Drum roll please >>> the Android app has landed

(168 Posts)
RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 27-Nov-12 16:17:59

Yy, we know it's been a long time coming but we finally have the free to download Mumsnet Talk Android app

If you want to find out more about getting MN on your mobile device, we have a plethora of info for you here including some very exciting news about the soon-to-be-released all being well shiny new Apple app.

And we even have an easy to scan and download QR code to get the mobile version on your phone - what more could you want?
Disclaimer: That was a rhetorical question grin

So please do download and enjoy, as ever, feedback is always welcome.

JambalayaWarmMincePie Tue 27-Nov-12 16:19:18

I know you said rhetorical.... But I would like an iPhone app that works. grin

You did promise.

JambalayaWarmMincePie Tue 27-Nov-12 16:20:10

Oh my god. I've dirtied your thread with a stupid comment. Because I didn't read. Feel free to delete me. blushblushblushblush

Ah excellent, shall give that a try once I've found my phone charger

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Tue 27-Nov-12 16:20:34

ooh right, I will get orf my arse and wrangle my mobile presently

thank you Rebecca

Iheardthatpardon Tue 27-Nov-12 16:32:51

Hellooooo! It works!

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Tue 27-Nov-12 16:39:00

grin I'm installing, right now shock ridiculously excited! Off to see if it works

Kveta Tue 27-Nov-12 16:45:06

yay, it works!

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 27-Nov-12 16:45:59

Oh. My. God.

It's like Christmas.



How do we view someone's profile on this app??

The usernames aren't clickable confused

Nosey cah, me.

valpollicella Tue 27-Nov-12 16:54:57

ooooo. well done mnhq wine

AmandinePoulain Tue 27-Nov-12 16:56:00

I want the new iPhone app now! envy <stamps feet>

Impatient? Me? No....


Tvym, ArEm, what a busy week you've been having.

I am the inly one what feels sorry for Flip, nestled all alone in Settings?

Pore, pore, lonely Flip.


ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 27-Nov-12 16:59:09

I don't like it sad sorry.

No bookmarks is a deal breaker for me - especially on a mobile.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 27-Nov-12 17:10:26

not sure.
smile grin sad wink shock angry envy blush

its all a bit odd.

TaggieCampbellBlack Tue 27-Nov-12 17:12:11

and where's the colour coded poster bit?

i like being pink.

loke the easy smilies smile grin smile grin smile grin smile grin smile grin smile

MummyPigsFatTummy Tue 27-Nov-12 17:42:01

Erm, <asks very nicely, feeling like a bit of a poor relation> will there be a Windows app along any time soon do you think?

FrogmellaMoonbeam Tue 27-Nov-12 17:42:15

In my very brief play it seems lovely grin


Why are all the OP's posts not highlighted like on the mobile or desktop versions, sad it makes threads so much easier to follow xXx

I'm off to download now. whoop!

I've been playing with this since last night wink
like the easy emotionsgrin
don't like lack of bookmarks sad and only being able to navigate back to the home page so you have to start again angry
good effort though wink

If posts aren't highlighted I shall be very confused (SNAFU).

RandallPinkFloyd Tue 27-Nov-12 17:55:54

Damn it, I switched to a flipping Twatphone last tuesday! angry

In all honesty though I'm happy enough with the mobile site.

chocolateistheenemy Tue 27-Nov-12 17:56:03

Sorry to piss on your bonfire here... I've downloaded the App but it's telling me my login details are incorrect when they're NOT!! <slopes off and hides>

I was confused, everything was upside down sad angry

I worked it out! it's confusing!

Kinora Tue 27-Nov-12 17:57:40

Initial reaction - don't like it. Will play with it a bit more. I can't see the hide button.

MidnightKnitter Tue 27-Nov-12 17:58:50

I miss the highlights too but other than that (and the advert that i keep clicking on by accident when i'm scrolling) i think its great.

EggNogRules Tue 27-Nov-12 18:02:12

grin I like the look and ease of adding emoticons.
sad Lack of highlighting.

So far, so good. wink

Checking it out smile will take some time to get used to

MikeLitoris Tue 27-Nov-12 18:08:05

Well, I don't like having to flip every thread I'm on and it would be loads easier if I could just post instead of having to press 'add message'

Apart from that im happy grin grin

just checking that this works and this and this

grin ooh shiny, no more scrolling to see what to use for smileys, or flicking between keyboards to find [ and ] except for links. hurrah

MikeLitoris Tue 27-Nov-12 18:09:36

Ok, i worked out the flip thing.

there is overall flipthread in settings but no other settings yet alas

Livelongandprosper Tue 27-Nov-12 18:16:31

Yay it works! thanks Thankyou, I couldn't look at anything over 500 posts with my other phone app.

piglettsmummy Tue 27-Nov-12 18:16:47

I've had a Mn app on my phone for ages hmm .........

OohMrDarcy Tue 27-Nov-12 18:17:06

I am posting on android app! what a Christmas present grin

although... would be easier if you could still have your own and OP posts in different colour!

thanks HQ

Serious feedback: it is easy to manoeuvre for seasoned MNetters, but it would be utterly baffling to a new user, I think. The website is bad enough but the app...

eh its flipped the thread without me asking it to confused poor bear want on the liist

SummerRain Tue 27-Nov-12 18:21:54

oh, I'm lost without my bookmarks sad

I do like the easy emoticons though smile

I'm torn!

FrozenPetisPois Tue 27-Nov-12 18:28:14

It force closed as soon as I clicked active..

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Tue 27-Nov-12 18:39:19

Chocolate I'm getting the same message, what is that about? Have you fixed yours?

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Tue 27-Nov-12 18:47:10

Please help HQ, I think I am thick. My username and email address are the same thing I think? Do you want my name or chat name - I have tried both?? Why can't I join sad

RumpledTitSkin Tue 27-Nov-12 18:57:33

I think I like it! grin

valpollicella Tue 27-Nov-12 18:59:53

how do you click on someones name to see their profile? just been reading stratters thread and she had posted a pic on her.profile which I cant see how to view?confused

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Tue 27-Nov-12 19:09:39

hmmm it wants you to open a google account to download

no thanks

chocolateistheenemy Tue 27-Nov-12 19:15:57

Still not sorted MissLToe - are you on the usual MN on your android, as I am? Maybe it's that??

JollyJock Tue 27-Nov-12 19:18:26


chocolateistheenemy Tue 27-Nov-12 19:19:01

Im in!!!!!!!!! shock
Username is actually your nickname. Strange.....
Right. Off for a nose around!

JollyJock Tue 27-Nov-12 19:22:08

this is going to take some getting used to. but it does work smile

YankNCock Tue 27-Nov-12 19:22:48

Yay! It said only 5+ downloads in Google play store but clearly it's more than that. Was thinking I was a seriously early adopter. Bad news right away for me, can't see what I'm typing on HTC wildfire s as keyboard takes up too much of screen!

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Tue 27-Nov-12 19:24:08

I'm in grin Chocolate you are a genius!!! thank you.

DameFanny Tue 27-Nov-12 19:29:36

I'm posting from the Android app. Me likey.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Tue 27-Nov-12 19:32:17

You can't bookmark or have highlighted posts on the iPhone App either. It's the biggest failing of the Apps IMO.

OohMrDarcy Tue 27-Nov-12 19:34:10

grim Thats the same for all android apps - you need a google account to access playstore

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Tue 27-Nov-12 19:39:22

I'm loving the easy smilies! grin grin grin

But will hugely miss the op's posts being highlighted.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 27-Nov-12 19:42:15

hurrah. app download smile

Is it running really slowly for anyone else? Lawks.

GrimAndHumourlessAndEven Tue 27-Nov-12 19:42:36

thank you OohMrD

I'll pass and stick with the MN mobile site

AndIfATenTonTruck Tue 27-Nov-12 19:46:23

I have found a problem with it. I have some topics hidden from active convos (aibu, relationships, diets, conception) but I am on one conception thread. I think the app has decided that hiding the topic overrides being on a thread, so it is not showing up in Threads I'm On.

Looks nice though. Now off to find the option to reduce text size though. It is obviously set to 'myopic' as standard. grin

LoonyRationalist Tue 27-Nov-12 19:46:29

Posting from shiny new app. Ok(ish) so far
<old gimmer resistant to change emoticon>

Will take some time to use it and see if benefits of applications outweigh the downsides, lack of highlighting and custom settings, access to profiles being main ones

I'm in, but why does the text box keep disappearing as i write? I've got no idea what I've typed sad

Downloaded the app on the tablet... It doesn't turn horizontal!

BloominMarvellous Tue 27-Nov-12 19:51:31

Without wanting to sound ungrateful I think I prefer the mobile site sad

Chanatan Tue 27-Nov-12 19:59:16

I can't click on links

Another one with mixed reactions I'm afraid... Really miss bookmarking & highlighted posts. Is it a work in progress, are those features likely to be added?

I don't like how when you go on 'I'm on' and click on one that it takes you to the top of the thread, so you have to scroll down 900+ posts if it is a long thread. Am I doing it wrong? confused

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Tue 27-Nov-12 20:35:40

ooh, this is nice!

I remember DS was 6weeks old when I got my android phone and you'd just released the iPhone app. you said the android app was coming "soon".

DS is 20 months tomorrow! grin

sad no bookmarks

AnyFuckingDude Tue 27-Nov-12 20:52:28

I've downloaded it on my phone (via GooglePlay), but nothing has changed from the usual mobile site confused

MyMelody Tue 27-Nov-12 20:53:37

well I never ! can't see what I'm typing for some reason but other than that I like it . grin smile shock blush smileys are so easy to use too.
why can't I see what I'm typing, I have to keep removing my keypad to see what I've typed, there's a lot of guesswork going on with my typing here!

AnyFuckingDude Tue 27-Nov-12 20:54:08

Nothing has happened !

Just trying it out for size. Not fully intuitive, but I'm figuring it out.
Has anyone got any tweezers for these splinters in my bum off this fence I'm sitting on...?

AnyFuckingDude Tue 27-Nov-12 20:57:41

oops, sussed it

MyMelody Tue 27-Nov-12 20:59:53

I like the refresh button, the mobile site doesn't have one. not seeing what I type isn't brilliant, but ok for browsing I suppose

Quite like this, though it took me 3 attempts to get it to run. Kept getting unexpected error/force close messages. One minor niggle is that I turn my phone landscape to type and right now I'm reading my typing sideways. Although thinking about it I'm a leftie and write like this too grin

varicoseveined Tue 27-Nov-12 21:06:42

Ooh will download this as soon as my phone is charged up

MooncupGoddess Tue 27-Nov-12 21:06:58

Yes, it's quite annoying that the display doesn't automatically rotate when you rotate your phone. Any chance of adding this...?

(But congratulations MN, it is good to have the app.)

varicoseveined Tue 27-Nov-12 21:07:52

Bluetinkerbell it's the same on the iOS app, no landscape mode either

MyMelody Tue 27-Nov-12 21:10:03

its definitely more user friendly than the mobile site, loads up faster and seems generally more responsive ....

AnyFuckingDude Tue 27-Nov-12 21:12:08

I like it. Thanks, HQ.

I suspect some of you peeps are a bit change-averse wink < ducks>

chocolateistheenemy Tue 27-Nov-12 21:13:49

MissLToe you're welcome grin
Anyone else getting Force Closed messages though? Am getting a bit frustrated...
I do like the look of it and the navigation is nice and simple. However I'd prefer to see the OP at the top of the thread, as on the Mobile Site, without having to flip how terribly fussy and picky

MyMelody Tue 27-Nov-12 21:16:45

I like the my topics bit, just been setting that up.

you can change flip preference in 'my settings'

valpollicella Tue 27-Nov-12 21:20:57

I've just noticed that when the thread is long, and it loads more of the messages you suddenly lose where you were on the thread, so you have to scroll back up

Also, would it be possible to have a button that returns you to Active, instead of going back to Home and then Active? If I've spent an age reading an epic thread, I usually think, ah no point in going Back as all of the threads I hadn't clicked on will have moved on, so I would go to Active to refresh.

Don't seem to be able to do that now without goin g to home and active (MINOR issue btw)



PPPop Tue 27-Nov-12 21:22:08

dowloaded and it looks good, but its all sideways sad

im on a htc cha cha, can you get it to rotate as im getting dizzy and i wont last long on the app like this sad

love the smileys tho grin i can go crazy with them now confused wine wine brew

MyMelody Tue 27-Nov-12 21:24:14

I'm liking it, well done Mn!wine wine
only issue for me is not seeing what I type, but I do really like it, will have another play tomorrow smile

PPPop Tue 27-Nov-12 21:24:49

God, my grammar is shocking on my phone. I can see now why txt spk is so prevalent, especially if everyone is looking at their phone at an angle like i am now. grin

yellowbottle Tue 27-Nov-12 21:28:42

Its probably been said, but I don't like the transparent background on the icon. I'd prefer blue and white. It looks odd on my phone's background. That's as far as I've gotten.

glitch Tue 27-Nov-12 21:35:10

I like it but why is the original post at the bottom of the page? Is it just me or is everyone reading the threads backwards?

Indith Tue 27-Nov-12 21:52:42

testing testing.these are good but I can't see what I'm typing.smile grin sad wink .and how do get back to home? do you just have to press your back button? at the moment I think I prefer the mobile site for navigation.

Indith Tue 27-Nov-12 21:53:34

found the home button grin

Indith Tue 27-Nov-12 21:57:49

I have s local Dundee thread in my active combos so does the app end up showing all the local threads? that could get annoying.

varicoseveined Tue 27-Nov-12 22:00:51

now downloaded and using it. I like it! Fairly straightforward so far smile

MrsShrek3 Tue 27-Nov-12 22:46:23

actcherly its better than the iphone app. imho. I've just got an android tab and phone a week ago, have had enough of iphones!! very good timing, MNHQgrin

purpleroses Tue 27-Nov-12 22:49:52

nice to have an app but it's a shame you've made it so there's no way of seeing the thread when you're typing your post.

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 27-Nov-12 22:55:00

ooh, me likely. as with everyone else, I'd have liked bookmarks, poster highlighting and a landscape mode but I do still like this.

so many emoticons at my fingertips. maybe it'll put me in touch with my emotions? wink wink biscuit thanks

Trills Tue 27-Nov-12 22:55:29

Where? Where is the QR code?

Do people actually use QR codes?

poachedeggs Tue 27-Nov-12 23:24:57

woohoo! Love the smilies smile grin sad wink shock angry envy angry shock wink sad grin smile

Struggling with inability to return to root menu from a thread - have top go back via home screen which is tedious. Good start though, definitely!

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 27-Nov-12 23:33:52

The QR code is on the 2d link in the OP, Trills

But no, generally no one uses QR much, do they? How long will they be around for, do you think?

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 27-Nov-12 23:34:06

Sorry, QR here

funchum8am Wed 28-Nov-12 02:53:23

I must be being dim....how do I reply to a post? Clicking on the arrow thingy only offers me Report Post or PM user...

Mcnorton Wed 28-Nov-12 06:31:34

is it just me who can't work out how to remove things from My Topics? I expect I'm being dim!

upinthehills Wed 28-Nov-12 07:22:23

Not sure if it has been said - but i like going via active convos to a thread then clicking on the topic to explore more threads in the same topic cant seem to do that!

Whinge: my OTBT thread doesn't show in I'm On and I can never bloody find it the proper way.

bunjies Wed 28-Nov-12 07:33:49

I like the general layout but biggest ishoo for me is that I have active convos set at 100 threads but app is displaying nowhere near that many. Would also like to be able to go to the root of a topic grin thread title.

stigofthelump Wed 28-Nov-12 08:03:32

love the smilies grin thanks so easysmile wine
but as has been mentioned countless times I miss the post highlighting confused sad

SilveryMoon Wed 28-Nov-12 08:11:41

I'm more than happy with the mobile site but will def have a go

AnyFuckingDude Wed 28-Nov-12 08:31:11

I can't see what I am typing!

HappyTurquoise Wed 28-Nov-12 08:34:00

Still finding my way around. Not neo.g able to see the OP of a thread is disastrous. I don't see why they have to be kept separate. For that reason o will stick with the mobile. app.

Cannot see what I am typing here.

maxmissie Wed 28-Nov-12 09:13:23

glad there is now an app for android but don't like:
- not being able to flip to horizontal, I can hold my phone and type more easily that way
- having to go out of a thread back to the home page to then get back into active combos, threads I'm watching etc
- not being able to view thread whilst typing a post
- original poster not being highlighted throughout threads.

think I will be sticking to mobile site for now as it does all the things I've listed above! can't at the mo see what the advantage is of the app over the mobile site.

notcitrus Wed 28-Nov-12 09:22:06

Don't want to sound ungrateful but what advantages is the app supposed to have over the mobile site?
Tried last night and it was painfully slow whereas the site wasn't, all the threads are backwards, and none of my settings seem to be adhered to, loads of threads and topics I hide came up in Active, the OP and my posts werent coloured, etc. And didn't get many threads or postal coming up at a time. Only advantage seemed to be bigger icons and text which isn't an issue for me.

trikken Wed 28-Nov-12 09:37:42

I love itsmile

HappyTurquoise Wed 28-Nov-12 09:50:07

Have now found that the OP is at the bottom of each thread, and can be easily brought to the top by using the 'flip' option.

I'm still typing blind, though, and have no preview option that I can see.

trikken Wed 28-Nov-12 09:52:06

Having had a play, it does need a 'top' and 'bottom' button. and agree with not being able to see what you are typing, that is annoying.

WandaDoff Wed 28-Nov-12 11:11:53

I don't like the fact that I can't see what I'm typing.

I've managed to put at least one typo in every post I've made pneumonia it so far hmm

WandaDoff Wed 28-Nov-12 11:12:59

FFS Sorry.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Wed 28-Nov-12 11:15:57

I've just downloaded it and the screen on the active list flickers like mad. think its the ad

BerryLellow Wed 28-Nov-12 14:51:10

it's a bit confusing, I'm sure I'll get used to it though smile

me likeysmile grin wink

stealthsquiggle Wed 28-Nov-12 16:25:29

I did manage to kill the app a few times (and couldn't be bothered to send reports, sorry). I don't have the typing blind problem, though confused with SwiftKey I can actually see what I am typing better than I can on the mobile site.

(which reminds me, I need to ask someone why SwiftKey suddenly forgot lots of stuff [hint])

msrisotto Wed 28-Nov-12 16:39:58

It would be good if you could see if there have been new posts in the "threads I'm on" tab. I concur with others re highlighted posts etc

Startail Wed 28-Nov-12 17:31:36

yes but not for my kindle fire sad

Yes Trills I know I should have a Nexus, but that's not what I was given.

Don't like it. Your mobile site is much easier to use. Don't like the Vodaphone ads, don't like how none if my settings (like highlight OP's posts) are available. I'll be sticking to MN mobile.

I think I like it... smile

Yay! I felt so left out hen I as told by bloody Apple users "Oh, just do x, y and z on your app!" Never even knew they had one before that sad

JollyJock Wed 28-Nov-12 20:18:10

I agree with msrisotto re threads I'm on.

In fact, if the app could just be exactly the same as the mobile site I would definitely use it grin

LemonBreeland Wed 28-Nov-12 20:52:24

Off to download now. Will report back.

LemonBreeland Wed 28-Nov-12 21:01:03

Well I quite like it. Annoying to have to flip the threads though.

Also in threads I'm on I can't see if there are any new posts, that is what I look at most on my phone to catch up. Don't want to have to open each one just in case.

LemonBreeland Wed 28-Nov-12 21:05:15

Just realised others have already said the same things.

I also agree on the highlighted posts. I often just read op posts on very long threads

Posting this from the app and I do like the simplicity of the smilies smile wine thanks

SweetMingePie Wed 28-Nov-12 21:05:35

Any chance you're working on an iPad app?

Don't like it! <spoilt face>

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Wed 28-Nov-12 21:09:38

I have used it for a day or so now, I like the emotions, so easy, my typing window is actually quite large, it is a lot easier to get to threads I'm on than the mobile site.

I don't like that you can't highlight your posts or the op, you can't preview new posts on the thread on the threads I'm on screen, it doesn't rotate, on my phone if I want to add new words the quickest way is to turn my phone sideways to get my qwerty keyboard, it doesn't on the app.

It's quite average for me.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Wed 28-Nov-12 21:18:54

I'm back on mobile site as I can't tell if anyone as posted on threads I'm on

SP thats what I didn't like!

I have a short cut straight to 'Threads I'm on' on my homepage!

No faffing!

Plus I was reading down not up on replys if that makes sense. the flip thing didn't change anything.

I'm sure if I used it for a while I would get used to it, but I prefer the mobile site.

ArthurPewty Wed 28-Nov-12 21:54:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LadyMetroland Wed 28-Nov-12 22:40:35

really don't like the fact that less than half the screen is free when scrolling down active convos. get rid of the logos

also why can't i see what im typing right now? can only see something saying write your message here, then a line odd emotions. impossible to see what im typing

LadyMetroland Wed 28-Nov-12 22:45:40

now installing until improved! nice first effort but not a patch on the mobile site

can't see what I've just typed - apologies for typos

MooncupGoddess Wed 28-Nov-12 22:52:00

Really annoying that the topic at the top isn't clickable; I often go via Active Conversations to (say) a thread in Adult Fiction, then want to click on Adult Fiction and see what other threads there are in that topic. It's fine on the mobile site but impossible on the app.

Tortoise Wed 28-Nov-12 23:49:39

Just installed the app. Looks ok so far.
Will keep playing and see how I get on smile

Downloaded it onto my phone last night and I can view but not post anything, but it keeps crashing my phone confused

I got a new android phone the other day - I have to say that so far the android one works better than the iphone one wink
Thankyou Mumsnet & techical Mumsnet people <creep>

CelticPromise Thu 29-Nov-12 08:34:15

I quite like it. Mobile site drives me mad, I'm forever accidentally clicking top, bottom or report.

<fat thumbs>

I don't like the upside down threads though.

greensnail Thu 29-Nov-12 09:58:28

Out's ok for reading on but I can't cope with not bfing able to see what I'm typing.

greensnail Thu 29-Nov-12 09:59:13

Aargh, see!grin

Only just got my first ever smart phone so still unsure about apps...but...

Whats all this about OP posts being highlighted? I've never seen this on the desktop or mobile site. Do you have to switch it on?

theonewiththenoisychild Thu 29-Nov-12 11:54:19

cant see what im typing sad

psychomum5 Thu 29-Nov-12 11:57:24



BerryLellow Thu 29-Nov-12 11:57:45

my threads I'm watching are all over the place, in very random order.

I'd like to see the first line of posts in threads I'm on, so I can see if they have been posted on.

my threads are scroll down again now, I went to settings and changed it, then changed it back and it worked. I can also see what I'm typing so no problems there.

psychomum5 Thu 29-Nov-12 12:02:01

typing from my phone grin

hard tho as i can't flip the keyboard. <grumble>

oscarcharlie Thu 29-Nov-12 12:55:01

liking it so far,but cant see what i am typingsmile

strikethrough doesn't display properly, apparently when multiple words are crossed out, regardless of where the double hyphen was put.

Which is a shitter for me because I fancy myself as a wit and over use them frequently.

Heartbeep Fri 30-Nov-12 06:51:32

in general i like it. just switched from an iphone to android & id say this is better than the iphone app.

frustrations - it keeps refreshing when im viewing active convos & losing my place.

feels like there should be something at the bottom of the conversation like 'return to top' or something.

apart from that so far so good...

NetworkGuy Sat 01-Dec-12 05:33:27

Glad to see an Android app at last, though will have to experiment with different phones. Tried on one of my Samsungs and could not see when typing, so whether logging in or just adding a message I'd not feel that happy being unable to see anything.

If it was able to work landscape (perhaps as an option) that might help (as windows where fields are might be scrollable so one could view the text input box(es)

Really thiknk you need to split the thread as it must be awkward trying to collect comments about any problems when the posts switch from iPad to Android and back again (and confusing for posters if you see something reported as not working, but it's a problem for some other system and actually isn't a problem on your app/platform).

Would appreciate bookmarks and highlighting.

Also, see that you've a 'response' against each post - (currently allowing report post and send private message) - why not add bookmark and 'add post' to the list so half way down a thread someone can respond. Would love it to say 'quote' and so forth, but doubt you're ready for a brand new MN discussion board smile

Good start - let's hope you keep improving both Android and Apple apps - was a bit of a wait for the one for Android IMHO - so Thanks to those who pushed it and tested versions.

NetworkGuy Sat 01-Dec-12 05:36:26

Gah - thought I was posting on 'Appy days' about Android iPhonar and iPad as that was one I looked at on the App smile

NetworkGuy Sat 01-Dec-12 05:53:19

Have seen 'add message' is available via different menu, but would like to be able to see all threads in a topic area. Since topic is displayed, can that somehow be made clickable to go directly there (eg straight to Site Stuff from this thread) to avoid several clicks to get to a list of threads ? TIA

msrisotto Sat 01-Dec-12 23:15:35

Am also back to the mobile site as cant see which of the thread sim on has been updated on the android app.

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Kittycatcat Wed 05-Dec-12 07:55:26

I have the apple app and it keeps crashing. Specifically when I try to flip a thread I'm on.

Kittycatcat Wed 05-Dec-12 07:59:27

And.... After reading this I changed flip in settings and now the app crashes as soon as I click threads I'm on!

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Spirael Thu 06-Dec-12 11:34:00

Another request here to make the screen rotate automatically and include a horizontal option!

I downloaded the Android App on my (Asus Transformer) tablet. It defaults to upside down (given the way the cover makes me hold the tablet) in vertical mode and won't shift to horizontal when I connect the keyboard to type a post.

Makes it unusable at the moment. I'll stick to using the full site on the tablet browser for now.

RudolphsNoseInMyXmasStocking Thu 06-Dec-12 21:48:29

Can't see how to start a new thread in a topic? Can anyone offer some help please!

IceTheChristmasKateMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Dec-12 12:31:47

Hi all,

We are aware that there are some ishoos with our app, but we've been taking keen notes and have passed them onto tech. Some fixes will be worked out soon.

There's a big thread for moaning feedback here

juliewalt Fri 07-Dec-12 21:24:47

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Sorry, haven't read the whole thread.

I dislike the fact that my watched threads are listed in any old order and I can't change it.

When I view active threads and get to the bottom of the page the page refreshes and jumps back up the page.

I'm using the app on a Nexus 7.

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Mon 10-Dec-12 15:53:43


Can't see how to start a new thread in a topic? Can anyone offer some help please!

Hi Rudolphsnose,
To start a new thread, go to Topics > Whatever Topic you want to post in and then tap the 3 dots in the top right hand corner and select 'Add to my topics'.


ColetteTech (MNHQ) Mon 10-Dec-12 16:00:10


I quite like it. Mobile site drives me mad, I'm forever accidentally clicking top, bottom or report.

<fat thumbs>

I don't like the upside down threads though.

Hi CelticPromise, you can change the reading order by going to 'Menu> Settings> Flip Direction' OR if you just want to flip the thread you're reading then tap on the 3 dots in the top right hand corner and select 'Flip this thread'


ColetteTech (MNHQ) Mon 10-Dec-12 16:05:59


I must be being dim....how do I reply to a post? Clicking on the arrow thingy only offers me Report Post or PM user...

Hi funchum8am,
When you're in the thread you want to reply to, click the 3 dots in the top right hand corner and then tap 'Add Message'.


ColetteTech (MNHQ) Mon 10-Dec-12 16:07:40


I like it but why is the original post at the bottom of the page? Is it just me or is everyone reading the threads backwards?

Hi glitch,
Go to Settings on the Home Screen and press flip direction, this will make the first post at the top.


ColetteTech (MNHQ) Mon 10-Dec-12 16:09:28


I've just noticed that when the thread is long, and it loads more of the messages you suddenly lose where you were on the thread, so you have to scroll back up

Also, would it be possible to have a button that returns you to Active, instead of going back to Home and then Active? If I've spent an age reading an epic thread, I usually think, ah no point in going Back as all of the threads I hadn't clicked on will have moved on, so I would go to Active to refresh.

Don't seem to be able to do that now without goin g to home and active (MINOR issue btw)



Hi valpollicella,
Do you have a back button on your handset? You can use this to go back one step rather than having to go via the Home Screen.

Hope that makes sense?


ColetteTech (MNHQ) Mon 10-Dec-12 16:24:02

Hi All,

Thanks for your feedback, I've tried to answer some of the easier things but have made a massive list of all the other things you've mentioned which I will pass on.

One general thing, I think if you've got a smaller phone screen the text box is being hidden by the keyboard- I'll make a note of this to see if we can make it scroll in the background so you can see your post!


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