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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 Imgur Updates Platform To Help Image Uploads Go Viral [Updates] Imgur Updates Platform To Help Image Uploads Go Viral [Updates] Imgur is one of the more preferred methods of sharing photos online. The reason is its simplicity. Now, a new update to the way Imgur handles your images makes it all the more simple, and... Read More 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.

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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

  1. likefunbutnot
    June 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    That's really good because all the existing Imgur apps for Android are super crappy and the people who made them should be embarrassed to have written them.

    And now that I have this one installed, I see that it is also crappy. So thanks for nothing, official imgur app.

    Swipe-for-next-image is annoying. Don't do that. Jerks.

    • Justin Pot
      June 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Swipe-for-next is kind of standard design in most apps at this point. How should it work?

    • likefunbutnot
      June 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      Next and Previous buttons, just like the web version?
      Tap to advance to the next image in the gallery/Long tap for zoom or options?
      Using the volume control on my device?

      I don't really care, but swipe is bad for this because for many, MANY Android devices this is a de facto demand for two-handed operation and exceeding obnoxious for devices that aren't necessarily accessed with a touch screen.

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