Did you personally use it in one of your projects?
And if yes how did it perform?
I’ve used similar measures the last time I’ve published a game for Android. The thing is I had to do it through ASO apps that are expensive and very limited in their free plans, so since then I had the idea of making an open source alternative for that. This one is still very limited and it probably needs more tuning of the scoring weights, but I think it can be very useful as is for keyword discovery.
Out of curiosity, why have you implemented this in node?
Mostly because I already had the google play scraper written in Node, which handles the data fetching part. With that available it was just a matter of doing some transformations and figuring out the scores.
Broke my old phone a week or so ago and ended up buying a new one with Android 5.0, so I can finally test this app :)
Looks really beautiful, like @kristof mentioned though, it would be nice to see the number of upvotes. Also, instead of the first two letters of the submission, could the avatar of the submitter appear next to the title?
The number of upvotes could just appear next to the story name in a lighter color, like “Some story +14”
I am currently using the rss API.
If the lobste.rs team hears me, it would be cool to add the upvotes in the RSS feed, one way or another.
There’s not much that can be added to the RSS feed, but that’s why there’s JSON versions.
Just butting in, but is there JSON endpoints for tags and individual comments now? I am aware (and using) of the hottest/recent/article/user ones, but when I was making a little hack, these didn’t exist.
There is not, but how would it be used in an app like this? The story link should contain all of the comments needed for the story, but I guess if there’s a need for one it could be added pretty easily.
I was planning to use it (comment individuals and tag lists) for a gateway that translated it into a different protocol. It could be useful. (Tag listings would be useful in general though.)
Ok, I added individual comments, the tag list, and upvotes/downvotes properties for stories and comments.
I meant more tag listings (like /t/linux.json) This is awesome though!
Ok, it is so.
Lovely application :) Material Design is quite pretty in general and this uses colors quite well. My only nitpick is that upvotes are not shown! That is, unless you already clicked on the article.
I would love to have access to a JSON api :)
…it was pretty disappointing when the comments view just turned out to be a WebView. Also, not really digging the rainbow circles for selection. (I can’t verify if it’s a WebView or not, as I don’t have an Android device. Definitely looks like the site though)
Also, it would be nice if more stuff was exposed via JSON. Off the top of my head, tags are not.
It is a webview :) there no way (at least not that I know of) to do it natively.
Yes, I would love a Json API too.
Regarding the “rainbow circle”, it gives the Material Design look and feel, but I might change it in the future.
There is a JSON API, but only so many endpoints are exposed. Comment lists for example, but not individual comments.
The rainbow circle doesn’t feel right for content that doesn’t have images, like avatars for emails in Gmail.
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.
FWIW there is also Pinchy.
Last commit to Pinchy was on May 5, 2014. Maybe abandoned?
It might actually just be “finished” :)
It would be the first piece of software in history to be such then ;)
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 ….
Thanks! The invites are on their way!
Windows Phone or RT when? ?
Hey, I am a WP user!!!!
and my axe!
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