yes! RSS FEEDS are still a very practical thing, that let’s the user subscribe to many many websites, blogs, news-outlets, platforms WITHOUT (!) leaving a mail-adress for hackers and spammer to find (unsubscribing is as easy as setting -> delete url)

want to stay up to day with the lastest news?

This excellent App turns the user’s Android based device into an independent Open Source based news aggregator

PS: problem it is a bit outdated and might only support the solder v1.0 and v2.0 RSS protocols

  • tested and works: (when rss app is installed, subscribing is as simple as tapping those links from Firefox.apk (at least in LinageOS-Android))
      • news site that only publishes positive news 🙂
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
        xmlns:content=”” xmlns:wfw=”” xmlns:dc=”” xmlns:atom=”” xmlns:sy=”” xmlns:slash=””>
      • it-news in German (tested and works)
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″?>
        <?xml-stylesheet href=”” type=”text/css”?>
        <!– generator=”FeedCreator 1.6″ –>
        <rdf:RDF xmlns=”” xmlns:rdf=”” xmlns:trackback=””
        xmlns:slash=”” xmlns:content=”” xmlns:dc=””
      • default German public news channel
      • <rss version=”2.0″>
      • German newspaper (the weirdest url ever seen but works, is only a subset of their articles though)
      • <rss version=”2.0″>
      • Open Source & GNU Linux site (test in progress)
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:content=”” xmlns:wfw=””
        xmlns:dc=”” xmlns:atom=”” xmlns:sy=”” xmlns:slash=”” >
      • German local newspaper
      • <rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:atom=”” xmlns:dc=”” xmlns:admin=”” xmlns:rdf=”” xmlns:media=”” xmlns:content=””>
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:content=””
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?><feed xmlns=””>
        the old rss-link tries to redirect to that link:
      • <link rel=”self” type=”application/atom+xml” href=””/>
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?><rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:atom=””><


it does not do it per default: go to EINSTELLUNGEN (Settings): go to “Tipp-Verhalten” (Touch-Behaviour) and select “öffne im Browser” (Open in Browser)


easy to get started:

  1. install the app: (for whatever reason Nexus 6P + LineageOS refuses to install the signed App)
  2. browse to the user’s favorite website an attach rss:
    • under LineageOS: Firefox App automatically detects that it is a rss feed and asks the user to open in “Another RSS Feeder” App, EXCELLENT 🙂
  3. or: search for “NewsPaper that the user wants to subscribe + rss” on
    2. not all news outlest publish their rss feeds like (unfortunately)

more rss feeds to subscribe to:

no rss?

if a news outlet or website does not have a rss feed, mail them! (it is a shame)

RSS news on desktop? Yes! Thunderbird can also do that!

how to subscribe to blogs websites news sites via thunderbird and rss feed – why is it imho better than a newsletter

PS: diaspora social network should really export RSS feeds too… but it is so slow already probably would slow it down even more

rewrite under GPL in RUST! 🙂