Not sure what the proper terminology is for this, but... There are two different appearances for the inbox in the Stack Exchange app. There's the one you can get to by clicking the counter in the top bar:

Clicking this... inbox counter

Brings you to this... normal inbox

And then there's the other one, which seems to only show up if you tap a notification in the system notification pull-down and the app isn't already running:

inbox app

Note that there's nothing to it but the inbox - you can't any other part of the app. It's almost as though it's a separate inbox app... An impression that's strengthened when tapping one of the messages pops the splashscreen before finally taking you into the main app. This isn't the bug I'm reporting though; maybe it's intentional, and if nothing else it's really not too annoying...

But what is frustrating is the fact that you can't get back to the "inbox app" if you leave it. Not a big deal, if you're leaving it for the main app since you can always get to the inbox there - but if you're leaving it to jump into a browser (say, because you tapped a chat notification) or answer a phone call, or even just opening up the app switcher (where it does appear, initially)... It disappears without a trace. The "back" button takes you to the desktop, and the app disappears from the "recent apps" list.

Not a big deal when there's only one new message, but pretty annoying when there are several.

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    Oh no, Shog. Android has sucked you in too? :-) – Aaron Bertrand Aug 13 '13 at 3:00
  • They stopped selling hardware for WebOS. What else can I do? – Shog9 Aug 13 '13 at 3:00
  • Well, duh. ebay.com/bhp/apple-newton – Aaron Bertrand Aug 13 '13 at 3:01
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    Thanks for reporting this! We'- wait a minute... – Kasra Rahjerdi Aug 13 '13 at 3:43
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    but yeah a whole re-work of this system has been in talks for a while, we're still trying to figure out the correct way to handle it but it's planned to change. – Kasra Rahjerdi Aug 13 '13 at 3:44
  • Cool. I'll be patient; took me this long to figure out I wasn't crazy, can live with it a while longer. – Shog9 Aug 13 '13 at 3:52

I killed that "full inbox view" a while back, all inbox operations in the app are now handled out of the right-side drawer visible in almost every single view of the application.

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