By Ilpo Juvander on 3/4/2015 9:18 AM
This week has been and still is all about enabling notifications into YARR.

Plan is first to get notifications from YARR into Apple IOS devices from user selected feeds which have received new RSS feed items.

To deliver notifications route is through Azure Notification Hub with a small custom built IOS application which – at this point – is only used to receive notifications and open a browser. This will not deliver full list of RSS feed items, but simply an notification that there are unread items and will then offer user option to open browser to read these feeds.

This looks like very promising feature and will be enhanced later on to Android devices as well.

Some other enhancements as well:

By Ilpo Juvander on 2/26/2015 5:30 PM

YARR just received update which enables viewing similar items grouped together.

What this does is that it calculates a value for item titles and when building the next list of items, it sorts them based on this value.

Very handy feature when there are similar items coming from multiple RSS feeds.

This setting is disabled by default, but can be enabled in user settings:


Have long wanted to have this feature on my favorite RSS Feed Reader and now I have it!

By Ilpo Juvander on 2/26/2015 12:26 PM
After enabling Google and Microsoft authentication providers for YARR I had an issue: On Chrome I was able to login just fine, but Safari was causing issues.

On Safari after I selected Google or Microsoft for authentication from login page after entering my account and password I was redirected back to login page.


Under the hood this turned out to be this part in code that failed:

[AllowAnonymous]         public async Task ExternalLoginCallback(string returnUrl)         {             var loginInfo = await AuthenticationManager.GetExternalLoginInfoAsync();             if (loginInfo == null)             {                 return RedirectToAction("Login");            ...
By Ilpo Juvander on 2/24/2015 11:15 AM
During the last weekend I went through all my personal feeds and compared those with Feedly account I had been using. During this process I discovered lots of feeds which

were no longer active (in Feedly there is no way of knowing if feed is in error or not) were not being updated in Feedly at all even though they were live (not really know why as feed itself had no real errors on it) were partially updated in Feedly. Some feed content had come through while some not Personally I’m now 100% YARR user and have discarded Feedly totally. I use YARR mainly with my desktop computer, but also a lot with my mobile phone together with Safari and it works very well on both of these environments without delays and extra waits.

It simply works.

YARR can use internal account...
By Ilpo Juvander on 2/18/2015 2:59 PM
For many years my way of reading news has been RSS feeds.


In the beginning I used features from Internet Explorer and at some point I moved over to Google Reader. That was pretty perfect tool for this purpose and it was too bad that it was shut down 2013.

At that point I did some trials to get my own RSS Reader developed, but time was not right for that and I adopted after weeks of wondering to use Feedly. Feedly has served me quite well for this time, have not understood all the features it is giving and neither used those but it had an client for Web, Android...