Ask DN: What do you want in a Designer News iOS app?

almost 6 years ago from Sam Soffes, Developer & Designer at Nothing Magical

  • Marc HemeonMarc Hemeon, almost 6 years ago

    I was thinking about this recently and downloaded an app in the app store and was disappointed all I could do was read news -

    I really want to be able to post from the app / I read most of my news and get inspiration on my phone now a days - posting from app is huge for me.

    gesture based voting is great

    Need to be able to comment and reply (may need to reformat threaded replies)

    push notification if my post gets on the top stories

    share to twitter / fb for all stories

    0 points
    • Benjamin FritzBenjamin Fritz, almost 6 years ago

      The app you downloaded was probably MobileDN by Alisdair (https://news.layervault.com/u/201/alasdair-monk) and up until recently there was no DN API that's why it was limited in function ;)

      Sam, why build a entirely new app and don't team up? You're both nice guys as far as I can tell from Twitter, DN, etc. :)

      2 points
    • Ryan LeFevreRyan LeFevre, almost 6 years ago

      FYI there is no way to post a new story via the API yet, but you can now leave comments and vote on things, which would be a nice improvement.

      1 point
    • Alasdair MonkAlasdair Monk, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

      As Benjamin says, the API to do all this was only very recently released. The good news is that the next version of MobileDN supports all of this (and many other things discussed in this thread) :) – it's waiting for review (7 days now) so should be reviewed very, very soon.

      Here's a sneak peek ;)

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      12 points