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TheCapitalLetter  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What will eventually cause Reddit to lose its popularity?

See? I've been on hubski for five minutes because of that reddit comment and I can all ready tell what a good community it must be. That reddit trend is full of people blaming other users for low quality. Reddit is a site that actually hates on other sites and people joining the community because of those other sites; and here one of you is saying that last time this happened the good users stayed and are welcome.

How interesting that you expect content to change from all the new users coming from Reddit. This is another site, so I doubt that the original attitude of said users will remain. Sort of like we all behave differently under different circumstances in our physical lives.





callum  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Too early to tell for me (just reading the FAQ), but I already love this site because I can use the only username I wanted for the last 10 years. I definitely like the UI more as well. First impressions are good!

Crow  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is nice to have some breathing room (and be able to snag a username you actually want!). I like the simple cleanliness of this site. I feel like I may stick around for a while.

lionfighter  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree with you 100%. being able to actually comment without being pushed into the depths is a real nice change.

Keibler  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is nice! People here aren't rude and there are alot of sweet people!

organicAnt  ·  3032 days ago  ·  link  ·  

*Blush!*

al  ·  2776 days ago  ·  link  ·  

and that didn't suddenly start a joke where somebody insults you in order to spoil that! hurrah for lack of reddit humour!:D

KingMoon  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have to agree with that. I really dig the clean design Hubski has, too. It seems like an interesting concept.

Does anyone know if there is an Android app available? I'm learning programming so maybe I could make it (it would take time, of course) if an API is available.

Kafke  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can change the design/layout in your settings. I'm currently rocking the "spring" design, which I feel adds a needed splash of color.

I'm thinking I'll probably create an android app sooner or later. There isn't one at the moment (just from a quick search on the play store). I'll have to ask about an api, seeing as it's not immediately obvious. There's a few RSS feeds for the various content, but nothing I could find for logging in or posting.

forwardslash  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was one of the people asking for an API last time we had a influx of reddit users, and I even had a prototype app working off my scraping API. While I love the idea of an API, I realize that most websites who create one follow the same trend: release a public API, get free traffic from creative devs, then cut back on the API as it serves the business needs of the site. We do hope to find a sustainable way to release an API or otherwise extend the hubski community, but we don't want to make the same mistakes others have.

KingMoon  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I understand. Is there an ETA when the API will be available?

forwardslash  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not at the moment, sorry. We have a few things that are taking priority, such as a mobile version of the site.

havires  ·  2689 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have to say, I love the mobile version of the site, or at least how it looks on my tablet.

insomniasexx  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I knew I liked you. Spring is my favorite as well!

The API is...Ill find the post for you in the morning. It been discussed. Perhaps revisit it again with new users offering their services.

forwardslash see above re: API. Sleep time now. Goodnight.

Kafke  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haha. Thanks for the help. I should be getting to sleep now. It's midnight already :O. Goodnight!

KingMoon  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I've seen that. I really like the dark and the clean theme. Spring's green is too vivid for me.

That's what I was thinking. Do you already have experience in Android/Java programming? I actually saw a comment that said that an API is being developed, but that was more than 200 days ago.

Kafke  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have a bit of experience with Android development. I've made a few apps a couple years back (and some money off it). And I'm currently working on one in my free time for a different website. So I definitely have experience in doing this type of thing. A hubski app doesn't seem that difficult to make.

ecib  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Welcome CapitalLetter :)

TheCapitalLetter  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you ecib!

weazel  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Seems nice

bobby_rohrman  ·  3035 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I kind of like this. It reminds me of how many users from Digg migrated over to Reddit.