I'm perhaps biased in this case, but I would consider that to be bad form.
It is just loading the page in a simple iOS webview.The social icons that you see come out when you press the button in the centre and go back in when you press it again.
Also I really liked that article :)
And a very important note: Your app is universal, so don't use TWO separate icons for advertising it - It's confusing, and I thought I have to pay twice for it (one for my iPhone and one for my iPad).
Use http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/4c1939167f8b9a9c366... , not http://www.ibreviary.com/new/images/app_store_badge.png
Correction Made.Now it shows one icon.
Thanks a lot!
The API is being by the app but also a few other devs are using it on smaller HN clients/pet projects.
I agree it is an important feature and I will finalize this asap.
To give you a concrete estimate it should be submitted and approved by mid july.
Now to decide if I should clean it up and go ahead and put it on the store. Does everything I need though and I solved my boredom problem this afternoon so it was a good day.
I'm using it on the ipad now; it's a great UI, I like how you made and used a cascading UI for it. My only suggestion would be to make the news list not as cramped. But, then again, that maintains some style from the current web version :)
Please consider adding a screenshot of the iPhone Comments view to either your site or the App Store listing. The Comments interface would be the deciding factor for me - I still haven't found a HN app that gets this right.
Also some more improvements to the comments UI coming soon in the next version!
Might give yours a shot soon!
Cool app. Excited for when it can leave comments and votes!
Looks like your Path menu at the bottom of articles isn't great when you spam it - I can frequently get just the Instapaper icon to show up if I press it rapidly.
1.) Copy link of the comment
2.) Open it with safari
3.) Share it with Safari's "Tweet" button
That's not convenient.
It makes me cringe that you clearly used several open source projects (levey's AwesomeMenu comes to mind immediately, and potentially CLCascade) without attribution.
CLCascade however I have not used.Took me a lot of time but I made my own!Was totally worth it!
Will try to add both readability and pocket in the next version.
Goes to show how the community is so important it can trump design.
All these 3rd party clients are brittle hacks that scrape the HTML because there is no API or RSS feed. This is bad design, not the lack of animations.
I can load HN from any device and can pretty much count on it loading quickly and rendering correctly.
If you have an iPhone, I can see why you would want an app, however. I don't see how people browse comfortably on that device without word wrap.
On a related note, I wish the Android browser had a feature to override HTML tags that prevent you from zooming in on mobile sites. One of the nice things about HTC Sense is that it ignores these tags all together.