Frequently Asked Questions
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a popular
means of sharing content (such as news headlines) without requiring
readers to constantly visit a Web site to see what's new. RSS feeds
contain headlines and hyperlinks to longer articles or Web pages.
Most feeds are free of charge.
can I receive RSS feeds?
Desktop or mobile software applications known as
news readers or aggregators can collect, update and display RSS
feeds from a wide variety of sources. A number of news readers are
available for you to download, many at no cost. There are Web and
browser-based versions as well. News readers vary slightly in how
they look and act, so you may find yourself testing several before
settling on one.
some feeds contain empty articles?
Some feeds are not free of charge. For example
the Financial Times site requires registration and displays a
registration dialog when the http client tries to access some page
on the site. The free registration doesn't help.
||Financial Times website returns empty
articles for unregistered users. October 2012.
||Financial Times website displays a
registration dialog when http client opens an html page.
FT.com registered reader,
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FT.com is constantly developing new and innovative tools
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Your current registration entitles you to
view 8 FT.com articles per month
but you can upgrade your access levels at any time
with a Standard or Premium subscription.
|Here is a 'Part 1 of 5: Welcome to FT.com' letter
content received by user with Free Subscription.
can not subscribe to my favorite feed. Why?
As feeds are created by
people, sometimes they contain error(s). Network state is unstable
sometimes. Any operating system including Android is not 100%
perfect. Despite testing, the Sagitta application can contain bugs
as well. If some error occurred during subscription, try to
subscribe later and/or send
Email to the developers.
To send Email use 'Information' tab in the 'About' window. Provide as much details as possible, please.
Android Permissions does Sagitta require and why?
When installing Sagitta on Android, you will be presented with a set
of permissions that the application requires. Here's a brief explanation of
why Sagitta needs these permissions.
Full Internet Access
|Sagitta uses the device’s internet connection to
download RSS files and HTML content for offline access and
display webpages in the browser. Sagitta gives user a
variety of settings to control the content that is
downloaded and the time of downloading. To learn how to configure what is downloaded for
offline access, click here.
View Network State
|Sagitta uses this permission to check if the device has an internet connection
available before it attempts to receive data from the internet.
View WiFi State
|Same as above.
Modify/delete SD card contents
|Sagitta uses external storage (SD card) for temporary
files to help save local memory on the device.
|Due to keywords highlighting
and several other reasons the application parses HTML files
(both article description and article offline context)
before loading. For large HTML files some actions
(opening 'Article Description' and 'Article Offline' views) can
take 10 seconds and more and the device looks like not responsive.
flag 'Vibrate' is
checked in Preferences, then the device will vibrate on tapping the
slow action buttons (providing a device has a
Automatically start at boot
|When your device boots up (turns on from
being completely off), Sagitta will get a notification. When
Sagitta receives this notification it checks your 'At
Boot' preferences. If 'Start auto update service' flag
is switched on, then Sagitta auto updating service starts and
keeps track on feeds auto update schedule. Otherwise the
auto updating service will start when user manually runs the
Prevent device from sleeping
|Sagitta uses this permission to perform
scheduled autoupdates for your feeds.
Depending on your background syncing preferences,
Sagitta will occasionally perform scheduled autoupdates while your device is on standby.
During this time, Sagitta will keep your device processor (not
screen) 'awake'. When
it is finished, it lets it go back to sleep. If you prefer
Sagitta not to update feeds in the background, you can disable this functionality in