Reddit or not, here comes the official Ask Me Anything app

Reddit's official AMA finally brings its hugely popular Ask Me Anything threads to iOS. (Picture: Reddit)

Reddit’s official AMA finally brings its hugely popular Ask Me Anything threads to iOS. (Picture: Reddit)

Reddit AMAs (Ask Me Anythings) are everywhere, attracting even the likes of President Obama (who answered his questions on a MacBook) to respond to questions fielded by users from around the globe.

Up until now there have been some pretty great apps for viewing Reddit AMAs, such as Interviewly, which takes AMA threads and polishes them to look more like a Sunday newspaper feature than an online forum. However, to date there has been no official AMA app available on iOS.

That looked to change earlier this year, when we first heard that Reddit was busy hunting for app developers to help make it “easier for people to find great content” on Reddit using their mobile devices.

That drive appears to have paid off, since today Reddit officially launched its new AMA iOS app, which uses a clean, iOS 7/8-inspired layout to make AMA threads easy to read and surf.

The app allows users to easily jump between all-time popular AMAs and current ones, as well as exploring topics divided into heading like Entertainment, Science and Politics.

In addition, users can vote questions and answers up and down to help prioritize the best content, and even chime in with questions of their own when a thread is active.

The Ask Me Anything app can be downloaded for free from the App Store, available for all iOS devices running iOS 7.0 and above. For content reasons it comes with a 17+ age restriction.

About the author

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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