Mobile Dev Chat Summary for Oct 10, 2012

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  • 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 APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) use so it would make sense to use the same data for the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing..


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


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


No new development. WordPress 3.5 is removing the AtomPub APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. so it needs to be removed as an option from the app.

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