After a year of being completely free, popular Google Reader sync app NewsRob just announced that there will be a paid Pro version, as well as the current free edition. Developer Mariano Kamp announced on the NewsRob Google Group in January that he was planning a paid version of the app to help make all the development time worth it.
For the most part, Mariano says the functionality of the free version will remain the same as the previous version, albeit with advertisements at the bottom of the screen. The Pro version will remove the ads as well as add additional features such as integration with Google Reader Notes, and extra sharing functionality.
This February saw NewsRob reach 100,000 downloads, and if the comments in the Market are any indication, the purchase of the Pro version is a worthy contribution to an excellent app and very active developer. (Full disclosure: I’ve used NewsRob daily since I got Android, and love it).