HCS friend Danielle Strle made a slick new RSS reader for the iPad.
Check it out!
I made an iPad app called RSS5000, and it is out in the app store today!
Basically, RSS5000 takes all your Google Reader feed items and arranges them into stack of web pages that you can flip through. The minimal interface can disappear entirely, leaving the web pages from the feeds that you like as the sole focus of the app. Because it’s a stack of live browser pages, all the formatting is maintained and you can follow links, play embedded video, and enjoy your favorite sites in the format their creators intended.
On a decent wi-fi connection, it’s blazingly fast. It is simple and elegant, and It feels sort of like flipping through your favorite websites on magic internet paper. RSS5000 is a really nice way to browse your subscriptions.
Here is a link to RSS5000 in the app store. Please Buy it, Review it and tell all your friends!
How To Build Great Products
Hard Candy Shell is co-hosting an event at Soho House in New York in October. It’s being presented as an alternative to the “look here’s a demo of my new social startup called bliveringper.io”-type events that are starting to rival in number the “60 year-old newspaper men talking about the future of digital” conferences. We’re instead going to focus solely on how to make great products. We’ve assembled an amazing crew from the likes of Foursquare, BuzzFeed, Kickstarter, Twitter and more to set us all straight on the subject. While you’ll have to sit through Hard Candy Shell’s own Kevin Kearney drone on about why “An Idea Is Not A Strategy” the bright side is there will be food and drinks.
(So apparently it sold out but I guess you could try the waitlist in case people bow out)
Hard Candy Shell at Ultralight Startups
Co-Founder Dan Maccarone took the stage at the recent Ultralight Startups Entrepreneur’s forum with some good people from Behavior, the NYC UPA and Minds on Design Lab. A video of the panel and presentations slides are now available online.