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Doppler RSS Reader for iPhone and iPod Touch install guide available

June 14th, 2008 by admin

We just posted an install guide describing how to install Doppler on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Please be aware: this is beta software. Also be aware: you need a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch

You can find a link to the guide in the Downloads section in the menu at the right.

Doppler RSS Reader for iPhone/iPod Touch: easier install

June 3rd, 2008 by admin

If you are interested in testing Doppler for the iPhone or iPod Touch, we’ve made it easier for you to install it. We have a repository available now which will make the installation process a matter of seconds.

So if you are interested, drop us a message and will get back to you with the URL to the repository.

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Doppler RSS Reader for iPhone and iPod Touch

May 13th, 2008 by admin

Quite recently I bought an iPod Touch and of course I had to check out if I would be able to develop some version of Doppler for it. It took me some time to get up and running with Objective-C but I managed. Please do notice: this version is -not- a podcast aggregator. It’s only an RSS reader (I have currently no plans to add podcast support). If you’re interested, send me an email and I’ll update you on how to proceed.

In order to install Doppler on your iPod and or iPhone your device needs to be jailbroken. Also do notice that this is a very low-profile activity for me, so don’t expect updates every second day or so. Also currently I have no integration, so you will have to copy the applications files yourself to your device using SCP or alike.




The project is public now

October 8th, 2007 by admin

The Doppler project is now publicly available on CodePlex. If you want to join in and help me develop Doppler please reply on the discussion forum at the project site:

Doppler goes open source

October 6th, 2007 by admin

After a long period of no new releases we decided it was time for some action. It took too long to come up with bugfixes and rewrites so we decided to make Doppler open source and ask the community to help us to make Doppler even better.

We will host the source on CodePlex. I’ve created the project already and it will be available at, but until now it’s still not in a published state. Currently I’m in the progress if cleaning up things (there is a lot of unfinished code in there), the moment I’m done with that I will publish the project and people can join in and help us to make it a great tool!

The question I have for all you out there: what kind of license should we pick?

An update to what’s happening with Doppler 3.0

March 27th, 2007 by admin

If you got the impression that nothing is happening with Doppler anymore… well, that’s not true. Some things that are in the pipeline:

  1. Vista support (Vista is my main OS, I develop Doppler on Vista and obviously it also runs on Vista)
  2. More languages: French, Slovak, Polish besides the already existing English, Dutch and Swedish (thanks to Bercik, Marián, Pouts and Per!)
  3. Many many bugfixes and performance improvements.

Besides that, parallel on the Windows version of Doppler I’m also continueing on the mobile versions. I’m testing currently a build for Pocket PC Windows Mobile 5.0 (and Windows Mobile 6.0). Again, that version contains many improvements and bug fixes. Watch this space the coming weeks, new versions are on the way!

Call to Microsoft: is there a Zune developer program?

November 17th, 2006 by admin

Doppler has been downloaded over 1 million times now. I’m not kidding. It shocks us. We never expected that when we started with developing Doppler back in 2004.

Now that Microsoft released the Zune in the US without podcasting support we see a new ‘market’ on the horizon (I put market between quotes as we don’t sell Doppler and as a result make no money out of it). However, that market we cannot reach because the Zune is not available in Europe.

The Zune comes with it’s own software, a bit like Apple iTunes, but as the Zune is not available we cannot test whole experience with downloading a podcast, adding it to a playlist and syncing it to a Zune device.

So our call to Microsoft:

Is there a Zune developer program? Is there a known API (what I found on my computer after installing the Zune software did resemble the WMP API in a way)? And is there a possibility for us developers living in Europe to be able to get hold of a Zune device so we can develop software that supports it?

Please take into account that we are a non-profit team. We make no money out of it, so we cannot invest in big contracts or deals. We basically just want to get hold of a Zune device so we can modify Doppler so that it works smoothly with it.

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Doppler 3.0 CTP

November 7th, 2006 by admin

Well, it’s out there, our first CTP. Do not expect this build to be

1. Feature complete
2. Bug free

We’re running it ourselves on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista (various builds). It requires, as the previous beta versions, the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Download it from

If you found a bug, please email it to us.

So what is happening…

November 1st, 2006 by admin

A lot.

Among others I moved fulltime to Sweden. That took a lot of time. Time I didn’t and couldn’t spend on Doppler.

Still. I finally decided to freeze the features in Doppler. I was running a beta for several months already for with with I myself was quite happy, but was simply lacking ‘production quality’. Crashes (especially on Windows Vista) did happen regularly, but I got used to it. Still I didn’t want to put you out there in the frontline with that version.

I did some clean up in the code the last couple of days and removed some features I’ve been working on but I decided not to implement them in the end, as they would require full-time availability from us. Maybe in a future release, but not in 3.0.

So, what I will do: early next week I will post a so called CTP version of Doppler. Please realize: it’s buggy. It’s unfinished, but it works better than the last beta. If you want to post bugs, please be my guest, but I simply don’t have the time currently to reply to them all. I don’t like that, but it’s a fact unfortunately.

I have currently a few users out there running the pre-CTP version of the upcoming build and from them I get good reports back, so it seems a go for early next week.

Check out this space around Monday and Tuesday to find the link to the download of the CTP.

A manual in the works!

August 4th, 2006 by admin

Already a while ago we set up a wiki which we created to start a manual for Doppler. Until now we didn’t post about it. Clem took action and he started to fill in the section regarding Doppler 3.x. Great work, thanks! Check it out.