New Version of ReaderMini Up!

ReaderMini, my faster, stronger, better front end to Google Reader is now a zillion times faster at startup. Loading an account with 600 feeds is now just a few seconds on a desktop machine and less than 15 seconds on a Nokia 770 or Nokia n800 Internet Tablet. AWESOME!

For more news on ReaderMini, check here.

5 responses to “New Version of ReaderMini Up!”

  1. Imrahil says :

    What about password security?! I think sharing passwords with a third party site is a little risky…


  2. John Tokash says :

    Imrahil, I understand your concern. I encourage anyone who feels that way to

    a) not use,

    b) use the demo account listed on the front page of, or

    c) create a new gmail/google reader account for use with

    The problem is that the Google Reader API only supports one authentication method. I have to ask for the username and password and send it to the google servers to get the token I need for access to the Google Reader API. That method is called AuthForInstalledApps.

    There is another authentication system that OTHER google APIs support. “Account Authentication Proxy for Web-Based Applications” or AuthForWebApps. The GR team says this system will eventually be added to Google Reader’s API, but the less preferable system is the only thing available now.


  3. John Tokash says :

    Imrahil, I just set up https/ssl for (though not for the alpha and dev sites). When the DNS stuff all gets propagated, I’ll update the app to force https if the user is accessing the production environment (

    I realize this does not address all of your concerns, but it’s a step I was planning to take anyway and it’s semi-relevant to this topic.

  4. Imrahil says :

    Hello! I’m looking for some kind of information about privacy. Like here:

    But thanks for that detailed answer 🙂


  5. John Tokash says :

    Imrahil, a privacy policy is a great idea. I’ve added it to my todo list.

    Meanwhile, here’s an update:

    1) Having trouble getting https running on this particular domain for some reason. Hopefully tonight.

    2) I should note that I currently do not store the password anywhere. It is sent to by the form as a POST argument and I pass it right through to Google without storing it. Additionally, I don’t store the email address, currently. I might have to start storing the email address in the future for certain stored prefs and features, but I have no plans to keep the password.

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