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Hardbound - Stories for curious minds

By Hardbound, Inc

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“I love Hardbound. They are pushing the boundaries of mobile-based storytelling.”
Ev Williams, Founder of Twitter & Medium

Hardbound is a new, unique format of storytelling that's visual, interactive and designed for mobile.Every weekday, we create a new illustrated story that teaches you something fascinating about the world. Each story takes about 5 minutes to read.

There are currently two channels in Hardbound:

1. Hardbound Weekly - Original stories that make you smarter, covering history, science, technology, busines, and more.

2. The Nightcap - A neat, visual summary of the day's most important news. A new edition comes out Monday-Thursday every night at 8pm.

Reading new stories on Hardbound are always free, but you can become a Patron, and you'll get access to our entire back catalogue of stories, and a monthly Patrons-only update.

Hardbound Patron subscriptions are optional, and Patron features are available via an auto-renewing subscription:
- $1.99 per month (Small)
- $4.99 per month (Medium)
- $19.99 per month (Large)

Full subscription details:
Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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What's New in Version 2.0.1

Everything below plus two quick bug fixes:
- Fixed a bug with out tap hints not working.
- Push notifications in the Settings screen are working as they should be!

What's new in version 2.0.0:
- New channel: The Nightcap! Every Monday-Thursday at 8pm eastern, you'll get a quick, visual summary of the day's most important news.
- We redesigned the main navigation, try swiping ;)
- Push notifications are a go! You get to choose what gets notified.
- You can turn SMS notifications off in the settings menu.
- Bug fixes and more!

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Customer Reviews

Good while it lasted

This app had a good run. Discontinued night cap feature removes the daily usage functionality. Hopefully someone will pick up the torch for the news delivery method.

Like the format. Leans left.

Cool way to read the top stories. Wish it had links at the end to more detailed write ups if interested. Definitely leans left on politics, but I gave up on ever finding an unbiased news source a long time ago.

Has potential

I just don't agree with the monthly charges not when we have Flipboard...guys get paid from selling ad space to companies so that you can continue with this new innovation...this concept is too new to be charging customers from the start. Love where y'all going unfortunately I have to get you off my phone to release space...I hope to remember to check you guys out later @ some point in time.

Hardbound - Stories for curious minds
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  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 11.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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