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What we did on our winter break

1/29/2009 08:37:00 PM
Posted by Mihai Parparita, Software Engineer

After our big launch of the new look and feel, the Reader team took a breather and worked on tying up loose ends (don't worry, we also took some time off). We've just pushed a new release that includes the following set of fixes and tweaks:

  • Improvements to our rich mobile interface for iPhone, Android and other browsers, including a more compact page header, visual alignment tweaks and a faster loading time.
  • Links on the home page giving you easy access to your recently read and kept unread items.
  • Fixes for some "stuck" unread count issues.
  • Better handling of feeds and items with malformed URLs.
  • Less flickering when using the "Share with note" bookmark.
  • Fixing of errors when deleting lots of tags and folders.
  • Removal of extra image and backend requests, resulting in slightly faster loading times.

One other recent change is that we're now on Twitter. We've been fans of Twitter Search as a way of gathering feedback, but now we have a way of talking back. Feel free to send an @googlereader tweet to get our attention, and follow us for updates and quips.

Finally, we were honored to be nominated for a Bloggie. We encourage you to take a look at all the nominees in all the categories, it's a collection of some really great, subscribe-worthy, blogs