iStack iPad currently isn't available on the appstore, it's in development as is getting towards the end of the first version.

I'm now starting to look for beta testers, you will need an iPad device, any iOS version will do, please post an answer to this question if you want to volunteer, I won't start testing immediately. And I'll be looking for general feedback/problems as well as bugs and crashes.

Each column now has an edit button where the sites can be rearranged and moved from favourites to non favourites and this is persistent between app launches, moving a site in one column moves it in all of them.

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Printing Functionality all implemented and working, thanks to systempuntoout's stackprinter.com works with AirPrint, which means this app will be iOS 4.2 minimum. alt text

Current features (well some are "features"):

  • 3 columns
  • Email link to question, open in safari and copy link actions
  • History for both questions and sites visited
  • In app notification (red bar at the top) when a new site makes it into beta.
  • StackPrinter in the app, without needing safari, and AirPrint functionality.
  • Facebook Intergration
  • Post owner pages, with associated accounts.
  • Shrink the bottom dock so there's just the text.
  • Add questions to local favourites.
  • Caches the last downloaded list of questions for each site, so you can look at questions while loading the latest, including after restarting the app.
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    Hi Jonathan, please only use the [app] tag for apps that are released, not discussions. Commented Sep 9, 2010 at 22:16
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    sorry, I won't do it again :)
    – Jonathan.
    Commented Sep 10, 2010 at 17:39
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    @Jonathan feel free to link StackPrinter Commented Oct 5, 2010 at 19:05
  • This looks really nice. Can't wait to see it in person!
    – tcnolan
    Commented Dec 30, 2010 at 16:33
  • Thanks, its getting there, quite slowly though. And I need to convince someone to lend their iPad so I can test on it, that or save up and buy one.
    – Jonathan.
    Commented Dec 30, 2010 at 16:51
  • Im willing to test your app as well dude. I have a few ideas
    – user7043
    Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 18:06
  • If you still need Beta testers, I am up for the Job :)! Commented Oct 10, 2011 at 23:01
  • Should this not be removed as this is not in the app store and 2 years ago.
    – gomac
    Commented Feb 13, 2013 at 15:19

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I'm willing to volunteer for the Beta. An iPad app for StackExchange is most definitely needed.

  • Thanks, I will keep you in mind, and contact you when I testing can start. There has been a slight delay to my original plans
    – Jonathan.
    Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 16:24

I have a feeling that Apple will slap you on the wrist with this design/block your submission, due to your site navbar looking identically to the home bar introduced in 4.2 (for the iPad anyways).

  • The background for that is using an Apple documented texture (developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/uikit/reference/…) it is intended for scroll views of which the nav bar is. (the home bar is actually darker and has a higher contrast than that texture) so it should be fine as many apps use it.
    – Jonathan.
    Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 8:08
  • I sure hope that's true. I have every reason to believe you, I've just never seen a non-traditional black backed, grey icon standard toolbar before.
    – VxJasonxV
    Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 9:08

I'd be most interested in beta testing iStack.

  • Thanks, I will keep you in mind, and contact you when I testing can start. There has been a slight delay to my original plans
    – Jonathan.
    Commented Feb 27, 2011 at 16:23

I'd be also very interesting to test this app. It seems very useful and helpful for stack-community.

  • Thanks, you are added to the list :) It will be while before testing can start.
    – Jonathan.
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 11:30

Please consider me available for test as well.

  • Thanks, the earliest possible time I can start is next week, but it likely to be at least 2 weeks.
    – Jonathan.
    Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 16:57

Not sure if the beta is still open, but I would be willing to test this out. Dying for a nice SE app.


I don't know how beta testing works, but I'd be open to testing if it is still open. I'm not a developer either, so I don't know if I even can beta test.

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