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The list of Stack Exchange sites within more Stack Exchange communities are sorted in ascending order in the dropdown like below.

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Whereas in the Stack Exchange Android app, it is not sorted in ascending order.

First I thought it was sorted based on "live" and "beta" sites. But after scrolling down I found a few more "live" sites are in between the "beta" sites.

Here is a screenshot from the app.

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While writing this question I found the sort pattern is quite similar as of in all sites in Stack Exchange. But this doesn't make any sense in app.

Can we follow a common sorting approach in both site and app?

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The sites are currently displayed in the default order from the API call which is by site id.

It might make more sense to display them in alphabetic order like the websites. However I personally think searching on mobile devices is a bit more bothersome than searching on computers, so it might be better to leave it as is so that the most-used (AKA oldest) sites are higher up in the list before someone searches.

I'll be reading any comments that appear here closely to see what would be the best thing to do.

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You have filters for All/Main/Meta. Why not have sorting too? –  mhlester Apr 7 at 16:03
    
@mhlester maybe, i cant quite imagine how to display that without getting a confused UI though. –  Kasra Rahjerdi Apr 7 at 16:06
    
Yeah, me neither. Good luck! :-P –  mhlester Apr 7 at 16:06

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