This is a little bit of a double-question.

  1. Is the mobile app for Stack Exchange (in particular for iOS) still being developed?
  2. Is there any hope for adding in advanced features for the various review/mod tools?

(NOTE: To distinguish my question, I am specifically referring to the review and mod tools, not just the users' edit/delete functions.)

I understand that this would be a bit of work in both the front and back-end development if it's not already been put into play, so I don't have any expectations.

  • I think its state is best described as being looked after which means a bug fix now and then but don't expect major new things. In regard to review and mod tools: those would need end-points in the API first so if anything is going to happen with the mobile apps, it certainly won't be for those features in the next 6 to 8 weeks ... – rene Aug 18 '17 at 6:31
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    The apps are dead. No updates in two years now. Sad really because I'm primarily on mobile and am active on multiple sites – unixandria Aug 4 '19 at 3:12

According to a January 13, 2020 answer by Yaakov Ellis ♦,

We are not providing any further support for the mobile apps. There will not be any more builds made for either the Android or the iOS app (even for breaking bugs). We encourage all mobile users to use the responsive website. We hope to continue to incrementally improve the user experience for mobile users.

The answer thus appears to be "no".

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  • I suppose if the website is responsive enough for mobile, then ultimately that would resolve the desire for those functions in an app. Don't need the app if the site is sufficient. – kyle_engineer Feb 12 at 18:12
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    Instead of making the identical post, I will endorse this answer. Please consider this to be the canonical response to any questions asking for changes in the mobile apps. – Yaakov Ellis Apr 13 at 15:25

To put it bluntly, no and no.

New feature work on the apps has pretty much been frozen for the time being. Even if/when feature work resumes, I don't know if we'll ever reach a point where we're implementing moderator features, unless the narrative around the apps change dramatically.

I've been trying to write this a few different ways, and it keeps getting bleak really fast.

I'll just say that there's a much, much bigger bang for the buck right now having a Java and an Objective-C developer writing C# than there is doing feature work on the app. I'm forever the optimist and would love to see us return to full app work some day, but I don't know when that day will be.

The team isn't falling apart, the apps aren't going anywhere, but Brian and I are both slated to be full time on the DAG team for the foreseeable future.

A positive result of this (for me), is that Brian and I are both becoming more familiar with the web codebase, so for things that aren't implemented in the API yet (e.g. moderator features) we might be able to add them ourselves in the future.

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    That's an answer I've been waiting loooooooooooong time to hear. Thanks. No more speculations on my side from hearing things here and there. Bleak or bright, we deserve to know the truth. :) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Aug 31 '17 at 19:51
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    Thanks for the update. What is a DAG in this context? – DGGenuine Sep 16 '17 at 6:56
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    @DGGenuine: Meet Team DAG! – jscs Sep 22 '17 at 22:34
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    "the apps aren't going anywhere" apparently the SO one has gone? – Meta Andrew T. Aug 29 '18 at 8:20
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    I think your optimism was in vain. No app update in two years and the site is kinda clunky to manage multiple sites on mobile, plus no push notifications – unixandria Aug 4 '19 at 3:13
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    I'd much rather a better app tbh – unixandria Aug 8 '19 at 1:38
  • "the narrative around the apps" – What does that even mean? – I am not the way you speak Nov 9 '19 at 4:52

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