It’s time to kick your cat-viewing into high gear: Imgur just released an Android app.
Longtime Reddit users are doubtless familiar with Imgur, seemingly the default image sharing service on that site. Recently, however, Imgur’s been working to bring more traffic directly to their platform, adding upvoting and comments directly to their own site. The new Android app extends this effort, giving users a way to directly browse popular images on the platform. With it you can scroll through a seemingly endless collection of images currently gone viral. Because Imgur is used by users from a variety of sites – from Facebook to Reddit to Twitter and beyond – the images you see here are the most popular from around the web, not just on a particular site.
Open an image and you’ll see the usual Android sharing options, making it easy for you to help spread an image to a friend. Of course, you’re not limited to browsing just the most popular images – you can check out random images, or even limit things to an individual subreddit. Here’s what “r/Aww” looks like, in case you like kittens (you do):
The app also makes it easy for you to upload images directly from your mobile. You can use the camera on your device to take a photo and share it directly, or you can upload an image already on your drive.
Mobile usage on Imgur keeps increasing – CEO Alan Schaaf said in a press release says mobile traffic made up 30% of traffic on the site in early 2013, compared to just 7% in 2011.
“The decision to build and release our own app was due to a substantial increase in mobile browser usage over time,” said Schaaf. “We’re trying to develop a closer, more intimate relationship with our users and we think people’s phones are the best way to reach out and do that”.
Check out the Imgur App on Google Play, if you’re interested in checking it out. Sorry: there’s no official iOS version at the moment.
Source: Google Play