SkimmHN: Minimal Hacker News Client09 May, 2019
There is only so much time in a day to consume news. Be it articles, reviews, interviews, opinions or whatever. With so many options to choose from we simply cannot consume everything we would like to.
I noticed me wasting my time on reddit a couple of years ago.
Endless scrolling, endless content.
This isn’t a sustainable practice of consuming information, at least not for someone that wants to be “productive” in their life.
Which is why I limited myself to only reading a couple of Top stories per day.
Well, those days are over now.
Most mobile Hacker News Apps have too much bloat and options for my kind of use-case.
Which is why I developed SkimmHN.
SkimmHN displays the current Top 50 Hacker News stories + their comments. The comment replies are nested inside their own views and a Web View for the articles is built-in.
This is my first React Native project.
I am sure there are things that can be improved, but for now the App works as intended and replaced other Hacker News clients for me.
I might even go through the process of publishing SkimmHN on the App Store, if I get some feedback from people that would appreciate that.
But for now, if you want to, you can try it out using the Expo Client App.