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 Hekla for Hacker News

iOS and Android client for Hacker News. Inspired by the Apollo client for Reddit.

App features:
  • Tabbed interface for easy navigating
  • Browse top stories, newest, show HN, ask HN and jobs
  • Login with your Hacker News account to vote, reply and flag stories
  • Large or compact posts depending on your preference
  • Offline and Travel friendly
  • 3D Touch support
  • iPad support
  • Multiple themes, adjustable font & text size
  • Colour-coded, collapsible comments thread
  • Readability mode/external browser options
Beta Screenshots

iPhone X screenshot of Stories iPhone X screenshot of Dark theme Pixel screenshot of Comments

Development features

  • TypeScript
  • Gradle 4
  • Cocoapods
  • CodePush
  • mobx and mobx-state-tree
  • react-native-navigation v2
  • react-native-config
  • JavaScriptCore on Android
  • Keychain to store sensitive data
  • CSS Modules with Stylus
  • patch-package for custom native code

Getting Started

You will need to grab your own google-services.json and GoogleService-Info.plist. Head over to and create a new application.

You will then need to modify your configuration files to match the Hacker News API:


    "firebase_url": ""




If you are interested in helping out, feel free to submit issues, pull-requests or even contact me. I am open to all kind of contributions.


This project is MIT licensed

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