Many exciting features are planned for future releases of multiFEED. Some are a sure thing, others are being evaluated for demand and practicality. Here is a sampling of where multiFEED is headed:
- OPML Import/Export to share configured feeds with other programs.
- Feedly and NewsBlur integration.
- ownCloud support.
- Sophisticated article filtering by article age, author, language, category, etc. In addition, a boolean filter string parser will allow you to filter by just about any information you know is in the feed XML.
- Downloadable updates to the list of UserAgent strings.
- Add your own UserAgent strings to the lookup feature so you can easily use them on multiple feeds.
- Off-line mode to allow you to take a snapshot of all the article headlines and bodies for reading later when you don't have a connection.
- In-app popular feed selection. Rather than having to find feeds on your own, this feature will provide a list of popular categorized feeds. Simply tap the feed from the listing to add it to your feed settings.
- URL substitution for redirected article bodies. Right now, if the URL for an article body is redirected somewhere else when you navigate to it, URL substitution doesn't work. If possible, URL redirection will be detected by multiFEED and substitution will take place on the final destination URL.
- Locale/Language. Right now, multiFEED only presents text in US English. If there is sufficient worldwide adoption, other locales and languages will be supported.
- Rarely, some feeds contain more than one channel (both RSS and Atom support this but it is very seldom used.) Multiple channel support may be implemented at a later date, but due to its rarity this is a low priority.
- "Read Later" allowing you to flag an article for later reading. On the front page feed selection drop down, one extra option, "Read Later", will display all the headlines you have flagged in one list.
While some of these enhancements are certain to appear in a future version, some are just under evaluation and may never be implemented unless there is sufficient demand. Also note that the future of the BlackBerry 10 OS is in doubt given BlackBerry's new focus on Android devices and their apparent neglect of BlackBerry 10, which unavoidably may affect future development of multiFEED.
arsMOBILIS takes user feedback seriously. If you have any suggested enhancements you'd like to see in an upcoming release, submit your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.