Imgur, the popular image sharing service, announced today the release of their first official Android app. A beta version has been in circulation since April, but today the full complete app was released to the public. It will now be easier than ever to vie and share images through Imgur from your mobile device.
Prior to the release of this app, user of Imgur were required to use a mobile browser or one of many third party apps that made use of the imgur API. But now users, with Android powered devices anyway, will be able to upload, comment, share, etc all from the comfort of their mobile device.
“We’re really excited to bring Imgurians a mobile tool that makes their Imgur experience better,” said Alan Schaaf, founder and CEO, Imgur. “We’ve seen mobile usage double annually, up from about 7% in January 2011 to 30% at the beginning of this year. The decision to build and release our own app was due to a substantial increase in mobile browser usage over time. We’re trying to develop a closer, more intimate relationship with our users and we think people’s phones are the best way to reach out and do that.”
You can get more details about the app, as well as download it from the app’s Google Play webpage.