Using Feeddler RSS in IOS 7 has become very frustrating for Voiceover users
By charadani, 24 September, 2013
iOS and iPadOS
I’d like to tell you about a problem that I’m having with Feeddler RSS (the free version), and a FeedHQ account on my iPhone 5 running IOS 7.
The thing is that, every forty seconds more or less, VoiceOver plays a sound indicating that the screen has been refreshed or loaded and VoiceOver focus goes back to the beginning of the screen. If you’re scrolling through the list of articles within a feed, you’ll have VoiceOver focus back to the top of the list (and that’s something common to other apps in IOS 7), but when you’re reading an article within Feeddler you’ll have voiceover focus back to the OK button that’s in the top left side of the screen. This makes the app useless for me, since every now and then I have to start reading again by performing the read all from cursor gesture.
Has anybody had this issue? It would be very interesting for me to know about your own experiences, since I have written to the developer at firstname.lastname@example.org and got no answer yet. If it’s a general issue maybe we can write to them again and see if this can be fixed as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance.