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Adding feeds on an HTC Desire

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FunkTrooper
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Adding feeds on an HTC Desire

My girlfriend just got an HTC Desire, and I thought I'd try DoggCatcher on it. All is fine, except when you try and add a feed...

When you go to add feed, and then search for something or look through a directory, it shows a list of feeds, and each feed is a button. Pressing anywhere on these feeds goes to the "Preview Feed" screen. In order to actually add a feed, you have to make your fat thumb hit a very tiny bit of text that says "Add Feed". It doesn't even let you select "Add Feed" from the trackball selections. I'd have thought that from the "Preview Feed" screen, there'd be some way of adding that feed, but there doesn't seem to be — pressing menu doesn't bring up any kind of menu.

Now, this isn't an ideal situation, but on my Hero, it worked. I was able to hit the "Add Feed" button without too much trouble. However, on the HTC Desire, that button is IMPOSSIBLE to hit. Despite the bigger screen, that "Add Feed" text seems to have the tiniest hitbox ever. If you try for long enough, it is eventually possible to hit the "Add Feed" text, but my god it's difficult.

I'd say this should be fixed as a priority, cos on this phone, it's almost impossible to add feeds.

eric
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Adding feeds

Ok, so the beta I released last night adds the 'add feed' to the context menu of those rows. After I released the beta, I finished the work for adding 'preview feed' to the context menu. Go ahead and give her the beta so she can at least add feeds. I'll release a new beta with the 'preview feed' context menu and I'll see if I can increase the font a bit so the target can be hit.

There was an 'add feed' button on the preview screen, but I removed it when I moved all the buttons to the top of the screens. I'll be putting that back, in fact I already have an issue for that. I'll also try to get this into the next beta.

Thanks for letting me know about this.

eric
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New beta

I'm gonna release a new beta in a few minutes with these changes...

Made add feed and preview feed link text bigger
Now pressing on a feed in the add feeds screen, previews the feed
Added an 'add feed' button on the feed preview screen

FunkTrooper
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One remaining bug...

There's still one little problem that's gone unfixed.

When you're adding feeds by Top Feeds or Recommendations, you can long press each feed to bring up a context menu, from which you can either add or preview the feed.

However, when you use Search Feeds, it is not possible to bring up a context menu. Nothing happens when you long press.

I haven't had a chance to try pressing the now bigger “Add Feed” text on that HTC Desire, so I can't comment on whether that's made a difference.

Btw, I've updated to the latest Version 1.1.1517, and this issue is still present.

eric
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That's a bug

I didn't handle the context menus for the search results, that's on oversight. http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=608

Thanks for pointing it out.