Reader Widgets V2.8 in the Market

I have just uploaded version 2.8 of the Reader Widgets, both Pro and Free, to the Android Market. Here’s the changelog:

  • Added zoom controls to the WebView. This means multitouch also works on Nexus Ones running update 1.
  • Bug fix: users upgrading from V2.6 to 2.7 may have experienced problems with the webview requesting a username and password.
  • Bug fix: after 2 weeks the authorization with the Google Reader API times out and the widgets stop updating. I thought the widgets were handling this correctly but I was wrong.

Apologies for the two authorization bugs. I wasn’t taking into account the upgrade from V2.6 to 2.7. From now on I will test the upgrade process properly so that users shouldn’t have to delete and re-add widgets to fix problems.

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Google Maps API V3 updated

They have just announced some updates to the Google Maps API V3. This seems to have fixed an issue where the plus and minus buttons in the info window for each pub in PubCrawler were difficult to press on Android 2.x devices. I didn’t need to do any code changes for this which is always nice.


Reader Widgets V2.7 in the Market

I have just uploaded a small update to Reader Widgets Pro/Free to the Market. Here’s the changelog:

  • Updated authentication with Google Reader API ahead of some changes Google will be making in April
  • Unread count JSON response parsing now performed with jackson for slight speed increase
  • Removed some legacy code to reduce app size

Google sent an email to myself and other Android developers the other day. Full details here. Basically it means I qualify for a free Nexus One because Reader Widgets Free has more than 5000 downloads (over 17000 at the moment) and has over a 3.5 star rating in the Market! Thanks again to everyone who has downloaded my apps and most of all thanks to Google! I’ll probably be selling my old (unrooted and unsullied) Nexus One on ebay.