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

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

  • James Young, almost 6 years ago

    Out of interest, why would you build an app for a very simple news listing website? I'm sure there's some sort of internal reason but I'd love to hear why an app for only iOS users would make much sense?

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    • Aubrey JohnsonAubrey Johnson, almost 6 years ago

      I actually use the app almost daily. When i had a crappy web view that launched safari (I use Chrome) I never wanted to read anything.

      Makes the experience way better

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      • James Young, almost 6 years ago

        So the website is crap, build an app?

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        • Aubrey JohnsonAubrey Johnson, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

          Gilt has a mobile website

          EBay has a mobile website

          Google Maps has a mobile website

          Yelp has a mobile website

          Twitter has a mobile website

          Rdio has a mobile website

          Website isn't equal to App for so many types of technology companies. None of the above sites are crap, it's that the native app experience isn't achievable on a website.

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