Jeff Croft

I’m a product designer in Seattle, WA. I lead Design at a stealthy startup. I recently worked at Simply Measured, and previously co-founded Lendle.

Some of my past clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and the University of Washington.

I’ve authored two books on web and interactive design and spoken at dozens of conferences around the world.

But seriously, who gives a shit?

Link // 06.27.2007 // 7:27 PM // 2 Comments

iPhone Only: reader.mac.com

Looks like Apple has developed an RSS reader for iPhone at reader.mac.com. Who wants to spoof their user agent string and see if they can get into this bad boy?

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  1. 001 // Ville Säävuori // 06.28.2007 // 12:25 AM

    curl -A “Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A538a Safari/419” http://reader.mac.com/

    Doesn’t tell very much, though…

  2. 002 // Ajaxbrain // 07.04.2007 // 2:30 PM

    At first, spoofing the user agent string is necessary (see the comment by Ville Säävuori ). You can also do this with Firefox and the User Agent Switcher Plugin. Then, navigate to http://reader.mac.com/mobile/v1/… of the xml file]. For example: http://reader.mac.com/mobile/v1/…

    It’s not that great… Just looks like a smaller web version of the Safari RSS reader with no features except of parsing the xml file (for example, you can’t set the displayed length of the entries or limit them to a specific date).

    Here‘s a photo of it in Safari on Mac OS X.

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