Since the apps aren't maintained any more, and probably won't in the near future, many users are waiting for bug fixes or new form factors to be supported.

If the SE development team is too busy with other projects, why not outsource the development to the community? Why not make the apps open source?

It might be some private APIs are used, well, those could be made public or written out.

This was previously requested and declined back in 2014, when the apps were being actively developed. As the apps are no longer being actively maintained, this is a request to reconsider that decision.

(Inspired by Is the SE iOS app being maintained?)

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    Unfortunately this was asked before (specifically of the Android app) and the answer was no. But that question was asked in 2014 so maybe it's worth seeing if the answer's going to change. – Laurel Sep 22 '18 at 17:16
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    @Laurel Also worth noting that that answer was posted back when the app was being actively developed. – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Sep 22 '18 at 18:26
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    Being someone who very much prefers the app over the mobile site, I definitely support this proposal. – Massimo Ortolano Sep 22 '18 at 19:01
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    @MassimoOrtolano I think the mobile site will die soon due to rolling out responsive design to whole SE network. – αλεχολυτ Sep 23 '18 at 15:33
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    @alexolut Even worse. I really prefer the app. – Massimo Ortolano Sep 23 '18 at 15:37
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    @YaakovEllis Mind answering this question with details on why this request has been declined? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Dec 13 '19 at 13:54

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