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Stack Apps is a question and answer site for apps, scripts, and development with the Stack Exchange API. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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  • Completely overhauled styles, including default and dark themes
  • Reply to, star and flag messages
  • Slide-out Sidebar for easy menu/star list access
  • Tweaks to make typing easier (including Return -> Send, @username completion)

The app works by injecting extra CSS and JS into the standard Stack Exchange chat window. It comprises only of client-side code. No data is sent to any servers other than those belonging to Stack Exchange.

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Changelog

  • v1.1 - Log in should now work on older (<4.4) versions of Android. You need to log into an SE site, then go back to chat. This process has been semi-automated.

Bugs

Report them on github, and for bonus points submit a pull request!

This app is brought to you by @fredley & @RedRiderX

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I really can't upvote this until it supports chat.meta.SE. –  michaelb958 Apr 25 at 14:36
    
@michaelb958 Noted, I'll get a fix out. Are any other domains missing? –  fredley Apr 25 at 14:37
    
There's only chat.SE (supported), chat.meta.SE (as above), and chat.SO (might want to add that). –  michaelb958 Apr 25 at 14:38
    
@michaelb958 I had chat.SO but not chat.meta.SE. I should have an updated apk today. –  fredley Apr 25 at 14:38
    
@michaelb958 Fixed. It may take a little while for the Play store to push you the new binary. –  fredley Apr 25 at 14:48
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Fastest bug turnaround time ever. –  michaelb958 Apr 25 at 14:49
    
@michaelb958 6-8 seconds! –  fredley Apr 25 at 15:45
    
It doesn't work for me. "Your browser does not support StackExchange global authentication. Please enable cookies, and make sure you have a reasonably modern browser. See help for details, or log in via StackExchange.com." So what's the purpose of the app then? –  sammyg Apr 25 at 17:40
    
But I can join Root Access" from all rooms list and it says "logged in" at the bottom. I can only view the chat conversations, I cannot type anything. And if I click on "logged in" it takes me to the same message as I already posted. This is on a Galaxy S4 Plus, if that helps. –  sammyg Apr 25 at 17:43
    
@sammyg what version of Android are you running? –  fredley Apr 25 at 17:57
    
Android 4.3, kernel 3.4.0-2210443. Model number GT-I9506. –  sammyg Apr 25 at 18:04
    
@sammyg I'll try and see what's going wrong with an emulator –  fredley Apr 25 at 18:05
    
let us continue this discussion in chat –  sammyg Apr 25 at 18:07
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It would be cool if there was a moderator option that kept the edit and remove links available when selecting any message. –  AJ Henderson May 1 at 18:22
    
@AJHenderson If I can reliably detect if you're a moderator, then sure, I'll look into it! –  fredley May 1 at 18:50

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For anyone interested in running this apps mobile chat interface on your desktop (as in a sidebar chat window with reply support!) the author has responded in record time to my request and provided a userscript version!

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