Mobile Dev Chat Summary for Oct 10, 2012

View the discussion in the chat log.

Agenda

  • WPiOS 3.2 status, discuss 3.3
  • WPWindowsPhone: next milestone
  • WPAndroid: check in
  • WPBlackBerry: check in

WPiOS status and upcoming

WPiOS 3.2 submitted to Apple App Store review on Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 and is now awaiting review. In-app notifications view and rich text editing have been pushed to a future release.

In-app sound effects have been pushed to a future release as well.

String translations need to be reviewed. Polyglots will be notified.

Notifications UIWebView vs native

The team unanimously chose to implement a native interface for the notifications view instead of embedding a UIWebView implementation. Notification polling will require using REST API use so it would make sense to use the same data for the UI.

WPWindowsPhone

The goal is to add some new features that are glaringly absent as well as fix any major bugs for the WindowsPhone 8 launch.

New features:

  • Local drafts
  • Media improvements

WPAndroid

Development is quiet at this moment. One ticket closed this week to fix a bug.

WPBlackBerry

No new development. WordPress 3.5 is removing the AtomPub API so it needs to be removed as an option from the app.

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