Reddit buys Alien Blue iOS client, turns it into official app

Reddit has purchased the app, and employed the creator of, iOS’s best Reddit client, Alien Blue.

The company has rolled the app into its official catalogue, which includes the recently-released AMA app for iPhone and Android, and has made it free for a limited time (Alien Blue was formerly $4.99) on both the iPhone and iPad.

There’s no word on whether a similar move will be made on Android, but Reddit says it does not plan to limit third-party developers in any way, so the cottage industry of Reddit apps across all platforms — even iOS — will remain.

Though Reddit intends to reinstate the $4.99 in-app purchase for multiple accounts, it is free for the next week as the company transitions its user base over to the new app.