Development of the app is costly. Instead of charging for the app we opted to show ads. Ads are shown to everyone regardless of membership type. For Platinum members, our new mobile design (launching later this month) will not show ads.
And how do we find the CURRENT section of most recently updated/added discussions like on the old app?
I recommend using the app for a few minutes ... log in so that all the options are available to you ... you will find that the new app offers a better overall experience.
The old app had too many issues. It was hard to customize for our needs, etc. We are moving away from it.