GRis (Google Reader iPhone Sync) is an RSS feed reader for the iPhone. There are already a few available, but this one features:
- It syncs with Google Reader. So items you read will be marked as read, and you can star items to come back to them later.
- It saves images in feeds for offline viewing. Surprisingly few iPhone RSS readers do this, which sucks if (like me) you own an iPod Touch, the sans-3G bastard son of an iPhone.
- It's free
- ... and it's entirely open source (the best kind of free).
The best way to install is via my cydia repository at gfxmonk.sysprosoft.com/cydia/
If you want to install a modified package, you should update the
cydia/control file so that it won't clash with official versions. Then, run
cap package. Copy this package file to your iPhone and run
dpkg -i GRiS.deb
See saurik's tutorial for instructions on creating your own repository.
Since the tool is thrown together with what I had around, its dependencies are a bit all over the place:
- some kind of *nix environment (OSX or Linux should be fine. Using cygwin hopefully works on windows)
- Capistrano (sudo gem install capistrano)
On your iPhone / iPod Touch, you will need:
- To be jailbroken, for starters.
- OpenSSH (to transfer a modified program)