What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 130 Stack Exchange communities.

Are there any news about an official iPhone app or a Mobile optimized website for SO?

I love SO and I'd like to check my question status and to manage my personal informations. Is there someone working on it? I get it's pretty hard to do, but, seriously, this is a programming website and no one is programming an app for it? I found Six to Eight which is great, but it has no account manager settings.

Meanwhile could you please create a mobile optimized version, so that logging, writing and reading get a little bit easier?

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

up vote 2 down vote accepted

The StackExchange Api V1.0 is read only and that's the main reason why no one is programming an app for it.*

Quoting Jeff here:

Version 1 is read only. Coming up with a solid API is hard enough without adding writing and authentication to the mix. For the initial release, it’s a read-only API. We’ll take on the much more challenging problem of writing (and authentication) in v2.

If you are looking for an optimized mobile site for your reading pleasure, have a look to StackMobile.

*I believe there won't be any V2.0 version with write support in the near future

share|improve this answer
1  
What about a mobile-optimized-website? –  Jefffrey Jan 5 '11 at 11:57

The (beta) mobile theme has been rolled out to all sites on Stack Exchange, you should be able to see it on your mobile devices.

See here.

share|improve this answer

Just as standardization and as a suggestion, from someone that worked with mobile sites for the past 2 years, keep the subdomain m.stackoverflow.com as your mobile version as well of the site and if possible, when detecting the mobile phone (can be done using WURFL), do a redirect to either one automatically. It is quite painful to create this logic with 100% of achievement but it is worth it for the mobile experience.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .