I develop apps now. Apps are cool.
It seems that Apple have
temporarily gone mad and actually approved the little Twitter/RSS client iOS app that I’ve been hacking together during my lunchbreaks for deployment via the App Store. If you’re an iPhone or iPad wrangler and a Twitter user and you find using your thumb to actually scroll down the screen tedious (what is this, the f**king Dark Ages?) I give you:
Striped [iTunes store link]
This is with the caveat that we’re still strictly in “beta” here, because there are things that you just can’t wire up until it’s been in the store for a while (like the ads that should live in that banner space at the bottom). I’m also sure there are a few things that might need, you know, fixing. And it doesn’t quite work in iOS 8 yet. And the support website is a currently a blank page. BUT NEVER MIND ALL THAT I HAVE AN APP IN THE APP STORE SO SHUT UP.
The plan (ha ha) is to chuck Facebook, Google+, Feedly integration, OPML import and a stack of other little features in as (lunch)time goes by, plus some filtering and sorting options so that you can just have your interweb scrolling by on your conveniently docked phone while you tap listlessly at your keyboard, pretending to work. (Or something.) (I find positioning said device just below your main screen is ideal for maintaining the illusion of professional engagement.)