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b5media RSS Feeds Available on Mobile


I recently installed a free application developed Virtual Reach called Viigo onto the Pearl. It is an RSS feed reader that contains feeds for all b5media channels and is free to use. The b5media version is the free version, currently available on the Blackberry with other platform roll outs coming soon.

Using Viigo, mobile users no longer have to go through their Web browser to read blogs. Instead, they download Viigo and the blogosphere comes to you – much just like the RSS reader on your personal computer.

“b5media is passionate about enabling the right people to find the right content on the right device, which is why we’re so excited about this partnership with Virtual Reach,” said Jeremy Wright, b5media’s chief executive officer. [PRESS RELEASE]

I’m a bit hesitant to use it as I’m being charged 0.25 cents per kilobyte. I’m using the SMART network but since I’m on their BlackBerry plans, the rates are shifted to the “per cent” charging instead of the P10.00 per 30 minutes. The feed reader is very easy to navigate through as it lists channels and the number of feed items that have been updated. It’s that simple. I like the way the reader prominently puts the b5media logo on top. It’s the whole branding thing.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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