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My Apps:

  • StackInbox - Global Inbox notifications on Mac.
  • StackAsk - iPhone/iPad app to ask StackExchange questions from

I'm a 19 year old university student from the UK who is learning my way around the programming world. Interested in physics, electronics and IT as well. My aim in life to get somewhere in programming or become an astrophysicist, and live into 2100 :D

I've made a few tweaks for jailbroken iOS.

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Aug
3
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (discontinued)
will this also be supported on ios3? Because the other iphone doesn't.
Aug
3
comment Stack Up for iOS (1.0.1)
but on iOS it tends to be the huge amount of downloads that make the money, becuase there are so many devices and its so easy to buy from the app store. But anyway the app is great!! and thanks for making an offer :) If you needed to make more money to run a push notification server you could always make the ability to receive push notifications an in app purchase.
Jul
30
comment Stack Up for iOS (1.0.1)
out of curiosity when did you submit it, there's another iphone app here and I wondered how long it takes? Btw, I understand if this is your job but isn't $2.99 a little much for an app? - Neverhteless it looks great!!!
Jul
27
comment Six to Eight: An iPhone client (discontinued)
Looks great, though one little thing, when tracking a user in the video there are hundreds of users called Jonathan (I know this as I have tried another app that uses a similar method) and I couldn't find myself so would it be possible to enter the user's id on that site and search for a user with that instead of the name.
Jul
18
revised iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI
deleted 944 characters in body; edited tags
Jul
2
comment Version 1.0 released 9th of July
who cares whether it's a comment or answer, people take it too seriously on SO, we don't need that here...
Jun
5
comment Abuse potential in API write-access?
a spambot can be built to use the website, without any API at all. Adding the developers API adds to the security of the website. Just have the same limits as the website and make the write API key only.
Jun
5
comment Abuse potential in API write-access?
a write API would require the user to login right (in order to do things like up/downvote) so a user can only upvote a question once. So in order to get a question to 10k it would 10k users which would be kind of noticeable.
Jun
5
comment Abuse potential in API write-access?
Well obviously the developers could talk to the SO people and explain. For instance if I make an iPhone app and someone somehow gets the key I used and writes a spambot then its obviously not my app. But it would be just as easy for someone to write a spambot for the website as the API. Also what about captchas, the main site uses it so why shouldn't apps?
Jun
5
comment API having more rights than a 0 rep user.
but don't you need those in the API to calculate the total votes?
Jun
5
answered Abuse potential in API write-access?
Jun
4
comment Stack Site Monitor for iPhone/iPad
So does this app let you browse the actual questions?
Jun
4
revised iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI
edited tags
Jun
4
comment iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI
Could you say more specifics? Is it the gap under the title, that makes it look like the cell is too big? I was going to put small UILabels with the question's tags there. The left hand side Answers/Votes box I based on the digg app, but didn't want to copy it directly.
Jun
3
revised iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI
deleted 20 characters in body; added 86 characters in body
Jun
2
comment iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI
looks good though I'll keep the answers on the unexpanded cell as I know that I personally look at that to see if I should bother opening a question, if I want to to know the answer to the question but see there's no answers I won't bother looking in it then. And if I think I can answer the question and see it's already been answered then I don't really bother either. Also the tags are somewhat useful, if the title is like "How do I split a string?" the tags say what language it is.
Jun
2
comment Negative voting questions?
worst question on SO : stackoverflow.com/questions/1156363 :D
Jun
2
comment API not returning anything near the actual website
Thanks! That produces the right stuff :) Though they should consider building SO on the API as the API seems faster than the SO site itself :D
Jun
2
comment API not returning anything near the actual website
Yes, there are some cases where I can see it'd be useful to have answer=true/false. So I'm seconding that.
Jun
2
comment API not returning anything near the actual website
Oh I forgot to add I had also checked the API against the questions page and it didn't match up either. yesterday I was just looking at the main SO page and it matched the API, but today it doesn't. According to the API documentation sort=active is the default on the /0.8/questions.