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Or you could just tell the users to...
By Dave Winer on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 4:40 PM.

A picture named sam.gifBrent Simmons explains how RSS synchronization would work if you wanted to use five different RSS-reading apps on different devices. It sounds like a nightmare. I would never ever in a million years attempt to develop this. It's a million times more complex than RSS itself. Bad use of your energies as a developer. #

Sometimes you just have to say no to users. No, we don't do that. If you want that feature feel free to get X, where X is the name of an app that promises to provide the annoying functionality. Especially when there's such a simple solution to the problem that requires the user basically giving up nothing. #

For 10 points, what's the solution? Expand this heading on the story page for the answer. #

Use a web app.  #

PS: I had lunch today with Chris Anderson of CouchBase. I bet he'd say you could do a fine job of sychronization with CouchDB. #

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