53 comments

  • Delete My AccountDelete My Account, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Interesting.

    Looks like a blatant copy of Subpixel: http://subpixelapp.com/, even the name. Not much innovation in this one.

    Also, I found a tweet related to this app: https://twitter.com/CocoaMarcel/status/548945152983977985

    31 points
    • Gianluca Rispo, almost 5 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

      Subpixel ripped off the design Ed Wellbrook did for Hack Later app with @mertdumenci. It's hilarious you are complaining :))

      Update: "Why is this such a big deal? This guy isn't making millions off of the app. META: Every design ever is a copy of something else. Many startups choose to copy certain elements from another company because it was successfully implemented. There's not wrong in copying something that works.

      With that being said, this is not a blatant copy. It's simply rows of data on a white background, with similar (read: commonly used. I'll find examples if this post gets any attention ) icons."

      0 points
      • Rohan KapurRohan Kapur, almost 5 years ago

        Are you seriously justifying copying something just because the thing you are copying was a copy of something else?

        uhhh

        4 points
    • Jessica PaoliJessica Paoli, almost 5 years ago

      Yikes. And that tweet threat is bad news.

      10 points
    • Ben SperryBen Sperry, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      Also looks similar to MobileDN...

      http://mobiledn.alasdairmonk.com/

      7 points
    • Daniel FoscoDaniel Fosco, almost 5 years ago

      They all have clean typography, blue/white color pallettes and fonts similar to Avenir... just like Designer News I suppose.

      Honestly, at this point in the game I fail to see how any new Designer News app could claim it's "innovative". It's been done already and you can't do much outside of the API — add the fact that DN's mobile site is perfectly usable, and it makes me wonder why we would need 5-6 different apps for the same forum.

      Sure, it can still be useful to others and I'm sure it's a fun project to build + a good portfolio piece. But don't try to sell yet another DN reader like it's the last popsicle in the desert; we have a bunch of those in the fridge.

      9 points
    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 5 years ago

      they're iOS clients for DN. odds are they're going to look similar.

      2 points
    • Cole TownsendCole Townsend, almost 5 years ago

      Not the first time.

      http://web.archive.org/web/20140517004044/http://adune.co/ logo is a rip of Addy Osmanis

      7 points
      • The GuildThe Guild, almost 5 years ago

        Ha, he tried to get me to design Adune and to rebrand it. I'm assuming he wouldn't have paid me. Glad I sensed something amiss and backed out.

        2 points
    • Gianluca Rispo, over 4 years ago

      "Why is this such a big deal? This guy isn't making millions off of the app. META: Every design ever is a copy of something else. Many startups choose to copy certain elements from another company because it was successfully implemented. There's not wrong in copying something that works.

      With that being said, this is not a blatant copy. It's simply rows of data on a white background, with similar (read: commonly used. I'll find examples if this post gets any attention ) icons."

      0 points
  • Patrick BenskePatrick Benske, almost 5 years ago

    This is not the best DN App. The best one is DN Paper.. And stop ripping people off. It's not the first time you are doing this. You contacted me as well, glad I declined.

    25 points
    • Gianluca Rispo, over 4 years ago

      " Why is this such a big deal? This guy isn't making millions off of the app. META: Every design ever is a copy of something else. Many startups choose to copy certain elements from another company because it was successfully implemented. There's not wrong in copying something that works.

      With that being said, this is not a blatant copy. It's simply rows of data on a white background, with similar (read: commonly used. I'll find examples if this post gets any attention ) icons."

      0 points
  • The GuildThe Guild, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    I really don't want to give this guy attention but I feel the need to clarify and emphasize a few points.

    1) Nearly all of his "work" is a blatant copy of someone else's work. We've all seen it firsthand in this thread and with Adune.

    2) He's deceitful, more so than any person has any reason or right to be. He has tried to get multiple people (including me) to work with him. I sensed something fishy so I backed out and just stopped replying. Thankfully I didn't get dragged any further into this.

    3) Gianluca seems to be using his age as a defense or an excuse. That is wrong. I'm 18 as well. Do I use my age as an excuse for anything? No, I absolutely do not. Do I include it in my bio to, ostensibly, try to impress people (i.e. "18 y/o Inventor.")? No, I absolutely do not. Age has no bearing on this situation. Perhaps in the sense that he is immature and has not learned how to be ethical and/or honest, but that is certainly no excuse.

    4) This: https://twitter.com/GianlucaRispo/status/556817657211944960, this https://twitter.com/CocoaMarcel/status/556789785634037761, and the numerous exchanges between Gianluca and Marcel on Twitter. Let those conversations speak for themselves.

    5) I value privacy so I won't post a screenshot, but he just iMessaged me and tried to talk me out of speaking out against his blatant stealing and fraud. I don't even know what to say right now.


    I'll let you all take the evidence into consideration and form your own opinions. However, I believe that Gianluca is unethical and dishonest; I caution you all against working with him — I wish someone had cautioned me and the numerous other people he deceived.

    13 points
    • Devin HalladayDevin Halladay, almost 5 years ago

      Oops! I posted this form the wrong DN account (one I created long ago for a project that I've since abandoned).

      This is just me taking ownership of the above reply.

      3 points
      • Gianluca Rispo, over 4 years ago

        " Why is this such a big deal? This guy isn't making milli ons off of the app. META: Every design ever is a copy of something else. Many startups choose to copy certain elements from another company because it was successfully implemented. There's not wrong in copying something that works.

        With that being said, this is not a blatant copy. It's simply rows of data on a white background, with similar (read: commonly used. I'll find examples if this post gets any attention ) icons."

        0 points
  • Fabian Lindfors, almost 5 years ago

    Really enjoyed this app in beta but seeing Marcel's twitter threads is deeply upsetting.

    Not willing to support it anymore and I hope others will respect Marcel's situation aswell.

    11 points
  • Tim HelbergTim Helberg, over 4 years ago

    Pay Marcel. Or pull the app.

    9 points
  • Sean GeraghtySean Geraghty, almost 5 years ago

    Hey man,

    Nice work on the app, have you thought about maybe designing your own icon rather than using a sample from the DN one? Might help give it it's own standing on the homescreen, at the moment the app and icon kind of don't match :) Good work though man!

    8 points
  • Binoy Xavier Joy, almost 5 years ago

    Is it safe to share my credentials and use this app? Above comments are not so welcoming, hence.

    7 points
  • Rohan KapurRohan Kapur, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    This app is the ultimate hybrid ripoff between Subpixel and MobileDN. Way too far, and definitely not the first time for "Gianluca Rispo".

    6 points
    • Gianluca Rispo, almost 5 years ago

      I'm sorry that there is a rumour that I didn't pay the developer. In the end Marcel decided he didn't want to take any credit, and said "The app is yours, I don't care anymore". Unfortunately this is how it ended up, and I would have liked for Marcel to stay onboard.

      0 points
  • Will C, almost 5 years ago

    @GianlucaRispo Why was I added to your mailing list? This is something I did not subscribe to and would of not done. Email blasting people is not kind and totally uncalled for.

    3 points
  • Vasil EnchevVasil Enchev, almost 5 years ago

    Awesome ! :) but I have a little critique... when you swipe to like or comment the table cell returns as if my gesture was unsuccessful. This is not how it is supposed to be It should swipe all the way and once I release it to give me visual feedback that the gesture was successful.

    Please fix that! I cannot use it like that, it's driving me crazy...

    2 points
  • Jason BeatonJason Beaton, over 4 years ago

    Why is this such a big deal? This guy isn't making millions off of the app. META: Every design ever is a copy of something else. Many startups choose to copy certain elements from another company because it was successfully implemented. There's not wrong in copying something that works.

    With that being said, this is not a blatant copy. It's simply rows of data on a white background, with similar (read: commonly used. I'll find examples if this post gets any attention ) icons.

    1 point
  • Ray YipRay Yip, almost 5 years ago

    This is the best DN client, i use BluePixel since beta testing on TestFlight.

    1 point
  • Mike M, almost 5 years ago

    I love the night mode. The comment section could use some work- the font appears too big on the iPhone 6. The News app is a good example of what a nice comment section should look like.

    1 point
  • Kelly SuttonKelly Sutton, almost 5 years ago

    Congrats on the release!

    0 points
  • Gianluca Rispo, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Hello guys, I'd like to explain how things are.

    1) I am still young, I am learning and I didn't want to offend/upset anyone.

    2 )After some research, you might want to know that Colby Ludwig blatantly copied Hack Later by Ed Wellbrook and Mert Dumenci (just for the record), just changing the colors.

    3) Whoever says the icon is a ripoff from MobileDN, it's just the layer vault logo. As someone wrote:

    ”Saying its exactly thesameseems to be fairly misplaced critique on for 2 reasons

    1.Its like critiquing a twitter client for using the twitter logo. DN Seems to have no issue with people using their logo for 3rd party clients so people do.

    2.They aren't very similar MobileDN has a very harsh blue, and flipping the logo actually makes it flow a lot better visually guiding my eye through the icon.

    Design is all about small details that in the grand scheme of things make big impacts. This is one of the better DN app icons I've seentodate.

    4) I'm sorry that there is a rumour that I didn't pay the developer. In the end Marcel decided he didn't want to take any credit, and said "The app is yours, I don't care anymore". Unfortunately this is how it ended up, and I would have liked for Marcel to stay onboard.

    0 points
    • ポール ウェッブポール ウェッブ, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      Thanks for clarifying some things.

      However, if you're old enough to make websites, set up groups on Slack, and release iOS apps, you know the difference between right and wrong. Sounds like you're using your age as an excuse.

      Additionally, what you are saying (or not saying) is different from a lot of what I'm seeing on Twitter from Colby, Marcel, and other iOS devs you've allegedly contacted. Marcel alludes to writing about this situation on his new blog soon, so I guess we'll see what he has to say.

      Anyhoo, good luck with the app! Hopefully, this situation won't prevent you from making more apps, but at least you'll learn something either way.

      12 points
  • Kyle MitchellKyle Mitchell, almost 5 years ago

    There's an error upon connecting with the Pocket API

    0 points
  • Gianluca Rispo, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

    Finally it's here. Landing page in the work.

    FREE just for the WeekEnd.

    There's even a Dribbble shot: https://dribbble.com/shots/1885910-BluePixel-the-best-iOS-Designer-News-client

    0 points