Push Notifications & WebSub

Since version 1.0, Elytra has supported the WebSub protocol, and as a natural consequence of it: Push Notifications.  The WebSub protocol enables Elytra to receive real-time notifications from websites and update the internal cache of latest articles from these websites.  I recently noticed some abnormalities in the WebSub log that runs every weekend. Quite a […]

August 2019 Update

Web Service Over the last couple of days, I have been testing a new way for reliably fetching and caching RSS data from your favourite RSS feeds.  Ironically, my preliminary implementation of this reliable method wasn’t all that reliable usually not adding new articles to the database. Luckily, I caught this issue within 24h and has […]

Marked Read

In the v1.2 release of Elytra, a few users of Elytra started to report unusual behaviour in the app when marking multiple articles as read especially with the backdated articles setting.  This was caused due to an issue with the API of Elytra which behaved unexpectedly due to a misconfiguration in the iOS App. Today’s release […]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays. Just a quick note: All Elytra Subscriptions are currently available at discounted prices from Monday, 24th of December through Friday, 28th of December.  You can extend your active subscription at these prices, renew an expired one or gift it to your friends and family.  Cheers. 

Improving Discoverability

Finding interesting content to read online has always been easy. Run to your nearest Subreddit Stand or Twitter Board and you’ll find yourself bombarded with a lot of information. What you wanted are topics you’re interested in. So you spend time talking to people and finding new sources. And when you do, you add its RSS Feed to […]