30
May
imgur

Imgur's official Android app first hit the scene back in early-ish April, but was then geo-restricted to Australia (later expanded to UK and Canada) whilst in its beta period, leaving tens of thousands (possibly even millions) of angry image-searchers without, well, an app. Hell was raised, tempers flared, blah blah blah. The calm settled in once again, and life went back to normal for the bulk of us.

But now, everything changes.

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You want an Imgur app? It's yours. The app has left its beta period, thus the geo-restriction has been lifted. It's free to travel the world, but it can't do it alone – it can only live through your handset. Will you deny this app its chance to travel the world? I dare not even think you, our dear readers, could be that cruel.

Help this little app encounter the brave new world by visiting the widget below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Zak Taccardi

    So disappointed, the app completely ignores the Android UI style guidelines

    • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

      it's a shit lowres port of the iOS app, the worst app on my brand new HTC One

      • username_already_exists_error

        it's more a port of their mobile site and not a port of ios app. the ios version isn't even yet available in US.

  • Haunter

    Finally! It always bothered me that the Imgur app was basically just a photo upload segue... glad it's looking more like the website.

  • Danny Holyoake

    It wasn't just restricted to Australia. It was available in Australia, Canada, UK, and a couple of European countries. I've had it installed for weeks.

    And no, it's not very good at all.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Indeed, it was. The changelog says UK, Australia, and Canada, so I'm not sure other countries were included before today.

  • Laurence

    Ugh, so ugly. This is definitely not #HOLOYOLO.

  • Android Telegraph

    "Will you deny this app its chance to travel the world?"

    YES.

  • George Fayad

    No galaxy nexus support....

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii
      • George Fayad

        Weird. I might have to reset mine as i've done some fidgeting in the build.prop file.

  • Frank Bales

    Yawn.

  • cabbiebot

    No options to copy image URL with forum UBB codes. So, still sticking with Directupload.net app.

  • didibus

    Do people actually just browse through imgur? I thought it was more of a dump for when you need to create an image link, and want a place to host said image.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It used to be, but now it's a very popular image sharing community too. Think reddit pics but imgur.

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        Well... actually reddit pics are pretty much powered by imgur nowadays

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Right but from what I can tell, comments on imgur.com are separate from reddit.

          • didibus

            Hum, didn't knew they had comments. How are the pics organised on imgur? Do they have subgurs?

  • abhisahara

    Does it allow to signin ? While trying to login using an imgur account i can type username but not the password. Phew!

    • Angelo Allegra

      Did you manage to sign in and *stay* signed in?
      In my case it doesn't keep my signed in even after it tells me I'm succesfully logged.
      Samsung Galaxy S2 with Touchwiz 4.1.2 here.

      • abhisahara

        Well yeah. Signed in when i first posted the above comment and exited the app after it. Seeing your comment now went ahead and checked it and its still signed in.

        I am on my own Jelly Beer 4.2.2 rom (AOSP based) on Note 2 GT N7100

  • Angelo Allegra

    Bah, I sign in, it says I succesfully managed to sign in... then I'm still not signed in.
    If the overall uglyness of it wasn't enough.

  • Rob

    Doesn't work on my galaxy nexus. It loads, and I can log in, but then it just hangs loading albums.

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    Sharing from another photo app to imgur for upload - didn't work. No progress bar / confirmation / anything.
    Directly uploading from the app crashes the app. :(