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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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Jun
4
comment Stack Site Monitor for iPhone/iPad
So does this app let you browse the actual questions?
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
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.
Jun
2
comment iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI
I've just removed the favourites star and count, I hadn't been sure to add it as it's not useful and not on the main site. I'd like to keep the number of views and votes as they give an idea of how good/popular the question is.
Jun
2
comment iStack (iPhone app for Stackoverflow sites) - suggestions for UI
I'm not a UI designer :) so please suggest a better layout! This is more about learning Objective-C for me than it is about creating a SO app, but both would be great.
Jun
1
comment Stack Bridge Application
I'm currently making an iPhone application for Stack, I've gotten as far as displaying the questions in a tableview, and I'm just perfecting that atm. Displays basically everything you see on the front page of SO, so tags and everything.
Jun
1
comment api.stackoverflow/0.8/questions now gives answers as well by default?
This kind of needs to be sorted because ever since this changed my app now takes 3 times longer to load the data
Jun
1
comment api.stackoverflow/0.8/questions now gives answers as well by default?
Well as I have said the comments and body are opt-in so it follows that answers should be as well.
May
31
comment display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)
ok, but that situation is very rare, and in the rare instances that happens text like "Unknown User" can be displayed. If I'm not to rely on the display name then when there is the list of questions what should I use for the question's asker (owner)
May
31
comment display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)
I understand what everyone means by 2 names, but every user has a username, whether that's a display name or from OpenID, it's the name that appears under every question users ask. I don't understand why the API doesn't give the OID one when there no display name. It is already exposed on the site. And I could just go back to using a HTML parser and get everything from that, including the username. But this is long boring and takes up more of SO's bandwidth, and the user's download allowance. So there is no harm in returning the user's "username".
May
31
comment display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)
No I think I just got a little confused about the incorrect username, just ignore that bit.
May
31
comment display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)
Ok so the newbie-25 guy has asked one question. In that question it says the person who wrote that question is newbie-25. He doesn't have a display name so instead of the API returning nothing for display-nane it should return newbie-25
May
31
comment display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)
Ok so the newbie-25 guy has asked one question. In that question it says the person who wrote that question is newbie-25. He doesn't have a display name so instead of the API returning nothing for display-nane it should return newbie-25.
May
30
comment display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)
No I'm saying that whatever the name of the person displayed in the actual question thread should be returned by the API. eg in this question it says "asked 3 hours ago Jonathan 101 @ 1" it should just return the Jonathan bit as the username of the question asker. So what ever the SO site displays in the question is what appears in the JSON file.
May
30
comment display_name isn't always there (should have OpenID name if needed)
this doesn't address the fact that the wrong users are being associated with questions. Also the API should return the username that appears on the question on the SO site.