Imgur launched a new iOS app on Thursday. But it’s not the first time. The popular image-sharing service launched an app two years ago, but ultimately pulled it because the site runners decided it wasn’t good enough.
“At the end of the day, it was sacrificing the user experience, and that’s one thing that we learned to never sacrifice,” Imgur founder and CEO Alan Schaaf told The Verge.
The original app was built as more of a companion to the website than anything else. This time, however, Imgur created an app that is a truly mobile experience. Its interface barely resembles the web client.
The app allows users to sort by “popular” or “newest.” They can also filter by “most viral,” and conduct random searches. GIFs and images scroll in a horizontal format.
But it isn’t perfect yet. Currently, users can’t upload new images to the platform using mobile, but it remains a decent upgrade to finding viral images and GIFs on the go.