- The front page can now load feeds which redirect to a different URL.
- Increased the minimum front page headline height to make single-line headlines easier to tap when they don't include a thumbnail.
- Hexadecimal HTML character codes in headlines are now displayed correctly.
- The Global and Feed Settings pages were getting longer with each major release of multiFEED making it hard to find specific settings. The settings pages are now broken down into three tabs each... Feeds/Subfeeds, Appearance, and General.
- Updated the default feeds URL for LifeHacker.
- Improved special character handling for ISO-8859-1 encoded feeds.
- Workaround for feeds with illegal leading whitespace.
- BlackBerry 10.3.3 broke Google URL shortening by requiring encryption during account authorization. Implemented SSL encryption for this, but it requires that you manually import a certificate if you want to use Google shortening.
- BlackBerry 10.3.3 broke the formatting of the "eMail Support" message header. Fixed.
- BlackBerry 10.3.3 made existing BlackBerry World payment code unreliable, making it impossible for some users to upgrade from Trial mode. Fixed this by changing the way multiFEED communicates with BlackBerry World.
- BUGFIX: Changing a subfeed's Headline Color would not enable the "Save" settings button.
- BUGFIX: Front Page keyboard device hotkeys (Alt+E, Alt+H, Alt+S) were not working. Fixed.
- Updated UserAgent selection list to version 1.2.2. (Tech Patterns UserAgent Switcher List version 2.6.4)
- Added ability to "relax" SSL/TLS authentication when downloading encrypted feeds (https://). This allows you to download feeds from sites using "self-signed" certificates or those from unknown/untrusted Certificate Authorities which would normally be rejected.
- Added ability to clear web site cookies when in QuickView mode. This can be used to reset site visit counters used by some sites to limit the number of pages you can read for free.
- Added additional setting to clear Hub error alerts on both entry to AND exit from multiFEED in addition to the existing choices to clear alerts only on entry, only on exit, or not at all.
- Changed the Trial version locked feeds to better showcase multiFEED features and capabilities.
- BUGFIX: Trial version locked feeds not displaying properly during first run after multiFEED installation. Subsequent runs were displaying OK.
- BUGFIX: When multiFEED was run on devices set to a non-English locale some feed articles were showing wrong or invalid dates.
- BUGFIX: Some feed retrieval errors sent to the Hub were not reporting which feed was failing.
- Updated UserAgent selection list to version 1.2.1. (Tech Patterns UserAgent Switcher List version 2.6.1).
- Cleaned up Help layout, organization, and navigation.
- BUGFIX: resolved scrolling problem on Help front page.
- BUGFIX: app would freeze on splash screen the first time run after new installation if SD card installed.
- Added ability to choose an internal browser page instead of the BlackBerry Browser to authorize Google and bitly URL shortening. The default is the BlackBerry Browser.
- Improved the login experience when authorizing Google or bitly with the BlackBerry Browser.
- Reader Mode default text size is now set from the Reader Mode overflow menu rather than in Global Settings.
- Reader Mode default text colors can now be set from the Reader Mode overflow menu.
- On OS 10.3 or higher, changing the app color theme now takes effect as soon as you save the change, instead of next time you start multFEED like on earlier OS versions. This was not possible before OS 10.3.
- Following links in articles from the Embedded Viewer is now much faster.
- It was completely missed before this release, but the show/hide publication date global and feed settings have never had any effect. Now they do. (The fact that nobody ever reported this suggests the nobody was using this setting anyway)
- Updated UserAgent selection list to version 1.1.1. (Tech Patterns UserAgent Switcher List version 2.5.17)
- BUGFIX: Some setting DropDowns were not being set properly when restoring previously saved settings.
- BUGFIX: If you chose Google URL shortening for remembering articles and bitly URL shortening for sharing articles, or vice-versa, you would only see one of the authorization screens when starting the app or saving your settings. You would only see the second authorization screen after restarting multiFEED.
- A new "All-in-One" mode allows you to display article headlines for all feeds combined into a single front page list. Alternately you can still display individual feeds like in earlier versions of multiFEED. If you choose All-in-One mode you can either show or hide the name of the feed each article comes from. Your preferred front page mode can be made persistent on the Global Settings page, but you can also switch between modes at will from the the Front Page Context Menu.
- Greatly improved QuickView Reader Mode to work the same way as the Blackberry Browser Reader, complete with slide-over, text resizing and color inversion. Reader Mode can now be activated before the article has finished loading. Faster too!
- Added thumbnail caching (if SD card present) to dramatically reduce data usage and increase performance.
- Added multi-threading thumbnail processing for improved performance and responsiveness.
- User can now choose whether to see errors in the Hub only, with an Instant Preview only, both, or never. (Blackberry OS 10.2+ only)
- Added URL shortening with goo.gl or bit.ly for shared and/or remembered article URLs.
- Changed the Reader Mode shortcut key on the QuickView page from "Alt-D" to just "R".
- Updated UserAgent selection list to version 1.1.0. (Tech Patterns UserAgent Switcher List version 2.5.14)
- Added a "What's New" popup which displays the first time each new release is run.
- Additional workarounds to handle even more kinds of malformed RFC822 dates in feed XML.
- Added support for RSS 1.0 feeds (aka RDF). This format is very different from RSS 2, and quite rare, but a few sites do use it. (Slashdot switched to it from RSS 2 in March 2015)
- Added Stop button on QuickView page to abort page loads. (Alt-P on keyboard devices)
- Many performance and efficiency improvements.
- Resolved startup problem introduced with BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 upgrade and restored data usage usage warning pop-up temporarily removed in version 2.4.1.
- BUGFIX: Some article pages were hard to read because multiFEED was trying to change the text and background colors to match the device theme, which didn't always work as expected..
- BUGFIX: If a server redirected the URL for a thumbnail multiFEED would not try to get it from the redirect URL.
- BUGFIX: Remember feature was ignoring requests to remember articles with special characters in the title (such as "[" and "]").
- BUGFIX: multiFEED was ignoring some article thumbnails even if they were included in the feed.
- BUGFIX: Links on some web pages in QuickView mode would not activate.
- Temporarily removed data usage warning on startup for new installations because with the release of BlackBerry 10.3.1 the pop-up dialog was preventing multiFEED from opening. This release was only available to users running OS 10.3.0 or 10.3.1. The problem was resolved in multiFEED version 2.5.0 and the usage warning was reinstated.
- Introduced QuickView Reader Mode to remove distracting ads, menus, sidebars, and formatting from article pages.
- Added settings to turn feed auto-refresh off, either completely, or when WiFi connection is lost. Manual (forced) refreshes are unaffected.
- Added workaround to trick some misconfigured feed servers into returning XML rather than HTML.
- Added workaround to handle illegal RFC822 dates with only a single digit for day of month.
- Added workaround for feeds that incorrectly add linefeeds and tabs at the beginning or end of headlines and article links.
- Handle illegal RSS style dates (RFC822) in Atom feeds. If an Atom date won't parse multiFEED will now try again assuming the date is in RSS format instead.
- Improved Hub notification messages for feed parsing errors.
- multiFEED will now prefix feed URLs and FeedFinder "Go To..." targets with "http://" protocol automatically if you don't do it explicitly.
- Added feed URL test function to settings pages for feed debugging.
- Changed default QuickView UserAgent string from BB 9850 to BB10 Browser.
- BUGFIX: Minor visual fix for QuickView and FeedFinder when loading short web pages.
- Added ability to set color theme to Bright, Dark, or Device Default, regardless of the actual device color theme.
- Added new "Getting Started" popup that displays on the first few starts after installation or until the user upgrades to Standard or Premium.
- Improved keyboard shortcuts for Q10/Q5 users.
- Added quick launch for email support.
- BUGFIX: Wasn't handling ♠ code properly in the headlines.
- BUGFIX: Settings button on main application menu was not being restored properly when Settings pages were closed if Settings was invoked while viewing an article.
- BUGFIX: When trying to set a custom headline color all the color sliders would disappear as soon as you released one of them.
- Added ability of FeedFinder to locate feeds advertised as "atom+xml" in addition to the "rss+xml" that was supported by multiFEED 2.0.
- Complete rewrite from the ground up for improved performance and stability.
- Added article thumbnails on the front page.
- Added "FeedFinder" browser to simplify finding and choosing RSS and Atom feeds.
- Horizontal scrolling added to QuickView pages.
- Embedded View, QuickView, and FeedFinder screens can be instantly zoomed to fit the width, height, or both dimensions into the physical screen size.
- QuickView and FeedFinder can automatically zoom pages to fit on the physical screen once they've finished loading.
- You can now jump a feed's home web page from front page context menu.
- Articles can now be "unread" from the embedded viewer, QuickView, or front page, or marked read from the front page without actually reading them.
- Add shortcut keys for many functions on keyboard handsets (Q5/10).
- Added confirmation if multiFEED is closed with unsaved changes on settings pages.
- Hub error alerts can now be configured to be deleted every time multiFEED loads, exits, or never.
- BUGFIX: BlackBerry OS 10.2 broke the invocation mechanism for most applications on BlackBerry World, including multiFEED. When a device was upgraded to OS 10.2 multiFEED could no longer launch the BlackBerry Browser to view articles, and attempts to share an article would result in an empty share target list. This was not a multiFEED bug, as such, since it was actually introduced in OS 10.2 by BlackBerry themselves. They promise a fix in a future release, but in the meantime application developers were left scrambling to get invocations working again. mulitFEED 2.0 switches to alternate invocation methods which restore functionality, even under BlackBerry OS 10.2.
- BUGFIX: BlackBerry OS 10.2 broke the ability of the Embedded article viewer to follow clicked links.
- Added "FeedFinder" browser to simplify feed setup.
- Improved QuickView with reload button and automatic and manual "fit to screen".
- Added rotating activity indicator on front page whenever active feed is being refreshed.
- Removed some redundant code and improved code efficiency.
- Moved some feed loading processes to background to make front page load much faster.
- Added "Run in Background" permission to allow feed loading to continue when multiFEED sent to background.
- Added "Reload" button in QuickView mode.
- BUGFIX: When article was read with embedded viewer, then switched to QuickView mode with the action button, the user was always alerted and switched to QuickView mode AGAIN when following links, even though mode had already been changed with the button.
- BUGFIX: With version 1.4.0 when a user entered a feed or subfeed setup page they were asked to save changes on exit if the feed had a custom headline color defined, even if they didn't change anything.
- Full BlackBerry Remember App integration. Save article title and URL in any Remember notebooks, including Evernote ones.
- Automatic user-definable tagging of Remember notes by feed if supported by notebook type.
- Share integration. Share interesting articles with others via BBM, NFC, eMail, or text messages.
- New Front Page Context menu allows article to be Shared, Remembered, or read in Embedded/QuickView/Full viewer regardless of the default setting for the app or feed.
- User can now specify the display format of the publication date headers on the front page, or hide it completely.
- Changed Refresh Interval and Timezone Offset settings to use new custom picker controls (like the BlackBerry 10 date picker) if device running BlackBerry OS 10.1 or higher. Old style Dropdown and Slider controls still used for OS 10.0 instead since custom pickers were only introduced with OS 10.1.
- BlackBerry 10 Hub error reporting was introduced with version multiFEED 1.3.0. Starting with version 1.4.0 this can now be turned on or off globally and overridden individually for each feed.
- Easy BlackBerry World review buttons in the Front Page context menu and Embedded/QuickView overflow menus.
- Changed the QuickView button icon and cleaned up the Browser button icon.
- BUGFIX: Local/UTC header display setting had no effect.
- BUGFIX: Some rare RSS feeds don't specify the publication date for each item. multiFEED now uses the lastBuildDate for the XML document instead in this case, and if that is missing too it uses the current date and time for each article.
- BUGFIX: A few RSS feeds use illegal single digit day-of-month values (i.e., "9" vs. "09"). Previous versions were not handling this properly, resulting in invalid article dates. This also caused headlines to disappear from the front page when the article was read.
- Read/Unread indication on front page. Unread articles are bold text, read articles are normal text.
- Feed load errors now reported in Hub.
- Application Help now BlackBerry 10 Native look and feel, including Bright/Dark Theme support.
- Headline text can now be displayed in color. Each feed and subfeed can be colored individually.
- Links can now be launched from the Embedded viewer. (switches to QuickView mode to follow link)
- Now automatically reapplies previously purchased upgrades when reinstalled on a device using same BlackBerry ID.
- BUGFIX: Setting to always open article body in full BlackBerry browser was broken by 1.1.0.
- BUGFIX: Version 1.1.0 would not restore configuration properly when valid upgrade key found in backup.
- Embedded article bodies.
- Pull-down on-demand refresh of front page.
- Settings Backup/Restore.
- Data usage warning on startup.
- Improved support for keyboard devices (Q5/Q10).
- One extra aggregate feed added to Trial version. Lifehack now aggregated with Lifehacker.
- Added future development roadmap to help.
- BUGFIX: On Settings Page, in Reorder Mode, when feed moved into previously empty slot, all feed attributes wiped out.