Reddit App

The official app for Android & iOS. Meow.

#2 Product of the WeekApril 07, 2016
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Alexis Ohanian
Maker
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@alexisohanian · Co-founder, Reddit & Initialized Capital
I'm incredibly proud of the team: we've shipped reddit for iOS and Reddit for Android! GET IT. Let me know what you think. It's so fast, you'll get whiplash. ⬆
Mani Escobar@maniesco · Mani
@alexisohanian The app looks great! Congrats on the launch. The new app has already replaced Alien Blue and Narwhal on my homescreen. So far the only feature I think is missing is Peak and Pop for images and links. Is there a beta program I can join to provide ongoing feedback? I'd like to test upcoming feature enhancements, if possible.
Alexis Ohanian
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@alexisohanian · Co-founder, Reddit & Initialized Capital
@maniesco Thank you! Subscribe to https://www.reddit.com/r/beta to be first to know. We're pretty close to our cap for mobile testing.
Alex Trott@alextrott_ · iOS Developer @ CapitalOne
@alexisohanian Will you be adding any of the removed features from AlienBlue? as right now this app feels like it is designed at new comers / general users, whilst AlienBlue did so much more, like for example: 🔻The removal of casual subscriptions (your design is very suited for multiple subscription folders with labels as well) 🔻Gallery View was great, and now gone. 🔻Why don't we have the option to view a picture straight away rather then go through comments 🔻iPad app 🔻Getting to other subreddits, (why can't i rearrange the order, the whole process of changing a subreddit feels slow) 🔻History tab doesn't use the same check for viewing pref as rest of the app (thats a bug not something alien blue did) Theres lots more that has been removed, and personally, means I can't use your app, as it changes my flow of using reddit, will any of these features be added into the official app? Edit: 🔻Can't search on a subreddit, thats a massive mistake,
Danny Chang@thedannychang · Technical Partnerships Manager, GIPHY
@alexisohanian Love so many things about this so far. Any plans for the following features? - Automatic playing/loading of GIFs (under a certain size) so I don't have to click out to third-party sites. - 3D Touch to preview content in compact view. Would also be cool to use peek & pop to view content like GIFs in comments without navigating away from the page. - Ability to organize the subreddits to which I'm subscribed. Congrats on the new app!
Gabriel Lewis@gabriel__lewis · 🤔
@alexisohanian Recently I've been using @getnarwhal and I've loved it. Hopefully this app is even better 😊 📲
Honey Raj Varma@raj_ventures · Raj Ventures, R&Ds, Internetechs
@alexisohanian Love it, added it and got 3 months of Reddit gold free? AWESOME!
Alexis Ohanian
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@alexisohanian · Co-founder, Reddit & Initialized Capital
@gabriel__lewis @getnarwhal Let us know. There's been a lot of great work in the 3rd party dev community and we will continue to support our open and free API.
Dilyar Askar@dilyaraskar · Canadian Entrepreneur pioneering;
@alexisohanian Thank you very much for this app, superb work thus far! As an entrepreneur, it is important for me to stay up to date with the world and Reddit has been my go-to place. I've also found some success on your advertising network as well. As for this app, I know it is still the first launch, but I can see that various important functions are missing and there are various bugs, at least on the Android version. Such as Reddit gold options, seeing Karma for posts and comments, fully sub-reddit submission support, mod tools/mail support etc... and bugs in the navigation where it freezes up. In the meantime I will probably be using one of the most popular third-party apps and patiently watch this one grow and come back to it in the near future. Regardless, it's great seeing an official app, I am stoked for what's ahead. Keep it up and thanks for all that you guys do +1 !
Damir Dulic@ddulic92 · Operations Engineer @ Vast.com
@alexisohanian Any reason why we needed an official app? I can count 5 that are perfectly functional free alternatives, some even offer better features then the mobile and even desktop versions. If you didn't do it earlier, why now?
Ashley Higgins
Maker
@ahiggz · Mobile Product @ Reddit
@alextrott_ @alexisohanian Most of the features you mentioned here are on the shortlist. We're designing the app for core users, but it will take time to get the same feature coverage as AB and many of the third party apps. In the meantime, we think the app will support the needs of lots of users, and we're looking forward to including more of the community in the development process.
Ashley Higgins
Maker
@ahiggz · Mobile Product @ Reddit
@thedannychang @alexisohanian I know this was for Alexis, but yes to all!
Danny Chang@thedannychang · Technical Partnerships Manager, GIPHY
@ahiggz @alexisohanian Definitely no worries! Glad these things are on your roadmap. Just thought of two more things I'd love to see: - The ability to easily view parents. Maybe peek & pop on comments to view the parent comment so you don't have to scroll up when I'm deep in a thread. - Support to view flairs so I know who to yell at on sports subreddits :)
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
@alexisohanian I think the big missing piece is in-app hangling of things like imgur links. Instead of opening up an embedded browser for those I should be getting the image as a pop up so I can go back to browsing. This may be hard with the new imgur api costs but I'm hoping!
Oscar M.@ozkxr
@alexisohanian Amazing! When the app will be available world wide? I'm from Guatemala and can't download it from the App Store.
Dean Cooney@deancooney · CS Student, UChicago
@alextrott_ @alexisohanian Currently the official app feels like a slap in the face for power users and mods. The strength of alien blue was the level of customizability.
Mahieddine Cherif@mahieddinech · Software engineer
@alexisohanian Welcome to 2016 :)
Erik van Mechelen@decision_ · Essayist and fiction writer
good point about imgur api costs
Puneet Bhadrecha@puneet_bhadrecha
@alexisohanian is it geographically restricted?
Manish Malik@dotmanish · Technology Products. Mostly.
@alexisohanian why is this only for US app store? Unable to install it in India.
Sahil Khan@sahilk · Co-founder, Quinto
@alexisohanian ONLY IN THE US?! 😭
Haroen ViaeneHiring@haroenv · Library Developer @ Algolia && bullgit
Why is it US only still?
Ashley Higgins
Maker
@ahiggz · Mobile Product @ Reddit
@haroenv We're just starting out in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. Other countries will follow shortly, they just require a little more diligence.
Haroen ViaeneHiring@haroenv · Library Developer @ Algolia && bullgit
@ahiggz okay, I hope it'll be global quickly ☺️
All X@allxflores
@ahiggz @haroenv thanks <3
Janos Rusiczki@kitsched · Tinkerer
@haroenv @ahiggz but will we still be able to take advantage of the gold offer?
@ahiggz @haroenv Please add India. 😥
Ashley Higgins
Maker
@ahiggz · Mobile Product @ Reddit
Jonathan L@teck · MD
@ahiggz @haroenv Shame that Ireland gets overlooked when the UK gets considered. Theres not much localization to consider between the two.
Ashley Higgins
Maker
@ahiggz · Mobile Product @ Reddit
@kitsched @haroenv We'll take care of you :)
Ashley Higgins
Maker
@ahiggz · Mobile Product @ Reddit
@teck @haroenv We launched in Ireland today!
Jonathan L@teck · MD
@ahiggz Fantastic, and thanks for keeping me updated!
Gabriel Reynard@gabrielreynard · Business Lover ✌
I can only say: Finally! I love reddit and using third apps it's not the same experience. Thanks for te official app.
Ashley Higgins
Maker
@ahiggz · Mobile Product @ Reddit
@gabrielreynard Thank you!! Hope ours can be your daily driver for many years to come.
Barron Roth@iambarronroth · Product at Blade
@gabrielreynard Have to respectfully disagree, on Android at least. Third-party apps are incredibly impressive, even with their tiny teams. I personally use Sync for Reddit, and it's design plus functionality is unmatched, even by this official version.
Gabriel Reynard@gabrielreynard · Business Lover ✌
@iambarronroth I understand you, they are pretty good app's, but nothing compares to a official version. AMA's app is a prove for that, third-party apps where not as good as the official one. And I have a lot of expectation about this one, I think reddit will "up-level" with this, just like imgur did.
Yann@yannschaub · Product Design
@gabrielreynard "using third apps is not the same experience" I think that's exactly what made reddit great so far. Tons of third party apps. Granted there are a lot rubbish ones (especially on Android). I've been using Reddit News (now Relay) on Android for ages and it's perfect. The dev is incredible and keeps adding really useful features. I doubt an official app can keep up with that. Just have a look at @alextrott_ 's comment above. However I'll give it a go later and report back!
Gabriel Reynard@gabrielreynard · Business Lover ✌
@yannschaub I understand, it's good to have third party apps, it shows how community is engaged with the product. My point is: everything that is official is official, they run the website and are the only ones who can improve to the maximum their service. All of others are just a step product.
Yann@yannschaub · Product Design
@gabrielreynard "everything that is official is official" well yes, but that comes with a downside as well. A third party dev is a redditor like me. I can be 100% sure he just wants me to have an awesome reddit experience. I cannot say that for an official app. A lot of stakeholders involved - each one of them having their own interests. And they might not be the same as mine. That's why I much more prefer products of independent devs. Maybe I'm reading way too much into this. But unfortunately I can't install the official app yet in my country :/
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Ha! Just caught the announcement video, voiced by Tommy Chong:
Alexis Ohanian
Maker
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@alexisohanian · Co-founder, Reddit & Initialized Capital
Adam@ajm5338 · Maker
Oh wow - this is AWESOME! :)
Alexis Ohanian
Maker
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@alexisohanian · Co-founder, Reddit & Initialized Capital
@ajm5338 YOU'RE AWESOME, ADAM. Thanks for all the upvotes.