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...

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  • Post a screenshot of this question on the iPhone, for meta-ness. (I don't have an iPhone) Commented Mar 15, 2010 at 22:02
  • I can't because it doesn't work with meta.stackoverflow.com at present. Sorry.
    – Ben Reeves
    Commented Mar 15, 2010 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
    Commented Mar 15, 2010 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
    Commented Mar 15, 2010 at 22:25
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    You just made my day Commented Mar 15, 2010 at 22:35
  • i downloaded it, but it says Stack...rflow instead. did i do it wrong?
    – qntmfred
    Commented Mar 16, 2010 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. Commented Mar 16, 2010 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
    Commented Mar 16, 2010 at 1:57
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    iS[OFU(E)] might work for the name.
    – snicker
    Commented Mar 16, 2010 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
    – cregox
    Commented Mar 16, 2010 at 18:41
  • @Cawas Thanks, I'll take a look. It's a personal site really anyway, nobody goes on it.
    – Ben Reeves
    Commented Mar 18, 2010 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?

  • Pretty please! I'm a ServerFaulter, so the SO isn't particularly useful for me (but I'll download it anyway) Commented Mar 16, 2010 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
    Commented Mar 16, 2010 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
    Commented Mar 16, 2010 at 7:51

Please do a blackberry app. I'll buy.

  • Just to note, I've now switched over the the Iphone but I'll leave this answer up for Blackberry users. Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 0:39

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
  • Haha yeah I noticed the elastic animation. Didn't really bother me though. Commented Mar 16, 2010 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
    Commented Mar 18, 2010 at 4:06

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. Commented Mar 16, 2010 at 1:54
  • maybe it's the official Code Complete app
    – qntmfred
    Commented Mar 16, 2010 at 1:55

Love it, look forward to the next release!

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


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
    Commented Mar 20, 2010 at 17:02

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