Former Apple intern Christian Selig has released version 1.8 of Apollo, the popular Reddit client developed with Apple's iOS design guidelines in mind.
The latest update focuses on improving the viewing of media. For example GIFs can now be paused and videos play inline with the feed, so users no longer have to tap them in order to see what's going on at a glance.
Users can also save and share GIFs, while sharing in general has been streamlined and improved within the app. For example, sharing the video file for Reddit videos now automatically merges the video and audio stream.
In addition, users can now share a comment or a post as an image by tapping Share as Image, which will stitch together as many screens as necessary. The option also supports sharing image posts, which is useful for posts that would benefit from having the title merged with the image for context.
Apollo's latest update also adds iPadOS 13.4 cursor support, and plays nice with the new Reddit awards system and Reddit Polls.
Elsewhere, there are five new app icons to check out, bug fixes, improvements to viewing comments, and more.
Apollo is available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store [Direct Link] as a free download without ads, with optional in-app purchases available to unlock enhanced features such as multiple accounts, gestures, Touch ID or Face ID authentication, and GIF scrubbing.
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As others mentioned this is one I wish I could give out for free, but the "push" in "push notifications" comes from the fact it's "pushed" from an external server. Running a server has expensive, ongoing monthly costs and being just one guy and not a billion dollar company I can't just eat those costs and give it out for free or a low fee when it costs me quite a bit, I don't want to jeopardize the future of the app with a poor financial decision. The venerable Scott Forstall discussed the system here for those curious and how it operates on an external server rather than the device to preserve device battery life:
Noted these down, thank you! I've had some reports of these so and I'm working to fix these for the next update. I appreciate you. :D