Questions tagged [ios-app]

NOTE: the app development is currently frozen. This tag is for the Official Stack Exchange application only. The app is available in the App Store, for iOS 8+ on iPhones and iPads. When posting bug reports, please specify the app's version.

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Help us test the new Stack Exchange iPad app [duplicate]

We've been putting the finishing touches on the Stack Exchange iOS app update for the iPad and need your help testing. We wish we could say more... so we will. The iPad update is bigger than bigger ...
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Make the mobile apps open source!

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 ...
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Too many Shogs when viewing the close reason in the iOS app

This question appears to have been closed by three Shogs: Does this happen when a mod closes a question as a dupe of multiple questions? App Version: 1.6.3 (TestFlight) Device: iPhone 6 OS ...
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Help us test the alpha version of our iOS app [duplicate]

We are in the early stages of development of the official Stack Exchange iOS app and we need your help with testing. To set a few expectations: there will be bugs, crashes, and missing features, all ...
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Screen goes white when posting a comment

Since iOS 11.2 all the way through 12.2 beta 4, if you post or discard a comment on any post on any SE community, the screen will turn white. This has been ongoing continuously for a year now, and it ...
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Stack Exchange app iPhone X optimization

The Stack Exchange app doesn’t look very good on Apple’s brand new flagship phone yet. Also the app can’t identify the device model either. (Says Unknown (iPhone 10,3)) App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: ...
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Include some chat capabilities in iOS app

Currently, the app notifies users when they're mentioned in chat. However, when we tap on the notification, we got redirected out of the app to Safari. Is there a chance we can get some chat ...
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How can I prevent the app from showing “interesting” questions from sites I don't care about?

The app Feed display shows questions that something considers "interesting" from around the network. However, some of the questions it suggests are from sites that I'm not interested in (or I can't ...
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Are the review queues planned for the iOS app?

I enjoy reviewing on SO, is it currently possible to review on the iOS app? If not, is it planned to be implemented?
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iOS 11-13 - unable to paste into comments

I’m able to copy-paste from any application to any application. I’m able to copy from a comment or from a question or from an answer. I’m able to paste to a question or answer. However, if I attempt ...
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Why was the Stack Overflow app necessary?

The Stack Exchange iOS and Android apps have been around for a while. Today, what sounds like a version of it for Stack Overflow only was launched. What was the reasoning behind the decision to spend ...
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Are more mobile app review or moderation features coming?

This is a little bit of a double-question. Is the mobile app for Stack Exchange (in particular for iOS) still being developed? Is there any hope for adding in advanced features for the various review/...
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Allow creating new tags with mobile app

How do I create a new tag in the mobile iOS/ Android app? This operation is currently not supported. When I tap the tags section, a search window opens; when I type something not existing and press ...
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Add a reputation and achievements pane to iOS app

It'd be nice to see reputation updates in the app, as we get on both the desktop and mobile sites. Mock-up of how this would look: Other possible icon states: While I understand reputation ...
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Use shorter home screen app title so that it doesn't get truncated

Change the CFBundleDisplayName to be something shorter so the app name is not truncated. App version: 0.1.19
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Ability to modify profile on iOS app?

The iOS-app should provide (at least) the same features as the site and the ability to edit your profile is not so unimportant. In my opinion, the user should be able to change the every single info-...
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Stack Exchange iOS app nearing beta

We're getting very close to releasing our iOS app on the App Store. Since the beginning of our private alpha, we have taken on hundreds of users, fixed a lot of bugs, and we have approached feature ...
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Markdown keyboard in iOS app

When entering text in a textview that supports Markdown input (such as when asking a question), the keyboard should have a toolbar (an inputAccessoryView) that shows characters common for markdown ...
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To whom does this babby belong?

In the change list for the iOS app there is an interesting new feature: a babby! I guess a member of the development team became a parent, but who? Oh, and yes: congratulations!
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Launch iOS app from sites

Can we add functionality to the mobile site to view the page in the SE iOS app? It could be through smart app banners or a link at the bottom where the download link is. I really don't care which,...
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Please add TeX rendering on the iOS app

This is the iOS call for TeX support analogous to this request for Android. That really says it all, but in case you need convincing that many posts on Physics and Math are nearly unreadable without ...
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Change “help” to “about” in mobile application

I use the Stack Exchange mobile app and I'd like to see one change to help end users out. On the menu towards the bottom there is a "help" link, which is a bit misleading. There is no help at this ...
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The Stack Exchange API v2.2 is down / unstable

I opened the Android app and was met by the "Loading stack exchange sites" splash screen. The spinner froze, then a black screen appeared, then the entire app froze. I tried a few more times and was ...
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Please add diamond flag handling to the iOS app

The iOS app is great, but I can't use it to perform diamond functions like handle flags. I would love to have a table view of all the flags on my site, with the buttons we currently have in the normal ...
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Attribution alignment and order should be consistent with the website

The new attribution style on posts looks great, and brings some consistency with the website which is good. This is how it looks on an iPhone (in landscape, to emphasise the alignment; in portrait ...
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If development on the Stack Exchange iOS/Android apps has ceased indefinitely, what should we do to their bug reports and feature requests?

It's been a while since the Stack Exchange team last had an iOS or Android developer, and the development job on the apps have not had any insights for years. That, however, doesn't deny the ...
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What niche is the mobile app meant to fill?

So, I've been giving the mobile application a while for the last week or so, and I'm thrilled to be able to give feedback and report bugs on it. I'm also thrilled that I can use the Stack Exchange ...
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Vote to reopen questions in the iOS app

Currently, when I want to reopen a question via my mobile device, I have to go to Safari or other browser app to do this. Is it possible to add an option to vote to reopen via the app itself?
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Stack Exchange iOS app beta moving to Test Flight

Given the recent issues with our iOS beta distribution, I'm following Kasra's lead and going mainstream using Apple's TestFlight beta testing product. To enroll in the iOS app beta program, use the ...
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Hilarious badge animation in achievements view of iOS app

Every time I pull to refresh the achievements view, my badges get bigger. Does this mean they're going supernova?
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No hats on mobile

I've scarcely touched my laptop over the winter break, satisfying my SO addiction entirely through the iOS app. (And occasionally the mobile website.) It's been a great exercise in seeing how livable ...
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Stack Exchange iOS app is getting new question nav

tl;dr I'm making question listings more useful with custom views similar to new-nav. It's currently in beta. Screenshots below. There are a fair number of the outstanding iOS app bugs/feature ...
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Provide a link to per-site Meta

The iOS app has no convenient way to get from a main site to its Meta. You have to go to the full site list and search for the specific Meta you want. Could a link be provided somewhere? My first ...
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Bad text in Terms of Service

In iPhone → Settings → Stack Exchange → Notices → SE Network Terms of Service, there's an extra "s" after the first paragraph. (it's not a plural "s" so please don't hurt me.) Also, the text under "...
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Delete questions/answers in iOS app

There is currently no way to delete questions or answers in the iOS app, even with the required Trusted User privilege. We can edit and vote, but not delete. Can this option please be added to the ...
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Issues with accessibility using VoiceOver

I am blind and use voice-over for navigation. Majority of the app works very well with voice-over, however, some text is not spoken. What I have noticed is that it is usually the comments that are ...
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Yo dawg, I heard you like betas (iOS9 edition)

iOS 9 is coming out pretty soon and I finally managed to get an iOS 9 build of our app out for testing. Now I just need testers. If you're one of the surprising 7% of our app users running an iOS9 ...
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Please add TeX rendering in titles on the iOS app

TeX support works fine in question and answer bodies, and comments can be rendered manually by tapping and selecting Render MathJax. See related question here. However, the titles are not rendered ...
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Stack Exchange iOS app not working?

I'm currently unable to access anything via the Stack Exchange app under iOS; is this a known issue?
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Provide an indicator that site is in read only mode

Yesterday stackexchange (or at least part of it) was (briefly) in read-only mode, during that time on the website there was a banner indicating that the site was in read only mode. However withing the ...
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Tag search when posting a question in iOS app is case-sensitive

Selecting the tags for this question is kind of annoying in the iOS app because the tag search is case-sensitive and my iPhone keeps "correcting" ios when I type on the dash. The site tag search ...
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Allow adding bounties from the iOS & Android app

(I was surprised I couldn't find this in an existing question, so here goes) I'd like to add a bounty to a question, but I'm too lazy to go get my computer or a web browser. I like the SE app, and ...
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Hat position is wrong in iOS app, scrolls with page

When visiting my profile on the mobile app, my hat scrolls with the page: It doesn't stay linked to my icon at the top. I'm on an iPhone 6+ running iOS 9.2 and version 1.4.1 of the SE app.
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Revisions list in iOS app

I find revisions a really useful way to see full edit history of every post in Stack Exchange. Can we please have it on the iOS app too? It will also let us see original time of the post submission ...
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“Member for 11m” doesn't make much sense

I saw this strangeness while viewing a user's aviation profile in the SE iOS app: The user clearly has been a member for longer than 11 minutes.
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iOS app showing garbage for Unicode titles to questions

There are a few questions in the hot questions and in meta that make clever use of Unicode. The titles of these questions render poorly in the iOS app. For example: To clarify, the following things ...
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Better Layout for Composing Question

This is minor, but Body should take up the rest of the page, not Tags. I know Body expands, but it's counter-intuitive. Putting Tags above Body solves it. I also believe there should be a divider line ...
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Remove the word “Answer” from items in the search results

When looking at the result list of a search, you can see the word "Answer" right before the answer's body, but no "Question" if it's a question: My request is to remove the word "Answer" as ...
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Show all inbox items (notifications) in app

The SE app currently only shows some inbox items: Answers Comments Chats When I see those I assume I'm all caught up, but it turns out there are more on the web which aren't displayed in the app: ...
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Can Chat be added to the apps? [duplicate]

It would be nice to have the ability to check in the chat rooms via chat. I personally would use this frequently if available, and I'm sure others out there would as well.

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