Show DN: Herbert, a news reading app for commuters

over 3 years ago from , Designer

Hi DN community,

Herbert compiles a personal zine based on your time and interests. That zine is available offline. You will be able to subscribe to your zines to get it delivered every morning or whatever time you specify.

http://readherbert.com

We would like to invite you to the mailing list and beta.

Thank you, Jens, Ricki, Ole & Herbert

7 comments

  • Cheney TsaiCheney Tsai, over 3 years ago

    I have to applaud you guys on considering the offline experience. It's certainly a underserved group!

    3 points
    • Marcel Wichmann Marcel Wichmann , over 3 years ago

      Those poor people from Berlin are the perfect target audience. Somebody forgot to expand their mobile data network to the subway. :D

      1 point
  • Nate NavascaNate Navasca, over 3 years ago

    Can’t wait to try it out! Excited to see how you all dealt with a lot of the same problems I deal with at Prismatic.

    2 points
  • David DilibertoDavid Diliberto, over 3 years ago

    Loving the bold clean design of this. Props!

    1 point
  • Jeff CouturierJeff Couturier, over 3 years ago (edited over 3 years ago )

    iOS only? Nothing for me (or 50% of the mobile market) to see here then. That's unfortunate, especially when the barrier to building cross platform mobile apps is lower than it's ever been.

    1 point
    • Matthew R. MillerMatthew R. Miller, over 3 years ago

      I'm really sick of this attitude, and I've been seeing it everywhere lately. Were you not aware of the difference in quality and availability of apps between iOS and Android when you made your purchase?

      Reading through the site's content, it seems that this is a small project they've been working on to get a feel for the market. There's no reason for them to spend the resources this early on when they have no idea how well-received it may be.

      In the future we will let you connect with services like Pocket or Instapaper as well.

      Nowadays reader apps integrating with these services is kind of a given, but they're putting that off for now, assumedly for the reasons I listed above. I'm willing to bet that if this gets the reception they're hoping for, more platforms will be next on the list.

      6 points