Remember that mysterious button on the large widget? Well here’s what it does:
In fact all three sizes of the widget pop-up this dialog when clicked on. It’s a scrolling, collapsible list of tags with the feed names underneath. Each tag and feed has its unread count next to it. When clicking on the feed name a new browser window is launched that goes to the feed in the Google Reader site. More click actions maybe configurable in the future.
The buttons along the bottom of the pop-up do pretty much what they say:
- Greed – this is only shown if you have Greed Full or Lite installed. It launches the Greed main screen.
- Refresh – reloads data from the Google Reader API across all the active Reader widgets
- Settings – reconfigures the widget.</li
It would have been great to be able to do a scrolling list of unread tags or feeds in the medium sized widget itself but that’s not allowed in the framework yet. I think this is a good compromise though. Its faster to launch and close than a full app (and I’m not about to write a complete Google Reader client because there’s a good one on the market already).
I’m testing the widgets at the moment and once that’s done I’ll upload the package to the market.