Mobile Dev Chat Sep 5, 2012

Summary of this week’s dev chat. IRC log.


  • WPAndroid 2.2 and fixes
  • Help needed for WPiOS 3.2
  • WPWindowsPhone 1.7 road map and planning
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. XML-RPC tickets status

WPAndroid 2.2 and fixes

Things are going well with version 2.2 so far but a few bugs surfaced. A bug fix update was issued (v. 2.2.1) and submitted earlier today. There’s been some reports about Stats not working correctly, we’ve been working with people in the WordPress for Android forums to try and resolve these and figure out where Stats fails. A big thing seems to be that the Stats page is simply a really big page load.

A huge win with version 2.2 is that almost all crashes seems to be gone – the app is becoming very stable.

We discussed the need to have fields for Jetpack credentials in the Blog Settings area within the app (like we do for WPiOS since WPiOS 3.1.3). We decided it would be nice to have but are holding off for now.

Game plan for the next week.

Help needed for WPiOS 3.2

We’re half way there for Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. support, should be in before the end of the week. An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. Notifications needs tweaks to load faster and work better (Automattic will work on this).

The visual editor is in and there’s now a toggle to switch between the visual editor and the HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. mode. Working on disabling the visual editor for non iOS5+ devices, then we can start testing for real. Should be ready for testing towards the end of the week. We discussed problems with unrecognized tags and how we should deal with it – we need to flesh this out more.

We need help closing tickets as TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. is still looking pretty grim. We’ll look over the current batch of tickets to figure out what’s still feasible to do in 3.2 and move the rest to Future Release. We’ll also try to work on specific areas within the app to remain focused.

Game plan for the next week.

WPWindowsPhone 1.7 road map and planning

We discussed the 1.7 milestone and what our priorities should be as well as what we may have missed. It’s clear that Local Drafts is the most important enhancement listed, followed by combining the Comments screens (regular comments list and bulk moderation) to one list and low hanging fruit (Media positioning, maybe a better formatting toolbar – we’ll discuss this on the dev blog) in the Post Editor.

To make sure the app doesn’t fall behind further we should also add Featured Image support in the app.

Edit Comment was not discussed, but being an enhancement likely to be dropped (moved to Future Release for now).

The rest of the 1.7 milestone is a go, but we need clarification on some tickets.

Urgent todos posted on the dev blog.

Core XML-RPC tickets status

After the bug scrub we’ve updated the patches. We’re now waiting to get them reviewed again – but it looks like the RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision./Previews enhancements are a go for version 3.5. The revisions should also make implementing Gallery support in the apps easier. Soft freeze today!


Please join us next week for the mobile dev chat, 15:00 UTC Wednesday.

#android, #dev-chat, #ios, #planning, #windows-phone, #wpandroid, #wpios, #wpwindowsphone, #xmlrpc