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v.1.3 of MyStacks, an unofficial iPhone app for browsing questions on the Stack Overflow trilogy sites, is now available in the app store

Current Version

  • Saves articles offline once viewed
  • Choose active, featured, week or month feed.
  • Search articles
  • Browse specific tags
  • Instantly swap between superuser.com, stackoverflow.com, meta.stackoverflow.com and serverfault.com

Upcoming Version

  • Browse user profiles
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Ideas needed...

Select a site menu Viewing an answer ServerFault feed SuperUser feed

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Post a screenshot of this question on the iPhone, for meta-ness. (I don't have an iPhone) –  Mark Rushakoff Mar 15 '10 at 22:02
    
I can't because it doesn't work with meta.stackoverflow.com at present. Sorry. –  Ben Reeves Mar 15 '10 at 22:12
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I bet if someone were feeling skippy and the app works by sending requests directly to stackoverflow.com, someone could route all requests to/from stackoverflow.com to meta.stackoverflow.com on their wifi network and proceed accordingly –  snicker Mar 15 '10 at 22:15
    
@snicker yeah that would probably work. Looking at the html code it's nearly exactly the same. I'll add meta in the next version anyway. –  Ben Reeves Mar 15 '10 at 22:25
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You just made my day –  Joel Coehoorn Mar 15 '10 at 22:35
    
i downloaded it, but it says Stack...rflow instead. did i do it wrong? –  qntmfred Mar 16 '10 at 1:48
    
@qntmfred, nah that's normal, it's because StackOverflow is too long to fit in the icon width, so the iPhone strips out the middle of the name. –  Mark Henderson Mar 16 '10 at 1:51
    
yeah i know. just mocking users. still looks a little silly. not sure if there's a more appropriate name that avoids that problem –  qntmfred Mar 16 '10 at 1:57
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iS[OFU(E)] might work for the name. –  snicker Mar 16 '10 at 14:44
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Maybe it's just me, but @BenReeves, your profile's web site link seems broken because it has "www". There are two ways you could fix this. The non-www URL works fine: benreeves.co.uk –  Cawas Mar 16 '10 at 18:41
    
@Cawas Thanks, I'll take a look. It's a personal site really anyway, nobody goes on it. –  Ben Reeves Mar 18 '10 at 4:04
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I like it so far. Any plans to support the rest of the trilogy or other StackExchange sites? Or posting content?

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+1 Support for other sites would be good. –  Zoredache Mar 15 '10 at 22:38
    
Pretty please! I'm a ServerFaulter, so the SO isn't particularly useful for me (but I'll download it anyway) –  Mark Henderson Mar 16 '10 at 1:34
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I've just tested the app with meta.stackoverflow.com, superuser.com, serverfault.com and mathoverflow.net and everyone worked perfectly. Got to love it when everything comes together nicely. I've never used howtogeek.com or doctype.com and their designs are too different to work out the box, so I won't be integrating them. –  Ben Reeves Mar 16 '10 at 3:31
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@Ben howtogeek and doctype are not part of the trilogy so there's no need to bring them into the mix. –  alex Mar 16 '10 at 7:51
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nice to see an app out there finally. couple things i noticed

  • the refresh feed icon looks like it's stuck/frozen when not animating
  • get rid of the refresh feed bar. move it to the top right corner maybe?
  • when you scroll to the top and bottom, it doesn't do the elastic animation
  • make tags buttons to browse that tag's questions
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Haha yeah I noticed the elastic animation. Didn't really bother me though. –  Mark Henderson Mar 16 '10 at 2:11
    
I kind of like the refresh bar at the top, the idea is from the facebook app which is one of the most popular apps in the store. All the other points you mentioned should be fixed. Ben –  Ben Reeves Mar 18 '10 at 4:06
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Please do a blackberry app. I'll buy.

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Just to note, I've now switched over the the Iphone but I'll leave this answer up for Blackberry users. –  Lance Roberts Mar 6 '12 at 0:39
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Like the idea - code samples don't render so well (too wide) in mobile Safari - but there's a long way to go.

I'm reluctant to directly link to it, but I see there is a paid app in the app store that purports to be a viewer for SO, but doesn't make clear whether it is directly affiliated or not. Includes a screen shot with Jeff's name and well-known Coding Horror icon - which seems a bit off if it isn't "official".

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no that isn't official. –  Jeff Atwood Mar 16 '10 at 1:54
    
maybe it's the official Code Complete app –  qntmfred Mar 16 '10 at 1:55
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Love it, look forward to the next release!

One thing though - timezones need some work. Everything is "11 hours ago" for me (GMT+11)

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Can someone port this to Windows? It looks better than the current site -- and it seems ot have less advertisements. Maybe you could add Yahoo Questions, and Experts Exchange too that way it isn't so one sided. That will probably also widen the adoption, Yahoo Answers is still the 600lb gorilla.

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If you could just keep your reputation above 200, you would see far fewer advertisements. –  Ether Mar 20 '10 at 17:02
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