First off, hooray for the app \o/ It is a substantial upgrade from the mobile browser .
I have started using it quite a bit lately and really like the feed and other features. I find myself using it as a searching device and use it frequently for wandering through posts. Often times, I will find an interesting question that I'd like to view in another device and possibly engage in. I generally am long-winded and don't answer with one or two liners so, I am going to prefer a different device other than my phone. There are a few built in ways to navigate to this post from the app to a different device (that I'm aware of):
- Favorite it. This is fine for getting to it, but it kind of abuses the Favorites because, in my opinion, favorites are questions that you want to be able to get back to at any point, not a device sharing tool. I really only use favorites for questions that I am going to access on a regular basis and I'd like to keep it that way.
- Share it. You have a few options here, but they all include using some third-party for getting the Post Id via copy/paste, email, etc.
There's no way to view a post's Id when viewing a post. What I'd really prefer is some way of seeing the post's Id so I can quickly navigate to it on other devices. I don't really care how noticeable it is, as I know not all users will care to have this, but I still think it'd be nice to have a way of quickly identifying a post so that I can switch to another device, navigate to the site that I was viewing and search the post Id to go directly to the question.
As a suggestion, maybe adding it to the question options header so that it reads:
Question 12345 options
Edit: Another suggestion
Make a question option
View details or something similarly worded that show a pop-up of details about the post, which obviously will include my coveted post id as well as maybe some metadata about the question, ie created datetime, amount of edits, view count, last active date, related content, ect. Most of this suggested metadata come from the content in the sidebar of a post.