Shortly

Short stories from reddit based on how much time you have

Shortly is an app for reading short stories.

Pick how long you have to read (1, 3 or 5 minutes) and you will get a story of that length from the best of /r/writingprompts on Reddit.

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Qasim Munye
Maker
I make cool things sometimes
Hi! I've made this app for people like me, people who love to read but just want to read something quick and short. You pick how long you have to read (1,3 or 5 minutes) and then you will get a story of that length from the best of /r/writingprompts on Reddit. Let me know what you think!
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Ryan Hoover
Founder, Product Hunt
Are you considering adding other sources beyond /r/writingprompts? Perhaps Medium?
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Qasim Munye
Maker
I make cool things sometimes
@rrhoover One of the best things about getting the stories from Reddit is the upvote system. It ensures that we only show the best and highest rated stories. This way you know that you will have a great read every single time. I have considered other subreddits and other sources beyond Reddit. As long as we can ensure that all stories are of good quality, there's no reason not to use them!
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Mohammed Rafy
All things Community
@rrhoover @qasim_m You should definitely include Medium. :) Great work, Qasim.
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Max Stoiber
Staff Software Engineer at Gatsby
I love the typography, awesome work! 😍
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Qasim Munye
Maker
I make cool things sometimes
@mxstbr Thanks!
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Rajan RamachandranFounder and CEO at Optimuz Solutions
This is a great idea and a source to read short stories. I hope you are featuring only the most voted stories from reddit. One suggestion: If you can provide an option to go to next story without going back to home screen, that will be beneficial. You can provide next/prev button at the end of each story for easy navigation.
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Lyondhur Picciarelli
T&R Innovation HCI Industrial Designer
This is an awesome idea. Love your project mate.
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