Medium is known and respected for well crafted stories on a variety topics, by both professional writers, bloggers, and anyone with a story to tell. Its list of top 100 stories, (e.g., “The Problem With Little White Girls,” “Don’t date a girl who travels,” “7 Reasons Why You Will Never Do Anything Amazing With Your Life,”) are often engaging, provocative, and sometimes timely.
The iPhone app aims to give users straight-forward access to Medium content without lots of bells and whistles. When you sign into Medium, using your Twitter account, the app fetches your personal reading list which is influenced by people you follow on Twitter and the collections you follow on Medium.
You can swipe left and right to view stories, and you can tap on the collections category and choose to follow the stories published to that collection.
You can also tap to view a list of the latest and trending stories on Medium. Stories can be bookmarked, recommended to other Medium users, and shared to Twitter and Facebook. What the app does not allow you to do is write and submit stories. That must still be done on the online platform for Medium.
Most stories on Medium are relatively short, and a read time is posted for each published entry. The font and font size for content are very readable and the scrolling process is smooth.
What do you think of Medium for iPhone?