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Hey everyone,

A few weeks ago I started experimenting with Android new Design Support Library and built a reader for Lobste.rs following the Material Design guidelines.

I am not really far from publishing it to Google Play but if you are interested in testing the beta, submit your email via the form http://goo.gl/forms/ymGpIRYwrB

(for Android 4.4 “KitKat” and above)



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    Very nice. The lobste.rs interface isn’t too bad on mobile already, but I’d love a native implementation. Great work and I look forward to testing out the beta.

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      FWIW there is also Pinchy.

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        Last commit to Pinchy was on May 5, 2014. Maybe abandoned?

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          It might actually just be “finished” :)

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            It would be the first piece of software in history to be such then ;)

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            I actually pushed an update for it recently enough (June 2nd), after someone emailed me with a request. I guess I forgot to push the source to github though.

            I swapped to iOS recently, so haven’t been actively developing, because I don’t use it. But I’m happy to update it if people have suggestions

            Edit: pushed latest to dev branch ….

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          Thanks! The invites are on their way!

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          It’s neat, however, minimal (so far only a list and an embedded browser) The interface is simple, easy to understand and use, but I want more! :)

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            PSA: Always look up your project name on urbandictionary before you publish it.

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              Windows Phone or RT when? ?

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                Hey, I am a WP user!!!!

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                  and my axe!

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                  1 word: HTML


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                  Sounds interesting. But I was put off by the fact that I had to download Crashlytics from an untrusted source. Why isn’t Crashlytics on Google Play?

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                    This probably has to do with Google Play Store more than anything. I remember there was some tin foil suspicions that Google was taking down other market apps and it ended up being integrated into their terms and agreements. There were a couple of big apps taken down around the same time.

                    The Amazon app store app was taken down, though they didnt comment on why. http://www.engadget.com/2014/12/11/amazons-android-app-has-quietly-been-removed-from-google-play/

                    Same thing with Humble Bundle, saying they are pursuing other ventures where non-market distribution affords better features. http://blog.humblebundle.com/post/102477658774/a-notice-regarding-the-humble-app

                    Basically, apps on the market cannot install other apps.

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                    Aw bummer, not supporting Jelly Bean?

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                      If it makes you feel better, I’m writing a lobste.rs app that only supports Lollipop!