Introducing Mediummy

A Medium app on Windows, powered by Cortana & Cloud Syncing!

Omar Abou El-khir
4 min readNov 29, 2014

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I really love Medium. In my opinion, it’s the best blogging/storytelling service out there. Medium simply reinvented the “non-microblogging” services again.

Also, I love my Windows Phone. The Live Tiles, Office & Cortana are making me productive every day! ☺

That’s why I started this side-project, “Mediummy”, a Windows Phone & Windows app that acts as a client for Medium.

Prioritizing Features

Before starting the development of Mediummy, I carefully thought about what features to include and what features to exclude -at least in the early stages-. Trello helped me prioritize features. My goal was to complement Medium with the productivity features of Windows & add Medium as an app for Windows users as well -which I’m one of them-.

Mediummy Trello Board which includes the prioritized feature list. [Dec. 27th, 2014]

1. Search. Favorite. Share.

  • Search: for stories, publications & profiles.
  • Favorite: stories, publications & profiles and sync them between your Windows devices.
  • Share: stories, publications or profiles to facebook, OneNote, NFC, email… etc
Mediummy has 3 core features: Search. Favorite. Share.

2. Cortana

Mediummy is deeply integrated with Cortana. You can say: “Medium, Find the magic of single button apps story” and Cortana will open Mediummy, searching for “the magic of single button apps” story, without touching the phone at all!

Mediummy is deeply integrated with Cortana on Windows.

3. Syncing

Sync your current page and favorites between your Windows devices so you can continue where you left off. Mediummy is a universal Windows app that works across Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 devices.

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Omar Abou El-khir

Principal Science Architect at Microsoft | Building great products is my true passion!