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HACK for Hacker News Developer

HACK for YC's Hacker News is the most beautiful and easy way to read about the latest tech, startup and STEM news

HACK for YC's Hacker News is the most beautiful and easy way to read about the latest tech, startup and STEM news

HACK for Hacker News Developer

by Pranoy Chowdhury
HACK for Hacker News Developer
HACK for Hacker News Developer
HACK for Hacker News Developer

What is it about?

HACK for YC's Hacker News is the most beautiful and easy way to read about the latest tech, startup and STEM news.

HACK for Hacker News Developer

App Details

Version
18.0
Rating
(331)
Size
26Mb
Genre
Education News
Last updated
June 17, 2020
Release date
May 22, 2019
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App Store Description

HACK for YC's Hacker News is the most beautiful and easy way to read about the latest tech, startup and STEM news.

- No Ads. No subscriptions.
- Login or Register your Hacker News account
- Comments are presented in nested threads
- Tap a comment to collapse that thread
- Swipe left or right on stories and comments to upvote and favorite
- Ability to submit new posts including drafts
- Long press a story, link or comment to share
- iPad supports split view
- On iPads, you can drag a story / comment / story's image (link) to open it in safari in split view. This is useful for when you are viewing the app in split view / multitasking and like opening the link / story / comment in a browser side by side.
- Landscape and Portrait support
- 3D touch for peek, pop support
- Home screen 3D touch shortcuts
- Hide read posts from the feed
- Tap the bottom button to scroll to the next root comment in the thread. Long press it to go to the previous one
- All known hacker news endpoints - News, front page, Ask HN, Show HN, Show HN Newest, classic, active, best stories, best comments, new stories, new comments, noob stories, noob comments, jobs, over 100-500 points
- Tap the reply button on a story or comment to comment using your account
- Browse top 100 leader accounts
- Browse stories from a specific site, user or date
- Search in comments and usernames! Search is case and diacritic insensitive and ignores punctuations. Search uses an CONTAINS, OR operation if multiple words are typed.
- Can select / highlight the comment/post title text for lookup/copy/translate etc iOS native operations.
- Powerful search (powered by Algolia API) - use @date to sort by date, #story to filter for stories, #comments to filter for comments, #author_username to filter by user etc. These tags can be separated by commas. Refer to https://hn.algolia.com/api for more tags.
- Dark mode - both pure black and gray mode
- Low contrast text mode to make the text not be pure white #FFFFFF
- Many color choices for customization
- 10 Font choices
- Ability to change font sizes, padding etc to make the layout as compact as you like!
- Threaded comments with color bar to maintain visual orientation
- Colored usernames helps in easy reading of story titles
- Articles open in Safari view with setting to automatically open in "readability" mode
- Tap the domain in a story to see all stories from that site
- Tap the username in a story or comment to go to the user profile
- Browse your submitted stories and comments, favorited stories and comments, upvoted stories and comments
- Articles can be opened in built in safari or 3rd party browsers. It supports Brave, Firefox, Firefox Focus, Opera Touch, Dolphin, DuckDuckGo, iCab Mobile, Microsoft Edge and Chrome. Go to settings > Disable the "Use in-app Safari" setting > tap that row to change the default browser.
- High quality favicons for articles as HN doesn't provide any images. I run my own server for this so if you would like to help me support server costs, please buy the small one time in app purchase. It also unlocks custom fonts!

All stories and comments are via Algolia API and Hacker News API:
https://news.ycombinator.com/
https://hn.algolia.com/api
https://github.com/HackerNews/API
https://news.ycombinator.com/newsguidelines.html

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I offer an ad and analytics free and beautiful app for the absolute best experience for my users. If you are enjoying the app, please leave me a positive rating on the app store as that helps get the word out to others. If you would like to support development and buy me a coffee, you can purchase the one time in app purchase! No subscriptions! Thank you for your support!

If you have any feedback or feature requests, please email Pran at:
[email protected]

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