With BaconReader, OneLouder gives Android users new Reddit app option
OneLouder's BaconReader app, released today, offer features including one-tap access to favorite subreddits (right). Screenshots from the Android Market.
OneLouder, a Kansas City-based developer of social mobile apps, today announced the debut of BaconReader, an Android app for social news website Reddit. BaconReader is now available for free download in the Android Market. An ad-free version of the app costs $1.99.
BaconReader offers features like one-tap access to favorite subreddits (category-specific sub-forums within the site), keyword and domain filtering, direct picture uploading and color-coded comment threads. BaconReader is also the only Reddit app for Android with NSFW (Not Safe for Work) notifications and advanced subreddit management tools, including subreddit grouping and a favorites featuring system.
BaconReader got its start independent of OneLouder but was recently acquired by the company, which makes apps like FriendCaster, TweetCaster and ChannelCaster.
The launch of BaconReader represents OneLouder's desire to hitch its wagon to a rising star in Reddit, which was recently named one of the Top 10 Social Web Products of 2011 by ReadWriteWeb. Reddit has experienced considerable growth over the last six months, recently announcing 1.9 billion page views and 29 million unique visitors in October.
“As we expand our suite of socially powered apps, we see Reddit as a great opportunity on mobile,” OneLouder president Evan Conway said in a press release. “BaconReader will become a favorite of the tech-savvy Reddit crowd, but we also think it will act as an introduction to Reddit for a whole new audience including the millions of socially engaged users OneLouder supports every day.”