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Show HN: Enjoy HN in a fresh new way (boxpiper.com)
4 points by sanmak 3 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 13 comments

About Page Link: https://hn.boxpiper.com/about

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.

Keep Reading.

Edit :

- 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

Is the website open source by chance? I'm going to build my own HN frontend this summer.

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.

Hi mate, it's not open source right now. Happy to connect to discuss on twitter or email. https://twitter.com/boxpiperapp boxpiperapp@gmail.com

An about section or one liner on what it does would help.

Currently getting “Afraid! No Stories Found . Checking!!!” on all categories.

Hi mate, can you please mail me at boxpiperapp@gmail.com with the screenshot? It shouldn't happens in any case. It would be helpful if you can mail.

I have added about section in the post comment. Link https://hn.boxpiper.com/about.

I have the same problem https://imgur.com/a/8pPIkLO

Hi Mate, Can you share console errors screenshot at boxpiperapp@gmail.com

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)

Is this enough:

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

Thanks mate for the reply.

Can you check now. Ideally it should work now.

It's working now :).

Sent. :)

Hey mate, thanks for sharing the previous launch link.

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.

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