Reddit is the most popular social news website drawing tens of millions of eyeballs every day. Many developers have created alternative Reddit apps for all devices from smartphones to tablets. An interesting new contender under the name Uforio recently put out a free Reddit webapp on their site.
Uforio appears to be in development to release their app on a wide range of systems like iOS, Android, and even a Chrome browser extension.
But for now their webapp is the only accessible version of the client. It’s very minimalist with a heavy focus on typography, much like you’d expect from Reddit’s default design.
However the point of Uforio is to simplify the browsing experience. It’s meant to offer more traditional features for organizing a feed, managing content, and even browsing on top of a state-of-the-art caching system for lightning fast connection speeds.
Admittedly it does take a little while to fully comprehend how the interface runs & operates. It feels somewhat intuitive relying on popular subreddit links and others you can search by category.
Does this actually offer a better experience than Reddit’s default layout style? At this point it’s hard to say. Uforio is so new that it hasn’t driven much attention from Reddit users(yet).
From my experience it does seem like an interesting way to go. I’d be more interested to see what they have in store for the mobile applications, and how those might stack up against the current dominating app Alien Blue.
To learn more visit the Uforio homepage to see a list of features and some detailed screenshots from the brand new web application.