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det0ur100 karma

To answer the questions from the initial AMA request:

  1. What initially motivated you to put (I assume) quite a lot of effort into this free app that alot of people use?

We made the app because we use reddit all the time and weren't satisfied with the other apps out there at the time circa early 2015.

  1. How has it benefited you?

We enjoy making an app that a fair amount of people get to use to waste time and look at cat memes :P

In all seriousness though, its just been awesome to grow a small community of our own users who help us make the best app that we can.

  1. Is it one person or a team of people?

We are a duo of /u/charliewonders and myself

  1. Who are you?

We are two guys who like reddit a lot :)

  1. Was it worth it, though you may be generally unknown as a publisher?

Yes, definitely worth it. We have put thousands of hours into narwhal at this point, but its something that I use every day along with tons of other people.

det0ur52 karma

Oh man, there is always soooo much to build. We get a ton of feedback in /r/getnarwhal and try to record it all on our trello board. The most recent requests that we have been seeing the most of are:

  1. Autoplaying GIFs in the main feed
  2. Reworking our implementation of search
  3. More UI customization
  4. Improve user profiles
  5. Mod features

det0ur40 karma

Thanks for being an awesome user of narwhal :)

We always have a ton of different ideas for apps, but we always just keep spending more time on narwhal. This has always been a nights and weekend sort of project for us outside our normal day job so its hard to fit in time for anything else besides improving narwhal.

Hopefully we will have some other apps in the future!

det0ur32 karma

I'd say that most people convert to narwhal after only a few minutes of use! We provide an extremely efficient way to browse content and perform any action you would like to on it.

Swipe to the left to upvote. Swipe right to save it for later. Long press to open in safari. 3D Touch for a quick preview.

And we allow you to customize a TON of stuff in the app while keeping it simple. Re-arrange the menu, change the app icon, change behavior of how images/video are loaded, etc.

det0ur27 karma

We've talked about this in the past and have plans to do it. It is just pretty difficult to get this to work bug free which is why we've put it off.