1. Slluxx

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    SwitchNews is an alternative nintendo & scene news source.

    Since 90DNS users are unable to recieve any official nintendo news (and none of those are particually interesting anyway) ive made my own little homebrew to fix that. It uses the internal browser of the nintendo switch, sets a few settings and then redirects to my website. The website is powered by VueJS and is basically just a fancy RSS reader. No article is written by myself and i am not hosting any of the images. The website is designed to work well with the switch but can also be browsed by anything else. Let me know if interest for other devices exist.

    Currently the sources are: GBATemp, Nintendolife, Gamespot & Kotaku

    If you have other sources you want to see there, please let me know. I am still working on fine-tuning some things like how many news should be displayed, some design choises and layouts, other types of content (like a list of current game releases & other types of news). I will keep an eye on this thread and browsing behavior on the site to make it the most appealing it can be.


    ToDos:

    • Different layouts to choose from for a more compact site
    • Preventing news from beeing displayed at the top again after a publisher edits an article
    • Finetuning the controler inputs (and not just relying on the switch-browser to do that)
    • Tweaking the sources and how to display them
    • Adding different kinds of data (not just news)
    • Anything else you want to see

    Get the homebrew:


    Screenshot:
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    PS: This is my first "public" release, be nice :toot:
     
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    Congrats!
     
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  4. Slluxx

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    This is because the news have not yet loaded in. Either your internet blocked the requests or its still loading.
    I will add an indicator for loading and failed requests asap
     
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    After some time it eventually got loaded, thanks.

    It would be nice to integrate an AdBlock though.

    BTW how to replace the systems' News screen with your news.nro?
     
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    This is amazing! Congrats on your first release!
     
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  7. Slluxx

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    There are no ads on my site and i cant control the content on other sites, sorry. Use some thing like pihole.
    Afaik you cant replace the newsapplet since its part of the nintendo homescreen. i may be able to replace the eshop though.

    Thanks alot :)
     
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    immediately crashes on SX OS. Is that fixable?
     
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  10. Slluxx

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    i dont have sxos to test, sorry
     
  11. GatoFiestero

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    Wow very nice. I like this kind of projects. But why the fuck is Hades nominated to the GOTY?

    Anyway, I'll take a look later.

    Thanks
     
  12. Slluxx

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    Since the homebrew app doesnt require updates (i hope) and since the majority of the work is done on the website, ill post updates from that here too.

    • added settings sidebar:
      • news sources are now switchable
      • amount of article per source editable
      • sorting by newst/oldest article
    • added sources:
      • Atmosphere
      • Libretro

    Screenshot
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  13. Ghost92

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    Will there be a way to add regional news and by language ?. Something like in a "location.conf" file
     
  14. Slluxx

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    i could either get the system language and browse to a different sub-site or let the user switch language on the site itself.
    but for that i would need sources in different languages and i really dont know what good ones are in other languages.
     
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