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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.

TheFallenNinja Tue 18-Jun-13 19:37:54


C'mon mumsnet, Splash the cash and update the app. iOS7 is just around the corner, all the cool kids will be using it.

hooplahoop Tue 18-Jun-13 19:40:13

Agree agree agree. And without sounding uncharitable if I accidentally click through to the just giving website one more time I may scream!

valiumredhead Tue 18-Jun-13 19:40:32

Book mark we need a book mark!

valiumredhead Tue 18-Jun-13 19:41:51

Apart from that I don't mind it tbh, it's quite nice to read on my

Wolfcub Tue 18-Jun-13 19:43:37

yanbu about th bloody just giving advert. the ridiculous amount of mn stickies and the inability to get a clean scroll down the page of active convos is infuriating

MsPickle Tue 18-Jun-13 19:45:53

And can anyone tell me how I can highlight op posts in a big chat please? And why the active convos list repeats? And why I can't look back at a thread when writing a reply?

I read a lot but post infrequently cos its not easy to do.

RudolphLovesoftplay Tue 18-Jun-13 19:48:57

Amen to all above posts. The app is rubbish and desperately needs sorting. My 2 particular pet hates are the £ issue, and the repetition of active convo lists, grrrr!!!

Boggler Tue 18-Jun-13 19:50:33

Hear hear, I hate the just giving advert I accidentally hot hit at least twice every day - or is that the reason for the stupid placement?

I'd like to be able to highlight the op comments and my own in a thread, and be able to see more than the same 20 threads repeated over and over indefinitely in active conversations.

Boggler Tue 18-Jun-13 19:51:51

Oddly although I hate the app I am now strangely attached to £ wink

valiumredhead Tue 18-Jun-13 19:52:35

I don't get any ads on my phone, thank goodness!

valiumredhead Tue 18-Jun-13 19:53:21

£ works as wellgrin

PipsWife Tue 18-Jun-13 19:53:48

It is the iphone not the app. Isn't it??

Sparklysilversequins Tue 18-Jun-13 19:54:31

I updated the app on my phone and don't like it so didn't bother on the IPad so still have the first one they did. It's better and far easier to navigate.

cantreachmytoes Tue 18-Jun-13 19:55:56

I don't much like the &pound business but the lack bookmarking makes me read things less. Given the limited reading space, there is even MORE need for a bookmark feature on the app than there is on the site.

And scrolling up whilst posting would be wonderful too!

Tee2072 Tue 18-Jun-13 19:56:01

No, the app is crap, Pips. It always has been.

valiumredhead Tue 18-Jun-13 19:56:07

I don't have an I phone perhaps that's why.

Quejica Tue 18-Jun-13 19:56:13

I quite like the winewinewinewinewinewinewine instead of wine!

HauntedArmchairOfDoom Tue 18-Jun-13 19:56:48

OMG it is SO CRAP (android here)

MNHQ PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can we have a function to get rid of all those bastard MN threads stuck at the top of the feed. I for one do not give a shiny shite about threads testing new kettles or new children's films or whatever and my thumb hurts from scrolling down to the good shit.

WHAT? I've got PMT wine

thebestpossibletaste Tue 18-Jun-13 19:57:07

Yes yes to all these. I hate not being able to see the thread when posting a reply and I hate the fact that the active list refreshes the way it does.

ItsAllTLAsToMe Tue 18-Jun-13 19:58:51

The app is a bit rubbish.

Pretty much what everyone else said, + you don't seem to be able to look at anyone's profile, + you can't see the whole thread title if it's long.

Quejica Tue 18-Jun-13 19:59:08


I like these too though!

CarpeVinum Tue 18-Jun-13 19:59:37

But.....on the other hand your site is pretty mobile device friendly.

Or at seems to like my iPad. So no mucking about with it and sending me willy nilly to one of those HORRIBLE mobile devices versions of a site with no choice in the matter. Like some of my former fave places on the net have done. Please. Thankyou. Grovel.

Is it me but all of them, facebook, twotter, pinterest, mumsnet....regardless of the glitches of the original site, it is still much better an experience than the crappy apps ?

MooseBeTimeForSpring Tue 18-Jun-13 19:59:59

Mine has started flipping the threads when I didn't ask it to angry

Thistledew Tue 18-Jun-13 20:02:19

Here here to the active list just scrolling the first 10 or so posts round and round again.

Also, if you are half way through reading a long thread using a Wifi network and you try to continue reading it on a 3G one (or vice versa), it fails to load the next page of posts, telling you there are (null) posts.

If there was at least the option to bookmark a thread, it would be less annoying to have to re-load it. It would also make coming back to a thread that has grown a whole lot easier.

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