Weekly dev chat summary for Feb 20, 2013

Chat log.


  • WPWindowsPhone app upgrades
  • WPAndroid 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. progress
  • WPiOS (3.5 status and what’s next)
  • Handbook progress

WPWindowsPhone app upgrades

Version 2.0 is ready to be submitted to the store. It features stability improvements (especially around Stats) and a new feature for WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com 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. https://wordpress.com/ users: Gallery support. The update was submitted right after the dev chat.

WPAndroid UI progress

Making good progress. The menu drawer is in trunk and some updates have been made to the WordPress.com Reader to perform better with the new “action bar”.

Going to need mockups soon, Isaac will tackle those.


Version 3.5 is still in review, had to be resubmitted with an issue resolved. It’s still unclear what the next version of the app should be, but media improvements and visual editor are high on the list and should be worked on in parallel. Media improvements would likely be the first feature release. There has also been talk of a sharing library for third-party developers to include in their apps for easy sharing through the WPiOS app. This is not a user feature however and is not planned at the moment.

Handbook progress

Eric reminded everybody about the handbook schedule and urged those involved to take an extra look at each of the platforms featured.

Next week

The next dev chat will be on Feb 27, 2013 at 16:00 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.