sue wrote:If you take a look at the well known online reader from G*ogle, the data is being presented on the screen, but isn't being downloaded as original feeds, as a desktop reader does. So, when you go to your G*ogle reader page, it refreshes the content very quickly, with summaries of unread articles per folder and feed.
This is probably just a question of perception as much as anything else. Even though the Google servers are downloading the feeds for you in the background, if you think about, if you read every item then you still have to download everything from Google, plus all the other Google Reader stuff on on top of that. So it's actually a bit slower, it just *seems* faster
I don't know if you leave your Awasu running overnight but I do, and so all my new content has already arrived when I get up in the morning and I can plough through it *very* quickly over my morning coffee since I don't have to wait for it to download. And combined with Awasu's offline reading features
, I don't even have to be online when I do it
sue wrote:The option for Awasu desktop client to be integrated is outstanding as then people could store archived content and read it offline, but to able to have a reader integrated into an online community is what I am hoping you are open to considering. None of the top platforms offer such functionality yet so it would be groundbreaking.
Ah, I may have misunderstood your original comments. You want to able to access your feeds from both Awasu and a browser? Yes, that would be ground-breaking. That's why it's kinda cool we've already done it
Awasu can sync
with both Google Reader and Bloglines (with some restrictions, due to limitations imposed by them) but the best option for you would probably be Gregarius. This is an open source online feed reader that uses the same kind of Ajax-y techniques Google Reader does, that you can set up and customize for your own specific needs, plus you get a proper sync-with-Awasu feature.