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More Hacker! More News!

Hakn is a slim, easy reader for Hacker News (news.ycombinator.com). Hakn leverages pleasing design and HN’s latest Firebase API to offer a new take on the story- and comment-reading experience.

• enjoy HN content with a clean, minimal UI
• read stories, read comments, that’s it
• use swipe gestures for smooth screen navigation
• expand and collapse comments with a tap

Hakn uses the latest iOS8 libraries, including WebKit for improved web page performance. Also, Hakn is written in Swift :)

Note that HN’s Firebase v1.0 API is currently read-only and fairly limited, so numerous Hacker News features (login, upvoting, commenting, etc) are not yet supported. More info on the HN API is available at https://github.com/HackerNews/API


Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

luckman212 ,

Clean and responsive

Nice job! This feels very polished for a 1.0 release. Also really dig the logo. A few suggestions:

- let us access the share widget from the comments page - sometimes what I want to share or save is the comment page itself

- please show comment count on main form - dont make us swipe right to see it

- nav to comment page should not occur until swipe gesture is complete (finger is lifted) -- the way it works now it takes you there as soon as you start to pull

- it would be great if there was an option to automatically expand all comments/subcomments

- I would like a slightly darker / higher contrast color scheme, or better yet customizable bgcolor and fgcolor (font color)


thirteen23 Corp.
14 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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