Reddit apps are a hugely popular type of app in the Play Store - from Relay to Slide, reddit is fun to the official reddit app, there's one for every use-case. Today one of the most downloaded reddit apps, Sync for Reddit, is getting a huge update to version 11, bringing a full material redesign that has been written from the ground up. The update has been available in an alpha format since January, but this is the first release to anyone who uses the app.
This is it, the big one!
Material animations & transitions
Automatic subreddit theming
Automatic comment caching
Inline link previews, no more risky clicks!
Full height images
Preview support for just about every type of link!
Quick toggle night mode
Chrome custom tabs and background preloading for super speedy browsing
An all new fancy image viewer
GIF playback controls
Android M permissions
And much much more!
Left:/r/android in all it's glory. Middle: the all-new image viewer. Right: a themed subreddit (/r/wec).
Whereas before, the app simply used material design elements such as the app bar or cards, now it takes full advantage of them, with fantastic animation and transitions, per-subreddit theming, and on-demand permissions, which were introduced in Marshmallow.
The new features include an all-new image viewer - way, way better than the previous image viewer the app had - and utilisation of Chrome Custom Tabs, meaning things like passwords and website cookies are used in Sync for Reddit's internal browser. There's also GIF playback controls, useful if a GIF is particularly long, and automatic comment caching for when you're caught without an internet connection.
The app is available on the Play Store now, in a free or paid edition. There's also a thread on reddit (naturally) to discuss the update.