While browsing sites using the Android app, I came in a question I happen to remember being closed. From the question list view, there is no indication that the question is closed. The title does not bear the usual [on hold] or [closed] markers. Starting in 0.1.24 the question itself now includes a fixed banner at the bottom of the screen indicating the question is closed and abbreviated information about why. The interface for this is quite clean, but you still have to be in the question view in order to learn this.

Edit: The on-question banner is still too subtle. It should be at the top of the screen and yellow as in the main site rather than at the bottom and grey. Also as of the latest version there is still no indication whatsoever of closed questions in the question list.

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    What version are you using? The "closed" indicator was added in 0.1.24, so if you're using the newest version, this is a bug, but if you're using an older version, it's status-completed.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 7:07
  • @balpha alright then for some reason I have 0.1.23, downloaded from the play store not 12 hours ago after getting my invite, and it doesn't show there is an update available.
    – Caleb
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 7:32
  • 0.1.24 was pushed to the play store only about six hours ago, so it should appear shortly.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 7:34
  • @balpha It's not unusual for play store releases to hit my country (Turkey) later than other places :( It has hit now and yes, 0.1.24 includes the feature as described. I have revamped this question to be just about one place the indicator is still missing.
    – Caleb
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 9:29
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    Heads up: 0.1.24 has a bug that will crash the app when you view a closed question and then leave with about anything other than the back button. I'm pushing 0.1.25 right now to fix that.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 10:09
  • @balpha I'm on 0.1.24 and I'm not seeing the [closed] in the question titles, but I am seeing the banner at the bottom.
    – Steven V
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 11:45
  • @StevenV See the original version of this question, but 0.1.23 had no indicator at all and that's what it started out as, hence his reply to was that some indication was already added but I had an old version. I updated this to reflect only the relevant part (the question titles) which wasn't addressed by 0.1.24.
    – Caleb
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 11:48
  • @caleb Ha! I just read the question and comments in the app, so I didn't go through the edits. Now I understand, thanks for clearing that up!
    – Steven V
    Commented Sep 6, 2013 at 12:07
  • @balpha so is this status-completed by now? Commented Oct 6, 2013 at 6:49
  • @balpha & Caleb So, this isn't actually status-complete, considering the edits. It should either be reopened, or since the first version was basically completed, asked again separately, or better yet this one reopened, since it's not a duplicate of the completed part of this request. Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 20:16
  • @Geoff et all, as Hod mentioned in it's current state this is not status complete, can we get that taken off? There is still no indication of question status until after you open it.
    – Caleb
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 20:39
  • @Caleb you're correct - this one was lost in the shuffle. I have removed status-complete Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 20:44
  • @HodofHod Geoff fixed the tagging on this.
    – Caleb
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 20:46
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    I'm using Android version 1.0.57 on a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and still have this problem. Being able to see [duplicate], [on hold] or [closed] beside the question would save a lot of time spent opening inactive questions. In addition, even though the pertinent message appears at the bottom of the screen, it's gray and easy to miss until I've read the bulk of the question. If this feature can't be implemented soon, perhaps the color of the message could be changed to something brighter. Commented Mar 4, 2015 at 15:57
  • This still is the case on 1.0.60
    – guntbert
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 19:35

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This will be fixed in 1.0.79 (at least at parity with the iOS app).

Non-search question lists will display with [migrated|duplicate|on hold|closed|locked|protected] after their title. Sorting by votes won't have that to mirror how things appear on the web (all the popular questions have some kind of status). Search excerpts won't have information that because its not exposed in the API.

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    Waaaaa.... have you become an Android dev also?!
    – nicael
    Commented Jan 11, 2016 at 21:15
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    @nicael I dabble Commented Jan 11, 2016 at 21:19
  • Confirmed to be fixed, at least for the quick search I had just now. Commented Jan 13, 2016 at 16:00

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