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Update on iOS app? Vital contact info missing from website.

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Update on iOS app? Vital contact info missing from website.

It seems that vital contact info like phone number and address are missing when using the website, but are readily available when using the app.

Is there any update on the availability of an iOS app?

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on web site

adress still exist but for me I have to wait LOOOOOOONG time before seeing member on the map

no more the phone number for "security reason ??? " helpdesk answer "The numbers have been removed over concerns about data disclosure and users contacting each other outside of the Warmshowers platform messaging system. This creates issues when users have security issues or disputes, so we've removed direct contact details from being generally visible in user profiles. They will also soon be removed from profiles displayed in the Warmshowers app."

However I think WS dont realize the benefit of the phone number for CYCLIST

in some regions you have poor data or no data but you could send texto ,
host who write in their profil they prefer texto as they dont read mail , they dont even notice the phone number was cancel so they dont host or discover by chance request ( this summer in finland or france some hosts appologize 4 month !! later as they dont see request )
the most importnt thing in emergency case as mechanical problem , injury or big problem with weather or transportations (ferry train ) ,

those number saved my life a couple a time for the past 10 years .

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I completely agree. I

I completely agree. I understand the option of keeping your number private but not giving the HOST a choice seems short sighted.

Perhaps it’s just a matter of education hosts to update their profile bio to contain their phone number but it seems like the wrong answer.

Bottom line, phone numbers connect people. Removing them with no option to opt in seems destructive to the goals of this platform.

I do understand the platform wanting an audit trail but then Warm Showers needs to text the host directly informing them of a hosting request. Otherwise it’s a crap shoot of checking your emails in time.

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actually the problem on

actually the problem on missing number is not the one you see, since you may condtion accepting on phone number exchange.
it is not even the bare hiding of phone on profile, but the real problem, and not only for phone is that on web wersion are displayed different informatiion than on mobile app, and mobile apps display different things according the underlying OS, so if one does not know it put the information in a way visible to himself bot not to people using a digferent os.