Reddit app ReddX will be rewritten to run on Windows 10, Xbox, Phone, and HoloLens

Microsoft's Windows 10 promises to bring a unified front to developers who previously had to pick a platform to write their app on. Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 have seen middling releases, although the pain was less on Windows due to it being able to run legacy x86 software. Xbox One development, on the other hand, is only open to those companies with deep budgets.

Windows 10 looks to fix all of that as developers can write for all, with only minor changes between the platforms, as well as the new holographic computer platform called HoloLens.

ReddX is a Reddit app for the Xbox One and evidently, it will be jumping to all platforms sometime in the future, including HoloLens.

The news comes with no irony from Reddit, where the ReddX developers post updates and answer questions about their app on a regular basis. In a recent thread entitled 'Is ReddX done or will there be more updates?', the developers took to allaying fears that the app is no longer being updated:

"ReddX in its current form is going to have one more update plus a geoexpansion to the remaining Xbox One markets, except China. The update will add more features and bug fixes.""After that it will be completely rewritten as a true universal app to run on Xbox, Windows 10, Windows Phone, and HoloLens. Yes, HoloLens. :)"

Although the announcement seems a bit crazy, we have to believe the ReddX developers about their plans. After all, releasing their app to Xbox One is nothing trivial, and they must be working closely with Microsoft already. If they are part of Microsoft's TAP (Technology Adoption Programs), they already have access to early-release SDKs and can more appropriately plan their software roadmap.

How ReddX will work on HoloLens remains to be seen, but we are looking forward to trying it out! For now, you can head to Reddx.com for more information about the Xbox One app.

Source: Reddit; Thanks, Afnan N., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

41 Comments
  • Yeyyyy! Party:)
  • HoloLens? New Member to join the party :)
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  • Ballmer likes this comment
  • DEVELOPERS! Man I cannot wait to do this with my applications as well :)))))
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  • Who down voted ZackTheNever's comment? And wow, I wasn't sure if many developers would develop for Hololens at first :)
  • Haha someone doesn't like universal apps on all devices? XD I would absolutely live to port all my apps to HoloLens, after all, I can get to say I am one of the first people to develop for this new Gen of technology, its very exciting to me :).
  • Can developers not develop health apps for windows store..
    I ask are those type of SDK present..
    I don't know cause I'm zero at coding...
  • Can they not? I am quite sure there are ways by tracking your location and distance traveled, things like being able to enter in exercises that you've done are capable, however, if it is something like tracking your heart rate or your steps, there are no API's for those particular things as it is meant more for devices that fit in your pocket. This may change with Windows 10 though :).
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  • And so it begins.
  • Yep, finally some good news about a big dev embracing windows apps. Non-stop bad news lately. What with people's cries for snap chat, YouTube API changes, lack of a follow up on win10 tp for phones, and other apps dropping support.
  • The end of the world?
  • Nah not that bad yet xD
    But its likely to happen eventually if Microsoft doesn't blow people away and market the crap out of the release and the universal apps concept and free upgrade within first year. Like a 1-2 minute ad on every major show and network for several months after RTM.
  • Not just on TV, it needs to be shown on cinemas too where people have no choice but to look at the giant screen :P.
  • Readit desperately needs some competition on windows phone so this is amazing news!
  • Try Reddit8 for Windows phone its fantastic :)
  • Can Reddit actually be fun to use on an Xbox?  That doesn't seem like something that would work well.
  • Not really hah. Used it once but not something I really want to use on my TV to be honest.
  • That is what I expected, kind of like WebTV
  • Well at least we can find good developers that try to give users the best experience. I am sure a true universal app from them would be nice.
  • HoloLens and reddit?? I'm sold....lol
  • Interesting news
  • So we'll be able to finally 'touch' those cats in those reddit posts?
  • Reddit on Hololens... Making NSFW SFW. ;-)
  • So, HoloLens and porn.. Interesting.
  • So does xb1 support mantle?
  • Good good :)
  • Go to Visual Studio 2015, create a Uinversal App. Compile. You have an app can run on HoloLens. As amazing as it sounds, it is as easy as hell.
  • Respect.
  • Respect
  • Xbox will bankrupt Microsoft we are waiting for this to happen.
  • We? No. Only you. You speak for yourself not everyone else. Besides how long has xbox been around for hmm?