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Kafke  ·  3198 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What will eventually cause Reddit to lose its popularity?

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  ·  3198 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  ·  3198 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

forwardslash  ·  3198 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  ·  2852 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  ·  3198 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  ·  3198 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

KingMoon  ·  3198 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  ·  3198 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.