There was no way to simply move the app from Supertop’s App Store account to our account. Therefore we ask customers to download Unread 1.7 as a new app. This version of Unread allows customers to migrate purchases from the Supertop Unread apps at no charge. The free unlock will also work for customers who transferred a purchase from Nice Boy LLC (Jared Sinclair’s company) to Supertop. A Migration Guide is available with more details.
Universal App for iPhone and iPad
Unread is now one universal app for both iPhone and iPad. After purchasing or transferring the unlock functionality on one device you can use “Restore Purchases” on other devices to unlock them at no additional cost. Unread now has just one in-app purchase option for new customers: a full unlock at a fixed price. Tipping functionality has been removed.
We want to thank Supertop for their work to make Unread a universal app. They did this work before we acquired the app.
Account Login Improvements
Since existing customers will need to install this update as a new app, customers will need to log in to their feed service accounts again. We used this as an opportunity to look for any improvements we could make to the account login workflows.
The web-based login workflows for Feedly and NewsBlur now use Safari View Controller.
The login workflow for Fever now asks for the Fever URL on a dedicated screen. After a Fever URL is entered, Unread will verify that it is able to communicate with Fever using that URL before asking for the account email address and password. Unread strongly encourages, but does not require, the use of HTTPS when communicating with Fever. If using HTTPS to communicate with Fever, Unread now ensures that the server has a valid certificate. The login workflow for Fever now includes 1Password integration.
This update also adds subtle improvements to the feedback provided while making network requests during the login process. All of the login workflows have been improved to provide more precise error messages when logging in does not succeed for any reason.
In addition to the changes noted above, this update contains several minor improvements such as the following:
- A new “About” screen reflects the change of ownership.
- Unread now displays screens of static text, such as those for release notes and attributions, in a manner similar to the way in which it displays article content.