So I made a HackerNews app. That means I joined the very crowded circle of iOS developers building their own HackerNews app “because all the existing ones suck” (there is some irony right there).
I built the first prototype during the Easter weekend because I was excited to play with the just announced ComponentKit.
Then of all a sudden one of the best designers I know and that I had the pleasure to work with came on board to help me make an actual app.
@marcosero Nice one. Need a designer? ; ]— Cai Cardenas (@caicardenas) April 7, 2015
The app has been a playground to learn ComponentKit and ReactiveCocoa (although I feel that I have just scratched the surface), and obviously an excuse to use Swift.
By open sourcing it, I hope to help other developers familiarize with these frameworks and at the same time being helped to solve some problems that I still haven’t been able to figure out by myself.
I decided to price it at $0.99 so that hopefully will pay out the $99 yearly Apple developer fee.
I’m planning to find some time to work a bit more on it on the side and hopefully release a major update adding user login, upvotes and submissions. But let’s see, I don’t like to make promises :)
Go get it while it’s hot!