I'm sure most of you know the BS going on with third party apps. Reddit wants me, and by extension, you to use their damned app to consume content. As a matter of principle, I refuse to install their native app where I have zero control over what's shown to me.
Harder for us to block ads and much easier for them to scoop up your data, right? To further that agenda, simply browsing their web version on Safari now means we're inundated with, well, waves of crap.
It might be a modal covering half the screen with links to the App Store, an immediate popup asking you to login, or a header screaming “the app is 10x better”. Bottomline: it has to go.
De-clutter and remove most “omfg please use our app” banners and buttons.
View or remove promoted content.
It's your choice. Always.
Hate having to hunt around for a tiny upvote button? No more. Just double tap the comment.
Dual navigation methods: HN style individual next button or Apollo style single fixed button.
Auto-engage dark mode based on your iPhone's current mode.
Nothing worse than having to doom scroll back to the top of a really, really long thread, right?
The core app with all the nag and ad blocking will always be free.