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The app currently uses the library Android-PullToRefresh by Chris Banes. This library is officially discontinued for almost a year. It contains bugs that will not be fixed like this one in the Stack Exchange app: Small layout problem with refresh icon getting cut off

So my question is, why not use the modern ActionBar-PullToRefresh instead? This pattern is used by all Google apps that have refresh functionality, for example Google+, Gmail, Drive and Newsstand.

ActionBar-PullToRefresh

There is also an active library for this: ActionBar-PullToRefresh by Chris Banes, the same developer.

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    ActionBar-PullToRefresh is currently in preview state... but so is the SE Android app. – Joshua Dwire Nov 22 '13 at 16:05
  • @KasraRahjerdi Should this be marked as [status-complete] now? – doppelgreener Mar 25 '14 at 1:43
  • @JonathanHobbs Yes, it should be! – Kasra Rahjerdi Mar 25 '14 at 1:45
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    @KasraRahjerdi Then this bug is now invalidated? – hichris123 Mar 25 '14 at 2:16
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Update 3/12/14:

As of version 1.0.20 of the Android application we now use ActionBar-PullToRefresh in the app, giving a nicer refresh UI everywhere.

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We will eventually do this, however we have higher priorities at the moment.

  • Looks like this is [status-completed] in v1.0.21? – Steven V Mar 12 '14 at 16:29
  • @StevenV Yep, I was waiting to get near a device to take a screenshot before I edited this. – Kasra Rahjerdi Mar 12 '14 at 17:09

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