Beam, a new reddit iOS app(

almost 6 years ago from Marco Sousa, Product Designer @ Facebook

  • David van LeeuwenDavid van Leeuwen, almost 6 years ago

    Thanks Lewis.

    Alien Blue is awesome and offers a lot of great features. We on the other hand, as the new kid on the block, want to offer a simple and easy to use reddit client, with features Alien Blue hasn't covered (like discovering subreddits).

    Any suggestions you have to improve Beam would be helpful!

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    • Andy LeeAndy Lee, almost 6 years ago

      Hey there David, this app looks fantastic so far after just a few minutes of using it.

      One quick usability nice-to-have that I would suggest: When you're scrolled down a page, double-tapping the "home" or "beam" icon should scroll you back up to the top of the respective pages.

      This is expected behavior for most iOS apps, I believe, and you can see it at work in the Twitter app, if you want an example.

      Another thing I'm curious about is how you're generating the header images for specific subreddits. I visited the Dota 2 subreddit and the header was a screenshot of a Steam review, which wasn't very good-looking or useful. I know it's a lot of work, but maybe you should think about curating those header images for the bigger subreddits to make sure that they're relevant.

      Another nice-to-have is the ability to see your account karma. It'd be a nice touch!

      Best of luck with the app, it'll be my daily driver for a bit while I test things out! Thanks for sharing.

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