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Reddit Launching Dedicated App for AMAs Later This Week

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Soon, you won’t have to join Reddit to access one of the social bookmarking site’s most popular features. Ask Me Anything (often colloquially shortened to “AMA”), an opportunity for users to collectively interview people of note, will soon have a dedicated application on Android.

The app is being programmed in house by the company’s development team, which recently saw a swell of new hires. It’s designed to make AMAs simpler to read and interact with – a browsable list of popular and recent AMAs, each with a brief description of the interviewee, will populate the home screen. Should you choose, the app will also notify you of trending and upcoming AMAs.

In the absence of an official Reddit app – the company released an application in 2011 on iOS but quickly delisted after complaints of instability – third parties have largely filled the gap. Reddit’s intention isn’t necessarily to compete with developers who use its API, but the company is looking for ways to turn a profit on what has been a money-losing venture for years; despite more than 133 unique visit

Despite the company’s long-term ambitions to nail monetization, the app will be freely available and without advertising, at least initially. Reddit anticipates a launch later this week on Android. The app is already available on iOS.

Via: Variety

 

  • Raven

    Random aside, but thanks for including the screen cap of No_Hands_Ken. I had never heard of him and found his story quite interesting.

  • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

    Flow for Reddit (Pre-Beta) is the best in my opinion. No ads, multiple account access, quick viewing of media (no leaving app) and it’s still in beta. So it can only get better!

    edit: and a few themes

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deeptrouble.yaarreddit

    • Jem

      It’ll probably stay in beta. The developer hasn’t done anything on it since January.

      • http://www.twitter.com/cltnwd Colton

        that is true, hadn’t even noticed that. still good enough to use regularly though!

    • Liquidretro

      Nice suggestion I like this one for my tablet.

  • Liquidretro

    What is everyone’s favorite free normal reddit app?

    • ajjaeger
      • http://thebeeobee.com/ thebeeobee

        +1

    • jwildman16

      Reddit Now

    • Maxim∑

      Bacon reeder for Android
      Alien Blue for iOS

      • Liquidretro

        I had previously been using Bacon reader but found the interface a little klunky.

    • J2

      Reddit news

      But you really do have to try them all, its really your preference. Everyone has it pros and cons.

      • Derek Robinson

        I’d even argue it’s worth rechecking them all every 6 months or so. I go through them every year or so when I get a new Android device and I’ve noticed that either features I didn’t value before have become more valuable to me, or that improvements were made that make a featureset I was iffy on before become quite enjoyable.

    • Bionicman

      Reddit is fun

      • http://www.nclf.net/ Goldman60

        Gotta get that Golden Platinum edition

    • kixofmyg0t

      Reddit News.

      The Beta has some great material design elements but I still like the normal version just a bit more.