Phandroid News Application on Android Market!


Wouldn’t it makes sense to have easy access to Android News and Rumors directly from your Android enabled handset? Now you can with the “Phandroid News” Application on Android Market! It has an “Android Market” Style Display that should give you clean, familiar navigation of recent articles. The application does NOT run in the background – it only refreshes on your command so you don’t have to worry about it wasting battery life.


There have been a few complaints in the Android Market Comments/Ratings about not being able to download, getting “Force Close” errors, blank refreshes, etc… I think this is partially due to a 10 minutes period of time where I published and unpublished the application – there should be FAR less problems now.

For those still having issues, I would LOVE for you to contact me here or through the market instead of just giving negative feedback and 1 star. As you can see it is working flawlessly for MANY others. Give it 5 stars if you like the concept and if you voice your issues, problems, complaints and suggestions to me, we can get them all ironed out.

Saying “me” wouldn’t be giving credit where credit is due. This application was my idea and while I oversaw the process, the actual application was written by Mike from If you have the T-Mobile G1 you’ve probably seen some of his other apps on the market. A big thanks to him for working with me to get this application on the Android Market for all the Phandroids out there – including me!

This is only version 1 of the application and we’ll be improving it as time goes on. We’ve already been tossing around some ideas such as status notifications for new posts, option to refresh automatically every X hours, search capabilities and more. But the application will have much better chance of taking shape if you folks provide your input and give a vote of confidence with good ratings in the Android Market.

Hook a blue robot up with some 5 Star Love! Hope you all enjoy the application and I hope this is the first of many, many useful Android Applications with which I have the opportunity to be involved. Actually this is the 2nd – I helped launch Vote2008 which has since been removed to the article since its officially obsolete. That app got nearly 12,000 downloads, 4 stars and 400+ ratings in addition to the fact that Android owners correctly voted on the new President. I won’t talk politics but come on… that was fun.

Phandroid News is much longer term and hopefully even more fun. Just make sure you don’t rely on the app the rest of your life and you still come visit us here!

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. as opposed to just having a bookmark? for how much you complain about the market adding another “worthless” app isn’t helping things.

    the browser on the g1 already formats the text all nicey nicey.

    not to mention you save 31.66k

  2. I agree, my criticism of other apps can be harsh. But I see value in this app. I can see how you would view it as “worthless” if you love using the Full HTML Web Browser all the time. I don’t.

    But you’re free to give it a terrible rating and comment about how much you hate it… lord knows I would do the same if that’s what I thought.

  3. Very cool! Downloaded.

    Btw, who built that intro? That was simply awesome!

  4. Would love to see the source of this app

  5. I have searched and searched the Market (I’m UK Based) and it’s not showing up, I cannot find it anywhere. I see plenty of other applications appearing but nowhere can I find this?

  6. Just a shameless plug, you can now read in NubiNews reader as well!

    I don’t know how bob@1 above can stand the G1’s built-in browser, aka, The Horizontal Scrolling Hell of Slow Death.

  7. Hi,

    I am still having problems trying to download this application. It fails everytime

  8. I’m from UK as well. Its not on the Market here. The market on our G1’s don’t show all apps. Can some one post a link so we can manually download and add it

  9. There needa to be an app for installing the adobe flash on the G1. Its rediculous to have all this technology on this phone and not be able to watch videos on line because you don’t have the correct video player. Dang phone cost to much!

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