Questions tagged [mobile-app]

The mobile app is NO LONGER SUPPORTED. This tag is for the official Stack Exchange mobile applications only. The app is available for iOS and Android on the App Store and Google Play store.

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Make the mobile apps open source!

As the mobile apps aren't maintained anymore, and won't be in the 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 ...
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Official Stack Exchange application for Windows Phone OS

I have recently seen your official application on Google Play. And it is really nice and useful. Do you plan application for Windows Phone(7.8, 8) ? Update: Also, after reading most of your comments ...
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Do Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites have an app I can use?

I like using Stack Overflow (or any other Stack Exchange sites) and was wondering if there was an app I could install on my phone or other device that would allow me to use the site on-the-go or ...
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iOS Mobile App - Push notifications down from May 25 - June 4

Update 2020-06-02: This has been resolved. We were able to recover our account, renew certificates, and push notifications should be working as expected. Push notifications will be down on the iOS SE ...
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How can I report bugs with or request features for the Stack Exchange mobile apps?

I'm using the official Stack Exchange mobile app for iOS or Android, and My app crashed! It doesn't look good on my new smartphone. I noticed another bug. I have an idea for a new feature which is ...
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Should mobile app questions be closed now that the apps are officially retired?

Today, Yaakov Ellis, a Stack Exchange staff member, stated in response to an app bug report that, We are not providing any further support for the mobile apps. There will not be any more builds ...
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Is there any point to posting app bug reports?

I've discovered some bugs regarding the SE iOS app but recently learned that there are no active personnel on the development team for the apps. If this is the case, is there any reason to post bug ...
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Should we include information on whether post activity was from one of the mobile apps in the public data?

Internally, we are discussing making it easier for us to tell if post activities came via the mobile version of the site. We already have a column in the PostHistory table called ApplicationId that ...
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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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Is there any correlation between low-quality questions and the devices they originated from?

I cannot see myself using my phone to ask a question on any Stack Exchange networks. The comfort and experience simply doesn't compare with the non-mobile web version. I know that I would probably ...
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Mobile meta post notifications are no longer working

Us mods used to get mobile push notifications for new meta posts, but a while ago (I don't know exactly when), they stopped coming. Can they be turned back on? I don't know if this is specific just ...
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Please can we have mod functionality added to the android/ios mobile apps or the mobile browser

Some of my moderating can be done on a desktop, which is grand, as the browser version of Stack Exchange has all the functionality I could need, but I also moderate from an iPad or android tablet and ...
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Please support Furigana in mobile app

Japanese has Furigana. Furigana is how to read. Example: [日本人]{にほんじん} Result: (日本人 → Japanese) See also:How should I format my questions on Japanese Language SE? but Furigana does not support ...
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Link to the recommended job is broken in the mobile apps

The link to the recommended job in the app brings you to a page with the text: Not Found Looking at the link it seems like after changing the URL structure in Stack Overflow Jobs they have not been ...
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The mobile app shows too informative login error messages

Today when I was moving to a new Android phone, I have noticed that when I typed my account password incorrectly, the message I have received was "Error while attempting to login: Bad password". Out ...
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Posting 3 images using Stack Exchange's mobile app will result in the image order being destroyed [duplicate]

I have run into this bug several times now and I can replicate it easily across all devices. If I post 3 images using the image tool on any of the mobile app platforms, the first tag always changes ...
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iOS app shows “selected for hot network question” in revision history as 52

This was implemented Now you can know if a question really hit the HNQ. On a revision history of a post in the iOS app this shows 52: App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: iPhone SE OS Version: Version 12.1....
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Require to add content to a bug report using the (Android) app

It seems some users experience trouble, specifically with the Android app. They fail making a good bug report here since they just hit the Report an Issue button in the app and then Post Your Question ...
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Distinguish between in-app permalinks and external links on StackExchange mobile app

I love the StackExchange mobile app - its low data usage, intuitive navigation and easy access to the most used features means it's often much better than the mobile site. When touching a permalink ...
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1Password Integration with SE Mobile App

Making a feature request to add a third-party integration for password managers like 1Password within the app login screen so I don't have to leave the app to open another app to get my password. ...
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Stackoverflow chat in mobile app

Is there a way to access a sites chat using the mobile app interface? I've been trying to figure it out because a swear I saw it before. If not, where would one go to post such an idea to the ...
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Does Stack Exchange make any money with the mobile app?

I recently wondered, what the business model of Stack Exchange is. As there were already several questions to this, I found a satisfying answer. But I'm often using the mobile application, and there ...
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Why are there two different Android apps?

So, if someone wants to install the Stack Exchange apps on Android, they search the Google Play store, and they find two different Stack Overflow/Exchange apps. This is quite confusing, since both ...
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Only show mobile app banner for iOS and Android

I'm using a Windows Phone. When I viewed a question, I got a banner about downloading an app instead. However, at the bottom of the page, there are only notifications for iOS and Android. Tapping the ...
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Like the mobile app, the full site should show what posts' votes were removed from by a deleted user

I recently lost some reputation due to a user being deleted on Arqade. On the site, all it says is "User removed (learn more)" as usual, but on the Feed page of the mobile app it shows what post the ...
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Font rendering issues in mobile app

While browsing the codegolf hot question today, I noticed that the font rendering had some issues. Check the screenshots below: (in app) (in browser)
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Allow marking a question for answering later on the apps

This is like Add "Answer Later" Tab, but specifically for the mobile apps. When on the Android app, often I see a question for which I can think of a good answer, but writing it with proper ...
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SE Windows 10 universal App

Any plans for a universal Windows app for SE? I know that SE team was not a fan of designing a Windows mobile 8 app, but now I think it is a good idea, one app will be good for many devices. It will ...
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Will I still get notifications from Stack Overflow if I don’t have the app but have the Stack Exchange app?

As in, all I care about from the SO mobile app are the notifications. Can I still get those notifications from the SE mobile app?
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Edit profile on mobile?

I currently do not have access to a computer and I want to edit my Stack Exchange profile. Is this even possible on the mobile app? I can't find any button to edit or anything similar.
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Syntax highlighting does not turn off on mobile app

Take this example code block: In [1]: text = "I'm a stringy!" In [2]: print(text) I'm a stringy! In [3]: print(text[:-1]) I'm a stringy In [4]: print(text[::-1]) !ygnirts a m'I In [5]: print(text[...
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Do I need to make an agreement with Stack Exchange to create an app?

There are Android and iOS Apps for Stack Exchange, but for Windows Phone I only see third-party wrappers, for example this by Megasoft. I just wonder if anybody can wrap any website and create an app,...
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Preferred way to report the same bug in multiple apps? [duplicate]

A little ago, I found this question in the review queue. The asker is reporting a bug he found in the android SE app. The suggested edit proposed to add a second tag to the question to indicate that ...
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Teams support for apps?

Teams is a (pretty neat) product that you are selling. The Stack Exchange app can't see any inbox notifications for Teams or access them, which is understandable... but I recently installed the Stack ...
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What are the differences between the Stack Exchange iOS and Android apps?

Are there any differences between the Stack Exchange app on iOS and Android, or should they be considered functionally identical? Are there any features one has that the other does not?
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Hidden communities not working in mobile?

I have the SE app on iOS. When I signed out and looked on my profile, I saw that the communities that I have hidden (Stack Overflow and Tor) are shown. Why does this occur, and will it be fixed? The ...
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Allowing edit approvals via the mobile app [duplicate]

Has allowing edit approvals on the mobile app been considered? I rarely use SE on my computer when I have free time (I'm usually working on something), so I rarely ever go through the edit approval ...
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Do moderator flags exist as mobile app notifications?

Is there any provision to allow the site moderation - more specifically, flags raised - to be available on a mobile app as notification alerts, a la normal Inbox notifications? Or does a moderator ...
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Change how answers are sorted in the Stack Exchange app

On the web you can choose how answers are sorted. You can choose by: Active Oldest Votes How are answers sorted in the app? Can an option be added to choose how they are sorted? EDIT: If ...
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How to format as code in Stack Exchange mobile app

How to write code when asking a question in the Stack Exchange mobile app? For example, on the computer, we arrange code by just pressing Ctrl+K. What should I do in the mobile app?
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Protecting questions from mobile site

I’ve searched through blog posts and questions just about everywhere I know to look on Google and SE (which is still far from everywhere there is to look, mind), but I cannot find anyone mentioning ...
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Edit button behaves inconsistently across platforms when edit queue is full

The 'edit' button has inconsistent behavior across devices when the suggested On a desktop, the 'edit' button will be grayed out. On the mobile site, the edit button will be missing entirely. On ...
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Warning of pending edits on mobile app

I just tried to suggest an edit for a post via the Android mobile app and once I finally hit the "Suggest" button I got an error saying I couldn't edit that post. After checking on my desktop I ...
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Does the mobile app have a 'cache'?

The Android app shows notifications for deleted things even after refreshing. Is this a bug? Or is there some cache present?
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Android app showing ellipses as …

The Android app, when showing replies, for the ellipses, it shows … instead. I presume this would be the same for other 'special' characters, I see that there is already a bug report for ...
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Stack Exchange app for Android not recognizing my suspended account

How do I associate my suspended account with the app that I am using now? I have a network-wide suspension but I do not want to extend it by using this app to read until my suspension is over.
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Why is Meta Stack Exchange classified as “main site” and not “meta site?”

On my Stack Exchange iOS app, this Meta Stack Exchange site cannot be found when I filter by meta sites. Rather, it is considered one of the main sites. Why is this? Could it be changed? This ...
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Show more specific “Page not found” error in mobile app

Trying to view a deleted question in the SE mobile app will show a generic "Page not found" error, with the option to open in Safari. Opening the page in Safari will show a more specific error, "...
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Duplicate bug report, different “application version”: which report to keep open?

I was doing some reviews on close votes, when I came to this question. Cannot submit comment It has been proposed as a dupe of Comment posting issue As you can see, the original proposed question ...
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App opens with error message whenever I try to log in using a mobile browser

I want to edit my profile. So I opened the site on Chrome. But when I want to log in, I can't. I get an error message: Sorry, we could not load question. Loading in browser instead... ...and then ...