ShareFire: a new feed reader for Adobe AIR

Over the summer, I built a feed reader called Apprise with my intern, Dan Koestler. Dan is now working with me full-time, and the first thing he did when he started at Adobe was update the application and release a new version. The following changes were made for 1.5:

  • Renamed the application to ShareFire. It’s all about sharing news, after all.
  • Enabled shorter update intervals. You can now updated as frequently as every 15 minutes.
  • On OS X, the number of unread posts now appears in the dock icon.

In case you’re new to ShareFire, here are some other interesting features:

  • Share articles via Twitter, AIM, email, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, Newsvine, and more right from the application.
  • Automatic categorization by author and topic.
  • Create "smart topics" to easily find posts on topics you’re interested in.
  • Get "toast" notifications of new posts.
  • OPML import and export.
  • Realtime search.
  • "Site view" (switch between the summary, and the site itself).
  • Automatic feed resolution. Rather than entering a feed URL, you can now enter a site URL, and Apprise will automatically find and aggregate the feed associated with it.
  • Support for 16 languages.
  • Lots lots lots more.

If you already have Apprise installed, you will get the update automatically (if you want to update manually, go to Settings > Application Updates > Check Now). If you don’t have it installed, check it out here.

Let us know what you think!

8 Responses to ShareFire: a new feed reader for Adobe AIR

  1. Mark says:

    What’s the story behind the new name? Apprise was good!!Is there any plans to make it so you can dock apprise to the system tray on a windows machine? http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/flash/quickstart/stopwatch_dock_system_tray.htmlIt would be really helpful to leave “ShareFire” running in the background without it taking up taskbar space.Keep up the good workCheers,Mark

  2. Zerlot says:

    This is cool! thanks for sharing this app.one comment here:If user change lang to Simp-Chinese, it’s better to increase the font size to 12pt, that will be perfect!Chinese font is different from Western font set, if font size is small than 12pt, content is not clear for reading. 🙂

  3. Whoah…caught off guard, my Apprise no longer launched. Looked for it in my applications folder – gone!Did notice a ShareFire that had a similar logo. Hey, not cool…you pulled a fast one on me. :PAnyways, maybe you can tell me why Apprise/ShareFire stopped reading this feed when everything else seems to be able to?http://www.nrahab.com/feed/

  4. Hi, sorry for write this right here… But, I’m trying to share via Twitter in the ShareFire, but is doesn’t work for me…Could you check this?Thanks.

  5. Daniel Koestler says:

    Hi Paulo,I think the tweeting issue is a problem with Twitter itself. I just tried with ShareFire, TweetDeck, and Twhirl, and each of them were unable to post.If you can wait a while and try again, and it seems like the problem isn’t fixing itself, please let me know.Thanks,Dan

  6. Daniel Koestler says:

    Paulo,On second thought, I found some system-wide proxy settings in OS X that were preventing my Twitter clients from posting.If you’re able to post from other applications, could you provide any details about the problem? E.g. did the status bar text change to “Posting to Twitter,” did you get any errors, etc.Thanks,Dan

  7. I think you have a BUG!!!My ShareFire instance displays “63” unread threads. Even after marking all as read. I believe the issue is that I unsubscribed to a number of threads with out marking them as read. So the counter did not reset to 0.Now I can never get rid of that 63 unread message count. When you unsubscribe you should mark all as read or recalculate counter.;-)

  8. Hi Chris,Let me first thank you for such a wonderful app. I use sharefire(appraise) almost everyday.Ok there is this issue with Appraise which also carry forwarded to shareFire. If I have SOSMax logger open and then I start Sharefire, my SOSMax throws error which looks like below and after that SOSMax becomes unusable, the error windows keeps reappearing after closing, please fix this as soon as possible. ThanksXML document structures must start and end within the same entity.”