Why I created Elytra

What is Elytra

Elytra is an RSS Feed Reader with an iOS & iPadOS and Web Interface. You can find the iOS App here and the web app here.

Why I created Elytra

A lot of very good RSS Feed Aggregation services existed when I was looking for one back in 2018. However, all of them collected a lot of personally identifying information from me as well as lot of analytics scripts collecting information in the background about articles I read and blogs I subscribe to.

Another big problem was a lot of iOS Apps dumped the HTML into a Web View to render the article. This caused some tracking scripts embeded by publishers to trigger and get continue to get information even if the app itself didn’t.

I did not want any of that, so I set out to create my own. Elytra was created a primary focus on Accessibility and Privacy. Before Sign in with Apple debuted, I had to create my own private ID mechanism that worked without collecting any personal information from you.

Who I am

Hi, my name is Nikhil Nigade, you can find me on my Micro.blog and on Twitter. I designed and engineered Elytra’s iOS App, Web App and Server Side services. I am dsylexic and I made Elytra to inculcate better reading habits in me. Seeing how it shaped up, I most certainly wanted to share it with the world.