Swiipe News

A different take on viewing the headlines by a 14-year-old 📰

#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

Reviews

 +22 reviews
  • Mathew ReissDeveloper, Snowy for Pebble Time
    Pros: 

    Easy interface, great to find and save for later

    Cons: 

    UI is a bit bulky

    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!

  • Geoffrey HurthBrand Manager at happn
    Pros: 

    Cool

    Cons: 

    Already exist

    It already exist, French newspaper "Le Monde" has a swipe app for news >>https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lemonde.morning&referrer=apsalar_clid%3DvGDVPMC_jpNmcXpkAh9CZQsSh7QHNbwG5dZke8wmsxu8243R89lvUtJdVIWOpdDRJZBjCLl3li2Ge-ANfjS7ctu1_V1um-igTP9N8O9SOV0tFQOgpNY2QoI1D3XrKcSpPqk0XgpwK-t05X-prERlZQOPl1OiqoaLtt3HLDk6k-7LTW8DXqofyVnQ5oJygd5g

Discussion

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Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
❗️UPDATE: Thank you so much to all 900+ 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 🙌 ----- 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 👀
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
@alexgoodison awesome, Alex. The app looks great.
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@rueter thank you, I did put a big focus on the design and I’m glad you like it 👌
Julie Delanoy@syswarren · Design at Product Hunt 😻
@swiipenews Congrats Alex! This is such a good use of your summer break! Be proud ✌️
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@syswarren Thank you. I wanted to make use of it somehow and doing what I love was a good way to use it!
Kevin Lou@kevinbryantlou · Founder, Anytable ✌️
@alexgoodison love the design of it! This was an awesome use of your summer holiday👏
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@kevinbryantlou Yes, I tried to focus on the design as it is a major part of a good User Experience. Glad you like it 👌
Gerard van Kempen@gvkjr · Programmer, designer, font-afficionado.
@alexgoodison great to see that there are still youngsters out there with meaningful hobbies. Keep up the good work, and I hope you can one day turn your hobby into your profession.
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@gvkjr I hope so too, and I hope that Swiipe will give me an insight into the industry. Thanks for the feedback
Dan Flanegan@dflanegan · Co-Founder, Butter
@alexgoodison This is a great idea and execution!
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@dflanegan thank you, glad you like it 🙃
Sr¡@madhu_sridhar · Software Engineer in Test
@alexgoodison Congrats Alex! Good design work :)
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@madhu_sridhar Thank you! Appreciate it 🙌
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
@alex_goodison @swiipenews @alexgoodison Congrats Alex! Made you a GIF :)
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@nivo0o0 Love it! Thank you so much.
Marco Lombardo@marticos · Web Developer Freelance
Hi @alex_goodison good job!
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@alex_goodison @marticos Thank you 😀
Zach Dubos@zduboss · The CEO of Mediocre inc.
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 I’ll launch on Product Hunt 🤗. Also, this is exactly what I’m looking for to read the news. It’s like tinder. Good luck Alex!
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@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 😉 Glad you like it and good luck with your development 👍
Jordan Nesbitt@highaced · Wearer of many hats @ NewsAPI.org
@zduboss you're 13 and you're on tinder?!
Dj Stores@djstoresssss
@zduboss I'm 15 and I really want to create an app for iOS one day. 🙉
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@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
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@highaced Ha! Shoutout to NewsAPI.org for providing the news for Swiipe. Can't wait for v2.0 👀
Sven van der Zee@svenvd_zee · Haven't found the next big thing yet
@zduboss @djstoresssss @alexgoodison true, I started out when I was 14 with android development. Btw great app, whish you lots of success!
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@svenvd_zee Thank you!
Amrith Shanbhag@amrith · making ideas happen at feathrd
@alexgoodison @zduboss @djstoresssss You guys should reaaally check out a community of student makers from around the world that I'm building, you guys would love it there :) We're about 90+ school students backed by some really cool entrepreneurs and developers.. Check it out! https://feathrd.co
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@ambonium Will do. Thanks 👍
Zach Dubos@zduboss · The CEO of Mediocre inc.
@highaced I’m not on tinder, Jordan, but I sure know what tinder is
Tregg@treggify · Designer
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.
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@treggify Thanks! Coming up with serious ideas when you're 14 isn't easy! 😃
Trell West@trellwest · Creative
This should be a blogging / website platform or theme in general for sharing posts/news,etc. I'd sign up in a heart beat. I would love for this to be my own website ala "medium" if that makes sense. The UI is so clean and beautiful. Definitely inspired, thanks for sharing! If it could be done I wouldnt mind hiring you! Great work man, you're very talented.
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@trellwest Damn, I never really thought about that. Great idea which I would certainly look into. Thought Medium had that market covered but could be worth a shot. Thanks for the insight 👍 Also I do have some spare time and I also am into graphic design if you’re up for the hiring
Trell West@trellwest · Creative
@alexgoodison I wouldn't try to compete with medium per say but definitely being able to create (or source together) your own swipeable content as a story or landing page could be useful for linking to content that exists on several platforms albiet youtube, a twitter thread, instagram or medium if that makes sense. Bringing them all together in a place would be IDEAL for me as a blogger trying to manage it all. The 'swipe up' feature on instagram is a good example of this. I have so many ideas already about this being used in ecommerce... you have a lot of work to do! ;)
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@trellwest So you’re talking about having someone’s social media feed along with it. I get you. I like the idea. I’m already having new ideas. v1.0 will look different than intended. 🙌 still up for the Hiring 😉
Trell West@trellwest · Creative
@alexgoodison I wouldn't say sync together their entire social feed per say but moreover being able to share content from various social platforms into one space for people to discover. You could share a article you wrote on medium, or a youtube video you posted, or a particular affiliated product you like and found etc.
Trell West@trellwest · Creative
@alexgoodison Also shooting you an email so be on the lookout for that :)
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@trellwest Would you put all of this content into one Swipe View like a home page with everything in it for people to swipe through? Also, would you be suggesting a system where people could follow each other and then the content you share is put into your follower’s main Swipe feed? I’ll keep my eyes peeled for the email 👍
Trell West@trellwest · Creative
@alexgoodison is this where I start billing as a consultant? hahah ;) -- but yes! Ascending from the most recent. In essence a social media swipable content aggregator that is curated by the end user. A link repository if that makes sense. For example, say you were a beauty blogger. You could have a content category of makeup products that you like or recommend or link to video tutorials that you've made and link to them. Or if you had a topic of 'skincare' you could create an entire catalogue of content that ALREADY exists on various social media profiles albiet twitter, or instagram or a youtube video you may to link to in the deck.
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@trellwest Better send me that email because I’m liking your insight and this is inspiring my own ideas. I never really thought of Swiipe this way, only as a news client. This would definitely be worth a shot. Question is: what would it take to keep you going back for more of Swiipe?
Trell West@trellwest · Creative
@alexgoodison I really gave you the keys to the jungle here ;)
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@trellwest I guess so. Now it’s time to explore 😉
Trell West@trellwest · Creative
@alexgoodison I am available for a position as a consultant, test study, and marketing associate friend. Glad to get you thinking!
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@trellwest Thank you! I'll keep in touch!
joshua@thewrongjoshua · Student
we have a child prodigy! well done alex, you've done a brilliant job
Alex
Maker
@alexgoodison · Founder of Swiipe
@thewrongjoshua 👀 Let's hope so. Appreciate the kind words ✌️