Today, I'm officially releasing a personal project called wateronmars, a web app combining a news reader and a bookmark collection.
So this is just another news reader but this ones aims at being a free (as in freedom) platform from which users can explore the web.
A demo site is hosted on heroku: http://wateronmars-demo.herokuapp.com/
For now this web application focuses on offering a lean interface based on a very simple workflow:
- Take a glimpse at the news: a river views displays the latest news
- Dig in when time allows: a sieve (some would say a mailbox-like) view makes it easy to look at and filter out the news
- Take notes: a "collection" gathers all web pages that the user wants to keep the link to
- Subscribe to news sources: a "sources" page gathers all the web pages from which the user wants to see the news as they come
Although they make up a working and usable (IMHO) application I consider them as the building blocks for a slightly more ambitious web exploration platform.
PS: If you came here looking for actual water on the planet mars, all apologies and feel free to go on wikipedia.