Category Archives: Building Minimal Reader

MnmlRdr is now Minimal Reader

I’ve decided to start promoting the full “Minimal Reader” brand, instead of “MnmlRdr”. It’s more clear, simpler (yes, even though it has *more* vowels), and fits better overall with where I want to take the service. You will still be able to use the domain for the time being, but will be the primary […]

Minimal UI in Mobile Safari

One of my favorite additions to iOS 7.1 (released March 10) is a new mode for Mobile Safari called “minimal-ui”, which developers (like me) can enable for their websites. What this mode does is hide the browser toolbars so more of the website content can be displayed. Here’s how MnmlRdr looks with this new setting: […]

Real-time Updates Update

It has been just over a month since I launched real-time updates for MnmlRdr. This has been one of the most exciting features to build and release. Here’s why: This was the most requested feature since I launched MnmlRdr. Once the feature was live, there was immediate surge of adoption. Currently, around 75% of customers […]

Can I Buy a Vowel?

This is the first in a series called “Building MnmlRdr”, where I’ll be discussing the ins and outs of building and marketing a feed reader. When I first started building MnmlRdr, I was exploring a lot of domain names. I wanted something simple. The product’s core was to be centered around fewer distractions and a […]