Reddit apparently badly wants people to use their app.
- When opening the mobile website, Reddit asks whether I want to really keep using the website or open it in the Reddit app. (Can be deactivated in the quick menu.)
- If a post was shared from the Reddit app, it also says “Shared from the Reddit app”, or similar.
- RPAN (Reddit Public Access Service) can be accessed from their desktop website, but not the mobile website. For that, Reddit wants you to use their app.
- Reddit chat? Reddit app.
I know, software apps can technically be more versatile and usually load faster than progressive web-apps, but why is Reddit so highly interested in users using their app?