Weekly dev chat summary for Mar 20, 2013

Chat log.


  • Moving meeting time
  • Google Summer of Code
  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. & Android development
  • iOS NUX

Moving meeting time

We’ve decided to move the weekly dev chats back to 15:00 UTC due to daylight savings time.

Google Summer of Code

GSoC is open for applications. A conversation has started about what mobile projects we might like to see as a part of this. Let’s keep suggesting projects and take it from there.

iOS & Android development

The Automattic side of the mobile team is pursuing a few new priorities for WPiOS and WPAndroid in addition to iterations currently in progress. The new priorities are:

  • iOS: NUX, exploring a better new user experience
  • iOS: Reader, building a native WPcom reader for the app (details TBD)
  • Android: Notifications, a better way to keep up with your WPcom or Jetpack-enabled blog

We noted that these Automattic specific priorities are not intended to dictate the direction of the apps as a whole.

We also commented on the current state of WPiOS and WPAndroid. In WPiOS, nailing down the best solution for remote auto-saves is a continuing effort but getting closer. The new 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. refresh for WPAndroid is very close, and final graphics for icons and styling tweaks are currently in the works.


Sendhil is tackling a revamped intro and signup flow for WPiOS and will be collaborating with @karmatosed for some of the design. We’re going to experiment a bit with a circle style NUX to test its feasibility.

Next Week

The next dev chat will be on March 27, 2013 at 1500 UTC. Mark your calendar and join us in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode.