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Native iPhone app

Am I the only person who keeps on searching the iPhone app store for a Stack Overflow app? There are probably 100,001 less useful apps out there. Is this something the SO community would be interested in working on as an open source project? Is there an open API we can use? Is this something Joel/Fogcreek/SO developers should work on?

  • belongs on meta
    – cletus
    Oct 27, 2009 at 12:50
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    Agreed it belongs on meta, but that or a mobile site would be awesome.
    – meme
    Oct 27, 2009 at 12:53
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    No. You aren't the only person: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3473/native-iphone-app
    – Andrew
    Oct 27, 2009 at 13:05
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    All things being equal, I'd rather see a platform-agnostic mobile version of the site. I suspect that would be better received as not everyone has or wants an iPhone.
    – AnonJr
    Oct 27, 2009 at 13:45
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    I agree with AnonJr - is this something that could be done with something as simple as a different stylesheet perhaps?
    – Damovisa
    Oct 27, 2009 at 13:59
  • Last I heard, there were only about 85K apps on the iPhone, so you exaggerate. There may only be 84.99K less useful apps. Oct 27, 2009 at 14:10

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I haven't looked into any of this, but I'd think that the extent of SO development could be an API (if they haven't made one already; I haven't looked). At that point, somebody's going to write a SO app, on the principle that for all X somebody's going to make an X app. (Hey, it worked with farts and flashlights.)

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