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Kudos for keeping the iOS app alive while technically speaking the apps aren't supported anymore! While you're at it, please switch to using token-based connections which use keys, which don't expire, unlike the traditional .p12 certificates. Speaking as the resident iOS developer in my company, this switch saves me a lot of tedious work. Most push ...


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If you didn't know, every Stack Exchange site has a responsive layout - meaning that if you access the desktop site on a mobile device, it will render in a mobile-optimized format. Most views, including the homepage, questions, and search render in this view, though some pages such as user profiles, settings pages, reviews, and revision histories don't. ...


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Installing the app doesn't show expertise, nor trust gained from the community. The only other reason to reward with rep is to encourage users to use it - similar to how we award rep for accepting an answer. We also have badges for this purpose, and in fact when it comes to encouragement of one-time activities, a badge is more appropriate. I can see this ...


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TL;DR: Unfortunately, you can't. Thank you for taking the time to improve the Stack Exchange platform. Sadly, the mobile apps are no longer in development. To quote one of the Stack Exchange developers: We are not providing any further support for the mobile apps. There will not be any more builds made for either the Android or the iOS app (even for ...


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I'm sure that as soon as Windows Phone increases its market share to above 40% (where both Android and iOS are at) then Stack Exchange will waste no time in developing an official app for it. As it stands, though, Windows phone doesn't even have 4% market share in the smartphone market, so there's little reason to pursue it. http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-...


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Does Stack Exchange make any money with the mobile app? No, at least not directly. The apps are just part of the total user experience Stack Exchange provides, just like the mobile version of the sites, which don't have any ads either. The idea is that by making it easier to participate on Stack Exchange, you make the users more committed, which increases ...


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There are no plans to resume development in the near future. I don't have a definite timeline, or even what kinds of new things might be considered once picking up work on native apps is something we could resume. We'll have to see what the benefit of native apps over a feature-complete truly responsive design might look like, and we're still rather far ...


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Yes, yes you can. The SE mobile app will happily provide you with notifications from across the network.


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This is a bad idea for several reasons, but one very clear one is that it would make it much easier to commit voting fraud. What if Stack Exchange gave, say, 50 points of reputation, on one site only, for installing the iOS or Android app. Say, also, I want to get some upvotes on my obviously awesome but underappreciated answers. All I need do is create a ...


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The apps don’t show suspensions, so you need to view the profile in a browser: As you can see, all the profiles of this user are suspended for a very long time, generally a sign of serious rule breaking.


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No. There is no way to access flags or any other diamond moderator-specific tool through the documented API or through the Android app. The only moderator-specific behavior in the Android app are that close votes are immediate (reopening is not available in the app) and that comment deletion is available in the user interface for everybody's comments. Flags ...


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Anyone can use the public API exposed by Stack Exchange in order to create a new app, and there is even a dedicated website with a special tag for such apps. As far as I can tell, no special agreement is required, you just need to register your application. Also worth reading How to list your application/library/wrapper/script here, written by no other ...


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I think it is best to keep things separate. As a CTO of a software company I know how hard it is to manage bug reports that span products where the original cause of the issue isn't shared. You can't mark one fixed and the other not. You should separate things as much as possible if it isn't clear if the issue is the exact same. If for example, like in this ...


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We will not be making the mobile apps open source. To quote the answer given the last time that this question was asked: The other 10% of the app however consists of internal things that we are not yet ready to put out to the world and say "here are all the URLs, documentation, description of what they do, go wild". This includes the server endpoints ...


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There's no need to associate your suspended account with the app. You can use both the Android and iOS app without logging in; once you try something that requires being registered, the app will ask you to log in. Just don't, and reading the Q&A works well enough without having an account. Or use your phone's browser and enjoy the new responsive design......


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You can, but it will redirect you to the site. In the iOS app, click on the site name in the drop down. Then hit More. There is your option to Open Chat.


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Yes. Based on what I've seen here, on MSE, they are continuing to maintain the app but are not actively developing it. This is what hairboat said on a related question: As far as I understand it, updating the app for iOS 11 / the new iPhone is part of ongoing maintenance for the app. They aren’t working on new features, but are carving out time to keep it ...


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Since Windows Phone is officially dead, there seems little point in pursuing a native app for the platform. Windows Phone is now officially dead: A sad tale of what might have been


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No, this isn't a feature in either the iOS or Android apps. Moderators aren't paid by the flag; I just try to check in every so often (at least once a day, usually once an hour or so). It's theoretically possible to build your own app and push notification infrastructure that just scrapes the page occasionally and checks for changes to the flag indicator, ...


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MSE is... special. It works like a normal site, with its own reputation system and all that, since the concept of the per site meta came after it. It works exactly like a meta-less main site (like all sites were in the early days). Meta was apparently supposed to be different in many ways, but that special casing didn't happen. It was even MSO for a while ...


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For Stack Exchange wrapper apps: no, you don't need special permission. The API is both extremely comprehensive and public - both very deliberately. Hence, you're free to create an app that wraps the Stack Exchange sites without asking their permission or agreement first. However, be aware that normal trademark and copyright restrictions on Stack Exchange's ...


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Thanks for reporting this! Sorry I haven't posted a response to it in weeks! As of last night the clc.stackoverflow.com links redirect to the correct location. We still haven't fixed the real issue, but the links work now which is a first step. So, what's the actual issue here? The application's feed is powered by a specific API server which resides at ...


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The lack of information is simply because the API (which the apps use), doesn't return any information on deleted posts. This duplicate request from when the message was even more generic explains this and resulted in the message being changed to what it currently is. See also these related requests on being able to see deleted posts through the app: ...


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The bad news is that The official mobile apps are no longer under active development The good news is that Stack Overflow for Teams is supported by the Stack Exchange API (be it in read-only mode), so it's possible for developers to make an app which accesses Teams data.


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In the Stack Exchange app, there is a 'format' button for this purpose above your keyboard. First, select the piece of text you want to indent by four spaces; then, click the button. Test Test Test


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The answers on the iOS app are sorted the same way as the votes tab on the full site. This means: Answers with higher scores are shown higher. Answers that are tied are shown in a random order The accepted answer is shown above all answers unless it’s a self answer. Self answers are sorted normally, so they have to outscore the other answers to be shown ...


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The number on the left is your score in the tag, the number on the right is the number of posts that you've made that reference that tag.


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The number on the left is total tag score (=score on answers + score on questions). This is different from the score on your profile page on the main site, which only shows the total answer score. (See this question and its duplicate for more information about that discrepancy.) The number on the right is the total number of posts (questions and answers) in ...


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Whenever you're thinking of exposing personal data, the question to ask is not “is there a good reason to exclude it?” but “is there a good reason to include it?”. The type of computer used by a poster is personal data. What's next? Expose the User-Agent string sent by the poster's browser, so that you can treat people differently depending on whether they'...


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