IS there any mobile site that eases answering questions whilst I'm on the iPhone. It is quite difficult doing it on the iPhone with the regular site.

If not is there an API I can use to code my own version?

  • possible duplicate of Mobile / iPhone Optimized Version of SO (Though the API part of the question has other duplicates.)
    – Arjan
    Jan 8 '11 at 16:34
  • @Arjan - the other question is marked as completed, while the problem still remains.
    – Pollyanna
    Jan 8 '11 at 18:53
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    I'm visiting Stack Overflow from iPhone regulary. I have only two problems - reading code blocks (iPhone doesn't show scroll bars) and marking part of an answer as a code block. Jan 8 '11 at 19:10
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    @Pollyanna, I'm not sure I'm getting your point. Questions marked "solved" while not solving someone else's problem has never stopped questions from being closed as duplicates? That aside, it seems there are some apps mentioned in the answers at the other questions?
    – Arjan
    Jan 8 '11 at 19:41
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    @Ladislav - you can still scroll the code blocks, even though there are no scroll bars - use two fingers within the block area. Jan 9 '11 at 22:49

No, there is no mobile optimized stackoverflow site.

No, the API is currently read only.

If you wanted to pursue coding your own, I'd suggest writing a website wrapper in C#, Python, PHP, etc, hosting it on another website, where the wrapper would replace the default css with a custom version you design.

It isn't trivial due to the extent of the design of the site, but it may be your best bet.


By chance I was looking for a mobile version and found this site (not affiliated) that provides a decent read-only view of Stackoverflow - http://stackoverflow.mobi/

There's also an Anroid app called Droidstack that is available on the Market - but I've not tried it so can't comment.

  • Droidstack works great!! Test on my side and you can do almost the same as normaly with a computer. You can event chat! Jul 21 '11 at 17:12

The (beta) mobile theme has been rolled out to all sites on Stack Exchange, you should be able to see it on your mobile devices.

See here.

  • Link is not working on my side... Jul 21 '11 at 16:58
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    @Simon: Link has been updated.
    – user161944
    Jul 21 '11 at 22:27
  • Thank you! Gotta try this on my Android :) Jul 22 '11 at 12:33

Yes Stack Overflow exposes itself using the OData protocol. There's a bunch of mobile apps on the Android market for it, I'm not sure about the iPhone app store.

  • Im not familiar with oData. Is this two way data? Or read only?
    – Andy Paton
    Jan 8 '11 at 16:00
  • odata.org Google is magic... :) But it's two-way, depending on permissions and so on.
    – Paul
    Jan 8 '11 at 16:05
  • I thought the OData support was only present on the Data Explorer? (Which is currently only updated shortly after every Stack Exchange Creative Commons Data Dump --which is kind of monthly-- and is read-only by design, @Andy.)
    – Arjan
    Jan 8 '11 at 16:42

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