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  • Brad Angelcyk 4:07 pm on March 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Weekly dev chat summary for March 10, 2014 


    • WordPress for iOS update
    • WordPress for Android update
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Moving the dev chat time
    • Anything else

    WordPress for iOS

    Last week was spent on QA for the 4.0 release and last minute bug fixes. While native stats are the tentpole feature it’s currently hard for external contributors to test this feature without the release OAuth2 secret. There is an enhancement in the works to properly support developer-created WordPress.com OAuth2 secrets. Submission of release 4.0 to Apple is currently scheduled on Mar 13.

    WordPress for Android

    Last week was spend on development of features for the 2.7 release. The big features for this release are:

    • A rewrite of the post/pages lists to remove antiquated code and also add infinite scrolling.
    • Removing the refresh icons in favor of a new pull-to-refresh feature.
    • A reimagining of notifications is in the works to show as much content as possible in the native UI’s rather than exiting to a mobile web browser.
    • Self-signed SSL certificates are now properly handled within the app.

    Google Summer of Code 2014

    Students can now submit applications for SoC. Potential applicants should also check out the Summer of Code page on WordPress.org.

    Moving the dev chat time

    Daylight savings time began on Mar 9 and offset the dev chat by one hour. We put it to a vote and moved the time back one hour to 16:00 UTC.

    Anything else

    There was a question asked regarding how developers sync up to work on issues outside of the weekly dev chat — the development team is currently very Automattic heavy so we have an ongoing backchat that we use for discussion. “External” contributors mostly use either #WordPress-mobile on Freenode or comment directly on GitHub issues to discuss development.

    Next dev chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 16:00 UTC on Mar 17th, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

    • snoop_adv 8:45 am on March 13, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply


      First of all, just wanted to say thanks for this great app that I use almost everyday.

      Is there a place to leave comments on what we (users) would like to see on a next release? Fundamentally, I can’t wait you implement a check-box for validating posting over the social networks you support.

      As 99% of my posting are done thanks to the app WordPress, that would definitely be a plus to be able to publicize on Tumblr from my favorite app.

      Thanks and keep up the good job!

  • Aaron Douglas 10:43 pm on March 3, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Weekly dev chat summary for March 3, 2014 

    IRC Logs


    • WordPress for iOS – last & this week
    • WordPress for Android – last & this week
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Questions / Discussion

    WordPress for iOS

    Last week we were all working on the 4.0 update, and officially have called “code freeze” as of this past Saturday. There are still a small number of bug fixes (five-ish) that we’re going to get in early this week. Officially we’re on QA/testing duty until the 13th. That’s when we’re planning on submitting the app to Apple for review. This week will be testing and bug fixes for 4.0.

    WordPress for Android

    Last week we released two releases. 2.6.2 had a good number of tweaks and fixes in it. 2.6.3 fixed an issue with connecting over SSL. This week work is continuing on 2.7, which is a blend of niceties, nothing totally new.

    Google Summer of Code 2014

    WordPress.org was accepted as a participating organization in the 2014 Google Summer of Code.  A number of potential project ideas for mobile are listed on the Codex.  Students wishing to throw ideas past the listed mentors for native mobile development are encouraged to talk via Freenode IRC in #wordpress-gsoc or #wordpress-mobile.  Student applications are accepted by Google starting March 10 2014.

    Next devchat

    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Mar 3rd, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

  • Eric 3:33 pm on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Contributor days handbook page 

    Back in January @isaackeyet and I chatted with @siobhan about what sort of things someone would need to know to get started at a mobile contributor day. Siobhan’s posted her write up to the handbook and everyone should go check it out. :)

  • Brad Angelcyk 8:36 pm on February 25, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Weekly dev chat summary for Feb 24, 2014 


    • iOS Status
    • Android Status
    • BlackBerry and Windows Phone Repositories
    • Other Platforms
    • This Week

    iOS Status

    The team had a big push on issues in the 4.0 milestone this week with native stats being the tentpole feature. The code freeze for the 4.0 release is still on track for Mar 1st, 2014. There will be 1.5 weeks after the freeze for testing with an estimated release on Mar 12th, 2014.

    Android Status

    There was a 2.6.1 update to fix important issues which was met with favorable feedback. There were some additional fixes that didn’t make it in so a 2.6.2 update is planned by end of this week.

    Note to contributors: The Android group is experimenting with using master rather than develop for work on point releases. x.x.x branches will merge directly in with master and x.x branches will go into develop.

    BlackBerry and Windows Phone Repositories

    @aerych moved the repos for BlackBerry and Windows Phone to GitHub but there are still a couple things to do such as moving some issues and updating links to the apps on the development sites. This was done to keep things in one place. There is nothing currently in place to mirror to the former SVN repos so treat the GitHub repos as primary.

    The new repositories locations are:

    Other Platforms

    All smaller platforms are in a state of ongoing hiatus. Several lesser usage apps were de-listed this past week to permit more focus to the flagship apps (iOS/Android).

    This Week

    The iOS team will continue to push towards 4.0 given that the code freeze is on the 1st. There will be some reorganization of the GitHub issues to move lower priority issues into 4.0.1 and 4.1 milestones.

    The Android team is planning to ship 2.6.2 and then start working full force on 2.7.

    Other Projects: The BlackBerry web site needs updated to point at the new location for the new repository. Tickets for bugs will need to be migrated from Trac to GitHub for both BlackBerry and Windows Phone.

    Next Dev Chat

    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Mar 3rd, 2014 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.

  • Eric 3:16 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Hey guys. We need to update https://wordpress.org/mobile/ now that the nokia, webOS, and winphone blogs are hidden and the apps unlisted

  • Eric 4:45 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Github repos for WindowsPhone and Legacy BlackBerry 

    This morning I finished setting up Github repositories for the WordPress for Windows Phone (trac), and WordPress for Legacy BlackBerry (trac) apps.

    The svn history and authorship are preserved, however, if I missed linking up an author to their Github account let me know. For both Github repos I’ve set the default branch to develop and the associated website to this blog.

    Both svn repos included directories for graphics and other binaries which I have not tried to import. I think its probably fine to just leave them in their respective svn repos, but if we want to move them let’s talk about the best way, adding them to a new branch seems weird.

    • Eric 4:48 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Also, I didn’t worry about moving trac tickets to Github issues. We might spend some time doing this in the future or we could just reevaluate where the apps are at and “reboot” issues when active development resumes.

      • avcascade 8:28 am on March 7, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Great work, Eric. I did notice that on the WordPress for Legacy BlackBerry repo, it says

        “WordPress for BlackBerry OS 9 and earlier”

        There is no BlackBerry OS 9. The last version of the BlackBerry OS was 7.1.x. Elements of BB10 are inspired by the legacy BlackBerry platform, but BB10 is based on QNX.

    • Andrew Nacin 4:54 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can you use @git.wordpress.org for the email address for your authors file? Eventually we’re going to want the canonical repo of these to be at *.git.wordpress.org and this would avoid hash breakage.

      • Eric 5:35 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Can you use @git.wordpress.org for the email address for your authors file

        Not sure I understand what you mean here. Are you asking that each author listed in the authors file have [svn username]@git.wordpress.org as the email address?

        • Andrew Nacin 6:52 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply


          • Eric 8:23 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Would you mind elaborating a bit more as to why this is necessary to avoid hash breakage. Why would you not just clone the github repos? It sounds like you’re talking about re-importing the svn repos which would miss any contributions made to github in the meantime.

    • Anirudh 5:48 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is great work. Have been waiting for this.

    • stanyy 6:56 am on May 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Please kindly make ‘featured image’ and ‘edit post slug’ options for WordPress for lagacy BlackBerry. Thank you.
      9900/ (B1149)

    • jeedo 11:31 pm on July 25, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      My english language so bad :)
      anyway . Thanks -eric- great work.

  • Aaron Douglas 4:33 pm on February 20, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    #WordPress-Mobile IRC Log

    • WP Android Status
    • WP iOS Status
    • Anything Else
    WP Android Status
    Last week we continued 2.6.1 dev and testing. We found a lot of bugs! The team worked really hard getting them squashed and now 2.6.1 is officially in QA. Release sometime this week is expected.
    WP iOS Status
    This week we’re continuing full steam on 4.0. We’ve merged in the pull request for native stats and have been testing it out. Number of glitches/improvements have been discovered already but all in all it’s pretty decent. Notifications improvements may be slated for this release as well, but it’s pretty much whatever can be fit into the 4 week cycle, with a heavier amount of testing at the end of that four weeks. Last week 3.9.1 came out and reviews have been more positive. aerych has been helping resolve some issues in the community with the app.
    Other plaforms
    All other WordPress apps are currently in a holding pattern and active development is on hiatus.
    This Week
    iOS – 4.0 work continues, Android 2.6.1 QA
    Next Dev Chat
    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Feb 24 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.
  • sendhil 1:48 am on February 12, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    WordPress for iOS 3.9.1 Released!

    Hey everyone, we just released WordPress for iOS 3.9.1 that fixes a few bugs that you guys reported to us. Some of the bugs fixed by this release were:

    • A bug where the last tab you selected is now the one open when you return to the app.
    • A bug where you couldn’t insert links on longer posts.
    • A bug where the timezone is now correctly preserved in the app.

    For more details you can view the release post here.

  • Aaron Douglas 8:55 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    Mobile Weekly developer chat summary for Feb 10, 2014 

    #WordPress-Mobile IRC Log

    • WP Android Status
    • WP iOS Status
    • Other platforms
    • Google Summer of Code 2014
    • Team Reps
    • This Week
    WP Android Status
    We were fixing bugs reported from the 2.6 release last week and made a lot of progress.  The last hurdle is getting translations updated for 2.6.1. We changed a lot of the sentence styling, which means we need new translations for all of the strings we updated.  There’s also a nice update to the comments view in the app, thanks to @nbradbury.  We also have a discussion going about maybe keeping the nav drawer in the app instead of the tabs.
    WP iOS Status
    Last week the team worked pretty hard and fast to get out a hot fix release (3.9.1) which addressed a few bugs that we had quite a few complaints about for 3.9.  The three bugs were 1) a bug which caused timezones to be thrown off on posts 2) a bug where longer posts wouldn’t be able to use the link editor and 3) state restoration not working so when users came back to the app at times it defaulted to the reader.  All three were fixed quickly for 3.9.1 which was submitted on Friday.
    We’ve been testing the release in parallel as well. We kept the release pretty focused as we wanted to just address the issues plaguing our users. I’ve been keeping an eye on Twitter and responding to users as they’ve sent in reports, I just wish I could reply to the app store sometimes :(.  The odd thing is the scheduling bug was there before, but complaints only started coming in on 3.9.  As far as this week, we’re awaiting 3.9.1 to be released, i’d expect it’ll be released by the middle of this week based on apple’s previous times reviewing the app as far as next steps, i’m consolidating 3.9.2 and 4.0 into one release and the team is going to shift onto 4.0 rather than another point release we’ll have 3 major tentpole features for 4.0, an updated media library, the ability to switch themes in the app, and native stats. a lot of the code for the tentpole features is complete so it should be doable for a 4.0 release
    Other plaforms
    All other WordPress apps are currently in a holding pattern and active development is on hiatus.
    Google Summer of Code 2014
    For those interested, WordPress Foundation has applied to be involved in Google’s annual event of getting students involved on coding over the summer.  There are a list of potential projects and also confirmed mentors available for the program at http://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC2014.  There are three mobile projects in the ideas list currently.  Community developers are encouraged to participate in the program by submitting app ideas and becoming a mentor for a student.
    Team Reps
    Brad @irbrad and Aaron @astralbodies have replaced @aerych and @ievolver as team reps.  They’re still sorting out exactly how they’re distributing the duties, but will probably flip flop who runs the devchat every week similar to previous reps.  The Make Mobile site needs to be update to reflect the change, and that should be done shortly.
    This Week
    iOS – 4.0 work starts, Android 2.6.1 bug fixes and translations
    Next Dev Chat
    The next dev chat will be held at 17:00 UTC on Feb 17 in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.
  • b0unc3 2:40 pm on February 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
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    GSoC 2013: current state 

    Hi guys,
    I’m here again to update you about my work on my Google Summer of Code of the past year. I know, it’s been a while since there is no official update on my project, but I didn’t abandoned it, so here is something I’ve done (on my spare time).
    I’ve cleaned up the code and added some more functionality (as the multi-blogs management part and other small features).
    Now, the app is not yet on the BlackBerry AppWorld (since this is still a beta), but I think I’m now able to release it (as a release candidate) on the store, at least to grab more tester.

    So, here is the link to my github repos (with the latest sources) :


    In the repo you’ll find, in the beta/ folder, the latest installable .bar (


    I’ll put it on the store today, the available link will follow soon.

    If you are able to try this app, please report any kind of feedback to me.

    Best Regards,
    Daniele Maio.

    • qandhisblackberry 9:42 pm on February 5, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hello good sir.
      I don’t have access to a PC, I have no way to load up a bar file. As I have been waiting for so long now to have a native WordPress client, i’m excited for what you’re doing! That Android port WP put on BlackBerry World is completely awful.

      I have had a WordPress for a couple years, it also has it’s own .com address. That said, the moment you post to BlackBerry World I will download it and test it thoroughly for you. I personally wouldn’t even have a problem paying a couple bucks for this app too if you choose to go that route. I am on a Q10 running OS 10.1 at present, my carrier hasn’t sent 10.2 out to us yet.

      Really looking forward to your app. I’m grateful you have the capacity and desire to bring a decent WP to BlackBerry 10. Thank you.

    • daniloercoli 12:47 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey Daniele, could you please explain how a normal user can install the new .bar on a real device?
      Short link available here: http://bit.ly/1bEqb2J

    • b0unc3 4:05 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi Danilo,

      the simple way of installing the beta .bar is to sideload it.
      There are a lot of ways to do it (try to googling it), but, In my opinion the easiest one is to use the PlayBook App Manager, a Chrome extension, you can find detailed instructions here :
      Another way is to use the blackberry-deploy command, a tool that you can find in the BlackBerry 10 SDK.

      P.S. : I’ve edited the post and set the link direct to the .bar, so the download starts immediately.

      • daniloercoli 4:16 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I’ve used blackberry-deploy but it’s not suitable for a normal user.
        PlayBook App Manager requires some permissions, like the ability to read content in other tab or personal data, that I don’t want to grant to it. https://cloudup.com/ce6nioC2Yj8

        I’ve googled a little bit about OTA for BB10 but seems there isn’t an easy way to do that. I know that AppWorld is now open to beta app. You can consider to publish a beta by using it.

    • b0unc3 4:25 pm on February 10, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve used the blackberry-deploy too, so I don’t know more about the Chrome extension (some user suggest it to me, so I’ve thought it wasn’t tricky to use).
      By the way, yes, I should have publish it as a beta on AppWorld using the sandbox way :)
      Anyway, I’m currently waiting for the approval from the BlackBerry Vendor to publish it on the store, I think it’s only a matter of time now.

    • daniloercoli 3:22 pm on February 17, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ve tested the app on a real device and it’s a good start. There are few things I think you should change before publish the app to the mass.

      • Seems that Logout button is missing ( in other words, In which way I can remove a blog from the app? )
      • Once i’ve add the first blog to the app, in which way I can add a 2nd blog?
      • How I can change the password of a blog? (on wpcom and multi-sites .org installation of WordPress, should I change the password manually on all blogs or there is a shared single password for all of them?)
      • The selector to change the blog is placed in the top panel. I think it should be placed in the left panel, right on top of ‘Posts’ item.
      • Status string in comments list need to be decoded. (Approve and Hold, I think both should be changed in approved, and pending). You can even skip the “approved” label though.

      Take this list as a suggestion, but feel free to ignore it.

    • Joseph K Muscat 5:27 pm on July 14, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi Daniel

      I just downloaded the beta and I wanted to know if the this still an app in development, also I am looking for support because I am unable to login through the app.


      • Joseph K Muscat 4:04 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply


        Ok, I think i know why I can’t login, it not an official wordpress blog. I am using a Prophoto template, for my site/account. How can use the app to login, any help would be appreciated.

        My site is blog.josephkmuscatphotography.com


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