Discourse is the 100% open source discussion platform built for the next decade of the Internet. It works as:

- a mailing list
- a discussion forum
- a long-form chat room

The application provides:

- Real time push notifications *
- At a glance tell how many unread/new topics your forums have by looking at the app icon
- A central spot to view all notifications, unread counts and new counts
- Uses Safari as the website browser, no need to log in again

* For officially hosted Discourse forums

What’s New

Version 1.4.2

Overall performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings
Winnaford ,

Does what it needs to do

IMO it is not a problem that the app opens a web View for you to interact with discourse itself. Discourse provides such a solid mobile browsing experience anyway that building a native app which would improve upon what the mobile web version does would require a ton more work than most people realize. I think that managing notifications and providing a unified location for accessing the discourse instances that you follow is a perfect sweet spot for this app and so far it has served that role well.

Axymis ,

Nothing but a browser

This app is literally nothing but a web browser. As others have said, when you tap on a forum, it will open up a safari viewing window. It’s useless and you’re better off adding the forum to your home screen as an app. I, too, wish that they could have made this a real app; it shouldn’t be very difficult.


Just a Web View

The only useful thing this app provides is notifications. When you tap a forum it literally just opens a Safari View Controller and calls it a day. I wish time was spent making this a real native app.


Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc.
7.4 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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