Alien Blue Reddit App Gets Numerous Improvements, Moderator Tools

Posted February 6, 2013 at 7:38pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9355 views

The Alien Blue Reddit app for the iPhone has been updated with numerous improvements, moderator tools, new gestures, and fixes.

Alien Blue is a feature packed client for browsing Reddit. It has been developed from the ground-up for an intuitive touch-screen experience.

Features:
* Inline image viewing in comments
* Ability to search Reddit's archive of posts
* Support for iOS4 Multitasking
* Add / Create Posts (and Self Threads) (PRO)
* Multiple / Novelty Account Support
* Instapaper and Instapaper Mobiliser Support
* Read It Later Support
* One-Tap Imgur Integration when posting (and when commenting)
* One-Tap Quoting
* Support for Casual Subreddits
* Integrated "Readability" from Arc90 for in-built browser
* One-Tap to "View All Images" in comments (PRO)
* Large buttons for embedded links
* Save State (when reading posts/comments) on Exit
* Automatic notification of new messages from your Reddit inbox while you browse.
* Post, and *edit* your comments
* Interface optimised and tested for easy single handed browsing.
* Fullscreen mode
* Ability to exclude posts based on keywords (PRO)
* Easily identify which comments are made from the Post creator. This is especially developed for AMA and AskReddit style threads.
* Collapsable comments
* (PRO) Tilt Scroll
* (PRO) "Hide All" feature. Get fresh results every time. (syncs automatically with your hidden posts on the Reddit server).
* Night mode option for very low backlight and reduced contrast.

PRO Features
* Canvas View and Image Galleries
* Comment Link previews (retina device required)
* Retina Thumbnails (retina device required)
* Create Posts / Self Threads
* Exclude Posts by Keywords
* One-Tap Imgur Integration
* One-Tap Quoting
* Multiple / Novelty Account support
* "Hide All" displayed posts (syncs automatically with your Reddit account)
* Subscribe & Unsubscribe to Reddits via Alien Blue
* Tilt Scroll

What's New In This Version:
Improvements:
- Drag from screen edges, toolbar or navigation bar to easily navigate back (and forward) without reaching
- Clipboard detection for Reddit links
- Optimal article view now uses a hybrid readability engine to render articles to match your Alien Blue color/font settings
- Optimal switch now remembers your preference based on content type (gifs, videos, articles etc.)
- Ability to choose Instapaper Mobilizer, Readability, or Alien Blue's native layout for reformatting articles
- Ability to order search results by number of comments
- Improved handling of image centric / comic websites in optimal
- Improved scroll performance for comments

Moderator Tools:
- Ability to approve/remove posts
- Template-based messages & comments to notify posters of moderation activity
- iCloud backup & sync of moderator templates across iOS devices
- Access to Mod Queue, Removed and Reported posts
- Subject line is now available in Mod Mail
- Tapping on a Mod-mail notification will now take you straight to your Mod inbox
- (Comment moderation is coming soon)

UI Improvements:
- Revised posts view improves density of visible posts per screen
- UI improvements to comments header bar
- Revised UI for switching post order
- Revised UI for searching posts
- Minor UI improvements to Inbox screen (major revisions coming soon)

New Gestures:
- Screen edges (and navigation bar) can be dragged to navigate back or forward
- Drag beyond an article to switch to its comments. Same for switching from comments to an article.
- Dragging any browser content downward will quickly toggle between it's optimal and original view.
- Long press on back button to skip directly to any previous screen
- Triple tap on navigation bar to switch between day/night theme

Fixes:
- Critical: Canvas not handling revised Imgur links
- Fixed: Some GIFs freeze the application for a few seconds
- Fixed: Photos/GIF occasionally causing optimal switch to rapidly move backward and forward
- Fixed: Switching themes causes artifacts near the navigation bar
- Fixed: Texture distortion on additional options drawer for posts and comments
- Fixed: Texture distortion behind posts table
- Fixed: YouTube videos stuck in portrait when "Allow Rotation" is off
- Fixed: Some imgur albums appearing out of sequence
- Fixed: Occasional crashes when manually clearing cache
- Fixed: Image cache not routinely clearing
- Fixed: Crash from incorrectly encoded gif images
- Fixed: "More" button is hard to trigger while tilt-scrolling is enabled
- Fixed: Entering and exiting fullscreen slightly snaps the content out of place


You can download Alien Blue from the App Store for free.

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