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Glider for Hacker News

Glider is an opinionated Hacker News client. Ad-free, open-source, no-nonsense.
New in version 1.7.0
• Added caching to allow reading of previously opened threads while offline
• Fixed incorrect navigation bar color on older Android versions
Glider is an opinionated Hacker News client. Ad-free, open-source, no-nonsense.

• Browse stories, comments and user profiles
• Catch up on and search stories from any period
• Log in using an existing or new Hacker News account
• Vote on and favorite stories and comments
• Write replies and submit new stories (experimental)
• Collapse comment trees
• No ads, no telemetry
• Extensive theming
• Sensible defaults

Source code is available at https://github.com/Mosc/Glider. Don't hesitate to submit an issue if you'd like to see anything improved.

Uses the official Hacker News API hosted on Firebase and the Hacker News Search API provided by Algolia.

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  • Version 1.7.0 (23) suggested Added on 2021-05-25

    This version requires Android 4.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

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  • Version 1.6.2 (22) - Added on 2021-05-03

    This version requires Android 4.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 22 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log