Last few months I've been busy developing (yet another) iPhone application for Stack Overflow. Now that it's almost done, I'm thinking of publishing it to the App Store.

Question that's on my mind: Would you like to use this app?

Some features:

  • See your questions and answers (with indicators for new answers to questions you asked)
  • See your current reputation and your rep history
  • Browse recent, hot and featured questions
  • Add interesting tags to quickly get to relevant questions (like you can on SO)
  • Optional code coloring

So, would you use this (free) app?

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    What's the difference between yours and this one: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/42337/…
    – snicker
    Apr 15, 2010 at 20:06
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    @snicker: Who says choice is bad?
    – Phoshi
    Apr 15, 2010 at 20:14
  • @pho, where does he say it's bad?
    – juan
    Apr 15, 2010 at 20:22
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    @Rengers Is this based on the API (dev.meta.stackoverflow.com)?
    – TheHurt
    Apr 15, 2010 at 20:23
  • @Downvoter: True, but there shouldn't need to be a great difference - competition is the mother of innovation.
    – Phoshi
    Apr 15, 2010 at 21:28
  • @snicker - Ofcourse it has a lot of similarities. However, this app's interface is tailored to the iPhone. It also has some extra features like seeing your questions and answers, so you can easily keep tabs on them. @theHurt - No, this is currently based on the "unoffical api". I plan to use the offical one when it goes public though.
    – Rengers
    Apr 15, 2010 at 21:31
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    The other iphone app looks great, but crashes with every 1 in 3 messages I read, which renders it useless for the time being.
    – Toad
    Apr 16, 2010 at 12:56
  • @reinier - I'm not saying my app is bug free, but I've definitely worked hard at catching any possible crashes.
    – Rengers
    Apr 18, 2010 at 15:44
  • @rengers @pho @dow I wasn't posing the question to imply that another app would be superfluous... I was just asking you to outline the differences between your app and that one.
    – snicker
    Apr 19, 2010 at 4:02
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    I’m voting to close this question because the links in this post are all outdated, and the app this shows is most likely no longer in development. This question definitely meets the guidelines of the old "too localized" close reason. Feb 11 at 8:46

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If I had an iPhone, I'd use it.

Only one thing, if you are using the Beta API, will you have any problems if when they change it?

  • Thanks for your interest. It's currently not using that Beta API. Instead it uses the "unoffical" json api, rss feeds and a bit of scraping. However, I plan on supporting the official API when it goes public.
    – Rengers
    Apr 15, 2010 at 21:29
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    Great! Are you going to use my C++ wrapper? dev.meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/34830/c-api-library Apr 15, 2010 at 22:30
  • I can't visit that page because I don't have acess to the beta. It's written in Objective-C right now so a C++ wrapper would be a good candidate. I plan on looking into that in the future though.
    – Rengers
    Apr 16, 2010 at 8:49
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    @Rengers Send a mail to [email protected] and request to get in the beta, they are very responsive to beta requests.
    – TheHurt
    Apr 16, 2010 at 10:37
  • @ TheHurt - Thanks for the suggestion, I just requested access. I'm especially looking forward to implementing support for all trilogy sites.
    – Rengers
    Apr 18, 2010 at 15:45

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