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What Slownews do?

Slownews is here to help you reconnect with the real world without missing out on the important stuffs.

It checks your twitter home feed for you and gives you a summary a few times a day.
That way you're not missing out, skip all the ranting, and save time for the things that really matter in your life.

How it works?

  1. Every hour Slownews scans your Twitter home feed
  2. It checks every Tweets and saves websites that are news sites
  3. From this list, it merges duplicates and ranks the content according to their popularity
  4. When you decide, Slownews sends you a recap and quick links to the original news story

It's a real App!

Slownews is more than a website, it can be installed like a real App!

At some point a message from your phone should prompt you to "install" the App, click on it and see the magic happen!
Slownews will show on your home screen with its own icon.

Notifications

Slownews delegate its notification system to an external service called Programabot.

With this system, you gain in flexibility as you can choose to receive notifications from Slownews in your favorite messaging platform.

Price

Slownews is a paying service.

Long story short: I'm an indie developer, working alone on this project. So, at some point, I need money to live and pay for the server.

Slownews DOES respect your privacy,
Slownews DOES NOT collect your private data,
Slownews DOES NOT sell any data,
Slownews DOES NOT show ads.

The price is modest: $US 3/month,
if enough people pay it could be sustainable without being too pricey.

14 days trial

You don't need to put any credit card information to get started.

You have a 14 days trial period, starting when you first register. When the 14 days trial period is over, your account will stop refreshing until you pay.

Something is not working!

It will happen at some point, don't worry I'm here to help! Contact me at [email protected] and try to get a screenshot.

First start

This is important, that's why it has its own section in help

Right after your registration on Slownews — so called first start — you will not get your own content.

Indeed Slownews can not get your content from the last few hours because you've just register.

To prevent a blank and deceptive state, Slownews will show you some example content. Use this time to explore the app and do not forget to activate the notifications!

About

Slownews idea came when I decided to stop going on Twitter.

I quickly realized that Twitter was the place where I got all my news. But still I was unhappy with the speed and the quality of my timeline.

So I made Slownews, it watches my twitter home feed and gives me a summary few times a day. All my problems were solved!

Team

My name is Jerome Gangneux, I'm a French independent (not working for any corporation) developer, I try to make products that solve my own problem, and then make it available for everyone to use.

Values

I value privacy very much, as a matter of fact I do not use any Google product for Slownews.

I believe in small niche products that do one thing and do it well.

You can talk to me at [email protected], I'm always happy to answer!

Slownews is independent and not part of the Twitter corporation,
Slownews only views the content on your timeline, we do not need permission to write as we will never publish on your account.