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On October 19th, Onswipe is holding its first ever 48-hour hackathon at the company’s Union Square-based HQ. The startup assures us, in bolded font, that there will be beer. The theme of the hackathon is HTML5–unsurprising given Onswipe’s own underlying code infrastructure.
It’s pretty rare that a “Show HN” post actually makes it to the top of the front page of Hacker News, as a lot of them are just half-baked startup ideas. Not so with fontBomb, a delightfully fun plugin that lets you blow up the text on your favorite (or least favorite) websites.
fontBomb is an HTML 5 plugin by Canadian programmer Philippe-Antoine Lehoux. As one commenter put it, “So awesome. Spent 10 min blowing the hell out of hn. Now instead of raging against trolls I can simply blow them up.”
Tension has been building for some time between Apple and big publishers, who aren’t keen on cutting Cupertino in to the tune of 30% for all subscriptions sold on iOS.
The Financial Times released a HTML5-based web app that works exactly like something users would purchase in the iTunes store. It’s the first move by Read More
New York’s Aviary has built a suite of creative tools for digital artists, but is increasingly looking to expand its footprint among big businesses and average consumers.
Aviary rolled out the Beta of its new site today in an effort to become more of a portal for users that aren’t experienced with online editing Read More
Bit.ly has finally launched a mobile version of its basic URL shortener last week. Other than the slight inconvenience of navigating to a website rather than opening an app, the process of shortening a link is painless–which should be refreshing for anyone who’s ever tried to clunkily use the full site from a mobile browser. It’s actually superior to using the site with a mouse and a desktop browser, we’d argue; The Next Web called it “app-like!”