We are excited to introduce Beam 2. The first major update to the original Beam: a reddit client built to browse.
Beam’s focus lies on content which makes it easy to manoeuvre around the app and consume lots of information in a short period of time. Not only does it use the best attributes reddit has to offer, but it contains great improvements that change the way you browse.
Long before Beam was even an idea, we would spend time on reddit. We loved the involvement of the community so much that we slowly became part of it. It made us wonder. Not only did we have the expertise and tools to create a reddit client, we had a chance to make it our own. Looking back, it’s exactly why Beam was built. To give something of our own back to the community.
But reddit is constantly changing and there are a million different uses for the platform. We felt the need to address these in Beam to continue with the current. This meant including features that weren’t originally intended to be in the app. We decided that if we wanted to change the way you browse, we had to change Beam.
Beam 2 differs from its predecessor in many ways. The build began right at the core. What is Beam now and what is it growing into? With much help from users and beta testers we were able to complete the puzzle. We created a concept that resulted in a brand new user interface. Soon it became undeniable that this project became much more than a minor update.
“... we wanted to change the way you browse ...”
To us, Beam is more than just another reddit client. If reddit is the frontpage of the internet, Beam will guide you through the content it has to offer.