I took it off of my phone in favor of the “bookmarks” via Safari as live notifications were promised, but are still not being given. Now, I just rely on Gmail. Besides that, when I had used it, battery life was extremely poor and the app occasionally had issues, but those were patched rather quickly.
Either revamping the home UI, adding live notifications (although kinda unpractical), and support for having the forums integrated in the app as an option, kinda like Fig instead of just using embedded Safari.
I’ll describe what I mean by the first one with the new Home UI, I just think it can look better. Not top priority as the current one works fine, but it doesn’t look all that good compared to the rest of iOS. It could probably be redesigned to look like what I assume is the default SwiftUI look? (settings, imessage, developer, etc). This is just more of a wishlist thing, not really all that important.
Secondly, live notifications. I’ve had topics on this before, which was pretty much closed on “it’s not worth it and will cost too much”. PWA apps in 16.3 (i think) were given the ability for push notifications, but I have not received any since, rendering them useless. If the app were to be able to deliver push notifications with the ability to respond like Android, then I would go back to the app.
Lastly: integrated sites. This is a big one and kind of unrealistic, but honestly, if there was just a basic reader view in the app without Safari, it would help the app a lot. Safari has a built in reader mode, but Discourse does not support it:
A basic reader view in the app for every site would help a lot with just quickly checking out or replying to topics.
All of what I just mentioned are more wishlist things and aren’t massive things to the app, but if any of them were added, I would likely return from my current situation in the PWA apps which just barely work and do not deliver on push notifications like they should.