Weekly dev chat summary for Mar 13, 2013

The chat started a bit early today but Eric made it work! Chat log.


  • WPAndroid 2.3
  • WPWindowsPhone
  • WPiOS
  • Mobile Handbook

WPAndroid 2.3

Will has been working on code clean up an re-organization, so if you haven’t updated your repository in a while now is the time to do it. The release is looking really solid and we’re very close to a betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.. Everyone is urged to start testing the release on real devices now. The menu drawer UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. pattern is a bit odd since it doesn’t use the back navigation we’re used to from Android, so make sure to test it for yourself.


The last update (2.0) is doing well. Now working on Push Notifications for Comments and taking a look at the Editor next, as planned.


We keep working on bug fixes and improvements for the 3.5 release. 3.5.2 should be submitted early next week at latest.

We also have some new priorities: NUX for WPiOS will be a big focus over the next month or two. Karmatosed’s mockups and wireframes should come in handy as we explore different options and build something!

Mobile Handbook

Eric highlighted that the Tutorials section(s) in the Mobile Handbook needs to be completed by April 12 at latest and referenced the Handbook schedule.

Next Week

The next dev chat will be on March 20, 2013 at 1600 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.