The official word that the new Reddit app has been finally launched for Android as well as the iOS platform. Three months ago, reports notified Redditors that a beta version of the Reddit app had been released for the Android platform and now the real thing is already up and ready for everyone.
As noted by Stuff.co.nz, Reddit chief executive and co-founder Steve Huffman made some comments about the app saying, “The app is already the fastest way to browse Reddit, and it will serve as the foundation for many updates to come.”
Alex Le, Reddit’s vice president shared, “The year is 2015, and Reddit’s never really had official apps to give to our users that really deliver on the Reddit experience on mobile devices.” He added, “We felt really behind.”
Users will find the app to be more contemporary and in sync with the times, as opposed to the website. The new Reddit app is expected to bring with it an improved inbox and also allow users to seamlessly comment on threads. Redditors may appreciate the new features onboard such as the “Card View.” As noted by The Bitbag, Le mentioned that the “Card View” onboard “aims to present multimedia content in a better manner.” Those employing the app on the iOS platform can also enjoy the “speed-read” feature and an advanced blocking feature.
The app garnered an average of 3.2 stars out of 5 stars based on 4,769 ratings, as of April 13 and has so far received a mixed response. Redditors naturally have high expectation from the app and it appears that the next round of updates should be bringing some more new features, further enhancing the existing app.
Le shared, “This is the beginning of our journey with you, our app users. For everyone joining us on this ride, you can expect a lot of updates and new features that we’ll be rolling out to mobile first.”