Why doesn't Stack Overflow have a native Android app?

If you didn't know, every Stack Exchange site also has a mobile site which provides an altered way of viewing each site, specially designed for mobile devices. You should automatically reach the mobile site just by visiting it from a mobile device, but you can also get there manually by clicking the "mobile" link in the footer.

The official mobile sites provide all functionality (except reviews), including creating new questions and answers, voting and commenting.

If you prefer a native app over the mobile site, there are plenty of apps available based on your device.

Available on Google Play:

  • [Of

If you didn't know, every Stack Exchange site also has a mobile site which provides an altered way of viewing each site, specially designed for mobile devices. You should automatically reach the mobile site just by visiting it from a mobile device, but you can also get there manually by clicking the "mobile" link in the footer.

The official mobile sites provide all functionality (except reviews), including creating new questions and answers, voting and commenting.

If you prefer a native app over the mobile site, there are plenty of apps available based on your device.

Available on Google Play:

  • [Official] Stack Exchange App
  • Stacks for Android by Shcheglov Maksym
  • Stack Remote by local host
  • View more Android apps at StackApps

Available in the Windows Store:

  • There is not currently an official Windows Phone app.
  • Stack stabilizer by Techmatic
  • View more Windows apps at StackApps

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Like Rohit Dhumane said, the site is for developers who are with their computers when they post questions. And that is important because when you get answers to your questions, you would want to try them out before responding or accepting the answer. So a mobile app won't be very useful in such cases.

That said, if you do want to leave a comment without trying it out, its mobile website is pretty good and works well with most mobile browsers. Also you cab set up email alerts so that you can keep yourself informed of the status of the question you posted, complete your thought process while you

Like Rohit Dhumane said, the site is for developers who are with their computers when they post questions. And that is important because when you get answers to your questions, you would want to try them out before responding or accepting the answer. So a mobile app won't be very useful in such cases.

That said, if you do want to leave a comment without trying it out, its mobile website is pretty good and works well with most mobile browsers. Also you cab set up email alerts so that you can keep yourself informed of the status of the question you posted, complete your thought process while you are not with your computer (traveling maybe) and respond once you've tried it out.

I'll say it works pretty well for me.

One reason could be that it wouldn't work out well.

Stack over flow is meant for people to post their code (which can be long), and for other people to read the code, and type up long explanations and their own, edited version of the code.
It's difficult to do read long paragraphs, and type long answers on mobile phones, so a mobile app might discourage the integrity of the answers

StackOverflow doesn’t really make sense on mobile

Most developers have a multi monitor setup, especially the tech if life types who inhabit StackOverflow. We don’t do development on mobile devices. As a general rule, StackOverflow expects code to be submitted with every question asked. So why would they spend a lot of time supporting a form where nobody does any coding?

Stack Exchange (the parent network of Stack Overflow) is planning on releasing applications for mobile platforms by next year. The idea is still in the early stages. Source :

Podcast #47 - Do You Even Twitter Bro?

Stack Exchange, is the application name of Stack overflow and all other its related websites like code review,meta stackoverflow.



Link is

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stack exchange.Marvin