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    • Riptide3604 years ago

      Is the mobile app free or is there a paid version? Does it have the same features as Chrome? Any reason why you don't support mobile chrome on iOS and Android first? Looking forward to your app release! Post the app icon for feedback! It would be great if you could have an option for dark mode so that when I'm reading in bed my wife doesn't get all pissed!

      • jeff
        Top reader this weekTop reader of all timeReading streakScoutScribe
        4 years ago

        Is the mobile app free or is there a paid version?

        Free!

        Does it have the same features as Chrome?

        Yes, though it might take a few releases to reach feature parity with the extension.

        Any reason why you don't support mobile chrome on iOS and Android first?

        Unfortunately mobile browsers don't support extensions so we had to go with an app. (I believe Firefox on Android might be an exception but we need to have a presence on iOS devices.)

        It would be great if you could have an option for dark mode...

        We already have this feature logged in our issue tracker and it's one that I think a lot of people would use, myself included. Stay tuned, coming soon!

    • sjwoo4 years ago

      Late to the party but I'd like to add my "hooray!" to this great bit of news -- I use the reddit app more than the website, so this is wonderful news. :)

    • mira4 years ago

      nice!

    • GonzoJourno4 years ago

      This is great news, I can't wait! For sure there are a of downtime moments when I wish I could be reading but end up going on social apps instead. Those apps are just not made for mindfully consuming content.

      Throwing a suggestion out - it would be awesome if i can add articles from other sources on to rr's app and track my reading. I find that i save a lot of articles on various sites (this is also just bad hoarding behaviour on my part, i should just be more disciplined about reading them), but don't go back and read enough of them.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        4 years ago

        Great idea!

        The plan for an MVP for "Stats" (aka Fitbit for Reading) is going to be a box of information that sits above your History. It will stay stuff like "you finish 5% of the articles you start," and "You read a lot about: "Tech" "Trump" "#MeToo" "Crypto." We're still figuring out exactly what to track, so your suggestion fits in with that!

        Also, try doing the hoarding with stars! The stars really help me keep track of stuff I want to read. I always have ~10ish articles starred at any given time. And when I'm browsing around in Chrome (the only browser I use, naturally!) I star the stuff I want to read.

        When anything sits on my starred list for a week, I unstar it. Because it probably means I'll never read it.

    • joanne
      Top reader this weekReading streak
      4 years ago

      Yahoo....don't usually do any reading on my phone but I know that most people conduct all their business on theirs....maybe having some good news and personal stories to read might change my habits.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        4 years ago

        True! I don't have a smartphone anymore, but I remember that reading long stuff sucked on phones. Anyway, we need fewer - not more - of these devices in our lives. (Go read the Margaret Atwood Bad Feminist piece, it rocks.)

    • simon24 years ago

      Super!

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        4 years ago

        Thanks, simon2! Welcome!

    • readingirl4 years ago

      I got to 99% and it is letting me comment.

      • jeff
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        4 years ago

        Currently we count a "read" as reaching 90% complete in order to account for extraneous content elements that are sometimes picked up by the content detection algorithm (bylines, photo captions, author bios, etc.).

        The percent complete value that is displayed in the UI is the actual value that we're seeing on the back end, though I could see how it might be more user-friendly to scale 90%+ values to 100%.

    • tylerbc4 years ago

      Yes! I pretty much exclusively read articles on my phone so I've been hoping this would happen. Will I be able to read articles on other news apps, like Apple's News app or NYTimes?

      • jeff
        Top reader this weekTop reader of all timeReading streakScoutScribe
        4 years ago

        Initially you'll have to read the articles in our app in order to get credit and be able to comment. I think it might be possible to register a share extension that would allow you to jump from an article in another app over to reallyread.it but I have to look into that further. Either way it'll still be huge to finally be able to use our platform with a mobile device. I hate not being able to read an article and comment when I'm out somewhere with my phone and have some time to kill. We'll definitely be sending out an email to everyone as soon as we're in the app store.

    • erica4 years ago

      So excited for this. There have been many times that I wished I could really read on my phone! Will the mobile app work the same way as the website?