Disqus has finally released an official app for iPhone, after years of waiting. The popular company which provides a comments platform for websites, including this one, has long provided mobile web support, however it didn’t match up to having a native app. The new app, available for free in the App Store, fills in a big gap and it seems that it might have been worth the wait.
The new app has a design that is based around 4 tabs: home feed, channels, notifications and profile. Users can see their what is trending on their home feed and follow updates from their favorite websites, with the ability to comment and recommend them right from the timeline. The channels tab lets users discover new channels and keep up to date with the ones they already subscribe too.
Notifications is the tab which most commentators would be using – users can jump to it quickly from the push notification that they receive based on the activity on their comments. Lastly, the profile tab lets users keep track of upvotes on their comments, people they follow and users who follow them. Users can also update their profile information such as avatar and bio.
Disqus also has a beta community that users can visit to give their feedback and involve in other discussions related to the app. The app currently does not have an iPad version so it is no surprise that it is one of the most requested updates already in the community. The lack of an Android version is also being highlighted by users. However, Windows users should rejoice that a universal app is in the works and should be out soon.
The app is only the first version right now and lacks a number of features, specially for publishers who use Disqus or their ads platform on their websites. However, for commentators, Disqus iOS app is a must have.