Box Piper Hacker News aggregates news with a focus on computer science, technology and entrepreneurship, etc. from https://news.ycombinator.com/ and presents it in a much better way.
Stories are presented in a card image layout, which helps users to understand the relevance of an article and whether is it worth reading or not.
The top 10 stories are presented in a story mode similar to social media sites such as Snapchat/Instagram/WhatsApp/Facebook user stories. Also stories is bifurcated in two parts, top 10 and others. Those who wants to focus only top stories of the day, can use it.
HTTP links are highlighted with a sign, which indicates that the website loads over an insecure connection. It may redirect to an HTTPS connection, but user discretion is required.
A user profile page with recent activities is displayed which helps users to understand more about the author who publishes a story.
Right now, only 100 stories are presented but it'll extend in the future along with the source of News channels.
- Here's the screen recording of the app: https://wormhole.app/wldZk#A4vhwU31pSMXMtOFGgbE8w (File link will be deleted in 24 hours or after 100 downloads)
- App Demo in GIF format: https://ibb.co/mt5TyM6
Edit: Emailed OP:
>Thanks for reaching out.
>It's written in ReactJS, and using https://chakra-ui.com/ for components. Hosted on Netlify.
>Serverless api written in NodeJS. Running in Vercel.
Image extractor for every post is written in NodeJs. Running in Heroku.
>I didn't open source the code, because I'll sell the app to anyone interested in it. Let me know how I can help.
Currently getting “Afraid! No Stories Found . Checking!!!” on all categories.
I have added about section in the post comment.
Here's the screen recording of the app: https://wormhole.app/wldZk#A4vhwU31pSMXMtOFGgbE8w (File link will be deleted in 24 hours or after 100 downloads)
Access to XMLHttpRequest at 'https://hn-boxpiper.vercel.app/api/fire?path=top' from origin 'https://www.hn.boxpiper.com' has been blocked by CORS policy: The 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header has a value 'https://hn.boxpiper.com' that is not equal to the supplied origin.
fire.js:10 Error: Network Error
at e.exports (createError.js:16)
at XMLHttpRequest.p.onerror (xhr.js:84)
hn-boxpiper.vercel.app/api/fire?path=top:1 Failed to load resource: net::ERR_FAILED
Can you check now. Ideally it should work now.
In this launch, i have improved the design and incorporated feedbacks and suggestions received from the community.
And i read that we can launch our product on HN twice, considering we are not spamming and should have some improvements from the last launch.
Happy to know more about it.