Hacker News Reader

Hacker News Reader


An easier way to read Hacker News (http://news.ycombinator.com). Read the posts and comments reformatted for your phone. Read later with Instapaper. Search HN. This app is not affiliated with Y Combinator. Enjoy!

Note: In March 2013 I redesigned how the app works internally to fix the problems mentioned in user comments around that time. Thanks to all who offered their help. - Corey Trager

Recent changes:
31, 2013-06-09: Fixed search which I broke yesterday. Sorry.
30, 2013-06-08: Faster way of getting to comments. Display of # of comments.
2.9, 2013-06-07: HN website changed, so screen-scraping logic here had to change too.
2.7, 2013-03-31: App resurrected from the dead, no longer relies on Heroku/Amazon AWS
2.6, 2011-12-10: Added "Ask"
2.0, 2011-09-19: Added "Share"
1.8, 2011-09-17: Added "Read Later"
1.7, 2011-08-03: Added "Search".
1.0, 2010-02-03: First release
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3.8
User ratings
227
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About Hacker News Reader
An easier way to read Hacker News (http://news.ycombinator.com). Read the posts and comments reformatted for your phone. Read later with Instapaper. Search HN. This app is not affiliated with Y Combinator. Enjoy!

Note: In March 2013 I redesigned how the app works internally to fix the problems mentioned in user comments around that time. Thanks to all who offered their help. - Corey Trager

Recent changes:
31, 2013-06-09: Fixed search which I broke yesterday. Sorry.
30, 2013-06-08: Faster way of getting to comments. Display of # of comments.
2.9, 2013-06-07: HN website changed, so screen-scraping logic here had to change too.
2.7, 2013-03-31: App resurrected from the dead, no longer relies on Heroku/Amazon AWS
2.6, 2011-12-10: Added "Ask"
2.0, 2011-09-19: Added "Share"
1.8, 2011-09-17: Added "Read Later"
1.7, 2011-08-03: Added "Search".
1.0, 2010-02-03: First release

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User reviews of Hacker News Reader
Love this reader. Runs great, no issues. HTC EVO; Froyo 2.2
Sep 23, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 29, 2014
Moto E I just love the content provided by Hacker News and with that I installed this app which I'd say disappointed me. The interface needs a lot of improvements.
A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
Works like a charm.
A Google User
Mar 7, 2014
No comments Galaxy SIII, I can click through to the link but cannot see the comments either, which is half the reason to be on Hacker News
A Google User
Jan 26, 2014
the best experience to hn great app I have installed I think all of them (hn readers) but this was the keeper...
A Google User
Jan 6, 2014
Shame When i click on view comments it always says there are no comments, even though checking the site shows that there are many comments