It’s taken long enough. Social news site Reddit has finally come up with a core app for Android. The company has begun taking requests for access to a beta version of the app.
“As many of you know, the team here has been working hard to bring our official native Reddit app to Android for a while now,” Reddit mobile product manager Ashley Higgins wrote in a post on the r/Android subreddit page yesterday. “Now that we’re getting close to having something to share, we’d love to invite some redditors to participate in the beta to provide us with feedback and help identify those nasty bugs so we can squash them before wide release.”
Reddit already offers an official iOS client that goes by the name Alien Blue, after acquiring the app in October 2014.
And just prior to that, Reddit launched iOS and Android apps for its Ask Me Anything posts. But that app is no longer available on iOS or Android.
It’s unclear when the new core Android app will become available. Reddit did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
San Francisco-based Reddit started in 2005 and had nearly 200 million unique visitors last month. The company raised $50 million last year.
You can sign up for the beta access to the app here.