narwhal for reddit

A simple app for reddit designed for iOS 7

#3 Product of the DayApril 09, 2014
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Rick Harrison
Rick HarrisonMakerHiring@rickharrison · Co-Founder, Meadow
Hi all. I just released my first app with my friend @kenfinney after leaving my engineering position at Apple a couple months ago. I'd love to get your feedback on my app! It is focused on making the core browsing functionality of reddit as seamless as possible on mobile.
Osman@osmanify · Growth and product.
Definitely the best Reddit app I've tried. What made you want to build it?
Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Well done, @rickharrison! This makes reddit look pretty AND it comes with a narwhal which is a pretty sweet animal, probably @alexisohanian's next startup mascot. But onto the important question: why narwhal? Site note: The 4-option left/right swipe reminds me of Sunrise's previous UI. I like the creativity but the subtly in a short vs. long swipe left is kind of tricky. They ended up limiting it to two options in the end.
Rick Harrison
Rick HarrisonMakerHiring@rickharrison · Co-Founder, Meadow
@OsmnShkh Since I used to work in the south bay, I found myself using reddit on mobile a lot during the commute. Over time I wanted an app that was easier to use and made browsing easier. Since I couldn't find the app to do this for me, I decided to just make it myself. @rrhoover We were trying to come up with names that would evoke emotion, especially for users who have been on reddit for a long time. Naturally, narwhal was a great choice as it lended itself to some great illustrations.
Robert Shedd
Robert Shedd@shedd · Co-Founder & CTO at RenoFi
Hey @rickharrison, really like the app! Making guest browsing free, but logged in access paid seems like a smart differentiation and a good opportunity for an IAP. Very interested to hear how that works for you!