Apps, BBC News Mobile, Paperboy

PaperBoy update Coming soon… awaiting certification

Hi All,

I’ve finally got around to dedicating some time to paper boy over Christmas.

Change Log:

  • Fixed offline reading functionality (also now allow you to download just one or all feeds). More work is coming on this to rework it for speed and reliability also UI isn’t perfect at the moment. *Edit: may still have some issues, under testing some came up.
  • Updated reader view to be nice and like it used to be (this is experimental at the moment)
  • Included switch view button to use Readability mobilizer
  • Updated swipe between articles – smooth and nice now
  • Reinstated font size control from settings page
  • Fixed feed selector to remember previously selected feeds

*New reader view looks like so*


Hopefully more updates coming soon too, if all goes well!

BBC News Mobile, Paperboy

Paperboy – Playing with colours

Hi All,

So I’ve had a lot of feedback on the uservoice site,, about the colour. A couple of weeks back I created an site for people to experiment with alternatives and here are the votes so far: @TechmanMartin @dereklakin @IJSMblog @stuartleeks + @topleya  @ jtbennett @agolding8 @nbrhyddid

So far blue/purple seems to be the lead choice and I’m a big fan of the last one. If you want to have your say have a play with the site now, I’m hoping to pick one and get an update out later this week so be quick!