When I receive a message on an SE post, I get a notification like this:

App Notification

If I double tap this notification, the SE application opens, but my feed is empty approximately half the time. It looks like this:

Empty Feed

If I refresh the feed (slide from the top), the feed does refresh and shows the new notification.

The notification, above, leads to this comment.

I haven't figured out the pattern yet, but this occurs roughly half the time I open a notification. It's occurred for chat messages, comments and answers - but not consistently. I have received notifications for the same post (for example, the two comments after the one linked above) that do not show an empty feed. But, a chat message barely 10 minutes later will show the empty feed again.

I am utilizing the beta app - version 1.0.72 on Android 5.0.1.

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    Repro'd on Nexus 5, Android 5.1.1, and IIRC since 1.0.69 or 1.0.70 (also on beta). – Meta Andrew T. Aug 11 '15 at 4:39
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    Repro'd on Samsung S4, Android 5.0.1 on 1.0.71, but also sporadically on earlier versions – Vogel612's Shadow Aug 11 '15 at 6:22
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    Repro'd on OnePlus One, android 5.1.1 and 5.0.1, cyanogen 12.1 – Tim Sep 7 '15 at 14:10
  • reproducible on android 4.4.4 with app version 1.0.73. I wonder why this issue is still not fixed even though it was reported in version 1.0.70 – dreamweiver Sep 15 '15 at 6:08
  • @dreamweiver some bugs take long years until a dev even see them, this one is probably not different. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Sep 15 '15 at 6:13
  • As a developer I personally feel this is not a big issue .if someone hire me into SO , I can look into it ;) – dreamweiver Sep 15 '15 at 6:34
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    This is annoying... looking into it, it's not something I've been able to see using the app internally yet. – Kasra Rahjerdi Sep 21 '15 at 15:12
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    Repro'd on Samsung S3, Android 4.4.2 with version 1.0.73 and all prior versions since I installed the app a few months ago. Happens 100% of the time on current version for me. – Dan Henderson Oct 9 '15 at 19:02
  • @Kasra any update when the fix will be pushed? – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Oct 12 '15 at 18:02

sorry about the long delay, this is finally fixed.

I had to go deep into the rabbit hole before I found a simple fix, basically what was happening is that our notifications have a flag that tells the app if it should force a reload of the inbox or not when being viewed, this entered a weird edge case when the app was doing a cold boot so it didn't have any previous notifications cached, so it tried to jam the new one into that list instead of refreshing the entire list but since it was an empty list... well you saw what happens.

This is going to be fixed in version 1.0.74+, coming out in the next 48 hours (as soon as I figure out why my builds don't build anymore)

  • @ShadowWizard I DID IT – Kasra Rahjerdi Nov 10 '15 at 19:20
  • Now it's even worse - it does not go to the inbox at all, just to the last open page. :/ – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Nov 20 '15 at 14:31
  • Update: it happens only if the app was running in background. If I remove it from memory (e.g. Clear All in LG) then tap a notification, it's working fine. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Nov 20 '15 at 14:53
  • @ShadowWizard have you been able to repro this? I haven't :( – Kasra Rahjerdi Nov 24 '15 at 0:21
  • Yes happened just now with this very notification. I suspect it happens only when I have a single notification, when there are more than one it works. – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Nov 24 '15 at 4:42
  • @ShadowWizard what device and OS version are you using? Every time I leave the app running in the background and enter from a single push notification the inbox opens for me. – Kasra Rahjerdi Nov 24 '15 at 19:27
  • LG G3, android 5.0 – Shadow Wizard is Vaccinating Nov 24 '15 at 19:47

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