We were disappointed when Apple dropped RSS support in the most recent Safari upgrade. RSS is not Reader, though both have their loyal followers. If RSS is too complicated to manage, and Reader leaves you bored to tears with the simpleton approach, there’s Booky.
Ready For Primetime?
My daily search of the App Store got me to Booky as I was rummaging through the few dozen RSS apps. Without question, Booky thinks different.
In fact, it’s so different as to be a little scary. Booky is a web browser of sorts. Use it to find sites you want view and store for later.
Booky will check the sites daily for updates. In that regard, Booky is something like an RSS reader app, but it captures the page for viewing, so it’s something like Reader Meets Archive.
The app seems to work acceptably but I have a few issues that bother me with apps that have a price tag (even 99-cents) but not much more.
Booky on iTunes App Store or the Mac App Store says precious little about what Booky does or how it does it. The developer’s web site says even less (as if that’s possible).
The app looks good, no?
Unfortunately, Booky is an example of what I see all too often with both iPhone and Mac apps in their respective App Stores.
There’s a lack of detail about what the app does, how it does whatever it does, few details of any kind, and a support or developer website that is either non-existent of contains the app’s logo and not much more.
The Booky developer has other applications, in fact, a surprising number.
Unfortunately again, the only details are limited to reduced screen shots from the App Store.
That’s ridiculous. Potential customers need to know what an app does, how it does it, why it’s worth shelling out a little coin. Instead, the growing trend among too many developers is to throw a dozen muddy apps against the wall to see what sticks.
My money and my time are too precious to be treated this way.