Stack Mobile is about to get a breath of fresh air. I've just moved it to a brand new server with a blazing fast SSD.

Note: it may take up to a day or two for DNS changes to propagate.




Stack Mobile is a mobile-friendly front-end to all of the sites in the Stack Exchange network. It has a number of handy features that make browsing the sites easy and hassle-free. Here are just a few of them:

  • Full access to all questions, answers, comments, tags, and users on all Stack Exchange sites including ones that are in private beta.
  • Full question, user, and tag search capability.
  • The ability to easily switch between Stack Mobile and the equivalent page on the main site.
  • View tags and tag wiki excerpts as well as questions with certain tags.
  • View user profiles including a user's top five questions / answers.


Stack Mobile is released under the GPLv3.


The site should be accessible to virtually any phone browser.
I have tested with the following:

  • Android 2.2
  • webOS 1.4.1
  • Opera Mini 6.5

It was reported by a few of people that the site works perfectly on iPhone/iPad/iPod and BlackBerry. However, it is always nice to hear from people that the site displays fine on their phone.


Email me at [email protected]


The source code for Stack Mobile is available on GitHub:

  • I have now put the API key into place. Feel free to browse the site now. Commented May 20, 2010 at 19:20
  • You need to HTMLEncode the Title on this page: m.stackoverflow.quickmediasolutions.com/question_list.php
    – Espo
    Commented May 21, 2010 at 8:32
  • Very cool, somewhat curious though - in chrome the application seems happy to shrink-width all the way down to single-word, but in the android browser, it seems to have a min-width of about 2 portrait screens. I wish I could tell you why this is.
    – NSherwin
    Commented May 24, 2010 at 8:39
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    Nice. 1 suggestion - mobile apps should have short URL's.
    – Techboy
    Commented May 27, 2010 at 11:20
  • @Dave: Thanks! It's always good to hear that the site works on phones that I don't have the resources to test. Commented May 30, 2010 at 0:16
  • @Techboy +1 Was just about the same thing. :) Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 17:07
  • I have added tags and badges now. Commented Jun 2, 2010 at 7:39
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    @sys: Thanks! Any suggestions for improvements? I'm already working on a new theme. Commented Jun 6, 2010 at 0:33
  • @George i would add pagination on search results Commented Jun 8, 2010 at 18:00
  • @sys: Don't worry. It's in the works :) Commented Jun 9, 2010 at 0:39
  • @George, nope, looks pretty good to me. Now bring on the v2 API - Read/Write :D Commented Jun 20, 2010 at 10:15
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    this is beautiful, good work.
    – Chet
    Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 20:39
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    I'm getting API errors everywhere(Can't even select a site)
    – nanofarad
    Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 12:08
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    @ObsessiveFOSS: Unfortunately the app has become too popular for its own good :P So many people are using it that it exceeds the rate limit for API requests and the API blocks the app for a few hours. Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 17:13
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    Is this app still supported? I keep getting generic/unhelpful "An API error has occurred." pages. If it's still a quota thing (in addition to the too vague messages), people have successfully requested and received extra quota for their apps. ... In view of "Note: this project is no longer actively maintained.", perhaps we should tag this obsolete, to reduce disappointment and confusion. Commented Mar 4, 2019 at 22:01

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One margin is enough!

One margin is enough!

The defining characteristic of mobile screens is that they are small; every pixel counts! A design with two margins is wasteful (and also adds extra visual noise).

  • I'm saying there should only be one margin between the edge of the screen and the content. (And yes, that one margin should be smaller than the sum of the existing two.) Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 15:51
  • I shrunk the margins quite a bit now. Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 22:27

Would it be possible to replace the stackMobile logo with the current site's logo?

For example instead of putting stackMobile in the title bar:

replace that with the site's name:

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    I put the name of the site in the middle now. Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 18:11
  • @George: I like the change. It's a good compromise.
    – Kredns
    Commented Aug 16, 2010 at 6:32

I think it's interesting that a 3×3 grid is becoming a metaphor for "Home", but in cases like this where the home screen is not actually a 3×3 grid of buttons, I don't know if everyone will get it. You could just as easily put a "Home" button up there.

  • Well... actually the 3x3 grid is supposed to be StackMobile's logo and eventually will be replaced by a back button. I'm thinking of pointing the "StackMobile" header at the top to the home page. Commented Jul 9, 2010 at 20:39

There is a problem with codes in posts.

Code lines are not breaking and some part might not be visible - see missing parts here: http://stackmobile.com/view_question.php?site=stackoverflow&id=316099

I'd suggest removing the css for post maxwidth and set width to paragraphs of text for reader's comfort, leaving out the code

  • What do you mean by set width to paragraphs of text? Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 15:30
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    Actually I think I know what you're talking about... the <code> section is getting clipped at the right side. This has been something I've tried to fix before, but it's a complex issue. It's not as simple as just removing the forced with of the block. Commented Aug 10, 2010 at 18:15
  • I think it's purely a CSS thing. change width and overflow and if this isn't enough - use word-wrap
    – naugtur
    Commented Dec 7, 2010 at 7:52
  • This may be fixed with the new version now. Commented Jul 5, 2011 at 5:38

In a users profile the top 5 questions/answers show the latest 5 questions/answers instead.

For example on my profile.

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