When viewing a story in the internal Newsblur browser, exiting the app and returning to it later does not return you to where you were, and in addition, considers the story read.
- Open a story in the internal browser view.
- Hit the home button and launch another app (ideally one large enough that Newsblur is forced to close in the background)
- Return to Newsblur.
- The app launches “fresh” to the main screen.
Even though a user may only be part way through long content in Newsblur, the app loses state and considers the content read. I’ve “lost” a story this way, when the story is the only one for a given feed.
I understand that the OS is closing the app (thus the loss of the browser view state), however, the app should save this state and restore it when relaunched. Right now the app is overly optimistic that it will remain in memory in the background in order to resume. This is not a safe assumption under iOS.
Because of this, I am a personally leery of using the internal browser view with any long form content, which is a shame because I adore the app.