Fuse newsreader by popular dev Rudy Huyn has finally been updated for those on Windows Phone 8. While no advanced features are taken advantage of e.g. rapid-resume or lockscreen goodies, the app now supports the doublewide Tile and 720P resolutions for devices like the HTC 8x or Samsung ATIV S.
Fuse has been one of the more popular newsreaders on Windows Phone and although its roots are borrowed from Pulse (who disappeared from our platform), it also went beyond that app to offer more unique “themes” and let’s be honest, better performance and developer support.
The app features three aforementioned themes, including Ribbon, Square and Ipsum, which give a highly stylized view of the news from various websites and is considered by many to be one of the nicest looking apps around.
Fuse allows you to add your own feeds, tap into Google Reader or even chose from a list of recommended sites. While it doesn’t do the same data compression and optimization as Weave, the app has certainly won quite a following from those who like to pull in RSS feeds on the go.
The full changelog of version 2.0 features the following changes and additions:
- trial mode is now a free version of the app (with ads)
- download full articles with offline access !
- feeds suggestions
- filter read articles
- gestures to change articles, etc...
The app is running quite well for us on our ATIV S and is well worth the $2.49 asking price. But as noted above, if you don’t mind ads you can use the app for $0 full time—up to you.
Thanks, Jeremiah D., for the tip!
PS Our full RSS feed should be going out soon within the next hour or so, so you can enjoy it in this app or others.