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Wheres Zup

December 14, 2020 Dev
Wheres Zup

The other day I was thinking about all of the ways people consume news. Of course this has been of great interest to me ever since I started the HEADLIN3S project a few years ago.

Most online news sites have a bunch of stories in a grid with a little picture, the headline, the details, and a read more. I thought – what if there was just like a big slider that cycled through the top stories every morning so that I could see what’s going on with as little investment of time and effort as possible.

So I built one:


I already had the data from the aforementioned HEADLIN3S app and I knew how it was structured – so all I had to do was create the simple front end and get the data into it.

As I always do ( if its my choice ) I created it with Vue, Vuetify and Google Firebase. Google makes getting data from Firestore so easy that this entire app was only a only a couple hundred lines of code.

It’s now my start page when my browser fires up so that I can see the headlines while I get my day started without having to click 🙂

  • Albertoson 8:55 am December 16, 2020 Reply

    Nice job. I like how simple the color scheme is, it keeps with the overall idea of this web app. Bookmarked.

    • JTk 3:44 pm December 18, 2020 Reply

      Hey Now – thanks for the kind words. You *should* be able to install it ( on a phone or computer ) as an app as it is a legit web app 🙂

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