appiconReddit today acquired Invader Blue, the popular iPhone and iPad app that many iOS customers use to browse Reddit on their cell phones, reports TechCrunch. Baseding on Ellen Pao, Reddit’s head of critical partnerships, the business will certainly keep the “Alien Blue” name and also the app’s designer, Jase Morrissey, will certainly be joining the Reddit team.

“Our whole philosphy has actually been to provide our users choice. We’ve acquired the reddit AMA application, and also alienblue appearing … yet we actually wish customers to utilize whatever they want.” says Ellen Pao, reddit’s head of Strategic Collaborations. “We think Alienblue is excellent, and it’s the most popular reddit app on iOS. We would like to have the ability to supply it as a reddit application, as well as we would like to assist Jase with extra resources to do every little thing he wanted to do with it.”

The app will, nonetheless, be gaining a new icon, and also while Reddit concentrates on combining the iPhone and iPad versions of the application into a single global app, both variations are free. The iPad app normally costs $$ 4 while the iPhone app is free with a $$ 2 “Pro” in-app acquisition.

Reddit has strategies to obtain rid of the iPad app, so it is permanently free while job continues on a global variation, however the iPhone’s “Pro” benefits will certainly additionally be provided totally free for the following week, as all Alien Blue customers need to re-download the apps.To celebrate and also relieve the transfer to reddit, everybody can acquire the Alien Blue Pro upgrade free for one week. The iPad app will additionally be free up until we integrate it with the iPhone application and also the two turneded into one global app.The”Pro”benefits in the iPhone variation of the app will certainly include the iPad when it is changed right into an universal application, so all Invader Blue customers ought to download and install the new version quickly while the upgraded functions are readily available at no expense. Reddit’s new official Invader Blue application for the iPhone could be downloaded from the App Store free of charge. [Direct Link]. The iPad model of the app, which will be changed in the close to future, will also be made briefly free shortly.

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