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A review of all available Hacker News iPad Apps (hepper.net)
15 points by danielh on Sept 28, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 14 comments



Last time I looked through the iPhone clients, they seemed to all be overpriced, and half were abandoned and had one-star reviews saying they didn't work anymore.

I'm not going to spend $5 on a reader just so it can break when the developer gets tired of it next month. I wish pg would just make a mobile stylesheet, or at least not make it fixed width.


Unfortunately, the situation on the iPad is similar, 2 out of 5 apps are totally useless and the reviews don't really help. That's why I wrote this review.


Last time I looked through the iPhone clients, they seemed to all be overpriced, and half were abandoned and had one-star reviews saying they didn't work anymore.

My experience on android has been similar. I haven't found a good one, and have given up looking. The ones I've tried are either broken, buggy and feel abandoned, or have an uncomfortable UI.


Try news:yc it's not free, but open source, you can compile it then put it on your phone


That might have to do with very low demand. Like 1 download/week. Only assumption though.


I think someone could definitely get a lot of visibility writing a free good Hacker News client, instead of trying to charge $3 and being annoyed that no one buys it.


Just curious, but what's wrong with the web version, viewed through Safari?

Or failing that, something like Flipboard?


The links are a bit small to click on comfortably, and the comments are rendered a bit too wide, which makes you have to zoom in and pan to read them.


The Hacker News HD page http://www.welikeinc.com/ says "COMING SOON" for that app...


Well, it is available on the store. I didn't check the support pages, to be honest.


Hacker News HD has been crashing for me for the past two months. The only way I can get it to work (for a day or so) is by uninstalling and reinstalling the app.


That is strange, Hacker News HD works fine for me and never crashed during my tests. I found Hacker News! (the app with the blue icon) to be very unstable.


I presented my findings at the HN Cologne Meetup yesterday evening and one attendant had the same issues with Hacker News HD. I guess I have to revise my conclusions.


I have tried all of them and now I use reeder and I'm very happy with it!




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