New iPhone app
The popular image sharing site is launching a new iPhone app on Thursday that reimagines the experience of browsing through its massive collection of photos, GIFs, and other images.
“The new iphone app is beautiful,” Alan Schaaf, Imgur founder and CEO, tells The Verge. “It’s just absolutely beautiful and the best browsing experience for Imgur period, that exists.”
“We started on the thing we thought was absolutely most critical, and that was the browsing experience.”
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The new app isn’t much like Imgur’s website. Instead of seeing a grid of tiny images that you might want to click on, you’re presented with what’s essentially an endless row of cards, each with a picture and a title on them. You swipe side to side to see more pictures, and if you’re interested in one, you can tap in to view and make comments, like or dislike an image, or favorite something for later. It’s a really easy way to start browsing what can otherwise be an intimidatingly large collection of images with no obvious entry point.
The app defaults to sorting images by what’s currently “most viral” on the site, which should make it easier to find something entertaining. For more dedicated users, the app also offers a section of random images and a feed of new submissions, which tends to include an inordinate number of Alison Brie photos.
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