hacker_news_client 0.1.0

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A Dart client for the Hacker News API. Works on Flutter, Server, and Web.


No need for an API key or anything, just create an instance of the client and fetch results!

// Create a client and pass in an http.Client.
//   - For Flutter & Server, use IOClient
//   - For Web, use BrowserClient
final client = HackerNewsClient(IOClient());

// Fetch the top stories. Does not include all comments.
final topStories = await client.topStories();

// Fetch the newest stories. Does not include all comments
final newStories = await client.newStories();

// Fetch a story with all comments
final newStories = await client.story(8863);

Features and bugs

Please file feature requests and bugs at the issue tracker.


  • Initial version of a a Hacker News Client for Dart
  • Works on Flutter, Server, and Web
  • Covered by tests
  • Supports:
    • Top Stories
    • Best Stories
    • New Stories
    • Jobs
    • Ask Hacker News
    • Show Hacker News
    • Story with all comments
    • Poll with Options and all comments
    • User

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  hacker_news_client: ^0.1.0

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter packages get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get or flutter packages get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:hacker_news_client/hacker_news_client.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Dec 5, 2018, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.1.0
  • pana: 0.12.7


Detected platforms: Flutter, web, other

No platform restriction found in primary library package:hacker_news_client/hacker_news_client.dart.

Health issues and suggestions

Fix lib/src/client.dart. (-25 points)

Analysis of lib/src/client.dart failed with 1 error:

line 74 col 30: The constructor 'List.generate' does not have type parameters.

Maintenance suggestions

Maintain an example. (-10 points)

Create a short demo in the example/ directory to show how to use this package. Common file name patterns include: main.dart, example.dart or you could also use hacker_news_client.dart.


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.0.0-dev.50.0 <3.0.0
built_collection ^3.1.1 3.1.3 4.1.0
built_value ^5.5.3 5.5.5 6.1.6
http ^0.11.3+17 0.11.3+17 0.12.0
Transitive dependencies
async 2.0.8
charcode 1.1.2
collection 1.14.11
fixnum 0.10.9
http_parser 3.1.3
matcher 0.12.4
meta 1.1.6
path 1.6.2
quiver 2.0.1
source_span 1.4.1
stack_trace 1.9.3
string_scanner 1.0.4
typed_data 1.1.6
Dev dependencies
build_runner ^0.9.0
built_value_generator ^5.5.3
coverage 0.12.1
test ^1.0.0