This post originally appeared on Matt Griffin’s Blog. Matt is Director of Product Management at Percona, has a deep background in open source software and came to Percona from Canonical. Matt also has a keen interest in operations and application development and has spoken at events such as the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. You should follow him on Twitter.
I’m always interested in hearing about individuals and organizations running OpenStack clouds. Like many, I follow Superuser, the OpenStack Foundation’s news resource which focuses on topics such as how-tos, case studies, organizational culture, and vendor management related to OpenStack.
My smartphone is what I most frequently use to read news, but I find that I’m more likely to keep checking an online publication if they have a dedicated app rather than a mobile-friendly version of the content accessible using a mobile browser. Since the Superuser site only provided a mobile-friendly version of the articles, I didn’t check it frequently and sometimes missed posts. Sean Roberts shared similar views at an OpenStack event earlier this year.
Starting today, it’s easier to stay up to date on Superuser articles. Anyone with an iOS device can now read the latest Superuser news using a dedicated app called the OpenStack Superuser Reader.
I built this app for two reasons:
- I wanted to learn more about Cordova
- I wanted an easier way to keep up with the Superuser articles and help others to as well
If you’re interested in OpenStack, here are a few reasons why you should use this app:
- The easiest way to stay up to date with Superuser articles
- Connects you with other OpenStack resources such as planet.openstack.org and Ask OpenStack
- It’s free
I’m planning more enhancements soon including versions for Android and Ubuntu (always looking for testers). If you have any feature suggestions, please submit an issue. You can also contact me on Twitter or irc (mattgriffin on freenode).
Thanks to the early testers of the app, Sean for reinforcing the need, and the OpenStack Foundation for their support.