Like many, I spend a lot of time on Reddit. Reddit is an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can consume , vote, and submit content. Reddit is touted as frontpage of the internet but did not have a offical mobile app. Some apps out there were just remediation of the website. I started designing the Frontpage app as a way to give back to community.
About 95% of reddit’s usage is lurking i.e people consuming content quietly. Facebook released paper as a way to consume social content. We felt bad that there wasn’t a app of Paper’s caliber for Redditors. I started designing the app by analysing reddit usage and applying state of the art design principles.