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No direct PM messaging? No "replied" notifications or even post history in Android app?!

toothpick 785 270 October 3, 2016 at 06:13 AM
SD is a forum overall, right? Yet, when I post something on a forum, I have no notifications from the app when there is a reply (unlike the website). No notifications of PMs. No way to even see a history of my own comments so I can manually look for replies??? I love the SD app since I am always on the go, but why are the user communication features that made SD what it is (like the REP system), all removed from the app?? I get my updates over RSS feeds... What I need the app for is communication! If you have no intention of adding this capability, I would be happy to make an alternative, unofficial SD client app. That seems redundant. the official app is otherwise great! But cutting member communication has crippled us. The SD competition is quickly catching up. Bring the community interaction to the mobile app, or I fear SD will fade. Remember, your nothing without the dedicated community. We flock to wherever that community is strongest. We find the deals for you. All you give in return is a "reputation" system. Still, I love this community. So I stick around. Bring it to mobile! Please!



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Hi - I am in absolute, complete agreement with you. I want to reassure you that we are working on significantly improving your ability to communicate in the app. We have a fairly small team here and are working hard on bringing all the great functionality that exists on desktop over to the app. I am completely transparent about the things we are working on and the order we are releasing features, and am also always super excited to get great emails like this explaining what you want.

We are currently close to releasing our enhanced search on Android (released last month on iOS), and then will be releasing an improved Deal Alert enhancement. There are all close to completion. We are then moving to community features, starting with a Profile page that will allow you to send and receive PMs, followed by a full notification history. We will expand notifications beyond someone quoted to you in a reply to someone replied to your post. So we have some great things coming your way.

Why haven't these things happened yet? Well, this is because our first focus in rethinking the SD app was to make is stable and fast. We have done a ton to that end - essentially we needed to build a solid infrastructural foundation to add new features on.

Please keep feedback coming with as much specificity as possible with the kinds of features you'd like to see in the app. Slickdeals was built by listening to you and shaping our product around your requests - we are committed to doing that on mobile and appreciate your patience!

- Jeff
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