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GoogleGet – news reader for iPod terminated

Google news has taken steps to prevent non-Google apps accessing and re-formatting their news, resulting in the very useful application GoogleGet becoming useless. Its writer has officially stopped the project.

“GoogleGet is no longer available for download and unfortunately none of the previous versions will work with the current Google News website.

The reason for this is pretty simple. During March 2004 Google made some changes to their servers that basically try to prevent non-browser software from downloading pages. I asked Google about this and they pointed me towards the terms of service that apply to that information, specifically part 3. This denies users the permission to reformat news information, or re-display it elsewhere. So, in respect of this I’ve decided to leave GooglGet behind.”

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Comments

1

imo, googleget has been obsolete since ipodagent came out.

Posted by dave on April 17, 2004 at 1:48 PM (PDT)

2

but i must say, it was a fine program and i’m sorry to see it go.

Posted by dave on April 17, 2004 at 1:49 PM (PDT)

3

talk about old news

Posted by wora on April 17, 2004 at 2:29 PM (PDT)

4

i was wondering what happened to this when it stopped working a couple weeks ago. good to know and sad to see it go. it was very useful

Posted by bb_dg on April 17, 2004 at 5:01 PM (PDT)

5

R.I.P. Googleget.

Its what got me interested in using the ipod for stuff other than music.

BUT. [url=http://www.ipodagent.com]http://www.ipodagent.com[/url] has stepped up to replace it.

Btw the invitation to join iPodSoft still stands to the creator of Googleget.

Posted by Alan Wegrzyn on April 17, 2004 at 5:16 PM (PDT)

6

ipodagent isn’t compatible with G2 ipod is it?

Posted by HMmm on April 18, 2004 at 12:12 AM (PDT)

7

Pod2Go will also put news from various RSS sources onto any iPod (except the new mini’s) in the form of a memo note.

Posted by Bill on April 18, 2004 at 9:19 AM (PDT)

8

ok i use iPod agent and its really good and i love its many features, but about rss enws feature….

currently i use the yahoo top stories…but im not familiar about how to use rss so lets say i wanted to put iPod lounge on it ...is that doable…how do i got about knowing if a site is rss compatiable and then writing the rss url correctly for ipodagent to read it!?

Posted by rivlinm on April 18, 2004 at 10:51 AM (PDT)

9

Well… I say s c r e w Google’s terms of service. What happened to free access to information?

Posted by UTEP_MinerPod on April 18, 2004 at 1:24 PM (PDT)

10

I honestly thought better of Google.

Posted by Obi-Lan on April 18, 2004 at 1:55 PM (PDT)

11

Ipod was never meant to be a PDA anyway. Get a pda if you want to have a portable organizer.

Posted by mGee on April 18, 2004 at 3:32 PM (PDT)

12

why not get the most for your money mGee?

Posted by dave on April 18, 2004 at 3:53 PM (PDT)

13

anyone have recomendations on which software would be best to download news onto the mini, or is there no software out there yet for the mini? I would love to be able to get the wired.com’s headlines onto the mini. Thanks.

Posted by speedybluedragon on April 18, 2004 at 8:32 PM (PDT)

14

I’m all about RSS, and would love iPodAgent to come to the Mac Platform.  I emailed iPodSoft with the request.  If you’re interested in a Mac version, please email them:

http://www.ipodsoft.com/Feedback.aspx

http://homepage.mac.com/cherrypop/

Posted by matthew on April 19, 2004 at 11:14 AM (PDT)

15

googleget just came out with a new working version. v1.2.3 googleget is back finally. and hopefully for good.

Posted by todd2fst4u on April 21, 2004 at 4:25 PM (PDT)

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