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Current Stack Exchange doesn't allow user to move app to external SD-Card.

Issue is that more you use app, more storage it will consume. This is really necessary for low storage devices with 256 MB, 512 MB.

Being an Android programmer, I can say it's just one line of code and by doing it, we would be able to allow user to move app to external SD-Card.

app info

  • I'm not in the beta yet, but I suspect that the SE app is providing a background service and maybe even a widget. This kind of app is not supposed to enable the external storage option according to Google, as it won't work if someone removes the SD card (developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/install-location.html). – Mad Scientist Oct 4 '13 at 11:08
  • @MadScientist That's the point but as far as I have used and tested app, there is no any background service and widget. And I think SE android app won't require to develop widget. – Paresh Mayani Oct 4 '13 at 11:14
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    Pardon me (my ignorance) but... what memory are you talking about? RAM or local storage? I have used it for months, and occupied storage space is not going up. I'm at a mere 300kb. Sure, on a 256MB device even the 5MB of the app are important but.. Do they really sell devices with 256MB of storage? Just curious! – Lorenzo Dematté Oct 4 '13 at 11:48
  • @LorenzoDematté can you see 5.63 MB in above snap? – Paresh Mayani Oct 4 '13 at 12:39
  • Yes.. that's curious.. if it is 4.18 for the app, and 172kb for data.. what's the rest? How can an app grow in size? (or is "Data" here totally misleading?) – Lorenzo Dematté Oct 4 '13 at 13:28
  • @Paresh, don't confuse RAM with storage. Moving to SD card will help with the latter, not the former. See also: What kinds of memory does an Android device have? – ale Oct 4 '13 at 16:31
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As of version 0.1.48 coming out later tonight the app will allow moving to external storage.

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    I haven't used the SE android app, nor do I know much about android development, but you push bug fixes/updates so fast!!! I think I'm gonna start using it. – gitsitgo Oct 4 '13 at 15:55
  • @gitsitgo Its in a private alpha. Unless you already received an invitation, it will probably be some time before you get the app. – asheeshr Oct 4 '13 at 15:59
  • @AsheeshR Oh I see, I guess I'll wait. – gitsitgo Oct 4 '13 at 16:07
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    @gitsitgo: Help us test the Alpha version of our Android App – ale Oct 4 '13 at 16:33
  • @AlEverett Unfortunately I'm being served stale gingerbread. – gitsitgo Oct 4 '13 at 17:06
  • 0.1.48 update pls – Paresh Mayani Oct 7 '13 at 8:58
  • @PareshMayani Sorry there weren't any other commits that would've made it to 0.1.48 so I decided to do a bigger update tonight rather than a tiny one on Friday, forgot to post that here. – Kasra Rahjerdi Oct 7 '13 at 14:05
  • @PareshMayani Out now! :) – Kasra Rahjerdi Oct 7 '13 at 22:52
  • @Kasra Roger that, I am in action and commenting from 0.1.48 version ;) – Paresh Mayani Oct 8 '13 at 2:29

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