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ecib  ·  3063 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Interested in learning how to program?

Great.

On a side note, have you much experience with the various reader apps out there for sites like HN and Reddit? Curious to know which apps you feel have gotten things right and wrong in their various ways. Nobody has nailed the 'comment section' on mobile imo, and I feel like there is room to really innovate on design and mechanics here.





baltoli  ·  3063 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The apps I use to browse reddit are Alien Blue on my iPod Touch and iPad, and Reddit is Fun on my Galaxy Note. I actually think both of those apps do a really good job of the comment section, so much so that I prefer to browse subs like /r/askreddit on them. What do you feel is their downfall?

ecib  ·  3062 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm going to have to reinstall AB and give it a whirl again to digest it. I was just unsatisfied with the comments section and preferred the browser as it presented more conversation and replies to posts in a view. Mobile forum threading has always seemed obscenely claustrophobic to me and I feel like there has got to be a better way to do it.

The small screen size is a tough constraint though. Even desktop panels often struggle inelegantly with right-margin creep in comment trees

I use HackerNode as a Hacker News client and I rather like the UI. Still dissatisfied by the comments though.