When I started MnmlRdr, I wanted the mobile and desktop experience to feel great. I was using Google Reader on my mobile device, which was good enough, but never really felt like a fast and responsive “app”. I wanted to build something better.
To achieve that, I included gestures from day 1:
- Swipe left to star an item (or mark to be read later)
- Swipe right to mark an item as read/unread.
- Pinch (or double tap) an expanded item to collapse.
And the best part…you can even use these gestures on the “desktop” view of the site if you want.