Is it possible to use search queries in the iOS app?

For example, what would be the equivilient for the following?

[*worklight*] or [*mobilefirst*] is:question answers:0 duplicate:no closed:no

I suppose what I'm leading to is that I thought there would be some "query builder UI" in the app to create these much faster.

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The mobile apps support the exact same search syntax as the full site does. You can copy and paste your sample query into the search box and it'll Just Work.

You do have to type in the query manually; there is no query builder (but neither is there one on the full site).

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    True, but on the desktop website, typing it is much faster whereas in the app on could argue a 'builder' might be faster...
    – Idan Adar
    Dec 20, 2014 at 6:03

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