Despite being one of the biggest websites today, Reddit didn't have an official app. Instead it relied on the many, many third-party options to satisfy its mobile users. We say "didn't" and "relied," because that's not the case anymore. The social news site just snapped up Alien Blue, its most popular app for iPhones and iPads. The company has been working closely with its sole developer, Jase Morrissey, for years, but they finally made things official. Reddit's head of partnership and strategic development Ellan Pao said in an interview:
We want to be able to have new features from Reddit.com show up on mobile faster and better. With Alien Blue and Jase, it was getting to a point where it was too much work for one person. He was helping us, we were helping him and the fit was really strong.