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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

Ironically, I'm writing this answer from the app. I am dismayed by this decision, and per comments, the further decision to shutter all SE apps. I don't see a single comment from SE saying that a new ...
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How can I report bugs with or request features for the Stack Exchange mobile apps?

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 ...
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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

I don't know if there are any (stack)apps that use this specific endpoint, but if there are, wouldn't you agree that a one day notice is extremely short? I know the company has no (contractual) ...
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iOS Mobile App - Push notifications down from May 25 - June 4

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,...
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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

Well, that's me about 90% cut down on answering people, because I'm happy with the app and don't want to switch between app and browser. I am not impressed by the short notice really, either. Given ...
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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

Unfortunately this update renders the app almost useless to me. I found the feed of all notifications very useful, but other items in the feed were of little use. It allowed me to see comments, ...
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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

This is disappointing. I have been wondering why I stopped seeing content in the mobile app. The mobile app has become my primary interaction tool with SE, both for finding answers and for offering ...
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange reward some reputation points for INSTALLING mobile app?

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 ...
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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

Instead, it will display a single item: a message that the mobile feed has been turned off, with a link to this Meta post. This is now (a year later) finally happening for me; see the revisions for ...
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Stack Exchange should resume development on the mobile apps

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 ...
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Official Stack Exchange application for Windows Phone OS

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 ...
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Does Stack Exchange make any money with the mobile app?

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 ...
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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?

Yes, yes you can. The SE mobile app will happily provide you with notifications from across the network.
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Why doesn't Stack Exchange reward some reputation points for INSTALLING mobile app?

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,...
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Why is this user's reputation shown as 1 in all sites on the mobile app?

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 ...
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Do moderator flags exist as mobile app notifications?

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 ...
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Do I need to make an agreement with Stack Exchange to create an app?

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 ...
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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

Taking out an application because it was too successful? Isn't this just the opposite of what would be expected? As a frequent participant on SE since a decade, this app is an important means for ...
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Preferred way to report the same bug in multiple apps?

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 ...
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Make the mobile apps open source!

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 ...
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Stack Exchange app for Android not recognizing my suspended account

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 ...
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Turning off the mobile feed for the Stack Exchange app

I am not a big fan of native apps since a PWA can be used instead. The problem is that the SE sites are not mobile-friendly and the page is atrocious. It is the "use desktop version" in my ...
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Stackoverflow chat in mobile app

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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Is there any point to posting app bug reports?

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, ...
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Official Stack Exchange application for Windows Phone OS

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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Do moderator flags exist as mobile app notifications?

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 ...
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Do I need to make an agreement with Stack Exchange to create an app?

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 ...
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Show more specific "Page not found" error in mobile app

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 ...
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Why is Meta Stack Exchange classified as “main site” and not “meta site?”

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 ...
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