I’m proud to announce the launch of version 7.0 of the NewsBlur iOS app, complete with iPhone X support. There’s a lot that’s new and improved in this release.

Also new to the release is that addition of in-app payments for a NewsBlur premium subscription. This was a long time coming. This upgrades the iOS app to match the experience on the web. And because in-app subscriptions are now live, the iOS app will now match the free account restrictions you’ll find on the web. As a reminder, NewsBlur is a paid service with free accounts that act as indefinite trials.

Here’s a complete list of what’s new:

  • Built for iOS 11 and iPhone X
  • In app purchases allow you to upgrade to a premium subscription from inside the app
  • Drag-and-drop on iPad to share stories and images from NewsBlur
  • New view: Infrequent Site Stories shows stories from feeds that update less than once a day (premium only)
  • Theme manager in every view for quick color changes
  • Adding San Francisco font choice
  • Adding feed list and story list font size controls so you can change size directly from each view
  • Adding in-app Safari with Reader mode option
  • Scroll position is now saved, so when you return to a story you maintain your place
  • New mark as read button on iPad when in landscape or with story titles on bottom
  • Fixing image sizing on all iPhones and iPads
  • Updated many layouts for better future compatibility
  • Fixing unread count badge for users without notifications turned on
  • Fixing duplicate title/URL in Messages sharing (thanks Nicholas R!)
  • Fixing compatibility with Firefox (thanks Joe G!)

I hope you enjoy the updated iOS app. I have plans to build new features on top of the app next year, when some huge features will make their debut.