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Mumsnet, your app is crap

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dianettey Tue 18-Jun-13 19:32:17

It doesn't display the £ symbol. Instead I get &pounds78. It doesn't make for a pleasant reading experience.

Furthermore, the hmm emoticon, which in its original form is a thing of beauty, just looks a bit sad. The blush emoticon just looks a bit shocked, the sad is just a bit tired, the biscuit looks like a tyre, andwine is no longer wine but a frigging cocktail glass.

You can't click through to the topic when reading a thread, the active convos go on forever and I hate the advert at the bottom making the amount of reading space available even tinier.

KneeDeepInDaisies Tue 18-Jun-13 20:04:03

My app doesn't like the word pâté. Spells it with weird symbols. I think it's because of the fancy stuff above the letters.grin

I think the biscuit looks like a goatee.

daisychicken Tue 18-Jun-13 20:07:41

Yup, the active post list just scrolls round and round over the first 10 or so posts - very irritating... The ad bar at the bottom just takes up space as well...

I know it was a free app but....

weblette Tue 18-Jun-13 20:09:37

Preferred the old app

Timepasses Tue 18-Jun-13 20:16:23

Tis rubbish smile

Queen0fFeckingEverything Tue 18-Jun-13 20:20:58

It is awful I agree.

All those effing stickies, 26 of them at the last count angry

And that effing Just Giving bar. And the way it doesn't highlight OPs posts throughout a thread. And you can't view anyone's profile, or hide thread or topics.

I'd even pay a quid for a better version, that's how crap I think it is.

Queen0fFeckingEverything Tue 18-Jun-13 20:21:35

YY it flips threads at random too.

50shadesofbrown Tue 18-Jun-13 20:44:04

Tis rubbish. I am on a Samsung Galaxy Y, running on Android, which is universally acknowledged to be the WORST smartphone on the market. However I found the MN app unusable & I uninstalled it in less than a day. It was impossible to see the text box if I wanted to reply to a thread, so if I made a single mistake I had to re-write the entire post. It also didn't have a 'preview' option.
It randomly flipped conversations.
It added adverts to my already tiny screen.
OTOH the mobile site is actually moderately usable - most are horrendous on my phone.

I know I have a cheap crap phone (really skint as just off Mat leave) but I'm sure I'm not the only one who has this phone & uses MN.

RainforestGym Tue 18-Jun-13 22:32:42

Is it possible to include hyperlinks via the app?

If not, it should be possible!
If so, please could someone put me out of my misery and let me know how to do it?!

picnicbasketcase Tue 18-Jun-13 23:02:32

Agreed. Faces are all wrong, and for no good reason since they used to be exactly the same as on the website. The pound sign thing gets on my teat, as does the mess it makes if anyone posts something requiring accents. It took me a while the other day to read the word 'pate' because it came out as p&?6at,$e or something.

SuiGeneris Tue 18-Jun-13 23:10:13

Could there be a "back" button, please?It is really easy to touch one of the buttons at the bottom by mistake and thereby lose the thread one was reading.

TerrysNo2 Tue 18-Jun-13 23:16:51

if we need a quota to get them to improve it then here is my name to add to the list. the sponsored threads in active drive me potty. and having to scroll to the top every time you want to remind yourself who the OP is.

MNHQ, please sort it!! grin

DrinkFeckArseGirls Tue 18-Jun-13 23:22:57

I've raised the subject months ago. Nowt happened. hmm

DrinkFeckArseGirls Tue 18-Jun-13 23:25:10

I think it's because Vodafone developed the app or paid for it.

KneeDeepInDaisies Tue 18-Jun-13 23:26:56

Mine has started flipping mid thread now.

Yet I'm still using it.grin

HystericalParoxysm Tue 18-Jun-13 23:27:28

Amen, it's truly crap. The repeating active convos list makes me stabby, I'm forever getting (null) posts when I try to open a thread, accents, symbols and smilies are all screwed, after the adverts and stickies i have about 0.0001cm of space left to read posts, it's driving me insane. Please sort it, MNHQ!

FreckledLeopard Tue 18-Jun-13 23:36:47

It's awful. You can't read the full thread title if it's even slightly long. Active convos just repeat. Threads flip for no apparent reason. Emoticons look weird and half the screen is taken up by ads. PLEASE can we have a decent app?

hollyisalovelyname Tue 18-Jun-13 23:43:10

I don't think Mumsnet Towers care!!! I've asked them to sort the pound sign ages ago- they did nothing. And the new(ish) emocios are crap in comparison to the old ones.

superlambanana Tue 18-Jun-13 23:45:22

Ditto all of the above!!!

Also I miss the way I used to be able to scroll down a thread by just tapping on it.

superlambanana Tue 18-Jun-13 23:48:07

And I often have to click on a thread at least three times to get rid of the 'null' thing that says there are no replies!

Caoilainn Tue 18-Jun-13 23:51:33

I've also reported it, they are working on it apparently. Why do all the emoticons look like they have been tangoed? Also hide, save highlight op, mn etc need. Just the basic tbh, plus the pound £ sign.

Breezy1985 Tue 18-Jun-13 23:52:48

Agree with all above but the endless stickies send me into a rage angry

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 18-Jun-13 23:54:31

I have to say I have an iPhone 5 and the app works just fine. I can customise it, highlight the ops post and mine and the £ works just fine. There aren't any adverts in the way, I can click on the topic from the thread and it always shows the whole conversation. And it only flips if I set it to.

Dunno what you're on about. grin

TotallyBursar Wed 19-Jun-13 02:41:19

I have literally just deleted the app.

I tried to get on with it - I was getting used to it's highly annoying foibles but it just threw a techy wobbler and I cba. I know it is free, but if it has advertising then it would be nice for it to be...well, as good as MN.

I'm only here as I came to ask how to sort it out. Realised after reading this we were truely broken. So I LTB.

Whojamaflip Wed 19-Jun-13 06:23:19

I can't even get my android to connect with men any more. Been quite happy accessing for weeks ( apart from no bookmarks, posts not highlighted, can't manage threads I'm watching, can't click on profiles etc) but now it doesn't want to know.

Tried re-installing but no use...

Whojamaflip Wed 19-Jun-13 06:25:16

Won't connect with MN - no connection with men has been a problem for years :-)

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