Slow Your Scroll lets you add online news articles to your reading list and then automatically scrolls through them for you. Since you do not need to manually scroll through the screen with your fingers, it is ideal for reading while working out at the gym, lying around at home, or if you are otherwise indisposed in the bathroom!
The app currently supports 9 major online news sites and you can click the associated icons to directly open a web browser to that news site. You copy and paste the article URL into the app to add it to your reading list.
You can preview your reading list by title, where you can delete individual news stories or clear your entire list.
When you start your scroll, the app will begin scrolling through each article on your reading list, one by one. You can pause and resume at your convenience. There are also buttons to increase (rabbit button) or decrease (turtle button) the scroll speed. Another feature is the "Next Article" button in the navigation bar that lets you skip to the next article.
The next feature we would like to implement in the future is a sharable extension so that you can add an article to your reading list with a few taps, instead of needing to copy and paste the URL. We would also like to incorporate drag-and-drop so you can rearrange the order of articles in your reading list.
Slow Your Scroll was created in one week using React Native (front-end) and Rails (back-end) by Eric Chiang, Matthew Black, Charlie Weber, and Michelle Di Biase, for our Dev Bootcamp final project.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Ratings and Reviews
Almost awesome - crashes, screen dimming, and jumps
Hey developer! Would love this app, great idea and interface, but it's pretty much unusable due to several bugs. 1) Please make this override phone dimming -- I had to do it manually in my settings which is an extra annoying step. I know it's possible because I have another app that will do it (Paprika recipe manager). 2) BIG ONE: the app consistently stops auto scrolling after a few minutes and won't start scrolling again. I can swipe scroll it, and if I hit next article, it will continue to not auto scroll, but if I hit pause, it crashes. 3) Finally, if I hit turtle or hare while auto scrolling, the app jumps back quite a ways in the article.
Would love to use this app, I'll check back to see if you've fixed these!
I LOVE THIS APP! It makes everything so much easier!!
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- Eric Chiang
- 13.4 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © Eric Chiang, Matthew Black, Charlie Weber, & Michelle Di Biase
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.