iPhone App: Buy One, Get One Free? Byline Celebrates First Year Of Life With One Day Sale

Filed as News on July 12, 2009 1:03 am


Despite the fierce competition among Google Reader Apps, Byline continues to enjoy a healthy lead over its rivals as the dominant gReader app of choice.

While its primary features may not have changed since the launch of Byline 2.0, its speed has as I have yet to find another gReader app that matches Byline’s speed as far as synching goes (note: Gazette 2.0 is claiming to be faster—I’ll put them each to the test later on).

Byline currently has reduced its price to $2 (note: its normally $5), although it is offering new customers who purchase the app today a chance to hook up a friend with the app for free as Milo Bird explains in an email sent to me last night:

(Milo Bird of Byline) Byline is now on sale to celebrate its first birthday on the App Store. The price is $1.99 all day today (Saturday) — a 60% reduction — and the first forty people to forward their iTunes receipts to [email protected] will receive a promo code allowing them to gift a free second copy to a friend. (US only, irritatingly.)

When Byline first came out, I originally paid $10 for this app—and that was before the nice UI plus note sharing feature was added.

While Byline may lack some of the more social functions (i.e. Twitter) of a few gReader apps (like RSS Flash g and iNews), it still has one of the best user interfaces for Google Reader on the App store, which might explain its apparent success (especially in Japan).

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  1. By Gary LaPointe posted on July 12, 2009 at 11:09 pm
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    Wow. Looks really nice.

    I currently use Doppler. Which meets most of my needs since I got an iPhone, with my iPod touch I was really missing the caching of images for off-line viewing.


  2. By BoyLover posted on July 14, 2009 at 2:49 pm
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    I don’t like to spend $ for iphone application. There are so many free applications out there. ;)


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