I've always wanted to create an iOS app for Hacker News. I've been learning some Objective-C on my own and this would be a good project to take on.
Here are some ideations for the nav. I'll most likely keep a very simple version but wanted to get out all of these good and terrible ideas out.
12 months ago
I don't use Hacker News, it looks too much like Craigslist and Digg had a baby and not in a good way.
I might use it if I had an awesome app for it. Get on it! ;)
11 months ago
@Chris Wallace! I wasn't much into HN before but I've found some awesome gem (Web apps) in there that I normally wouldn't find any place else.
Thanks for the encouragement! :)
I'm sure the design world would love you did this :) @Chris Wallace! is right. It's pretty butt ugly of a site, but it can be pretty useful/ informative.
My vote for traditional + float. Or anything that keeps the navigation at the bottom of the viewport. Although it's not much, I think with the extra height on the iPhone 5 leans towards navigation that's on the bottom, and the floating is enough to keep it interesting/novel.
How is the Objective-C going? Have you thought about just developing as HTML5 app? For a simple app like this + a JS framework like AngularJS you could go a long way
@Jordan Price yeah, definitely could use a bit of design. :)
@Mathew Sanders I was leaning towards that floating nav. As far as objective-c, it's been very difficult for me to learn. I've been at it almost a year and still can't create an app from scratch. I must be doing something wrong but this year I must complete an app. This project is more about learning native rather than HTML which I'm comfortable with.
Ah okay! If it's a learning exercise then go for native :)
Are you using the latest (iOS 6) SDK? and using Interface Builder as much as possible? A lot has changed over a year, and when I last checked a lot of tutorials were out of date and made things more difficult than they need to be :(
@Mathew Sanders Yeah, I've been using the tuts on raywenderlich.com and they do a great job updating them. I purchased the series as well. Things move so quickly so it's hard for a beginner to understand what you need.
@Henry Moran I've not seen the Ray Wenderlich stuff so can't compare, but I found the CS lectures from Stanford (they're free on 'iTunes university' or whatever its called) really useful! I didn't watch many of the videos but the PDF notes were pretty good.
Keep posting your progress! I'm selfishly waiting for a good HackerNews reader for me to use :)
by Henry Moran
I plan to code this application myself for a class I'm taking.
11 months ago
very useful !
7 months ago
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