This one's dedicated to those of us tired of
reading on a phone.
Tired of squinting at tiny text on small screens.
Why not have what you read, read to you?
Streamed on demand.
From any article at any time.
Welcome to a more accessible web.
Welcome to Verblr.
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Hello ProductHunters! I've had my head down for a couple of months and am happy to announce the new v2.0.0 iOS update (https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/ve...). It's a complete redesign of the core Verblr experience from the ground up, around a single idea - “stream the web”. It turns Verblr into a streaming service, an app you can go to discover news from your favourite sources without having to have an article already in mind. Featuring: - News feed - Trending - Library tabs - Listening history - Profiles - Add new content without leaving the app - Search for content across Verblr - Playlists - Read along with transcripts in the app - Many bug fixes! I’m looking to get in touch with iOS and Android users who are excited by what Verblr can become, and would be open to answering a few quick feedback questions. My personal email is darius@verblr.com so drop me a message whenever! Thanks everyone ______________________________________________________________________________ Hey! I came up with Verblr on my commute because I thought it would be cool to listen to articles on the web like a podcast - rather than have to scroll through tiny text on a phone screen! Hope you all like it! ps. The Android version is coming June 2020! Update 26/05: I observed infrequent issues with some Medium articles. Apologies if you were affected by this, a fix has just gone live! Update 28/05: support for Apple News! Update 20/07: 🎉 All of the invites have now gone out for the #Android app! Thank you to everyone for being a part of the launch! Available now: https://play.google.com/store/ap... Update 21/07: The new #iOS update is our biggest yet!✨ - fix for PDF handling - fix for duration sometimes not updating - fix for library ordering - improved artwork loading - troubleshooting on share errors - misc quality of life tweaks - visual polish available now https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/ve...
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Mike Bracco
Product at JibJab
Interesting. I do this now with a subset of my Pocket (long form stuff). Even though Pocket has a listen feature I find it much more useful to have a personal podcast feed where I already spend a bunch of time to listen to stuff. My current workflow is that a specific pocket tag gets sent to Narro https://www.narro.co/ via IFTTT. From there, the article then becomes a new episode in my personal podcast feed. What's great is that it even works for YouTube videos. In that case however, it just uses the audio from the video.
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@bracco i think Narro is a good comparison but the UX is different. Narro is podcast centric, in that all the content you submit via various integrations ends up being consumable in your native podcast app after a few minutes. With Verblr its a fully native, in app experience where the content is parsed into something that _feels_ like a podcast within seconds and can be played there and then in the app. Having a simple 'share/tap to listen' UX loop means the less tech savvy users and/or visually impaired users find Verblr very easy to use, and that's hugely important to me. I know firsthand how painful it is to read the web with a screenreader from my time working on making websites accessible.
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@bracco This is exactly what I do as well.
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Yannick VeysStartup founder
Very Cool Darius! I just downloaded the app and added my first article. I'm going to listen to it now :) Curious how it sounds :) If this works well I'm going to listen to Medium articles a lot on this :)
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@yannick_veys awesome! I've started aggregating feature requests from users on the trello board so DM me if you have any feedback! :)
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Yannick VeysStartup founder
I like the service, but... :) The home screen is a bit weird once you "uploaded" your first article I'd expect to start seeing an overview of articles. It only changes once you restart the app. What I don't understand is why I need to pay AGAIN for an article I already listened to? I'd like to listen to it again without paying? I bought 10k words for 2,29 but it didn't remember me buying it after I restart the app? I would also not limit the subscription based on word count. :)
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@yannick_veys No, you shouldn't be charged again for an article you have already paid for once with credits? Apologies if that is the case, and the home screen should auto refresh, so sounds like some weirdness going on. If you send the details including your email you used to mail@verblr.com I will get it sorted for you ps. have resolved some issues parsing Medium content, in case that affected you
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