Official ‘Ask Me Anything’ app from Reddit now available on iPhone

Reddit Ask Me Anything 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 005)

Reddit, the popular social and news website where users themselves submit content, today released a native iPhone application solely dedicated to its popular ‘Ask Me Anything’ interviews with everyone from movie stars to astronauts to artists and more.

The app lets Reddit fans browse the latest and best interviews from the popular service (both current and archived ones), ask a question when someone is marked as active, discover new personalities in any field or subject, vote for your favorite interviews (and share them with friends) and much more.

The free of charge software is now available to download in the App Store.

In an interview with Variety, Reddit VP Ellen Pao noted that ‘Ask Me Anything’ (or AMA, as it’s better known) is the website’s most popular feature with more than six million followers. As of August, the whole Reddit website saw 130 million unique monthly visitors.

Acknowledging “a huge uptick” in people accessing Reddit from the mobile web, Pao said his company has decided to give fans a great native experience and first-class treatment on Apple’s platform.

“We want to make it easier for new users to join Reddit and experience all the awesome content,” said Pao. “That’s part of the overall goal of becoming a more mature company.”

Reddit Ask Me Anything 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 006)

As a huge fan of AMA, I’m glad they made a native app.

AMAs can be cumbersome to browse and enjoy on Reddit’s confusing and rather dense web interface.

The iPhone app gets rid of all the clutter in favor of a more enjoyable experience based on a lighter appearance and a bunch of options to find content buried inside Reddit’s AMA archive and navigate the app easily.

Key features:

  • Keep up to date with all the latest AMA interviews
  • Ask a question when someone is marked as ACTIVE
  • Get notified when popular AMAs are trending
  • See every answered question in an easy-to-read format perfect for mobile
  • Vote questions and answers up and down to help prioritize the best content
  • Explore diverse topics like Entertainment, Science and Politics

The 15.8-megabyte download requires an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later. Unfortunately, the iPad is not supported natively.

[App Store via TechCrunch]