Hey Reddit, thanks for crippling your mobile site to force me to install your app โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ž

New pqmzy
Nov 12, 2018 24 Comments

Out if any company, surprised to see Reddit crippled their mobile site to force everyone to download their app. I guess business people are in control of Reddit now

Soon you will become Yelp.

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  • Illumina / Other
    PacBio

    Illumina Other

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    PacBiomore
    Reddit has dropped from around the 4th most popular site to the 18th since mid year when they purged a bunch of conservative subreddits. They are not driven by excellence alone.
    Nov 12, 2018 5
  • Amazon / Eng n0v
    Reddit is so annoying to push everyone to use their app. Reminds me of Yelp. If I'm using a browser, it's because I want to. I don't want to install your app every time I load a page. Now I don't even want to visit your website.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product :๐Ÿธ
    Still works for me?
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Reddit / Ops GalowSnoob
    You should be able to turn that off via the hamburger menu on the mobile site. It's stored as a cookie so if you clear cookies or browse privately it'll keep asking.

    Serious question: what do you dislike about that app vs the mobile site?
    Dec 2, 2018 7
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      If I'm concentrating on reading some article or thread and some popup comes up, interrupts my focus, demands my attention to accept or dismiss it, that is annoying. Launching the app takes time. The app can lose context (different view, position, or in worst case resets to home page). My back button no longer works. And what value does reading in the app give me?
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Reddit / Ops GalowSnoob
      That sounds like an issue of switching between web and the app, which is valid. Curious why you wouldn't want to just use the app in the first place.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      Sometimes I use the app, but if my session starts in a browser, i.e. a link from some other site, there's no reason to switch to the app.
      Dec 2, 2018
    • Reddit / Ops GalowSnoob
      That makes sense. Thanks! Also, have you tried turning the setting off on the mobile site to disable asking you to open it in the app?
      Dec 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng n0v
      No, I usually end annoyed and vowing to never use Reddit again. :)
      Dec 3, 2018
  • New / Consultant
    TechLeed

    New Consultant

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    Amazon
    TechLeedmore
    I think Reddit is pivoting from a community of communities and switching to be a more general social network with social groups.

    Eliminating hate and dissenting opinions is just a way to get some of Facebook's fleeing users.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft gfba68
    I hate, hate, hate downloading apps. If it doesn't work in the browser, I don't use it.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • New / Consultant
    TechLeed

    New Consultant

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    TechLeedmore
    DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA DATA
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • FuelQuest Cubbbe
    Youโ€™re surprised a company throttled itโ€™s quality in order to get you to use its expanded services?

    Welcome to the internet. User experience is only important to growing companies. After that they focus on expanding their services over the existing base to further track and monitor them.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Cruise Automation mocca
    Their app keeps asking me if I enjoy the experience...no. why does it ask like every week?
    Nov 12, 2018 1
    • New / Consultant
      TechLeed

      New Consultant

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      TechLeedmore
      Because they want to know when you change your mind
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Google Elenia
    I have been using the old mobile site (ends in /.compact) for ages because I prefer the layout and recently it has been logging me out at random. Super annoying and I use their site less because of it.
    Nov 12, 2018 0

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