Android 2.4 Beta: Notifications

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Version 2.4 of WordPress for Android is ready for testing. This release adds an all-new notifications view as well as integration with Google Cloud Messaging so that you can get notified as soon as something happens on your blog.

We’re looking for a few brave folks to try this out. Keep in mind that it is beta software. To take advantage of the new notifications feature, you’ll need to have a site at WordPress.com or be running the Jetpack plugin on your self-hosted site. You can find the WordPress.com sign in on the Settings page of the app.

We’ve also added some smaller new features as well:

  • Added new menu button that conforms to the new Holo guidelines for menu drawers announced at Google I/O last week.
  • Moved settings and sign out option to overflow menu

After you install the update and are signed in to WordPress.com you should start receiving notifications when stuff happens on your site. You can leave an anonymous comment on your blog to test it out if you aren’t getting much traffic at the moment :)

Please give it a try and comment here if you have any issues or suggestions!

2.4 Beta APK: http://bit.ly/172QxOy

Lastly, GLaDOS approves of this effort:
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