Octal on the Apple App Store
Is the only difference between regular and compact modes the display of the user avatar?
In landscape mode, could you offer a two pane interface, where the stories are in the narrow pane to the left and the comments or article being viewed is displayed in the wider pane on the right?
For the interface where a user is writing their comment, why is the background light grey while the typeface is dark grey? This seems very low-contrast and not a good color choice.
Perhaps you could do the posting interface inline with the reading interface, and not pop up a completely separate page?
How do you display all new articles in a given category, as opposed to just the top most popular ones?
I’m happy to share marked up screenshots, if that would help.
I agree with the color choices in the ‘add comment’ interface. I will change the colors in the next release.
As for the new articles in a category, I’m not sure if the HN API supports that. I’ll look into it.
Thanks so much for this feedback!
For example, this thread has now fallen off the bottom of the top “Show HN” posts, and so now I can’t use Octal to come back and find it.
The missing cherry on top is support for a true dark mode that uses the proper black OLED capabilities on the X series of devices.
What is this written in? Native swift?