Release date: 2009, Re-released: 2015

iPhone application

Initially released as a paid app in 2009, it had a large database of news sites, along with their sub-categories, categorized per domain (Politics, Finance, etc).

It's ease-of-use and fluid ui made it extremely performant even when running in old devices like the plain iPhone 3G.

The iPhone application quickly climbed to being one of the top grossing Greek  applications, reaching 2nd place in all categories for 5 months, and remaining in the second place of the top news applications for the entire year 2010.

Notable features:

  • Extremely fluid UI, no hickups even when using on a plain iPhone 3G woth advanced animations and ease-of-use
  • News Feeds from over 70 Greek  sites.
  • Frontpages from all Greek Newspapers every day.
  • Saving favorite articles for later use
  • Subscribe to custom news feeds that were not included in the application.
  • Sharing to 5 social media networks.

iGreekNews HD for iPad

iGreekNews was released as a paid app for the iPad in 2011, written from the ground up to take advantage of the iPad's larger screen and UI framework differences.

iGreekNews HD climbed to the top of the iPad news reader applications, and stayed in this place for 11 months.

Features:

  • Extremely fluid UI, no hickups even when using on a plain iPhone 3G woth advanced animations and ease-of-use
  • News Feeds from over 70 Greek  sites.
  • Frontpages from all Greek Newspapers every day.
  • Saving favorite articles for later use
  • Subscribe to custom news feeds that were not included in the application.
  • Sharing to 5 social media networks.

iGreekNews Re-Release

In 2015, the application was re-released, and it was accompanied by a backend that would aggregate News Sites and the twitter feed, categorize the results, associate them and store them in MongoDB.

It quickly climbed to the top of the news applications but was soon taken down by apple.

The backend was written in NodeJS, and was publicly released.

csotiriou/igreeknews-backend
A NodeJS backend, which is a driving force behind the old iGreekNews Service (oramind.net) - csotiriou/igreeknews-backend

iPad Application: iGreekNews HD

The iPad application was released in 2011 with the name