I have not been receiving push notification from Stack Exchange iOS App yesterday until around 12 hours ago. All of the accumulated push notification was flooded to my phone in 1 minute (there were about 20+ push notifications).

FYI, I normally receive 2 to 3 push notifications every hour, mostly come from Stack Overflow.

Is it a potential bug of the iOS App?

Using iOS 8.1.3, Stack Exchange iOS App 1.2.2, iPhone 5s

p.s. my phone has stable Internet connection always, and always switched on. just feel uncomfortable of not receiving any push notification from Stack community. Am I sick / too addicted?

  • Out of curiosity, what was the source of the notifications? Comments/@ tags? Feb 18, 2015 at 5:11
  • mainly Comments & Answers by other users.
    – Raptor
    Feb 18, 2015 at 6:07
  • Also Android, although not all in one minute. Not sure if it's related, but for me this happened in the ±60 minutes after the network problems for which SE was in read only mode yesterday.
    – Keelan
    Feb 18, 2015 at 13:31

1 Answer 1


This was caused by our push notification server not handling outages very well. We'll be working on upgrading it to add in some flood-detection in situations where the queue gets stacked but nothing's going out, since this is definitely quite annoying (I got lots of notifications at once too).


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