Swiipe News

A different take on viewing the headlines by a 14-year-old ๐Ÿ“ฐ

#1 Product of the DaySeptember 03, 2017

Swiipe is a different take on reading the latest headlines from 50+ of your favourite news sources (250+ more coming soon) all displayed in an interactive swipe interface

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28 Reviews4.6/5
Maker
โ—๏ธUPDATE: Thank you so much to all 1000+ of you that upvoted in the past day and a half. I can't explain in words what it means to me. With your ideas (and upvotes) you have inspired me to continue working on Swiipe so expect a BIG update within the next six months. On the other hand, v0.2 was just released which squashes a few more annoying bugs. It has been a pleasure launching on Product Hunt and this is the start of a new career. Keep Swiiping, Alex ๐Ÿ™Œ ----- Hi, everyone. My name is Alex and I am a 14-year-old living in Ireland. I have been learning to develop iOS apps for close to a year now as summer holidays in Ireland are 13 weeks long and it is quite time-consuming. So far I have developed some apps that are of benefit to schools in Ireland but Swiipe was my first real project outside of Education. So far I have won national awards for my apps which have given me the confidence to pursue this as a career. Swiipe lets you view the articles that you want to see one by one. Simply swipe left to dismiss the article, right to save the article for later and tap to view the article in full. I have always wanted to create a news app but I wanted to make one with a twist and Swiipe is hopefully that. I encourage to download Swiipe and to share any critique you may have. Feel free to contact me at: alexandergoodison@gmail.com or on twitter as @alex_goodison or @SWIIPEnews PS: v1.0 coming soon with 300+ sources ๐Ÿ‘€
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@alexgoodison awesome, Alex. The app looks great.
Maker
@rueter thank you, I did put a big focus on the design and Iโ€™m glad you like it ๐Ÿ‘Œ
@swiipenews Congrats Alex! This is such a good use of your summer break! Be proud โœŒ๏ธ
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@syswarren Thank you. I wanted to make use of it somehow and doing what I love was a good way to use it!
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@alexgoodison love the design of it! This was an awesome use of your summer holiday๐Ÿ‘
As a 13 year old trying to learn HTML5, I love that other teens are creating apps. It makes me feel confident that one day Iโ€™ll launch on Product Hunt ๐Ÿค—. Also, this is exactly what Iโ€™m looking for to read the news. Itโ€™s like tinder. Good luck Alex!
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@zduboss Good luck Zach! I wanted to read the news more often myself, but no news app was able to provide an experience worth going back for. (Hopefully I have provided that) Yes, it is quite like Tinder so Tinder users may find Swiipe easy to use ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad you like it and good luck with your development ๐Ÿ‘
@zduboss you're 13 and you're on tinder?!
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@zduboss I'm 15 and I really want to create an app for iOS one day. ๐Ÿ™‰
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@zduboss @djstoresssss JUST DO IT! YouTube is a great way to start learning iOS development for free. Thousands of tutorials out there. Or else try Udemy, which has many cheap courses on App Development
Maker
@highaced Ha! Shoutout to NewsAPI.org for providing the news for Swiipe. Can't wait for v2.0 ๐Ÿ‘€
Amazing work, my friend. I was building fan sites and freewebs layouts when I was 14. Nothin' close to launching an app! Keep it up.
Maker
@treggify Thanks! Coming up with serious ideas when you're 14 isn't easy! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

a combo of great newsreading tools

Pros:

swift

Cons:

too straightforward

Would *love* to see some machine-learning incorporated into this eventually, so I get a curated feed of news as opposed to whatever algorithm it uses now to sort them (I assume it's a static preference for recency, popularity maybe). Great app!

Pros:

Easy interface, great to find and save for later

Cons:

UI is a bit bulky