LITE FEEDS -- The URL www.litefeeds.com/mobile does what it says on the tin. You load your RSS feeds on the webside version and then happily download the first 40 words from the RSS feeds you nominate. This works faster than the mobile version of Bloglines.It ought to--it sends plain text information that it cached within the previous 60 minutes to your mobile device. You only get the first few lines. You leave behind no referrer strings because you've never visited the blog you read--this is pure XML feed service and it's fast. Note to Robert Scoble: You could claw back quality family time if you grazed with lite feeds. You could make LiteFeed clippings into a link blog in one easy pass. However, if you plan to use a mobile phone for this process, you will miss having folders to manage the hundreds of feeds you consume each day. Note to Brian Greene: This is a DART-certified way of getting your newsfeeds en route to work. Yours appears just fine in the feeds I've set up.
Under the bonnet, LiteFeeds is a very light web based RSS aggregator and a Java app (MIDP1.0) that run on my Nokia 9500. The online aggregator is snappy--it feels faster than Bloglines. The online editor lets me configure feeds for delivery to my mobile devices. If a feed looks interesting or it deserves follow-up, I can clip the feed and can roll my own personal collection of articles. I think Russ Beattie would like this aggie.
It took me seven minutes to direct my Nokia 9500 to www.litefeeds.com/mobile because it didn't want to find the recommended http://mobile.litefeeds.com without using a WAP browser. The Nokia 9500 has a full Opera browser which means it needs proper web pages. I selected the user name "topgold" and accepted several default feeds. Within 10 minutes, I had imported an additional 10 feeds. One cup of coffee later and I had imported around 230 feeds from my Bloglines and was reading the daily feed flow on my Nokia Communicator.
Note: If you want to pull LiteFeeds onto your phone, you need
- a MIDP 1.0 compliant phone
- internet data enabled with your carrier (like GPRS with O2 in Ireland)
- carrier permission to use third party applications.